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Sovereign Brass 'Night at the Proms'

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Milton Keynes Brass

Join Mk Brass at Broughton Fields  Primary School to support of Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter and Embrace The Middle East. Organised in collaboration with the Church Without Walls, this… read more...


Bishop Auckland will have its own brass band once again

MUSICIANS have come together with hopes of resurrecting a town brass band which was dissolved about 50 years ago. Adrian Beswick, from Bishop Auckland, became determined to get the band back… read more...


Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

This year, Santa will be parking his sleigh on the roof and dropping into The Marple Band’s feature, festive Brass Band Yuletide performance. So, bring along your children and grandchildren… read more...


Marple Band Autumn Concert

Our most prestigious concert for the Autumn season. Come and see The Marple Band and enjoy an entertaining and balanced programme of brass band music for all ages and tastes.… read more...


Sounds Of Brass

A weekly Two Hour Live Online Internet Radio programme. Every Wednesday 12-2pm UK Time!!!! Bringing you Great Brass Band Music! Plus News, Events & Vacancies from the world of Brass… read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Christmas Sing A Long

Sherborne Town Band Christmas Sing A Long – 2019 With Sherborne Youth Band and Sherborne Community Choir.  Sunday 15th December, Cheap St. Church. Concerts starts at 3pm.  Raffle, mince pies,… read more...


Belle Vue Brass Band under our new Musical Director Neil Bowden

Under our brand new Musical Director Belle Vue Brass Band are always on the lookout for new players especially Horns & Cornets. We rehearse at our brand new home Reddish… read more...


Maltby Miners Welfare Band - Christmas Concert

A Night of Carols and Christmas Music This popular South Yorkshire brass band presents another of their christmas concerts at the Rotherham Civic Theatre. If you enjoy the sound of… read more...


Bournemouth Concert Brass - A Celebration of Christmas

Bournemouth Concert Brass return to the Mowelm Theatre Swanage to present a Christmas concert. The band are featuring a number of new arrangements together with some old favourites, and of… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band needs cornets!

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Bilsdale Silver Band needs cornets!

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Quintet of new players

The Mount Charles Band are thrilled to announce a quintet of new players to their ranks. Joining us on second cornet and second euphonium respectively are Carys Brush and Ben… read more...


Ibstock Brick Brass Welcome New Musical Director

Following their Third Place finish at the Bolsover Festival of Brass, Ibstock Brick Brass are excited to announce that Dave Lea will be taking up the position of Musical Director… read more...


REDRUTH TOWN BAND - NATIONAL FINALS CHELTENHAM

The champions of West of England, Redruth Town Band were outstanding performers in a contest made up of 18 bands that made the most of the opportunity to show off… read more...


Torbay Acaademy members make their debut

Two of the lastest players from Torbay Academy Brass made their debut with the band at the Dawlish Carnival. Both of the young ladies are very keen and like the… read more...


Meet Wincanton Silver Band

Come and meet the band. Try out instruments and hear the band perform a short programme. The event is free and refreshments will be served during the afternoon. read more...


Bournemouth Concert Brass - Last Night of the Proms

Bring your flags and whistles and join the band as they present their Last Night Poms concert. Lots of new arrangements and of course the usual Proms items to end… read more...


Bournemouth Concert Brass - Last Night of the Proms

Bring your flags and whistles and join the band as they present their Last Night Poms concert. Lots of new arrangements and of course the usual Proms items to end… read more...


125th Anniversary Concert

KLTB at their 125th birthday party. A great afternoon of entertainment guaranteed. Free entry with a retiring collection. read more...


Last Night of the Proms (Sherborne Town Band)

Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Last Night of The Proms’– Saturday 28th September 2019, 7.30pm, Digby Hall Sherborne (DT9 3AA)   Featuring Sherborne Youth Band   With Special Guests ‘Sherborne Community… read more...


Sounds Of Brass

Our weekly Live Brass band Broadcast On Line! Bands included on this weeks live show! Wednesday 10th July 12-2pm UK time  The Fairey Band Md Bryan Hurdley The Bands of HM… read more...


PARTING OF THE WAYS AT IBSTOCK

After 5 ½ years at the helm, Simon Willis is relinquishing his role as Musical Director at Ibstock Brick Brass.   Simon first took to the contest stage with Ibstock… read more...


Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band strike all the right notes at Whit Friday

Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band picked up three prizes in a series of brass band competitions held on Friday 14 June, including an award for the best newly-written march. The… read more...


THREE IN A ROW!!

THREE IN A ROW FOR REDRUTH!!!!   Redruth Town Band was victorious, securing a hat trick of wins at Bugle in the 4th Section at the 95th Annual West of… read more...


Next On Line radio Broadcast!

Sounds Of Brass (Milton keynes) This weeks show is all about Gustav Holst! Featuring The Brilliant Black Dyke Band Plus the formidable Hallé Choir The Planets Suite in all its… read more...


BRASS BANDS ON THE MARCH

To see over 600 brass musicians of all ages on the march is a sight to behold. For the 95th time the village of Bugle will enjoy this spectacle when… read more...


Department for Education grants BBE national Child Performance Licensing BOPA

Brass Bands England (BBE) is pleased to announce that the Department for Education has awarded a national Body of Persons Approval (BOPA), making the organisation a one-stop shop for Child… read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Music In The Park 2019

Sherborne Town Band – Music In The Park 2019   Enjoy another THREE, FREE, open air concerts by the wonderful Sherborne Town [Brass] band.  For the first two concerts, the… read more...


St George@s Concert

St. George's Day Concert, including Last night of Proms music featuring Torbay Brass Bnd. read more...


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New Musical Leadership at St Austell Town!

Following the departure of Musical Director David Nicholson due to international work commitments St Austell Town Band have appointed a new Musical Director and Musical Advisor. Garry Lannie has been… read more...


Grange Moor Brass Band Announces New Musical Director: Alan Jazwinski

Grange Moor Brass Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Jazwinski as their next Music Director. He succeeds Matt Asher, who stepped down from the role after the… read more...


Sounds Of Brass

Have you listened to Sounds Of Brass? A Great 2 hour weekly Live On Line radio programme. A featured Brass Band every week! Plus news , events , vacancies from… read more...


ANOTHER TROPHY RETURNS TO REDRUTH!!

Champions again!   Following on from the band’s success at the SWBBA Contest in November 2018, Redruth Town Band have won the 2019 West of England Regional Championships in the 4th… read more...


Live On Line Brass Band show

Make sure you don't miss this one! The music of Mark Freeh with The GUS Band. Plus News Events & vacancies from the World Of Brass Bands Put this in… read more...


Ogmore Valley Silver Band appoint new Musical Director

Ogmore Valley Silver Band have recently appointed a new Musical Director, Danny Stone. Danny Stone read Music at the University of Surrey, where he studied Trumpet with Alistair Mackie and… read more...


Cold Ash Brass in concert with special guests Wantage Band

Cold Ash Brass will be joined this year with special guests Wantage Band for their annual Spring Concert. It looks to be a great evening of music making with friends.… read more...


Trio Appointed at Weymouth Concert Brass Band

Weymouth Concert Brass is pleased to announce the appointments of Helen Brind LRSM DipABRSM CTABRSM PGCE as Musical Director, Keith Espin as Deputy Musical Director, and Philip George as President.… read more...


Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) in concert with Mr Anthony Thompson

Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) are proud to present Mr Anthony Thompson in concert as their guest soloist at St John's Church, Windle Royd Lane, Warley, HX2 7LY. Anthony is an… read more...


Sounds Of Brass News

Fantastic news!!!! from Sounds Of Brass!!!! We produce a live weekly 2 hour Brass band programme every wednesday 12-2pm! It is also aired again on 6 On Line radio stations… read more...


New Moon For Mount Charles Band

The Mount Charles Band are delighted to announce the signing of Tony Moon on Bass trombone, Tony played for the band many years ago, and following helping the band at… read more...


Middleton Band Presents The Cottontown Chorus

Join us at 7.30pm on Saturday 6th April 2019 at St Michael’s Church, Middleton, for a fun packed evening of music from Middleton band, Middleton youth band and the fantastic… read more...


Pillowell Collect for Food Bank

Pillowell Silver Band are collecting food donations for the Forest of Dean Food Bank over Christmas. Members and suporters of the band would like to spread some Christmas cheer, so… read more...


The most Wonderful Time Of the year

Today's Live Brass Band show Features Rothwell Temperance Band with their CD the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year! Plus The World Famous Black Dyke Mills Band Terrific Brass Band Christmas Music all the… read more...


Enderby Band and Hinckley Rock Choir

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Enderby Band Christmas Concert

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Sounds Of Brass

Do not miss our next Live Broadcast! 2 hours of fantastic Music from the New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army!!! Put the date and time in your diary!!!! December 5th… read more...


CHICHESTER CITY BAND IS REALLY "ON TRACK" NOW!!

2018 has been quite a year for Chichester City Band but perhaps the most significant event, on 30th October, was our return to the City after some 6 years in Bognor… read more...


Christmas Sing A Long Concert 2018

Sherborne Town Band & Sherborne Youth Band present the Christmas Sing A Long 2018!   With the fantastic Sherborne Community Choir.    Please note:  Different day and time for this… read more...


Wolverton Town Band remembers with daily Last Post

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and Wolverton Town Band is making a unique contribution to commemorating this major historical event.   At 6pm… read more...


Wolverton Town Band remembers

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and Wolverton Town Band is making a unique contribution to commemorating this major historical event.   The daily… read more...


Richmond Brass Band turns 1 - again!

One year ago the Richmond Brass Band re-formed after 30 years and has been going from strength to strength.  With a strong regular attendance of 30 players the band has… read more...


Sounds Of Brass

Sounds of Brass is a dedicated on line radio programme for Brass Bands! Brought to you by Chris Johnston Musical Director & Euphonium player! FREE!!!! AND NO Subscription FEES EVER!… read more...


Mother and Son duo for Mount Charles

Mount Charles Band are delighted to announce the signing of Lauren Oliver on Solo Horn. Lauren has played with the band on and off for several years and has recently… read more...


A Permanent Move for Osborne!

St Austell Town Band are delighted to announce the permanent signing of Tracey Osborne on Solo Horn. Tracey originally started her brass banding in St Austell B Band back in… read more...


Brassbandathon in aid of Children in Need

Worthing Silver Band will be hosting Brassbandathon, a 12 hour concert featuring 10 bands from around the South on Saturday 20th October 10am to 10pm at St Pauls Centre, Chapel… read more...


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Open for business

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Pershore Midsummer Brass Fundraising Concert

The A W Parker (Drybrook) Band are proud to have been invited to perform for the 2018 Pershre Midsummer Brass Fundraising Concert in Pershore Abbey. The concert will be held… read more...


Last Night of the Proms comes to Selsey

Last Night of the Proms – forget SW7 2AP, Set your SATNAV to PO20 0SE! On Saturday 6th October 2018 at 7.30pm, there’s no need to travel all the way… read more...


New Listener's Choice

A new Feature to Sounds of Brass! We are adding a new feature to our Live Broadcasts. "Listener's Choice" If you have a favourite Brass Band track, and you have… read more...


Open Rehearsal - Friezland Brass Band Thursday September 20th

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Last Night at the Proms Saturday 20th October 2018 - St Pauls Church St Albans AL1 4JPT

Watford Band presents a fantastic Last Night of the Proms concert, on 20th October 2018 7.30 pm at St Pauls Church, St Albans - come and sing along! read more...


Upcoming Concert

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Sounds Of Brass

Great News for all Brass Band players & Supporters! Sounds Of Brass a weekly 2 hour dedictated Brass Band Radio show, is aired 3 days a week! Wednesday's 12-2pm (UK… read more...


Last Night Of The Proms

Sherborne Town Band – Last Night Of Proms!   Saturday 29th September 2018, Digby Hall, Sherborne (Hound St).  DT9 3AA.   A night to remember… patriotic britishness to the max,… read more...


