Whitburn concert boosts Bank balance

Whitburn Band's recent 150th anniversary concert has also helped a local Food Bank Charity.

July 17, 2020

Black Dyke

Black Dyke becomes flagship Geneva partner band

Geneva announce major signing coup as Black Dyke becomes a Partner Band.

July 16, 2020


Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium — Edward Gregson's 'Connotations'.

July 16, 2020


East Anglian BBA event cancelled

The popular East Anglian Brass Band Association (EABBA) Brass Training Day this October has been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

July 16, 2020


Death of Ken Taken

The death has been announced of the respected bandsman and administrator Ken Taken.

July 16, 2020


Mentor help announced by Cory for entertainment contenders

Bands who have entered the Cory on-line entertainment championships will get their own bit of support and insight from mentors of the world's number 1 ranked band.

July 16, 2020


Irwin return at Brighouse

The experienced Martin Irwin returns to wear the purple and gold for a third time looking to repeat past successes. .

July 16, 2020


BBE launches new initiatives to aid fundraising efforts

Brass Bands England has launched a number of new links and initiatives to help bands with crucial fund raising opportunities.

July 16, 2020


Welsh Arts Council looks to drive equality change

Welsh Arts Council admits to failing to meet the mark in the drive for greater equality in the arts, but says it is determined to do something about it for the future.

July 15, 2020


Redundancies loom on horizon at Symphony Hall

The home of the British Open faces the prospect of having to make half of its staff redundant due to the financial impact of Coronavirus pandemic closure.

July 15, 2020


scaba cancels face to face activities for 2020

The Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association (scaba) has cancelled all its 'face to face' activities for the remainder of 2020.

July 15, 2020


Cardiff welcomes new flugel appointment

Cerys Hughes has joined the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band on flugel horn as the band looks to build for the future.

July 15, 2020


BBE chief offers robust defence of COVID-19 approach

Brass Band England CEO, Kenny Crookston defends the organisation's ongoing work during the Coronavirus pandemic.

July 13, 2020

Dennis Todd

Death of Dennis Todd

The death has been announced of one of the most popular players and supporters of the banding movement in the North of England.

July 13, 2020


Global entry list for Cory on-line contests

71 bands from every corner of the banding globe have entered Cory's on-line entertainment championships.

July 13, 2020


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Plenty of great music from Chris Helme — including a nod or two of musical respect to the late, great Ennio Morricone.

July 13, 2020


Kerwin offers online Mental Health First Aid Courses

Mental health advocate Tabby Kerwin will be leading courses certified by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA), exclusively aimed at people in brass bands in England.

July 12, 2020


Sunday Quiz: Keep an eye out...

Work out a little brain tickler and you can get your hands on a trio of great brass band CDs...

July 12, 2020


Bolsover Festival postponed until 2021

The 2020 Bolsover Festival of Brass is postponed until 2021, but there will be a highlights package to enjoy later in the year to keep things ticking along.

July 12, 2020


Free Cosmic Breath to be inhaled in Florence

A week of free on-line masterclasses and on-line events is being hosted in Florence later this month — with the chance to inhale the musical air with the likes of Joseph Alessi, Allen Vizzutti, Sarah Willis and Roger Bobo...

July 12, 2020


National Youth Band looks to appoint Funding Manager

There is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on a salaried basis.

July 12, 2020


Worldwide audience tune in for Besson's Friday Night at Home...

The Besson trio of Philip Harper, Steven Mead and Roger Webster are gaining a loyal worldwide following for the fortnightly Friday Night in...

July 12, 2020


Government guidance disappointing and unjustified

The Making Music organisation that represents over 200,000 musicians has called the Government's latest response to leisure time musical activities, "disappointing and unjustified"...

July 11, 2020


Scots maintain pause on banding return

The Scottish Brass Band Association has advised its bands not to return to playing for the foreseeable future.

July 11, 2020


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now...

The April edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and once again its packed with articles, features, reviews and things of interest on every page...

July 10, 2020

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World of Brass to launch new streaming service

August 12 • World of Brass is to launch wobplay — a new subscription streaming service offering over 8,500 audio tracks and videos old and new for brass band lovers across the globe.

Tredegar Band

Tredegar euph star reaches Jeju final

August 12 • Yu-Han Yang, the solo euphonium of Welsh champion, Tredegar, has reached the final of the prestigious Jeju International Brass Competition in Korea.


Last chord looms for Durham composer competition

August 12 • You need to be pronto to get your entries on for the Durham & Open Composition Competition.


Welsh arts venues on critical list

August 12 • A further blow to Welsh banding as Arts venues throughout the nation are said to be in need of further urgent support if they are to survive.

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

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

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Newbridge Band

August 12 • Newbridge celynen brass band 4th sectiob are recruiting *Cornets * Flugel Horn *Horns * Baritone and Bb and Eb Bass . . We are planning to rebuild over the next 12 months with Concerts and 3 contests

Chadderton Band

August 11 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along to one of our rehearsals.

Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • 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!

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


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