Worldwide interest in Clifton awards

The virtual online approach made for worldwide support at the recent Clifton & Lightcliffe Band evening.

October 06, 2020


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great music to enjoy around the globe from Chris Helme in the heart of Yorkshire.

October 06, 2020


Brass Bands England looks to recruit

There is a newly created post at Brass Bands England that may just be right for you...

October 06, 2020


Classic fm feature new Black Dyke release as Album of the Week

The new CD release from Black Dyke Band performing works by the renowned English composer John Rutter is the CD Album of the week on the Classic fm radio station

October 06, 2020

Philip Wilby

Wilby and Black Dyke reach 30 year musical landmark

The musical collaboration between Prof Philip Wilby and Black Dyke Band reaches its 30th anniversary this month.

October 05, 2020


Besson welcomes Tredegar euph star

Yu-Han Yang becomes the latest addition to Besson's International Performance Artist stable following a year of high profile success.

October 05, 2020


Music and moorland combined for Marsden Jazz Festival

The Marsden Jazz Festival is showing what can be done to promote digital content to audiences by supporting performers in the process of digital music making.

October 05, 2020


Grimethorpe dial up powerful connection with Locked down performance

Grimethorpe Colliery Band's link to a dance collaboration project makes a powerful melodramatic impact with arts critics.

October 05, 2020


National Band of New Zealand prepares for one off 2020 concert appearance

The National Brass Band of New Zealand will be giving its only concert performance of 2020 in Hamilton next month, as Besson offers sponsor support.

October 05, 2020


Japan to hold Ensemble National Championships

The Japanese Brass Band Directors Association will host the second Brass Band Ensemble National Championship in February.

October 05, 2020


Fulham link up with leading composer for Making Music initiative

Composer Florence Anna Maunders will work with Fulham Brass Band during 2021 on a new Making Music initiative project.

October 04, 2020

Mark Quick

Death of Mark Quick

The banding world has responded to the tragic news of the death of Mark Quick.

October 04, 2020


Littlemore to curate new concert and brass band series

The respected composer and arranger Phillip Littlemore is curating a new seres of concert and brass band music for the prestigious Peter Edition publishing house.

October 04, 2020


Death of Trevor Mumford

The Welsh brass band community saddened by the loss of one of its most popular figures.

October 04, 2020


Family values flow through time for Lydbrook

Reflections on time and the importance of support and love of family and community are linked together in Lydbrook Band's latest innovative project.

October 04, 2020


At home with Barber and Magnussen

This evening's Besson 'Friday at Home' broadcast will see Philip, Steven and Roger joined by star trombone players John Barber and Davur Juul Magnussen.

October 02, 2020


Landscapes lead Wobplay's growing success

Cory's latest release of major works enhances growing success and catalogue of World of Brass platform.

October 02, 2020


Great response to Foden's online Solo & Ensemble competition

Over 70 worldwide entrants with more to come as Foden's look forward to hosting their 10th anniversary Solo & Ensemble competition online.

October 02, 2020


Vos victorious in taking Composer titles

A new work from the pen of the talented Dutch euph star and conductor has won the inaugural International Brass Band Composer Competition.

October 02, 2020


2021 Regional Championships cancelled

Continued uncertainty over COVID-19 sees the 2021 series of regional championship events cancelled.

October 01, 2020


Live concerto brass from Bergen

You can enjoy Tine Thing Helseth performing the Hummel 'Trumpet Concerto' this evening live from the Griegahllen in Bergen.

October 01, 2020

Band Supplies

A cheeky chance for a blow...

Despite the lockdown restrictions, some lucky players are getting the chance to enjoy themselves playing a brass band instrument...

October 01, 2020

Geneva launches Heritage cornet model

Phillip McCann works with Geneva Group to produce a cornet that helps create the traditional tonal beauty of the instrument.

October 01, 2020


Whitburn shine light on Coronavirus lockdown effects

The BBC has spoken with the Scottish Open champion to find out how the Coronavirus has affected amateur music organisations in Scotland

October 01, 2020


Four nation battle for Willebroek Blue Riband prize

26 players from four European nations will battle for the major solo competition honours in the Willebroek Solo Championships.

September 30, 2020

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4BR Quiz: Weekend quiz

October 25 • Something to while away the hours as we endure lockdown restrictions in different tiers, forms and guidance this weekend...


Worldwide audience to pick Brass in Concert 'Champion of Champions'

October 25 • A free online weekend of fantastic Brass in Concert entertainment will see audiences at home pick their favourite 'Champion of Champions' performances.


Tricky Dicky beats everyone off the Xmas start line

October 24 • If you are looking to put a festive smile on faces this year then why not get a perfect stocking filler from Richard Evans...


Sage Gateshead gains funding help

October 24 • The Brass in Concert venue receives £1.8 million "vital funding" from the Culture Recovery Fund.

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!

Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,

Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.

James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


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