National Eisteddfod return for BTM Band

The band marked its return to The Royal National Eisteddfod after a twenty year absence with second place in the Championship and First Section contest.  The contest, held in the… read more...


PRESS RELEASE - WORLD RENOWNED EUPHONIUM SOLOIST & TUTOR STEVEN MEAD TO HOST WORKSHOP AND CONCERT WITH BRACKLEY & DISTRICT BAND

Steven Mead needs no introduction to brass enthusiasts around the world as his playing and teaching have become known to virtually all who have a love for the instrument known… read more...


Progression for St Austell Youth Band Members

With one of the countries most well established youth development programmes that has been the starting point for several professional brass musicians now playing in orchestras and bands around the… read more...


BRASS ON THE TERRACE

Torbay Brass Band will be playing on the Terrace of the Victoria Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay, 5.30pm.  This event is open to non-residents and is FREE! read more...


New Signing at St Austell Town Band.

St Austell Town Band are delighted to welcome Jessica Powell-Jones to the cornet section. Jessica grew up in Cornwall playing with St Dennis Band; after moving away she played with bands… read more...


BRASS ON THE TERACE

Torbay Brass Band will be playing on the Terrace of the Victoria Hotel,  Torquay. Free admission and open to non-residents!! read more...


The Snowman with Live Music by Hitchin Band

The Snowman with Live Music by Hitchin Band A young boy can't believe his eyes one winter's night when a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins… Enjoy… read more...


Lofthouse Plea For Stolen Euphonium

Last night (12th July 2018) Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band had a Geneva Silver Euphonium with Golf Fitments stolen from a car on Gervase Road in Horbury, Wakefield. This insrument was… read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Music In The Park

Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Music In The Park’ 2018.  This year EVERY concert involves the amazing Sherborne Youth Band and there will be ice cream (Ecco Gelato) and BBQ and… read more...


New Musical Director at Ireland Colliery

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band are delighted to announce that Mr Lindon Bolt has joined our team as Musical Director following a rigorous audition process. Lindon has been a friend of… read more...


Music In The Park 2018

Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Music In The Park’ 2018.  This year EVERY concert involves the amazing Sherborne Youth Band and there will be ice cream (Ecco Gelato) and BBQ and… read more...


Band Cymru 2018 - Four bands are set for the final in Swansea

The four bands that will compete for the title of Band Cymru 2018 in the final in Swansea have been announced.   The Cory Band, Brass Beaumaris, BTM Band and… read more...


Cold ash brass spring concert

Cold ash brass are once again proud to be sharing the stage with Whitelands park primary school choir.  Cold ash will feature music ranging from popular classics to west end… read more...


Brass Bands England presents The National Youth Championships of Great Britain

With 36 Bands registered to compete the National Youth Championships of Great Britain at the Warwick Arts Centre this year is set to be a fantastic day of music making… read more...


New Orleans Parade in the Heart of London - June 21, 2018

Make Music Day UK celebrates the New Orleans Tricentennial with a second line parade and 300th birthday celebration.   New Orleans brass band, social aid and pleasure club and Jazz… read more...


GDPR and Empty Chairs

A word about the data we hold about you and how it is used. What data is collected? When you join Empty Chairs the following personal data is collected: email… read more...


National Finals 2018 Test Pieces Announced

The test pieces for the 2018 National Brass Band Championships of Great Britian have been announced as:   Championship Section   Handel in the Band (Kenneth Downie), published by Faber… read more...


Brackley & District Band welcome new players for new start with MD Micah Parsons

Brackley & District Band are keen to hear from brass players and percussionist who are interested in joing our Band on its new jounrney with Micah Parsons. Here are some… read more...


New Signings

Middleton Band, 2nd section North West Regional Champions, are delighted to announce two new signings. The band are pleased to welcome Victoria Taylor who, after a long leave of absence, has… read more...


We came.... We saw.... We won!

In preparation for our big annual outing to the South West Regionals Contest on 11th March, the Band recently traveled to Woodstock (not the well known music festival!) in Oxfordshire… read more...


Brackley & District Band appoints Micah Parsons as Musical Director

Brackley & District Band are delighted to announce that Micah Parsons will be joining us as our new Musical Director. Micah is enthusiastic, energetic, motivated and ambitious, all qualities that… read more...


Thundersley Brass welcomes James McLeod

The band is thrilled to welcome James McLeod former principal euphonium of Leyland Band to complete our euphonium line up.  James is re-locating to the Essex area for work reasons… read more...


Richmond Brass Band presents: A Richmond Romance

In the build-up to Valentines Day, celebrate the music of Love in ‘A Richmond Romance’. Presented by The Richmond Brass Band, enjoy the warmth and character of brass music in… read more...


Sounds Of Brass

The BBC have axed Listen To The Band! Now is the time to Listen to Sounds Of Brass Live Weekly Broadcasts Worldwide on the internet Wednesday's 12-2pm (UK Time) All… read more...


BCWB Christmas Club Concert!

Come and join the Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band for an enjoyable festive evening of good old Christmas favourites and a few newer additions to our Christmas repertoire! read more...


Good Horning Britain! Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band LIVE on ITV

(Photo: Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band, with ITV host Andi Peters)   Just a month after their formal launch, Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band were given the chance to reach millions… read more...


Cold ash @ Christmas

Come along and listen to an evening full of Christmas festive joy Carols will be sung with mulled wine and mince pies made to be consumed There will be plenty… read more...


Lancaster University Celebrates Perfect 10

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Lancaster University Brass Band, current and former members of the band joined together for a special concert. The band was formed by Mike Golding… read more...


Sheborne Town Band - Sing A Long 2017

Sherborne Town Band Christmas Sing-a-long 2017! Fantastic concert full with carols and christmas classics played by Sherborne Town and Youth Band, along with our fantastic guests, Sherborne Community Choir!  Cheap… read more...


Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band Set To Launch With A Bang!

  Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band, a new community band in south west London, will perform in public for the first time at Wimbledon Park Fireworks night on Saturday 4… read more...


Hitchin Band does Sinatra - Sat 28th Oct

Just under 3 weeks to go until Hitchin Band perform..... MUSIC FROM THE SWING & BIG BAND ERA ? Hitchin Band ? The Stott Sisters Vocal Trio ? Gareth Statham sings Sinatra ? Dress… read more...


Moulton 77 Brass Band charity concert

Moulton 77 Brass Band Charity Concert   On Friday 20th October starting at 7pm at Broughton Fields School, Milton Rd, Broughton, you are invited to Moulton 77 Brass Band’s Charity… read more...


Brass in Concert at St John's Church, Yeovil

Come and join Phoenix Brass Band (Crewkerne) and enjoy a wonderful night of live music in the beautiful surroundings of St John's Church in Yeovil. Our programme has been designed to… read more...


New Resident at St Austell Town!

St. Austell Town Band is delighted to announce the appointment of David Nicholson as its resident Musical Director. David will work in close association with Steve Sykes, the band’s Professional… read more...


Marshside Brass Band Releases CD

Marshside Brass Band is Pround to announce the release of the CD Titled "Band of Brothers" The First CD "Sands of Time" was released in 2002 under the MD Peter… read more...


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Poynton Concert Brass Band has Vacanies for 2nd Euph, 2nd Baritone, Bass Trombone and a Percussionist

Poynton Concert Brass Band - 220 Park Lane - SK12 1QR (located between Stockport and Macclesfield).  NON CONTESTING - we have vacancies for good standard: 2nd Euphonium, 2nd Baritone, Bass… read more...


September 24th: Deal Memorial Bandstand

Music for everyone! Come listen to the Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band perform the last concert of the summer season at Deal Memorial Bandstand. Their training band, the Betteshanger Brass Academy,… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band - vacancies

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The Richmond Brass Band is being reformed. What we always wanted was Watney’s.

The Richmond Brass Band is being re-established this October in the London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames after an absence of some 30 years. The Band are now looking to swell its… read more...


Besses Boys Return from a successful European Tour

Besses Boys Band has just returned from a self-funded five-day European tour, visiting Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The band performed three concerts, including one at Drielandenpunt; the point… read more...


Last Night Of The Proms - Sherborne Town Band

Last Night Of The Proms - Sherborne Town Band Featuring Sherborne Youth Band & Sherborne Community Choir A fantastic night of patriotic entertainment and great music.   Digby Hall, Sherborne,… read more...


New M.D. at Balderstone Brass Band

Balderstone Brass Band are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Alaistair Greenhalgh as their new Musical Director.  Alaistair has a wealth of experience having played for over 40… read more...


BCWB at Broadstairs

Come listen to the Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band play at Broadstairs Bandstand! Featuring popular pieces: 'Keep Smiling Through' (a medley of wartime favourites); a fun take on 'Battle Hymn of… read more...


Sounding Brass 105.5FM

The NEW Brass Band Radio show Sounding Brass will be coming to air very soon! Transmitting on the Milton keynes Local Community radio station Secklow 105.5FM Also the broadcast will be… read more...


Moulton 77 Brass Band Celebrates 40 years young

Moulton 77 Brass Band continues it's 40th year celebrations with their annual concert at Moulton Club on Friday 28th July. Entry is free and there is a bar to enjoy… read more...


Darwen Brass 10 Year Birthday Concert

Darwen Library Theatre are proud to host the 10 year birthday celebration concert for Darwen Brass The band are 10 years old this year and are celebrating the occasion with… read more...


BINARY BRASS_ an evening of electronic compositions interpreted by Loxley Silver Band

Saturday 15th July, at the SHU Hubs in Sheffield, sees the culmination of three years’ work for Loxley Silver Band with their PRS for Music Foundation and Norman Jones Trust… read more...


Music In The Park 2017

The band are pleased to be back in the beautiful Pageant Gardens for three exciting concerts this summer.  The first and last concerts will feature the Sherborne Youth Band, showcasing… read more...


Shepherdswell 'Brass on the Grass' Event

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Sounding Brass 105.5FM

Great News for Brass Band players, supporters, & people that love the sound of a Brass Band! I am presenting a new Radio show "Sounding Brass" on The Milton Keynes… read more...


Plastic Brass 2017

Plastic Brass 2017 was a huge success in Milton keynes on the 27th May  34 players arrived to sight read and play an hour of Brass Band music to entertain shoppers… read more...


Brooke's Barmy Army Soldier Through Manchester 10k

On Sunday 28th May, a Team of over 70 banders, representing 22 different bands, marched the Manchester 10k to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH). Brooke's Barmy… read more...


Gosport Solent Brass at the Movies!

Don't miss out and buy your tickets today! An entertaining afternoon brass band concert.  Raffle & free refreshments. With guest appearance from Grant Jameson (Principal Euphonium at Flowers Brass Band)… read more...


Lofthouse take the Silver at Buxton Spring Festival

Sunday 7th May saw the beautiful setting of Buxton Pavilion Gardens drowned in sunshine and the sounds of brass music. Adjudicator Steve Pritchard-Jones had the hard task of awarding the… read more...


Plastic Brass 2017

Plastic Brass 2017 27th May 2017 1-2pm The first ever event for Plastic Brass raising money for a local charity Milton keynes Centre For Integrated Living, a charity for the… read more...


Cold ash brass in concert

Cold ash brass look forward to hosting a fabulous concert with music from stage and screen. They are joined by whitelands school choir from thatcham  For more information please visit… read more...


Moulton 77 Brass Band Select a New MD

Moulton 77 Brass Band is pleased to announce their new MD, Colin Jones. Colin’s playing career started on baritone in the bottom of the 4th Section with rapid progression through… read more...


Betteshanger Bands at Deal Memorial Bandstand

Betteshanger Colliery Welfare and Academy Brass bands will be playing a variety of music at Deal Memorial Bandstand! For more info: http://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Whats-On/Events/2017/May/Betteshanger-Welfare-Brass-Band-at-Deal-Memorial-Bandstand.aspx   read more...


