Alexis Demailly

Demailly ends decade of leadership as Paris principal

One of European banding's top principal cornet players has taken the decision to step down from the role at Paris Brass Band.

September 22, 2019

Peter Graham

Interview with Peter Graham

Composer Peter Graham talks about his test-piece 'The Torchbearer' after it was announced as the A Grade set-work at the 2020 Australian National Championship.

September 22, 2019


Foden's to showcase National defence on eve of Albert Hall

The traditional 'Eve of National Final' concert at Regent Hall will see Foden's pay tribute to Philip Biggs as well as showcase 'Titan' defence.

September 22, 2019


Foden's on look out for injection of youth

Young players can once again enjoy being part of the Foden's Youth and Junior Bands — the ideal way to help develop their musical skill sets.

September 21, 2019


Welsh Champion admits to being Brassic...

Tredegar Band enjoy the glamour of being Brassic in Bacup...

September 21, 2019


Foden's to create a buzz to tackle social isolation

The National champion has linked up with Age UK Cheshire in an innovative attempt to tackle the problem of social isolation amongst older people.

September 20, 2019


Childs and Cook to take Dallas lead

David Childs and Daniel Cook will lead an exciting new era for the Dallas Brass Band

September 20, 2019

Welsh Guards

Tredegar link up with Welsh Guards for weekend of music

A special 'Pride of Wales' concert and free workshop sees the Welsh champion link up with the Band of the Welsh Guards.

September 20, 2019

Andy Wareham

Wareham takes the baton at Hyde

Composer and conductor Andy Wareham has been appointed Resident MD at Hyde Band.

September 20, 2019


Radio: Sounds of Brass

More brass band music over the airwaves from Phillip Hunt

September 20, 2019


RNCM shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

The Royal Northern College of Music's initiative aimed at widening opportunities for young people to progress their musical talent has been shortlisted for a Times newspaper Higher Education Award.

September 19, 2019


New lead at Rainford

Sarah Groarke-Booth is set to become the new Musical Director of Rainford Band

September 19, 2019


Funeral details for Philip Biggs

The funeral details for the respected musician, administrator, publisher contest and concert promoter have been announced.

September 19, 2019


2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

Works by Philip Sparke, Tom Davoren, Kit Turnball, Andrew Baker and Christopher Bond will pose the challenges for bands wishing to claim their places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham next year.

September 16, 2019


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

South Yorkshire Police and Leigh Baker enjoyed their title winning 'Occasion' in Cheltenham

September 15, 2019


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

Uppermill tamed the Viking challenge to claim the National title in Cheltenham in splendid fashion.

September 15, 2019


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

Unison Kinneil completes remarkable rise from the ashes of despair to claim the National title.

September 14, 2019


Report & Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 4

Tewit Silver claims the Fourth Section National title after a nose to nose battle with Cornish rivals Redruth.

September 14, 2019


Countdown to Cheltenham...

Its the eve of the 2019 National Finals in Cheltenham with bands from all over the country making their way to the world famous racecourse venue.

September 13, 2019


Ev-entz ready for Cheltenham weekend

The leading percussion hire providers will be at the National Finals once again this year.

September 13, 2019


Trott to inspire new generation of students

Band of the Irish Guards euphonium star Gareth Trott is looking forward to inspiring the next generation of student players.

September 13, 2019


The customer is always right for Musicwear etc

The personal touch is helping Musicwear etc lead the way with their customers.

September 13, 2019


McCann to help Soli for Dutch National

Philip McCann will be helping Soli Brass with their Dutch National Championship preparations.

September 13, 2019

British Open

Relive the British Open

You can still sit back and enjoy the music making and chat from the 167th British Open Championship

September 12, 2019

Philip Harper

World Rankings — September update

British Open champions Cory extend their lead at the top of the rankings following their stunning win in Birmingham last weekend.

September 12, 2019

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Spring Festival

100th Spring Festival announces test-pieces

October 13 • The centenary of the British Open Spring Festival will be marked by a trio of set-works that honour some of the most influential figures in its history.

Cory 2019

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain

October 12 • Cory claim the National title with a performance worthy of the greatest Titans at the Royal Albert Hall.

Welsh Guards

National attractions set for Albert Hall

October 11 • In addition to 20 fantastic bands there are other attractions to enjoy at the Royal Albert Hall this Saturday.


Don't forget Foden's at Regent Hall

October 11 • If you are London today them why not enjoy a sneak preview of the National Champion on Titan form at Regent Hall

Foden's Band - European 2020 fundraiser - Bier Keller night

Friday 18 October • Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1AX

Black Dyke Band - Empire Theatre, Consett

Saturday 19 October • Front Street, Consett, County Durham DH8 5AB

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Saturday 19 October • The Salvation Army, . 36 - 40 Sunnyside, . Diss, Norfolk. IP22 4DS

Richmond Brass Band - Celebration in Brass

Saturday 19 October • St Mary's Church. Church Street. Twickenham TW1 3NJ

Haverhill Silver Band - Present: Haverhill Youth & Community Band - Music

Saturday 19 October • Haverhill Methodist Church,. 28 Camps Rd,. Haverhill CB9 8HF

Chinnor Silver

October 13 • FLUGEL PLAYER required by friendly 2nd section band to complete its line up as we head to the contest season.. Our well attended rehearsals are held in our own bandroom on a wednesday.. We have a good but realistic book of concerts and contests planned

Stannington Brass Band

October 13 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests

Frampton on Severn Silver Band

October 13 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, euphonium and Eb bass, but all are welcome. We play at local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off J13 of the M5.

Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


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