Exciting new duo to lead resurgence at Hatfield & Askern

Two former principal cornet players in Richard Marshall and Vicki Kennedy return to lead the musical direction of Hatfield & Askern Band

November 11, 2023

Roger Webster

Shepherd memories recalled by Webster and Easington

Memories of the late great James Shepherd were recalled at a recent concert given by Easington Colliery Band and soloist Roger Webster.

November 10, 2023


Welsh bands to enjoy Stanwell flexibility

15 local Welsh bands will head to Stanwell School in Penarth for the SWEBBA Autumn Festival contest.

November 09, 2023

Band Supplies

Looking to demonstrate some pre-love to help your playing?

Bands Supplies have plenty of great deals to be had on ex-demo and pre-loved second hand instruments — so just get in touch with Chris...

November 09, 2023


Latest edition of Brass Band World magazine is out now

The latest edition of the magazine is packed full of its usual articles, features, news, reviews and more...

November 09, 2023


BrookWright Music: Three for Christmas! (Kenneth Downie)

A triptych Christmas cracker for your band to enjoy this festive season.

November 09, 2023


Hartley and Pilling partnership comes to an end

The six year partnership between Steve Hartley and Pilling Jubilee Silver Band has reached its last chord.

November 09, 2023

Elgar Festival

Leading trio to head inaugural Elgar Festival of Brass

Brighouse & Rastrick, Cory and Foden's will provide the music making at the first Elgar International Festival of Brass next year.

November 09, 2023


Swedish bands ready for live National challenges

The Swedish National Championships take place this weekend — and you can enjoy it anywhere in the world topped by a bit of Brighouse on tour too..

November 09, 2023

Martin Green

Double release for Keli and Split the Air

Martin Green's coruscating audio drama and accompanying score are being released on streaming services and download.

November 09, 2023


Fine own-choice turn-out for LBBA Contest

There will be plenty of great test-pieces to be heard at the Leicestershire Brass Band Association (LBBA) annual contest.

November 08, 2023

Geoffrey Brand

National Youth Band of Great Britain to pay musical homage to Brand

The legacy and influence of Geoffrey Brand will be marked next year in a special concert given by the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

November 08, 2023


WFEL Fairey head to Morley

The Leeds Best of Brass series continues this weekend in Morley with the visit of the WFEL Fairey Band.

November 08, 2023

Black Dyke

Childs strengthens Japanese connection

The Black Dyke Director of Music has just returned from a conducting visit to the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music.

November 08, 2023

Filton Concert

Extra air miles for Davies as he takes on Filton role

Gary Davies becomes the new Musical Director of Filton Concert Brass.

November 08, 2023


AoBBA issues conflict of interest statement

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators clarifies its position on the conflict of interest of its members when accepting contest appointments.

November 08, 2023


New sponsorship boost helps EverReady on their future travels

MVH Rentals is the latest local company to see the benefit of joining up with EverReady Band to help them on their musical travels.

November 08, 2023

Lindley Band

New trio join Lindley ranks

Three players make a welcome return to banding with Lindley.

November 08, 2023


Another musical brick in the Ibstock wall

Ibstock Brick Brass welcomes the signing of the experienced cornet player Luke Pallister.

November 08, 2023

Sunday Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand 5th November

Given the date there is a theme of fire running through the great music on offer with Chris Helme this week

November 08, 2023


Results: 2023 SWBBA Contest

Lympstone, Porthleven, Saltash, St Austell Youth, Plymouth Soundhouse Training

November 06, 2023


Results: 2023 NEMBBA Autumn Contest

There were title winning performances by Horbury Victoria, Dobcross Silver, Newark, Long Eaton Training and Darley Dale at a great day of North East Midlands BBA music making.

November 06, 2023


Results: 2023 Danish National Championships

Concord Brass flies off with National title in Aarhus

November 06, 2023


Result: 2023 Durham CBBA Festival of Brass

Ferryhill tops the own-choice honours East Durham College

November 06, 2023


Report & Result: 2023 Borders Entertainment Contest

Jedforest produce an early Bonfire sparkler to claim the entertainment honours in Selkirk.

November 05, 2023

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sbba youth

Youth led infusion creates positivity in Scotland

November 29 • The future generations of Scottish youth certainly took the lead in making the recent Scottish Festival of Brass a huge success.

King Kong

King Kong is coming...

November 28 • We speak with Philip Harper as Cory prepare to tackle King Kong in the heart of Birmingham this weekend.


Fancy studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire?

November 28 • If you are a brass or percussion player looking to find out more about your future playing and studying options then find out more about the RBC at their forthcoming Open Day.


Sign in to make sure no one misses out at Christmas

November 27 • The Royal National Institute for Deaf People has launched a new festive fun game to ensure no one misses out on hearing your worst festive cracker...

Northop Silver Band - Christmas Concert with Kirsty Abbotts

Sunday 3 December • St Eurgain & St Peter, Church Road, Northop CH7 6BQ

Boarshurst Silver Band - Littleborough Band

Sunday 3 December • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Oldham OL3 7EW

Longridge Band - Christmas Concert

Saturday 9 December • Longridge Civic Hall, Calder Avenue, Longridge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire. PR3 3WD

The Hepworth Band - Championship Brass & Voices for Christmas

Saturday 9 December • Thornhill Parish Church, Dewsbury WF12 0JZ


Saturday 9 December • St Andrew's Methodist Church . The Stow. Harlow CM20 3AF

The Marple Band

November 30 • Are you looking for a change of scene. The Marple Band are a 2nd Section friendly group of musicians who are looking for Front and Back Row Cornets, 2nd Baritone, Bb Bass and Tuned Percussion players to join our successful band.

Stretford Band

November 29 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a friendly, non-contesting Band with a varied concert programme at local events throughout the year. We are looking for someone to take the Band forward.

Thurcroft Welfare Band

November 28 • The band are seeking to appoint the following:. Flugal Horn,. Solo Trombone,. Percussion - Tuned or Kit.. . The band recently finished in 2nd place at the Yorks Regional Championships. . Thurcroft is a very welcoming and friendly band, with high aspirations

Alwyn Green

Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist


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