Hitchin Community Brass - come along for a blow Wednesday 12th April

Fancy a blow tomorrow evening? Hitchin Community Brass will be holding it's 3rd rehearsal on Wednesday 12th April to get ready for our inaugural gig in July.  The idea of… read more...


Plastic Brass

Plastic Brass are forming to raise funds for a Milton keynes Charity! www.mkcil.org.uk We have a donations web site and all donations are welcome! Any Brass Band / Business that… read more...


Kippax Band club concert series

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Band Night Concert - The Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band and Academy

Classical, pop, jazz, folk and more! Come listen to a selection of well-known music genres, played by the Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band and Academy! Click here for more information on… read more...


Plastic Brass

We Need you!!! As there are a few quality Plastic Instruments such as Trumpets, Trombones, Euphoniums & Tubas available on the market nowadays. Whether you have a Plastic Instrument or… read more...


New Chief Executive for Brass Bands England

Brass Bands England has announced the appointment of a Chief Executive with immediate effect. Andrew Coe joins the executive team on an interim basis in order to provide a focus… read more...


Glossop Bandroom Concert

Tintwistle Band will play at Glossop Bandroom, Wood street, Glossop on Sunday 5th March from 2pm. A program featuring new and old, and the odd piece from another galaxy! read more...


New Film Music Bands in Worcestershire

Following a hugely successful Come & Play Film Music Brass Band event led by Dr Brett Baker, The film Orchestra is launching TWO graded brass bands in Worcestershire to perform… read more...


Bold as Brass - concert with Tenterden Academy choir

On the 25th of February, Cranbrook Town will be performing in a joint concert with the talented Academy Choir of Tenterden. The program will feature varied modern music which will appeal… read more...


Hitchin Community Brass is up and running!

Hitchin Community Brass is up and running. We had a great rehearsal in February with 20 members and around 8 who were picking up an instrument for the first time… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band Appoints New Musical Director.

Bilsdale Silver Band are proud to announce that Chris Britland is our new Musical Director. Chris brings us a wealth of experience with various local bands such as: Billingham Silver… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band Appoints New Musical Director.

Bilsdale Silver Band are proud to announce that Chris Britland is our new Musical Director. Chris brings us a wealth of experience with various local bands such as: Billingham Silver… read more...


Flixton Farewells MD

After just over two years as musical director of Flixton Band, Jason Smith has decided to end his tenure.   During his time with Flixton, Jason has had great success at… read more...


Alder Valley Brass has a new Musical Director

Alder Valley Brass would like to warmly welcome and introduce our new Musical Director, Mr Lee Woodward. Lee is an experienced Musician, who has directed bands since 2007.  His most… read more...


Betteshanger Brass Academy - New Website

The Betteshanger Brass Academy band now has its own website! View it here: https://betteshangerbrassacademy.wordpress.com/ read more...


North Yorkshire & Cleveland - Non-Competing Vacancies!

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North Yorkshire & Cleveland - Non-Competing Vacancies!

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2016 in Photographic Review - Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band and Academy

     A selection of photographs looks back on a busy, concert-filled year for Kent-based Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band and Academy . . .                                           … read more...


Worthing Silver Band & Worthing Steel Band Christmas Concert

Come and listen to an afternoon of Christmas melodies and join in with your favourite carols. Free Entry. Refreshments. Raffle. Everybody welcome. read more...


A Conducting Experience

A Conducting Experience Has any Brass Band ever thought of offering the opportunity for people to Conduct there Band through a rehearsal? My thoughts : Why not offer this opportunity?… read more...


Plastic Brass

Plastic Brass is being formed to help Disabled people in the UK. By raising money for a Disabled Charity! The chosen Charity is Milton keynes centre for Integrated Living http://mkcil.org.uk/… read more...


Belle Vue Brass Band Reddish Stockport

Belle Vue Brass Band next Tuesday 29th November are set to welcome Professor Nick Childs to Belle Vue Brass Band for our big recruitment night. Any player wishing to take… read more...


Sherborne Town Band Christmas Sing-a-long Concert 2016!

A fantastic Christmas concert, with sing-a-long carols and much more.  Entertainment, Christmas cheer and much more!  Bar, tea and coffee and mince pie, raffle.  Tickets on sale now, £7, £6… read more...


Oxted Band Christmas Concert

In the wake of the arson attack on our band hut in early October, we had a very successful Autumn Concert on 29th October. We are pleased to announce that… read more...


Bournemouth Concert Brass bring in the New Year

On Jan 8th 2017, 15:00 at Regent Centre, Christchurch Dorset   Bournemouth Concert Brass bring in the New Year with their annual New Year Concert under the direction of their… read more...


TUBULAR BRASS

Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield, arrangement for brass by Sandy Smith) +  Mary Casio (featuring Hannah Peel)   Saturday 12th November, 8pm St George’s Bristol, Great George St, Bristol, BS1 5RR… read more...


Shepway Brass Academy goes from strength to strength

Shepway Brass Academy, the children and young people’s brass band based in Folkestone, Kent, is going from strength to strength, and signed up six new beginners at its open day… read more...


Wychavon Festival of Brass 2016: Entertainment Contest: Results

Championship Section: 11:00 am start           Venue:  De Montfort High School, Evesham             Adjudicator Dave Lea          … read more...


BY ROYAL COMMAND

Throughout the years brass bands have played the National Anthem countless times, but few have had the privilege of performing it directly in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 6th November

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEY EVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 7pm and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND PRESENTED… read more...


7 Year ban for Lofthouse Fraudster

In March 2016 Lofthouse Brass Band were the victims of a malicious attempt to have them disqualified from the Yorkshire Regional Brass Band Championships. This include the creation of a… read more...


And the band played on!

Despite an arson attack on OXTED BAND’S band hut on the afternoon of Wednesday 5th October, causing damage to the rear of the band room, our AUTUMN CONCERT on Saturday… read more...


LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS!

Pomp, Passion and Phwoar!!! A relaxing afternoon of excellent music for all the family to enjoy, performed by your local brass band. Don't miss it! Tickets are available from Thorngate… read more...


Bodmin Town Band in Charity Concert

Bodmin Town Band and Loveny Male Voice Choir in joint Concert. Bodmin Town Band & Loveny Male Voice Choir join together in concert to raise funds to help save the… read more...


THE CORY BAND

ADUKTS £12        CONCESSIONS £10   TIckets from derby.central@salvationarmy.org.uk or 07909 111611     read more...


Friezland appoint new MD

Friezland band have appointed Max Stannard as their new Musical Director. The band are looking forward to working with this young, enthusiastic and very capable MD. Max is a published composer… read more...


Keeping it in the family!

Blaenavon Town Band are pleased to announce the signing of our new Bass Trombone player Ethan Corcoran. Ethan joins the band following in the footsteps of a rich family history,… read more...


OXTED BAND AUTUMN CONCERT

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Oxted Band Autumn Concert will be held on Saturday 29th October at St John’s Church, Church Way, Hurst Green, Surrey, RH8 9EA… read more...


New MD at BTB

Blaenavon Town Band are excited to announce the appointment of our new Musical Director, Lynne Turner. Lynne will be taking up the position of MD in time for the Fishguard competition.… read more...


Middleton celebrate 140 years with reunion event

Middleton band's 140th celebrations will culminate on 1st October with a reunion event for all past and present members and associates to catch up and celebrate being part of Middleton Band’s… read more...


Poole Borough Band - Last Night of the Proms 2016

Come and join us for an evening of great music in a cafe atmosphere.   We supply the flags to wave - bring food and drink to enjoy throughout the… read more...


Belle Vue Brass Band new to the contesting arena

Belle Vue Brass Band are gaining in confidence and sound every rehearsal and Hardraw will certainly put the band on the map. Pop down on Mondays 8pm -10pm to Reddish… read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Last Night Of The Proms 2016

The annual Last Night Of The Proms concert will take your breath away.  With outstanding performances from the main and youth bands, the truly patriotic evening involves great music, entertainment… read more...


We are pleased to welcome Krishan Church to the band on Solo Horn.   Krishan has previously played with a number of bands, including Newbridge, Pennine Brass and Drighlinton.  … read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band is recruiting!

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Proms in the Park

One of the best brass bands in the South will be performing a free concert in Redlynch on August 14th. Woodfalls Band, who are currently ranked as one of the… read more...


Statement from Lofthouse Brass Band regarding Yorkshire Area fraud

Statement from Lofthouse Brass Band regarding Yorkshire Area Brass Band Championship Fraud. In March 2016 Lofthouse Brass Band were the victims of a malicious attempt to have them disqualified from… read more...


Martin Lewis cashes in on the brass!

Sunday 3rd July saw Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre filled with the sound of brass (in more ways than one!). TV star and Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis was filming the… read more...


Bodmin Town Band Proms in the Park 2016

Bodmin Town Band - Proms in the Park 2016. A fantastic night of all the Pomp & Circumstance you could wish for with our usual amazing Firework Finale. Discounted Tickets if purchased… read more...


Music In The Park - August & September Concerts

Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Music In The Park’ once again.   Sunday 14th August Sunday 18th September   A concert of light entertainment for you and your family to enjoy. … read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Music In The Park 2016

Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Music In The Park’ once again.     A concert of light entertainment for you and your family to enjoy.  Bring a pic-nic and enjoy the… read more...


The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations!

Come along to the Holy Trinity Church in Fareham to listen to the Band perform some great music! Afternoon Tea is also supplied, and it's guarenteed to be a fantastic… read more...


A Right Royal Concert in St Mary’s with the Cranbrook Town Band, and a loyal toast to Her Majesty.

The Friends’ of St Mary’s Church are hosting an evening of celebratory and fun music surrounded by Birthday Flowers fit for a Queen. Tickets £10 available from the Post Office… read more...


Cold Ash Brass Spring Concert

We are delighted to be back in concert season mode starting with our spring concert We will be joined by the cold ash community band along with our special guest… read more...


FREE 6 weeks brass starter with Sherborne Town Youth Band

Have you heard? FREE 6 weeks brass starter with the Sherborne Youth Band - that's right, you heard it right! Spread the word and get in contact if you, or… read more...


Local bands come together to 'Salute Our Forces'

What - Salute Our Forces When - 25 June 2016, 7pm Where - Ugland Auditorium, Stowe School Tickets - £12 (Concession £10) Available from - artsatstowe.co.uk – 0845 6801926 brackleyband.org.uk… read more...


FOSS DYKE BAND WELCOME NEW MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Foss Dyke Band are delighted to announce the appointment of their new Musical Director, Colum O'Shea. Colum was selected by the whole band from a field of 6 applicants and… read more...


Lofthouse Continue Winning Run at Buxton

Saturday 8th May saw Lofthouse Brass Band bound for Buxton. The competition saw five brass bands compete for the North West Spring Festival title. Set to recreate their 2016 Yorkshire… read more...


Busy weekend ahead for Denton Brass.

Denton Brass are celebrating St George's Day in style, with a themed concert at Dukinfield Methodist Church this Saturday evening from 7.30pm. The concert includes such favourites as The Floral… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band is recruiting!

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Foss Dyke Band at Navenby Methodist Church

Foss Dyke Band are providing entertainment for the Navenby Methodist Church's 90 birthday celebrations. Band are playing 2:30 - 4:30pm accompanied by a hog roast. read more...


Tintwistle Band welcomes new recruits Alex, and Emily Henshall.

Tintwistle Band proud to announce that Emily Henshall has joined the band on percussion, Emily is currently studying music at Salford University, and is going to be a great asset… read more...


Last Call for scaba Entertainments!

scaba's ever-popular Entertainment contest returns to The Hawth Theatre in Crawley on 22nd May. The closing date is 20th April, so don't miss out! Schedules, entry forms and our contesting/registration rules… read more...


