Brighouse March & Hymn Tune Contest returns

The popular Summer time event returns on Sunday 3rd July.

June 09, 2022

Rob Tompkins

New owner for British Bandsman website and on-line presence

The website and on-line domain names of British Bandsman have a new owner.

June 09, 2022


Foden's to celebrate decade of youth investment

National Champion to showcase 10 years of youth development — and past players can get a free ticket to enjoy it.

June 08, 2022

Brass Band Summer School

Outstanding experience on offer at BBSS

A world class team of tutors led by Dr Robert Childs will offer an outstanding musical experience at the Brass Band Summer School in August — so don't miss out.

June 08, 2022


Sound of open air brass at Bugle once again

One of the UKs most famous brass band contests returns next weekend in Cornwall.

June 08, 2022


British Empire Medal honour for Bill Geldard

The renowned trombonist, band leader, conductor and arranger's services to music have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday and Platinum Honours.

June 05, 2022


Rising trombone star heads to Queensbury

Adam Warburton becomes the new co-principal trombone at Black Dyke Band.

June 05, 2022


Report & Results: 2022 French Open Championships

Paris Brass Blead the prize winners in Amboise with section titles for Amersfoort, Brass Band De La Vienne and London City Brass.

June 05, 2022

Rothwell MD David Roberts

Rankings update — June

The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest Rankings show changes throughout the top 200 following a busy few months of contesting across the banding world.

June 05, 2022

New Zealand

Positive outlook surrounds New Zealand Nationals

The banding movement in New Zealand is full of positive vibes as it look forward to its National Championships in Wellington next month.

June 04, 2022


Tredegar retain Proms focus with latest visit

Two forthcoming Proms performances are keeping the Welsh band in trim.

June 04, 2022


Countdown starts for 2023 Euros

Preparations have already started for the hosting of the 2023 European Championships in Malmo, Sweden

June 04, 2022


Gregson CD release gains plaudits

Edward Gregson's latest CD of his Chamber Music has been released on the Naxos label to widespread critical acclaim.

June 04, 2022


Sparke adds to jubilee celebrations

The sound of Philip Sparke's 'Jubilee Overture' was heard at St Paul's Cathedral as part of the Queen's platinum celebrations this weekend.

June 04, 2022


Conducting workshops and lectures at WMC

Leading conductors and composers to take part in a series of lectures and workshops in Kerkrade.

June 04, 2022

National Youth

National Youth keeps celebrating

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain's 'Celebration' CD continues to be a hit with supporters.

June 04, 2022

Band Supplies

Get a tailored approach from Band Supplies

Band Supplies has finance deals to enable you to afford the instrument to meet your needs.

June 04, 2022

Patricio Cosentino

Cosentino in conversation...

The great Argentinian tuba player has been connecting to more and more people in the brass banding world.

June 03, 2022

Wychavon Festival

Wychavon delight at entry response

Make sure you get your entry in for the Wychavon Festival of Brass Championships later this year.

June 03, 2022

Belgian Nationals

Belgium to Rejoice at last...

Edward Gregson's test-piece leads the line-up of works to be used at the Belgian National Championships later this year.

June 03, 2022

Queens Award

Cory and Amersham delight at Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service

The brass band movement in the UK joins the congratulations for Cory and Amersham Bands as they gain royal recognition for their voluntary service commitment.

June 02, 2022


New course to inspire Midlands youth

The Warwickshire & Coventry Youth Brass Course will aim to inspire the next generation of young brass band talent.

June 02, 2022


Brass in Concert tickets on sale this month

Tickets for the 2022 Brass in Concert Championships go on sale later this month.

June 02, 2022

Mining Museum

Bands set for Bold as Brass return

A musical partnership between Brass Bands England and the National Mining Museum in Wakefield sees the return of the Bold as Brass competition.

June 02, 2022


12 contenders take to rostrum for conducting title

A dozen aspiring maestros have made it to the semi-final of the Brass Band Conductors Association Conductors Competition.

June 02, 2022

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British Open

Limited tickets only for British Open

June 28 • There are only a limited number of tickets now available for September's British Open Championship.

Gavin Higgins

Higgins continues to champion brass band music

June 28 • Composer Gavin Higgins took the opportunity to champion brass bands once again at the world premiere of his latest major work at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to open doors for Kerkrade

June 28 • Black Dyke will hold an open rehearsal ahead of their trip to Kerkrade for the World Music Contest Championship.

Brass in Concert

Brass in Concert tickets go on sale

June 28 • Tickets for the 2022 Brass in Concert Championships go on sale today — with a great line-up of bands to enjoy at Sage Gateshead.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - KKL Luzern, Switzerland – Brassed Off Live!

Saturday 2 July • Europapl. 1, 6005 Luzern 6005 Luzern

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass

Sunday 3 July • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Keithley & Worth Valley Railway - Oxenhope Station

Sunday 3 July • Oxenhope Station K&W Railway. Mill Lane. Oxenhope BD22 9LB

Derwent Brass - THIS IS DERWENT 30! Gala Concert

Saturday 9 July • Allestree Woodlands School Theatre, Blenheim Drive, Allestree, Derby DE22 2LW

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Summer Music Sunday - RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

Sunday 10 July • RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. Crag Lane. Harrogate. HG3 1QB HG3 1QB

Linthwaite Band

June 27 • We are a friendly 4th section Band, based in Huddersfield, currently looking for front row cornet players and a percussionist.

Harlow Brass Band

June 27 • HBB are a friendly, non-contesting band who have a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We play at various local events and hold our own concert twice a year. We play to a good standard and are looking for an MD who can take us forward.

Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .

Mark Wilkinson

Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor


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