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Northsomerset brass spins new web

North Somerset somerset Community Brass have e now spun a new web for it's self. To see our new website go to :- www.northsomersetcommunitybrass.org.uk read more...


New signings for Besses Boys Band

Besses boys band are delighted to announce the signing of two new players to the band. Following the departure of players after the area contest the band has moved quickly… read more...


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New man in the middle

At The Annual General meeting of North Somerset Community Brass  The Following appointments to the managing Committee were made. Roger Welch        Chairman Paul Wynn           Secretary Helen Brussels    Treasurer Helen  Lynn       … read more...


Music from Stage and Screen

Its our 140th anniversary year and to start our Friends of Middleton Band Concerts with a bang we will be holding an evening of Stage and Screen Music. £6 Adults,… read more...


Besses Boys hand out the gongs

Besses Boys hand out the gongs   Besses boys were delighted to host their first band awards evening. In change from previous years the band decided to change the format… read more...


INDIAN QUEENS BAND “DARK HORSES

“Exotic Sounding” and “Dark Horses” were just two of the names given to Indian Queens Band by recognised banding website 4barsrest.com, in their prediction of the results for the South… read more...


Radio: Sounds of Brass 27th March 2016

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEY EVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 7pm and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND PRESENTED… read more...


Registration Fraud In Yorkshire Sees Police Involvement Following Regionals

A malicious attempt to try and get a competing band disqualified from the recent Yorkshire Regional Championship is to be investigated by Police. It follows an attempt to discredit the… read more...


A Win For Roger

Crewkerne Town’s own brass band, Phoenix Brass, returned victorious from the West of England Brass Band Championships this weekend. Held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay, the band beat… read more...


Cornwall Youth Brass Band Welcomes Young Musicians

To an Open Rehearsal on Saturday 26th March at Truro High School for Girls. Come and observe the CYBB in action from 2pm under the Baton of Guest Conductor Tom… read more...


Malcolm Arnold Fantasies Competition Results

The Malcolm Arnold Fantasies Competition, initiated by The Wallace Collection, sees four outstanding brass musicians selected to contribute to a unique recording project and perform at the forthcoming Malcolm Arnold… read more...


NABBC to launch Conducting Competition

The NABBC is delighted to announce the reestablishment of the NABBC Conducting competition, in what is hoped to become an annual event. Coinciding with the AGM of the organisation to… read more...


New Website for Besses Boys Band

The website has been in need of updating for some time now and it is thanks to the hard work and determination of webmaster and percussionist, Luke Taylor, that this… read more...


Band bid fond farewell

Following a good performance and result at the recent North West Area contest, Besses Boys Band are to bid a fond farewell to 3 members.  Lee Forde, Eb Bass, has… read more...


Lofthouse Take a Journey to the Top.

Lofthouse Brass Band swept to victory at the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships on Saturday 5th March 2016 for the 2nd time in 8 years. The Wakefield based band picked up… read more...


New forum for Brass Band Conductors

Welcome to The new ProBoards forum For Brass Band Conductors! This forum is dedicated to Brass Band Conductors. As long as you are, or aspiring to be a Conductor of… read more...


Brackley & District Band To Work With Award Winning Composer Chris Long

  Brackley & District Band are delighted to announce their most recent project which will involve working closely with Chris Long to develop some new repertoire specifically for the Band.… read more...


New MD & Players at St Austell Town!

2016 has seen St Austell Town Band appoint a new Musical Director; Simon Badge, who is currently serving in Her Majesty's Royal Marines, officially took up the post as Musical Director in… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band needs you!

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Bilsdale Silver Band needs you!

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New MD for Gosport Solent Brass

Gosport Solent Brass would like to welcome the appointment of Colin Garner as its interim band conductor. Colin brings with him a wealth of brass banding experience and we are… read more...


Busy festive time for Wolverton Town Band

Wolverton Town Band had a busy time in the run-up to Christmas, bringing festive cheer to the people of Wolverton and Milton Keynes, with a full schedule of seasonal events.… read more...


End to a very good year!

Harlow Brass band ended 2015 with a Great Christmas Concert on the 6th December at The Arc in Harlow. A near full capacity audience! Entertaining evening with the first half… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band Needs You!

Bilsdale Silver Band are recruiting players for 2016! We are a very friendly, sociable, non-contesting Band that performs in some of the most beautiful place in North Yorkshire and Cleveland.… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band Needs You!

Bilsdale Silver Band are recruiting players for 2016! We are a very friendly, sociable, non-contesting Band that performs in some of the most beautiful place in North Yorkshire and Cleveland.… read more...


Wolverton Town Band kicks off Christmas

Wolverton Town Band began its season of events to bring some festive cheer to local people in the run-up to Christmas with a performance at Dobbies Garden Centre on Sunday… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band needs you!

Bilsdale Silver Band needs you! We are a very friendly, sociable, non-contesting Band that performs in some of the most beautiful place in North Yorkshire and Cleveland. The band extends… read more...


Bilsdale Silver Band needs you!

Bilsdale Silver Band needs you! We are a very friendly, sociable, non-contesting Band that performs in some of the most beautiful place in North Yorkshire and Cleveland. The band extends… read more...


Bournemouth Concert BRass bring in the New Year

Bournemouth Concert Brass bring in the New Year with their annual New Year Concert under the direction of their resident conductor Bill Willis. To be held at the Regent Centre… read more...


INDIAN QUEENS BAND ANOTHER CONTEST, ANOTHER WIN!

On Saturday 17th October, Cornwall Brass Band Association held their Diamond Jubilee Annual Championships at the Hall For Cornwall. There were fifteen bands performing, of which Indian Queens Band were… read more...


Moulton 77 Brass Band plays St James

Moulton 77 Brass Band are playing at St James Church as a joint fundraiser. Tickets are available on the door for £6. The programme includes music from the films and… read more...


Bournemouth Concert Brass New Year Viennese Concert

Bournemouth Concert Brass are holding their annual New Viennese Concert at The Regent Centre, Christchurch on Sunday 3rd January 2016 at 15:00, with their resident conductor Bill Willis. Featuring the… read more...


Phantom Brass

Now to try something different! Initially I am seeking 4 Euphonium players to take part. I have the Quartet sheet music for 3 movements from pirates of the Caribbean. parts… read more...


Lofthouse Pick Up Pogson Bray Prize

There was a great day of brass band playing to enjoy at the Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest at Berties Banqueting Hall in Elland on Sunday 19th October. 11 bands took… read more...


Harlow Brass band

Harlow Brass Band Sunday 8 November Remembrance Sunday Evening Concert 19:30 The Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow CM20 1LS The band are playing on the main stage. We will be… read more...


Ocean Brass to Host Charity Concert for Children in Need - 18th October

Join Ocean Brass for a family concert in aid of BBC Children In Need. We'll be playing a varied programme to be enjoyed by children and adults alike, including Disney's… read more...


Chorley Silver Band Recruitment Drive

We putting a call-out to new and former players to support the band. We appreciate that with people starting jobs, going to university etc that they have different priorities and commitments.… read more...


MINERS WELFARE WINNERS 2015

THE BAND HAS WON A FANTASTIC VICTORY AT THE MINERS WELFARE CONTEST WHICH WAS HELD AT THE NEWBRIDGE MEMORIAL HALL ON 12TH OCTOBER 2015.  HAVING WON AT WESTON IN MAY… read more...


BRACKLEY AND DISTRICT BAND CELEBRATES DONATION FROM THE GALAXY HOT CHOCOLATE FUND

Brackley and District Band is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund. Brackley and District Band has been running since the 1970’s and offers everyone… read more...


Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community Annual Slow Melody and Ensemble Contest 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community Annual Slow Melody and Ensemble Contest. This year’s event is the 11th running of the event and hopefully it will continue to… read more...


Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass In Concert with Roger Davies, 'The Yorkshire Songwriter'

Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass proudly presents an Evening Concert with Roger Davies, 'The Yorkshire Songwriter' on Saturday 31st October 2015 up at Shelley Village Hall. The Band has previously enjoyed a… read more...


Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass In Concert at Whitby Pavilion

Following on from a very successful Concert last Summer, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass are back in Concert at the Whitby Pavilion! The Friends of Whitby Pavilion are delighted that the Band… read more...


Besses Boys enjoy Cornwall Tour

The Besses Boys Band have just returned from a successful tour of Cornwall having performed three concerts during a five day stay in the south of the country.    The… read more...


New Band Starts in Farnborough, Hampshire

Cove Brass will commence rehearsals at the methodist Church in Cove, Farnborough, GU14 0EL on the 1st of September 2015. This new band has a strong membership already committed but… read more...


Moulton welcomes a new MD

Moulton have selected a new MD - Nicholas Garman. He comes to the band with a wealth of musical experience. He has played with many of the country's finest bands including… read more...


Harlow Brass Band Concert in The Park

Harlow Brass Band are performing at the Harlow Town Park Bandstand Sunday 16th August 2-3.30pm Bring a Picnic and enjoy the wonderful sounds of the Brass Band More info at www.harlowbrassband.co.uk… read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Music In The Park

The band are pleased to be back in the beautiful Pageant Gardens for three exciting concerts this summer.  The first two concerts will feature the Sherborne Youth Band, showcasing their… read more...


BURNHAM AND HIGHBRIDGE BAND PRESENTS THEIR 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Join us to celebrate seven decades of banding to help make our anniversary year special read more...


ROYAL PERFORMANCE AT PADSTOW

Forty two musicians from the Cornwall Youth Brass Band were privileged to play for HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at Padstow on their annual visit… read more...


Downton Celebrates Grants for Youth

Downton Band is celebrating following the award of a grant to kick start their training band project Bash & Blow. The traditional brass band, that has recently celebrated 140 years… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 26th July 2015

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEY EVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED… read more...


YOUNG BRASS BAND MUST SOLDIER ON WITHOUT ITS LEADER

Less than two years after being founded, a children’s brass band – the Folkestone-based Shepway Brass Academy - has been rocked by its founder and leader standing down. Christer Aberg… read more...


GYB Future Brass Summer Concert Success

Summer Concert Success Members of GYB Future Brass entertained friends, family and other guests at their informal end of term concert on Friday evening. The first half of the concert… read more...


Cubbington Silver Band release new CD to celebrate 20th anniversary

Cubbington Silver Band is pleased to announce the launch of its’ new CD, Platinum Brass. 2015 marks 20 years since it’s reformation by Don Robb and Rev Ken Lindop in… read more...


GYB Future Brass Informal Summer Concert / Open Rehearsal

Members of GYB Future Brass (Training and Intermediate Bands of Great Yarmouth Brass) are looking forward to their end of term informal summer concert  / open rehearsal. The first half will feature… read more...


Greenall's lead the way in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Greenall's Band enjoyed a highly successful day Kirkby Lonsdale entertainment contest  . We took the trophies for the 'Best March', 'Best Hymn', 'Best Soloist' and 'Best Entertainment' 'Best M.D.'as well… read more...


INDIAN QUEENS BAND STARTS THEIR SEASON BY THE SEASIDE!

Indian Queens Band started their season in style with a trip to Killacourt, in Newquay, on Sunday 14th June. After a worrying weather report the day before, the sun shone through,… read more...


Results from the 4th ICCB and Raw Brewery Solo, Duet and Quartet contest

~~Reports & Results:   The 4th Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band Solo, Duet and Quartet contest was held in the heart of Chesterfield on Saturday 13th June at Parkside Community School.… read more...


The 9th ICCB and Raw Brewery Battle of the Bands contest

~~Reports & Results: Battle of the Bands 2015 The 9th ICCB Battle of the Bands contest, sponsored by Raw Brewery, was held at the new and improved venue of Parkside… read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Music In The Park

Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Music In The Park’ once again.     Sunday 28th June.   A concert of light entertainment for you and your family to enjoy.  Bring a… read more...


We’ve dotted all the T’s and crossed all the I’s and got all the bureaucracy out of the way so we can now announce the line up for this year’s… read more...


Reshuffle at Sale

Following the recent AGM, Soo Rose-Cook has left the role of secretary at Sale Brass. Soo’s tireless commitment to the band has been greatly appreciated, though the band members all… read more...


Lofthouse awarded brass for brass!

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band is celebrating a bumper collection for it's beginner and intermediate bands. Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band has received a £4000 grant from Coalfields Regeneration which will pay… read more...


Middleton Band Present James Shepherd Versatile Brass

We are proud to announce our 2nd feature concert this year at Middleton Arena. This concert will feature the amazing James Shepherd Versatile Brass, Middleton Youth Band and Middleton Band.  Middleton Band are approaching their… read more...


New York, New York!

Lofthouse Brass Band have teamed up with North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired brass band, The New York Brass Band to bring you an evening of entertainment at 7.30pm… read more...


Sherborne Town Band Open Day

Sherborne Town Youth Band - OPEN DAY Are you interested in joining a brass band? Any age, any ability, instruments provided. Come and have a go! Come and find out… read more...


Boys Band Performance gets Royal Approval

The weekend of Saturday 2nd of May saw the birth of the newest member of the Royal Family coinciding with Besses Boys Band performing to huge crowds at St James'… read more...


INDIAN QUEENS BAND ON THE CONTEST SCENE ONCE MORE

The last time the Band contested was at the West Of England Bandsman Festival in 2012, so it is of great news that not only will we be playing in… read more...


Gary Curtin Masterclass & Concert

Gary Curtin is holding a masterclass FOR ALL brass musicians in Lincoln on 23rd May from 11.30am. Three hours tuition for just £7.50 Contact bandmanager@fossdykeband.com or call 01636 626249 Guest… read more...


Garforth Brass 10th anniversary fayre

Garforth Brass are celebrating 10 years of banding this year and would like to invite you to celebrate with them by attending our anniversary Fayre there will be a variety… read more...


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band changes

~~Changes at ICCB   Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band would like to thank three players who, after some time with the band have now made the decision to move on.  … read more...


WHIT FRIDAY PLAYING OPPORTUNITY

UPPERMILL BAND WHIT FRIDAY PLAYING OPPORTUNITY Uppermill Band are offering a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the unique experience of Whit Friday in Saddleworth.  If you have not experienced the tradition… read more...


Solo & Senior Slow Melody and Air Varie Duet & Quartet Contest

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band & Raw Brewery will be holding its 4th Annual Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest on  Saturday 13th June 2015 at Parkside Community School, Boythorpe Mount, Chesterfield… read more...


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band & Raw Brewery’s 4th Annual Beer Festival

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band & Raw Brewery will be running its popular Music & Real Ale weekend from Friday 12th – to Sunday 14th June 2015 at Parkside Community School,… read more...


Ladies of Boobs & Brass in Charity Concert

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band & Raw Brewery are delighted to announce that a charity concert will take place by Boobs & Brass, a group of brass-playing ladies from across the… read more...


Test Pieces for the 2015 National Championships Announced

The Test Pieces for the 2015 National Championships have been announced. They are: CHAMPIONSHIP Spiriti (Thomas Doss) SECTION ONE The Alchymist's Journal (Kenneth Hesketh) SECTION TWO The Snaring of the… read more...


New MD at Blackley Band

The Blackley Band are pleased to announce that John Atkinson has accepted the position of Musical Director. We look forward to working with John and continuing where Dan left off.… read more...


Cafe style concert with the Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

A Café style concert with a Ploughmans supper and licensed bar with our special guests 'The Twice Dailies'.  A great way to spend a Saturday evening. Tickets selling fast - Please call 07771 940495 or 01749… read more...


New player aiming for the high notes at Ireland

~~Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band would like to welcome a new player to the ranks after covering the vacant seat for the Midland 1st section area. The band welcome Kieron Brice… read more...


Dove Holes Public Band Requires front row cornets . we are a non contesting band who pride themselves in putting on an entertaining concert we have spaces for front row cornet… read more...


New Flugel Horn at Besses Boys Band

Besses Boys are delighted to announce the signing of Steph Coward to the position of Flugel Horn within the band. Following performances on the front row cornet bench for both… read more...


March 2015 CSB 4th section Midland Champion Band 2015

  The band have been crowned section champions for the 3rd time.  The band had to perfom Dean Jones’ An English Pastorale to adjudicators Mike Kilroy & John Doyle at… read more...


Middleton Band Present the Houghton Weavers

Middleton Band were formed in 1876 and 2016 is the 140th Anniversary. To build up to this great occasion the band are trying something different in 2015 to promote the… read more...


Tribute Concert

Tribute Concert at the Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea with 'Scrumpy Sax' guesting to make a lovely evening to celebrate the life and music of the late David Fisher, our Musical Director… read more...


Indian Queens Band: Progress In Motion

Something a little special for our band members and followers. Back towards the end of 2014 it looked as if the band was at its darkest hour. It was agreed… read more...


Lofthouse Claim Bronze at Yorkshire Regional Championships 2015

Early on Sunday 8th March, saw 11 bands Heralding the Dawn as they made their way to St George’s Hall in Bradford, ready to compete in the Yorkshire Regional Championships… read more...


Open rehearsal - Downton & Woodfalls Band

There are only two miles between the Wiltshire villages of Woodfalls and Downton but on Thursday both bands will bridge that distance and come together for an open rehearsal. This… read more...


2015 Bugle Contest Entry Forms and Details available

Summer lies ahead and full details and Entry Forms are now available for this year’s West of England Bandsmen’s Festival, which will be held at Bugle in Cornwall on Saturday… read more...


Strong Entry for the WEBBA Championships

West of England Regional Championships Torquay - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March 2015 A strong entry for the 2015 Regionals has been confirmed by Council of West of England… read more...


New Chairman for the Cornwall Youth Brass Band

Following the resignation of long serving Chairman Leonard Adams, the Trustees of the Band are pleased to welcome Brian Minear as the new Chairman of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band.… read more...


scaba Solo and Duet Competition Results

scaba held their annual solo competition at St Paul's College in Burgess Hill on Saturday 14th February, with John Winteflood adjudicating.  With fantastic performances throughout the day the final results… read more...


Wolverton Town donate concert money

Wolverton Town Band held two concerts in 2014, one at the Old Bath House Community Centre in April and the most recent being the Christmas charity concert and sing-along in… read more...


Five Brass Bands, Ten Pieces of Music

Crewe-based The Co-operative Funeralcare Band North West has arranged a Preview Evening in the Studentzone at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire Campus on Saturday 21st February from 7-9.30pm.  Featuring five brass… read more...


A bright future with a new MD

Rupert C. Trippett L.R.A.M., G.B.S.M., A.B.S.M., Dip Adv R. A. M., P.G.C.E.   Newark Town Band is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Rupert Trippett as their Musical Director.… read more...


INDIAN QUEENS BAND

Indian Queens Band are welcoming new members to all three of our Bands. Senior Band is now under the musical direction of Mark Arnold, and are looking for new players… read more...


Luton Band is off and running!

With the kind permission of the Co-op Sports and Social Club in Luton, we had a good turn out for our 'open' rehearsal on Sunday - welcoming some new faces,… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 1st February 2015

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


Whiston Festival of Brass are looking forward to the Hazy, Lazy, Crazy days of summer

With everyone up to their necks in snow this winter. The organisers of Whiston Festival of Brass are looking forward to the Hazy, Lazy, Crazy days of summer. www.whistonfestivalofbrass.co.uk Saturday… read more...


Butlins 2016 Test Pieces Announced

The test pieces for next year's Butlins Mineworkers Championships have been announced as: Championship Section: Breath of Souls (Paul Lovatt-Cooper) First Section: A Celt in Jerusalem (Ian McElligott) Second Section:… read more...


New Year, New Musical Director, New Future!

Indian Queens Band is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Arnold as their new Musical Director. Mark comes with a wealth of banding experience, playing with such bands as… read more...


The Luton Band - Newsflash!!

After a number of successful events at the end of last year for the Luton Band, we are now planning for further growth and consolidation in 2015. We have rehearsals… read more...


Silkstone hook Fisher

Old Silkstone Band are pleased to announce that the very talented Sam Fisher has agreed to lead the band to the Yorkshire Regional contest in March. Sam, a brass tutor… read more...


Silkstone - Noel Fest

Christmas Cheer at Silkstone’s Noel Fest The “Very Merry Christmas Band” (aka Old Silkstone Band) entertained a packed out room at The Fairway, Dodworth in December. Santa’s elves gathered together… read more...


Silkstone in Bavarian Blast!

Old Silkstone “Oom-pah” Band held their 4th Annual Oktoberfest concert at the new venue of The Fairway in Dodworth, Barnsley on Friday 24th October. The evening was great fun, as… read more...


Wolverton Town Band stages Christmas charity concert and sing-along

Wolverton Town Band held a Christmas charity concert and sing-along in Wolverton’s St George’s Church on Saturday, 13 December. The concert included favourites such as: Jingle Bell Rock, Away in… read more...


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Lofthouse Brass Band Annual Awards

On Sunday 21st December 2014, Lofthouse Brass Band, Lofthouse B Band and Lofthouse Acorns (beginners) held their annual band awards. Edward Royston picked up the Lofthouse Acorn’s most improved player… read more...


Two Victories in One Weekend

The A.W.Parker (Drybrook) Band have ended their long 2014 contest season on a historic high by winning both the Wessex Open Brass Band Association Championships and the Gloucestershire Brass Band… read more...


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band End of Year News

~~Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band are closing another successful year and a 3rd consecutive promotion to the 1st Section in 2015 with a few changes within the organisation. The band has… read more...


The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community's 'Christmas Concert'

Its come to that time of the year once again and what better Concert to attend than, The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community's very own 'Christmas Concert' featuring the 3 Bands… read more...


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Great offer from Brass Band Radio Talk Live! Email us with your Concert details, News, Vacancy, etc etc, especially for 2015! We will receord a FREE audio ad for you… read more...


Besses Boys Band Strengthen Ranks

Besses Boys Band are delighted to announce a number of new signings to strengthen their ranks. Joining the cornet section are Tom Hurst and Alice Bell on Repiano and 3rd… read more...


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Harlow Christmas Concert

Come and have some fun with harlow Brass band Christmas Concert with some entertaining music! Thank you read more...


Tea, Cakes and a Plastic Trombone…

It wasn’t a tea and biscuits at Lofthouse Brass Band’s recent Music Café plastic Trombones, tenor horns, cornets and even percussion were all amongst the instruments available to try out… read more...


Dunaskin Doon Band - Hitting all the Right Notes

Have you heard the news? Did you hear correctly? Oh yes you did! Dunaskin have just returned home from taking 2nd place in the 3rd Section of the 2014 National… read more...


Lofthouse’s Brass Factor Debut leaves audience feeling 'Happy’!

The residents of Holmfirth were treated to a night of musical extravaganza at Holmfirth Picturedrome on Saturday 15th November. Six bands took to the stage to battle it out to claim… read more...


On Line Brass Band Contest

Brass Band Radio Talk Live on Line Brass band Contest is up & running! 5 Brass Bands take part List of Bands taking part in no particular order! Ireland Colliery… read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Christmas Sing-a-long Concert

Christmas Sing along Concert - Featuring Sherborne Youth Band   Saturday 13th December 2014, Digby Hall, Sherborne, 7.30pm   Tickets £7, £6 concessions   All your favourite festive carols and… read more...


Cafe Culture Comes to Lofthouse

On Saturday 22nd November between 10am and 12noon, Lofthouse Brass Band will open their doors to the general public as they look to host their 3rd Music Café. Anyone is welcome whether… read more...


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We have a great new offer coming soon! We can arrange professional voice overs for your announcements! Yes! we can provide the following voices! ( Not the real people) Richard… read more...


New Brass Band Radio Android app

Great news from Brass Band Radio Talk Live. Great News for Brass Bands across the world! Our New Free Android app is now available! Our dedicated app to Tune in… read more...


An Evening Concert with Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass

Come and join Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass for an Evening of Entertainment from Brass Band Classics, to Modern Arrangements for Brass Band!! All tickets are Priced at JUST £6.50 EACH and… read more...


New MD at Cubbington

Mark Phillips is our new MD The band are pleased to announce that Mark Phillips has agreed to become our MD. Mark has a wealth of brass band experience as… read more...


Lofthouse pick up prizes at Pogson Bray

There was a great day of brass band playing to enjoy at the Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest at Berties Banqueting Hall in Elland on Sunday 20th October. 14 bands took… read more...


Brass band Radio Talk Live

The latest from Brass band radio talk live. Recent live broadcast available on line 24 hours a day! Live Broadcast tonight 28th January 2015 @ 8.00pm (GMT Full details on… read more...


Musical Evening at Woodend Studios 11th October

Woodend Studios Autumn Exhibition On Saturday 11th October, we'll be joining Chris Cyprus, Gordon Clegg and other acclaimed artists at the Woodend Studios, for a wine and musical evening from… read more...


Audio Recording & Production Course places available...

  Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band has been awarded £2000 grant from the Community Development Fund, a fund which helps fund community projects in some of the most deprived areas of… read more...


"The Legend of King Arthur" performance 4th Oct

Woodfalls Band will be performing a concert at St Laurence Church, Downton on Saturday 4th October starting at 7.30pm. The Wiltshire based band are deep into their preparations to represent… read more...


WW1 Commemoration Concert

The Concert is to be held at Haydon Bridge Methodist Church, Station Raod, Haydon Breidge, Northumberland Tickets are £5.  A donation to "Help the Heroes" will be made from the… read more...


New Brass Band Contest

We are launching a Brand New Brass Band Contest! On-Line Brass Band Contest! FREE entry open to any Brass Band in the world. Maximum entry Total 20 Brass Bands Entries… read more...


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National Finals 2014: First Section Results

Test Piece: 'The King's Lie' (Stan Nieuwenhuis) Adjudicators: Michael Fowles and Philip Harper 1. Filton Concert (Tom Davoren) 2. Oldham (Lees) (John Collins) 3. City of Bradford (Lee Skipsey) 4.… read more...


Thirty One Bands line up for the SWBBA Championships

Thirty-one bands are entered for the SWBBA Championships on November 1st at the Riviera Centre in Torquay. Open Section Chalford (Steve Tubb) Helston Town (Darren Hendy) Hyde (Jonathan Lush-Camps) Lanner… read more...


National Finals 2014: Third Section Results

Test Piece: 'Symphony for Brass' - Victor Vladmirovitch Ewald arr Michael E Hopkinson Adjudicators: Mike Kilroy and John Winterflood 1. Ebbw Valley (Gareth Ritter) 2. Dunaskin Doon (Gary Williams) 3.… read more...


National Finals 2014: Second Section Results

Test Piece: Traversada (Oliver Waespi) Adjudicators: Ian Porthouse and David Thornton 1. Marple (Sarah Groake-Booth) 2. Lockwood Brass (John Roberts) 3. Fulham (John Ward) 4. Parc and Dare (Andrew Jones)… read more...


National Finals 2014: Fourth Section Results

Test Piece: 'Narnia Suite' - Geoffrey Burgon Adjudicators: Tom Davoren and Mark Wilkinson 1. Northop (David Davies) 2. North Skelton (Dennis Noble) 3. Fairfield (Buxton) (Charles Kitchen) 4. Rockingham (Rob… read more...


Regional Championships 2015 - Buy the CD

All five test pieces for the National Brass Band Championships Regional contests 2015. Championship Section 1. The Torchbearer - Peter Graham - Black Dyke Band First Section 2. A London… read more...


Brass band film night and film quiz

Tickets £5 and are avaliable from Dobcross Band Club or contact Wendy 07949519722 read more...


Brass band Radio Talk Live

Brass Band Radio Talk Live, for everyone who likes Brass Bands. We offer : Great Music 24 hours a day 7 days a week! A weekly Live Broadcast every wednesday… read more...


David Childs with Cranbrook Town Band

Please join us for a concert with world renowned euphonium player David Childs on Saturday 4th of October at the Queens Hall Theatre, Cranbrook, Kent  in aid of Demelza, hospice… read more...


Woodfalls welcome new signings to the bandroom

Woodfalls welcome new signings to the bandroom Woodfalls band have announced a flourish of new signings ahead of their 2014 National Finals appearance. Ray Farr has been appointed guest conductor… read more...


Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Appoints a New Musical Director

Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band, one of the oldest in the UK, is delighted to announce that it has appointed a new Musical Director, Gordon Clough. Gordon will take up the… read more...


Old Silkstone Band

Old Silkstone Say Goodbye to Musical Duo Old Silkstone Band in Barnsley has announced the departure of their musical director Simon Kerwin after a three and a half year partnership.… read more...


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Tune in every day ! 24 hours a day 7 days a week!   Brass Band Music all the way!   Brass Band Radio Talk Live   read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Last Night Of The Proms

Sherborne Town Band and Sherborne Youth Band present… ‘Last Night Of The Proms’   A fantastic, prestigious night of music variety and entertainment by the Sherborne Town Band and its… read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Last Night Of The Proms

Sherborne Town Band and Sherborne Youth Band present… ‘Last Night Of The Proms’   A fantastic, prestigious night of music variety and entertainment by the Sherborne Town Band and its… read more...


Lofthouse will remember them...

On Saturday 27th September 2014 Lofthouse Brass Band will be holding their annual Patron’s Concert at St John’s Church in Wakefield. As this year is the centenary of World War… read more...


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Brass Band Radio Talk Live Advertise with us £20.00 per year Your Logo & linked to your web site across our whole web site Email us brassbandradio@gmail.com www.brassbandradiotalklive.com   read more...


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Brass band Radio Talk Live

Brass Band Radio Talk Live Weekly Live broadcast Wednesday evenings 8-9pm (bst) Brass Band music and chat Plus Radio station plays 24/7   Get involved! Tune in!   Email your… read more...


Brass band Radio Talk Live

We are live again tonight wednesday 13th August 8-9 pm (bst) Don't forget to tune in! Also please email us all your news / events / vacancies asap so we… read more...


Wolverton Town Band leads the parade to commemorate 100th anniversary of World War I

Wolverton Town Band led the parade organised by Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council to commemorate the beginning of World War 1 and those who lost their lives in the conflict.… read more...


2015 dates announced for major brass festival

2015 dates have been announced for the country’s largest non-competitive brass band festival. The Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place on 11th and 12th July 2015 on The… read more...


Besses Boys Band returns from a successful tour of Germany

Besses Boys have just returned to the UK following their fantastic tour to the Rhineland Region of Germany under the direction of MD James Holt.   Concerts were held in… read more...


Our recent Live Broadcast

Our recent live Brass Band Radio broadcast is available so you can catch up get involved! Click below Brassbandradiotalklive read more...


Sounds of Brass - 17th August 2014

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


New Trombone at Black Dyke

Black Dyke is delighted to announce Chris Binns as their new Principal Trombone.  Chris will take up his new position immediately after the Nationals at the Royal Albert Hall and… read more...


Gareth Wynne joins Leyland Band

Leyland Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Gareth Wynne as repiano cornet. Gareth currently serves in the Band of the King’s Division, based at nearby Weeton Barracks, prior… read more...


Massed band farewell for David Loukes

It was standing room only at the Treswithian Downs Crematorium at Camborne for the Funeral of David Loukes on Saturday August 2nd. Prior to the Service a Band of over… read more...


Our recent Live Broadcast

Hi On this weeks show we Featured world renowned Bass Trombone player Ben Van Dijk. Previewing his latest CD. Tune in and catch up any time any day! Its well… read more...


Spreadbury takes his leave from St Pinnock

East Cornwall's St Pinnock Band have announced the departure of musical director, Chris Spreadbury, after four and a half years at the helm. Under Chris, the band became SWBBA Second… read more...


September Launch for the North West Youth Brass Band

Leyland Band, Blackpool Music Education Hub and their partners The National Association of Brass Band Conductors and Yamaha are delighted to announce the formation of a new, exciting youth band.… read more...


Can you be the Brasstermind Champion?

On Friday 1st August, Lofthouse Brass Band will be hosting their very own quiz show, Brasstermind. The quiz, hosted by Luke Whitaker and Dan Watson (the former Edinburgh Fringe performer… read more...


Brass band Radio Talk Live

If you missed our live broadcast on the 16th July Visit our web site now and tune in to catch up www.brassbandradiotalklive.com Promote your Brass Band CD. We are looking… read more...


Andrew Duncan Returns To His Musical Career

The Scottish Brass Band Association wishes to announce that Andrew Duncan, its Development Manager for the past three years, is leaving to resume his musical career.  He will relinquish his… read more...


Next Live Broadcast

Our next Live broadcast which includes exclusive music to us is Wednesday 16th July 2014 8-9pm 9(bst) Brass Band Radio Talk Live The Only Live Talk Radio show for Brass… read more...


Lanner Academy home grown crop excels in the Bugle sunshine

There were some fantastic winning performances at this year’s West of England Bandsman’s’ Festival - Bugle but the Lanner Brass Academy should also be classed as ‘winners’.  Formed just four… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 13th July 2014

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


Report & Results: 2014 Whiston Festival of Brass

Having spent the morning perusing ont’ internet I finally came across the best weather forecast, well best out of 5. With the sun now guaranteed all we needed now were… read more...


More New Appointments at Leyland

Leyland Band are pleased to announce the appointments of Tom Challinor (principal trombone) and Steve Taylor (third cornet). Tom started playing at Northop Silver Band where he progressed from the… read more...


All New Female front row at ICCB

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band would like to welcome two new players to the band ready for their 4th consecutive trip to the national finals in September.  Both players join the… read more...


Win Travels by Tredegar Town Band

Win a Brand new CD "Travels by Tredegar Town Band" Yes! We have 10 CD's provided to us by Jacob Vilhelm Larson (who composed & arranged all the music on… read more...


Updates From Brass band Radio talk Live

Brass Band Radio Talk Live The Only Live Talk Radio show for Brass Bands in the world! A weekly Live Radio show for everyone to get involved! Live, Wednesday Evenings… read more...


Brass in the PArk

A free concert sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bakewell will take place in Bakewell Park featuring Bakewell, Tideswell and Cressbrook bands. Each band will play a solo spot and… read more...


Brass band Radio Talk Live

We are live again tomorrow! Wednesday 2nd July 8-9 pm (Bst) email in all your news asap www.brassbandradiotalklive.com We are very keen to find sponsors, so that we can help… read more...


Live Show tonight 25th June 8-9pm

Brass Band radio Talk Live is live again tonight wednesday 25th June 8-9pm Get all your news / Events to us asap so we can announce it live FREE Or… read more...


Camborne claim the Royal Trophy at Bugle Contest

There was a glorious day of sunshine for the 90th West of England Bandsmen's Festival at which Camborne we crowned champions taking the Royal Trophy. It was the 37th time that… read more...


Stolen

PLEASE Keep your eyes peeled for a lot of percussion items and two stick bags (one is a distinctive Pearl backpack) They belong to one of our members Helga Perry also… read more...


Live Coverage: West of England Bandmens Festival #bugle2014

Keep up to date with all the action from the 90th West of England Bandsmen's Festival with this Twitter feed. If you wish to join in the conversation just use… read more...


Updates From Brass band Radio talk Live

Our next Live Broadcast is Wednesday 25th June We also offer FREE advertising for everyone! Also List your Bands web site with us for FREE! Now you can even tune… read more...


Tonights Live Broadcast

Tonight Wednesday 18th June 8-9 pm (BST) We are live again for our weekly Brass Band Broadcast. We need you to join in! Email any news you wish to be… read more...


Whit Friday through the eyes of Deepcar Band

Multi-media producer Russell Cavanagh took the opportunity to make a short feature on the Deepcar Band as they made their way around the Saddleworth circuit this year to give a… read more...


Whit Friday Marches - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the latest news from the Whit Friday Marches with this Twitter feed and join the conversation using the hashtag #whitfriday There will also be… read more...


Listen any day any time!

Now you can tune in any day at any time and listen to our whole last broadcast! get involved with us! www.brassbandradiotalklive.com     read more...


New Euphonium at Black Dyke

Following the departure of Ian Yates and Matt Wade on euphonium and Bb Tuba respectively from Black Dyke they have announced a new signing. Joining them on euphonium is the… read more...


Latest news from Brass Band Radio Talk Live

Please tune in to Brass Band Radio Talk Live Live every wednesday evening 2000 - 2100 hrs BST If you missed our last Live Broadcast? tune in any day of… read more...


Music In The Park

Sherborne Town Band Music In The Park - A series of concerts performed by the Sherborne Town Band.  A great, fun summer concert full of music and cheer!  Bring a… read more...


Music In The Park

Sherborne Town Band Music In The Park - A series of concerts performed by the Sherborne Town Band.  A great, fun summer concert full of music and cheer!  Bring a… read more...


Music In The Park

Sherborne Town Band Music In The Park - A series of concerts performed by the Sherborne Town Band.  A great, fun summer concert full of music and cheer!  Bring a… read more...


Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Announce Details of it's 27th Annual Competition

KIRKBY LONSDALE BRASS BAND CONTEST SUNDAY 15th JUNE 2014 The  27th Annual Kirkby Lonsdale Band Contest will take place in the Market Square on  Sunday 15th June beginning at 11.00am… read more...


Lofthouse Scoop 3rd Place

'A fine performance’ is how adjudicator Richard Evans described Lofthouse Brass Band’s efforts at the Ripon Entertainment Contest on Saturday 31st May.  The band opened their set with Alan Fernie’s… read more...


Test Pieces Announced for the SWBBA Championships

The SWBBA have announced the test pieces for the SWBBA Championships at the Riviera Centre, Torquay on Saturday 1st November. Open Section (Championship & First) - "Own Choice" test-piece Second… read more...


30 Bands on the March at Bugle 2014

Thirty bands will be on the March at the 90th Annual West of England Bandsman’s Festival at Bugle in Cornwall on Saturday 21st June. They will set off at 9-30am… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 1st June 2014

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


New Appointments at Leyland

Leyland Band are pleased to announce the appointments of Ashley Jeffers (solo baritone) and Darren Wood (second cornet). Ashley joins Leyland after nearly 13 years at Pemberton Old Wigan where… read more...


Carnforth Community invited to watch a real life Brass Band Rehearsal

Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band, one of the oldest in the country, are planning a special practice session at Carnforth Civic Hall on 23rd June starting at 7.30pm and ending at… read more...


Towcester Studio Band Charity Coffee Morning - 31st May

Towcester Studio Band are holding a charity coffee morning on Saturday 31st May in their band room off of Branson's Lane in Towcester.  Money raised will go towards band funds,with… read more...


scaba announces the formation of the new Southern Counties Youth Band

scaba is proud to announce the formation of the new Southern Counties Youth Band. Enrolling now for the 2014/2015 school year - all players of brass band instruments and percussion… read more...


List Your Bands web site with us!

We have another new feature for Brass Bands! 1. Email us with your Brass band web site address 2. Provide a one sentence description of your Band including location 3.… read more...


The Only Live Talk Radio show for Brass Bands in the world!

Brass Band Radio Talk Live The Only Live Talk Radio show for Brass Bands in the world! A weekly Live Radio show for everyone to get involved! Wednesday Evenings 20.00… read more...


Latest news from Brass Band Radio Talk Live

New update!!! We now play a recording of our live broadcast every day of the week at 8am & again at 8pm (GMT), So you can tune in and catch… read more...


Paul Archibald's Brass Band Boot Camp

Paul Archibald's Brass Band Boot Camp offers a great opportunity to get you back to basics, iron out those bad habits, develop a regime of practice that improves your playing… read more...


The Luton Band - 2014 Reunion Concert

For one night only...this concert is not to be missed! Former members of The Luton Band have pulled out all the stops to bring the Band's name back to the… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 25th May 2014

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


SCABA Entertainment Contest Results

A total of 13 bands took part in scaba's annual Entertainment contest today, with top honours being taken by Senior Trophy champions Friary Guildford in the A section and Amersham… read more...


Wedding at Malvern Hills District Brass Band

On Saturday 17th May the Band helped to celebrate the marriage of two of our members:  Carly Taylor and Christopher Wilsdon.   Chris is our Principal Cornet player and Carly our… read more...


Harlow Success

Scaba Entertainment Contest 2014   Harlow Band attended the Scaba Entertainment contest on Sunday the 18th May 2014, the bands second contest appearance after over a 10 year break from… read more...


Record Entry for the West of England Bandmen's Festival

The 90th annual West of England Bandmen's Festival is set to be one of the most keenly fought in recent years as a record entry of 31 bands (33 entries) have… read more...


All Stations Go in the SouthWest

A busy 6 months starts this coming weekend with the Weston-Super-Mare Annual Own Choice Contest at the town’s Winter Gardens on Sunday 18 May commencing at 10.30am.  The adjudicators will… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 18th May 2014

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


Bagpiper and Pink Panther make a special appearance at Wolverton Town Band concert hosted by Mayor

Wolverton Town Band's first public performance of the year was a great success on Saturday 10 May. The concert, which took place in the lovely and historic venue of St… read more...


Torbay Brass Band entertain the Prime Minister

It has been a very busy month for Torbay Brass Band, not only have they played in front of the Prime Minister, Lord Lieutenant of the County, but you can… read more...


Closing date for the 3rd Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band Solo, Duet and Quartet contest is looming

The 3rd Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band Solo, Duet and Quartet contest is being held on Saturday 14th June in the Speedwell Rooms, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Adjudicator for the day is… read more...


Betteshanger at Deal Memorial Bandstand 4th May

Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band will be opening the season of band concerts by performing at the Deal Memorial Bandstand this Sunday. We will be featuring our "Jewel in the crown"… read more...


Cubbington Silver support RNLI

Cubbington Silver Band is performing as a guest artist with Rock Choir to raise money for the RNLI. The concert at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa is to support… read more...


Tilbury take Top Honours at scaba Spring Contest

There was a great day of music making to enjoy at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley on Sunday 27th April, with 13 bands playing to an appreciative audience and adjudicator… read more...


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Want to help to promote our Radio station. If you have a brass band web site, we can email you the html code of our Flash Radio station web player… read more...


Local brass band to cheer Bank Holiday shoppers at John Lewis

Wolverton Town Band continues its busy start to 2014 with two performances in John Lewis over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The band will play for shoppers in the city’s… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 27th April 2014

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


Wolverton Town Band to perform in preparation for WWI centenary twinning trip to Belgium

~~In preparation for its part in Wolverton’s First World War centenary twinning trip to Belgium in June, Wolverton Town Band will be playing the music it’s chosen to perform in… read more...


Last Live show

If you missed our last Live broadcast, Tune in 24/7 to catch up. Two live interviews on the night. Phil Archibald from English Brass Academy & Rick Peperkamp from Probonemusic.… read more...


Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band

Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band present their first concert of the summer season at Deal Bandstand on Sunday 4th May. We have a fun packed afternoon of entertainment in store for… read more...


Greenalls welcome New Solo Baritone

Greenalls Brass band is pleased to welcome Leanne Ball back to the band to take up the vacant solo baritone seat , Leanne brings a wealth of experience to this… read more...


Live Brass Band Radio Talk show

Our next Live Brass Band Radio Talk show is tonight wed 23rd April 8-9pm Tune in and catch up on whats going on. Send all your news & vacancies and… read more...


Black Dyke Trombones play with Woodfalls

The award winning Woodfalls Brass Band are delighted to announce a joint concert with the Black Dyke Trombone Quartet in memory of popular local trombonist Dave Shelley at St Laurence… read more...


Wolverton Town Band performs in preparation for WWI centenary twinning trip to Belgium

In preparation for its part in Wolverton’s First World War centenary twinning trip to Belgium in June, Wolverton Town Band will be playing the music it’s chosen to perform in… read more...


David Thornton Brass Workshop, Crewkerne - Sunday 25th May

World Renowned Euphonium Soloist, David Thornton, Comes to Crewkerne On Sunday 25th May, Phoenix Brass Band welcome world renowned Euphonium soloist, David Thornton, to Crewkerne to run a brass band… read more...


NEW MD AT GOLCAR BAND

Charles Hindmarsh has been appointed as the New Musical Director for Golcar Band and we are delighted.   Charles is originally from Harrogate and began his musical career playing the violin… read more...


New MD at Cubbington

The band are pleased to announce Mark Allison as our new MD. Mark has a wealth of experience in music having played with the William Davis, Desford and Black Dyke… read more...


National Finals 2014: Test Pieces Announced

The test pieces for the National Championships of Great Britain 2014 have been announced: Championship Section The Legend of King Arthur for Brass Band (Peter Meechan) Published by Peter Meechan… read more...


2014 European Youth Brass Band Set To Savour Scotland

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) and The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) are delighted to announce that an impressive band of young brass and percussionists have now been confirmed… read more...


European Youth Brass Band Contest Celebrates a Great Response

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) and The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) are delighted to announce a positive response from across Europe with 8 youth bands coming to Perth,… read more...


ONE YEAR ON: PLUSNET’S DONATION SENDS LOCAL CHILDREN TO MUSIC EXAMS

Plusnet donates additional funds for the second time, to help music education programme of Brassed Off band Phone and broadband provider, Plusnet, has stepped for the second year running in to… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 13th April 2014

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


Norfolk & Suffolk Brass Bands Celebrate Superb Turnout at Regional Qualifiers

Brass Bands from Norfolk & Suffolk recently proved that banding is very much alive and kicking in East Anglia, with 8 bands from this area travelling to Stevenage last weekend… read more...


Spring Festival Polls

New Poll on line now Grand Shield, Senior Cup & Senior Trophy Line ups Vote now and including on the day for your favourite to win. All on our web… read more...


Belle Vue Brass Band Established 2005 Saint Georges Day Extravaganza

Come and enjoy an evening of brass band music to celebrate Saint Georges Day with Belle Vue Brass Band & Friends. Under the Direction of our Musical Team prepare to… read more...


All that Brass

All That Btass a Spring concert by Ireland Colliery Chesterfied Band in  St Thomas Church Chesterfield  read more...


St Austell to Perform the Music of Daniel Hall!

On Wednesday 30th April 8pm at Kenwyn Theatre, Truro College - St Austell Town Band perform the Music of Daniel Hall! Daniel Hall began cornet lessons with Anna Minear at… read more...


New York Joins Lofthouse!

Lofthouse Brass Band have teamed up with North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired brass band, The New York Brass Band to bring you an evening of entertainment at 7.30pm… read more...


Cornets now at full strength

The band welcomes experienced players James Ball , Christine Houlton and Gareth Jones to cornet section. read more...


Change of MD at Besses

Besses o’ th’ Barn announce that they have mutually parted company with Musical Director Alan Wycherley. The band would like to place on record their gratitude for Alan’s work during… read more...


Sounds of Brass - 30th March 2014

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEYEVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 5 PAST 7 and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 12am to 1am. PRODUCED AND… read more...


Closing Date for Weston Super Mare Contest 2014 Getting Close

The closing date for entries to the Weston Super Mare Contest is 9th April. The popular “Own Choice “event will take place at the Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare on… read more...


Marsden Silver Prize Bands 125th Gala Concert

Marsden Band Reunion concert   Have you ever played for Marsden Silver Prize Band ?   As part of the bands 125th Anniversary celebrations a Gala Concert will be held… read more...


Wolverton Town Band appoints its first woman Musical Director in its 100-plus-year history

Wolverton Town Band has appointed a new Musical Director. Jane Lloyd makes history by being the first woman to take up the post in the band’s long history stretching back… read more...


St Georges Day Concert

Tintwistle Band will be giving a St Georges Day concert at the Bull's Head, Old Road, Tintwistle from 8pm Thursday 24th April. Nice welcoming and friendly pub. read more...


Brass band Radio Talk Live

Brass band Radio Talk live! Catch up on our last broadcast playing 24 hours a day Or Tune in at 7.00pm Sat / Sun / Mon / Tues and catch… read more...


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band are celebrating for the 4th consecutive year by reaching the national finals of Great Britain

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band are celebrating for the 4th consecutive year by reaching the national finals of Great Britain. For the past 4 years the band has represented the Midlands… read more...


Lincoln/Sleaford - Silver Sounds Youth Band Open Rehearsal

THIS SUNDAY!! Brass players aged 11 - 18 in the Lincoln to Sleaford area - Silver Sounds Youth Band is recruiting! Come along to pplay with us during our open… read more...


Young brass composers urged to up tempo and race to enter prestigious award competition

Time is fast running out for budding young brass band composers to submit their entries to a prestigious competition that will see the winning piece featured at a top brass… read more...


Split Notes for Lofthouse

Lofthouse Brass Band have just released their next edition of their quartley newsletter - Split Notes. The publication features articles on the flash mob that they did in November and… read more...


2014 European Brass Band Championship Test Pieces Announced

~~The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) and Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) have unveiled the test pieces for this year’s European Championships, being held in Perth, Scotland on 2nd and… read more...


West of England Regional Championships Runners

We are pleased to announce a most satisfactory entry of 76 bands to the West of England Regional Championships at the Riviera International Conference Centre Torquay on Saturday 8th &… read more...


WOODFALLS BAND OPEN REHEARSAL

West of England challengers Woodfalls will be holding an open rehearsal ahead of their appearance at Torquay in just over a week.   The Salisbury based band, who came sixth… read more...


Spring is in the Air for Alcester Victoria Silver Band

  Next concert for the band will be on Saturday 22nd March, to welcome the spring with a mixture of popular pieces…Beatles, Bond, Lloyd Webber, Karl Jenkins – music from the… read more...


Alcester Victoria Silver Band Welcomes New Year with New Musical Director

Its all change at AVSB this New Year. With the retirement, after many successful years, of Gordon Hartley-Bennet, the Alcester Victoria Silver Band is delighted to have secured the services… read more...


Radio Reporters wanted

Brass Band Reporters required ( Volunteers Un Paid) Worldwide!!!! If you would like to report on a Contest / Concert / Interview someone, with results or comments of the event… read more...


The final line up

Bakewell Band is delighted to welcome Jeremy White to the percussion section in readiness for the Midlands Areas. 'Jeremey is a tremendously talented musician who has made a positive impact… read more...


Holland Jazz Band come to Yeovil!

Jazz Concert - Freetime Old Dixie Jassband Traditional jazz from the Netherlands-based band, 'Freetime Old Dixie Jassband'. This one-off fantastic event will take place at The Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil… read more...


Newquay Band Open Day

~~Newquay Band will be holding an Open Day at the Griffin on Saturday 15th March from 10am till 2pm to launch its new Training Band.   MD Chris Wooding is… read more...


Lofthouse Launch New Responsive Website

Lofthouse Brass Band are please to announce the launch of their new website. The site, designed by Musical Director (and full time web designer) Andrew Whitaker now boasts an e-commerce… read more...


Successful Junior Workshop in Cornwall

The Cornwall Brass Band Association recently ran a very successful workshop for junior players.  The venue was the much acclaimed Lanner Bandroom, which proved ideal with its large rehearsal room… read more...


The 4th Annual SBBA Conductors' Weekend Workshop

The Scottish Brass Band Association is delighted to announce details of the 2014 SBBA Conductors’ Weekend Workshops.  Following the success of the previous 3 years, there will three different two-day… read more...


David Thornton - Brass Band Workshop, Sunday 25th May 2014

World renowned euphonium soloist, David Thornton, is coming to Crewkerne on Sunday 25th May to run a brass band workshop in conjunction with our brass band. The event has been kindly… read more...


Tintwistle at Boarshurst Bandclub

Tintwistle Band present an enjoyable program of music at Boarshurst Bandclub on Sunday 30th March from 8pm. read more...


Free advertising for your events / player vacancies!

Brass Band Radio Talk Live We are now offering a brand new FREE service! Email us an MP3 voice recording of your events or Vacancies and we will air it… read more...


Lucien Rey joins Leyland as Principal Cornet

~~Leyland Band has confirmed the appointment of Lucien Rey as the band’s new principal cornet. Hailing from Switzerland, Lucien lives in Manchester where he studies Finance at the Manchester Business… read more...


Eikanger-Bjørsvik to Herald New European Youth Spectacular

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) and the European Brass Band Association (EBBA) have announced that a performance by the Norwegian champion band, Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, will precede the new European… read more...


European 2014 Line Up Revealed

The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has revealed the Championship Section line-up for this year’s European Brass Band Championships, taking place at Perth Concert Hall on Friday 2 and Saturday… read more...


Bon-Accord Silver Band - Classical Brass

Featuring the music of Holst, Shostakovich, Elgar, and many others, the Bon-Accord Silver Band presents a concert of "Classical Brass".  Conducted by Chris Gray. read more...


New Signings At St Austell

St Austell Town Band have made four new signings ahead of the Area Contest at Torquay. The percussion section has been boosted with the addition of Steve Hicks and Lauren… read more...


Webb departure from Cubbington

Cubbington Silver Band is saddened to announce the immediate departure of Alexander Webb as Musical Director of the band. After three and a half years leading the band with several… read more...


Entries open for the 2014 West of England Bandsman's Festival

Entry Forms and full details of this year’s West of England Bandsman’s Festival on Saturday 21st June are now available on the Festival Website at www.webf.co.uk This year the Forms… read more...


Arnold joins St Dennis Band percussion team ahead of West of England Regionals

Following an excellent start to the 2014 contesting season, St Dennis Band are thrilled to announce yet another signing ahead of next months West Of England Regional Championships. Mark Arnold… read more...


St Austell Youth Start 2014 with a Bang!

2014 has started with a BANG for St Austell Youth Band as they welcome 3 new percussionists. Musical Director & well-known percussionist, Mark Arnold, is delighted that Lauren, Tom &… read more...


Brass band Radio Talk Live

Did you miss our weekly Live Broadcast on the 5th February? You can listen again! as the whole Broadcast is recorded and playing 24/7, until our next Live Broadcast. Which… read more...


Brass Adventure Fun Day To Recruit Members For New Great Yarmouth Brass Training Band

The members of Great Yarmouth Brass, which celebrated 40 years of music-making last year, are ensuring that there is a future supply of brass players for its thriving Youth Band … read more...


New Date and ‘Open’ Connection for Wychavon Festival of Brass

The popular Wychavon Festival of Brass has a new date in the calendar and is delighted to announce a new exciting partnership agreement with the British Open Championship. Following an… read more...


Holdgate at the Helm

The experienced Kevin Holdgate, trombonist with the James Shepherd Versatile Brass has agreed to step in at short notice to direct Lofthouse 2000 Brass at the Yorkshire Regional Championships in… read more...


Midlands ‘Best of Brass’ comes to the Norbury Theatre, Droitwich

The Wychavon Festival of Brass is proud to present for the very first time, the reigning Midlands Regional Champions and National Finalists 2012 & 2013 – the Jaguar Land Rover… read more...


Cornish Youth makes music at the Hall for Cornwall

The Cornwall Youth Brass Band is joined by the Cornwall Boys Choir and  Cambiata Cornwall Choir, a total of some 200 young Cornish Musicians, in this Concert which is a tribute… read more...


Obrasso-Verlag take action with the latest Errata for Three Spanish Errors

Obrasso-Verlag have released an updated errata for the fourth section Regional Test Piece, Three Spanish Impressions by Alan Fernie. This errata supersedes all others. Whether this will be the final… read more...


New Website

Grange Moor Brass Band have recently re-launched their website. Now fully integrated with our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we aim to keep it fresh and up to date. On the… read more...


Four new signings complete the bands line up for Llandudno!

We are pleased to confirm the band have made the following new signings - Jeff Jones on solo cornet, Alisa Rogers on 2nd Cornet, Anthony Bartley on Bb bass and… read more...


Last Call Today for 6th European Soloist Competition Entries

The European Brass Band Association and Scottish Brass Band Association wish to offer a final reminder that entries for the 6th European Solo Competition can still be made up to… read more...


Wolverton Town Band appoints its first woman Musical Director in its 100-plus-year history

Wolverton Town Band has appointed a new Musical Director. Jane Lloyd makes history by being the first woman to take up the post in the band’s long history stretching back… read more...


Change of Adjudicator for West of England Regionals

Because attention has been drawn to a perceived possible conflict of interest, Dr Chris Davis feels that his integrity has been brought into question and as he would not wish… read more...


Great Generosity for Butlin’s Brass for Mbale Fund

The Butlin’s fund Brass for Mbale proved to be a great success at this year’s The Butlins Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival 2014 which took place in the Butlin’s… read more...


A Joy-ful welcome to new and returning players at Bakewell Silver Band

Ahead of the forthcoming areas, Bakewell Silver Band has welcomed three players into the band room. New to the band is Joy Newbould who takes up her position on the… read more...


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band Strengthen their ranks

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band would like to announce a host of new and old signings to the team ready for the Midlands area and beyond. After a few months looking… read more...


Final Call for Besson Open Solo & Ensemble Competition Entries

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) is pleased to confirm that this year’s Besson Solo and Ensemble Competition looks set to be another successful annual event, taking place on Saturday… read more...


Tickets for UniBrass 2014 Released

The UniBrass 2014 committee are very excited to announce that tickets for this years contest are on sale NOW! Buy yours now at: http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2014/unibrass-national-championships/ This year Britain's only university brass… read more...


Brass for Mbale and Butlins Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival

As the The Butlins Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival 2014 (incorporating The Butlins Youth Band Festival) quickly approaches (17- 20 January 2014), arrangements to support the Butlins fund Brass… read more...


Mervyn Andrew - A life in music

On February 28th at 7:30pm the Royal Engineers Association Band will be performing a special concert to celebrate the life and music of Mervyn Andrew. read more...


New signings boost St. Dennis ahead of their contesting season

St Dennis Band are delighted to announce some new signings ahead of a busy contesting year. Firstly the Band see the return of Jacob Pritchard on Eb Bass. Jacob graduated from the… read more...


SWBBA Awarded National Lottery Grants for Arts

The Executive Committee of the South West Brass Band Association is delighted and proud that ARTS COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND through the Grants for Arts (National Lottery) has recognised, by awarding a substantial… read more...


Mr Betteshanger

Ivor Thomas 1924 – 2014 The Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band are extremely sad to announce the passing of their President and EEb Bass player, Ivor Thomas. The band would like… read more...


Huw Thomas appointed Leyland Band MD

Leyland Band has begun the new calendar year with the appointment of Huw Thomas as their new musical director. On the announcement of his new role Huw said : “I… read more...


Regional Championships: Three Spanish Impressions Errata - Even more errors

An updated errata for Three Spanish Impressions has been released with even more errors corrected. So sharpen those penils again... Three Spanish Impressions (A. Fernie) published by Obrasso-Verlag   The following… read more...


Jonathan Evans to take Diggle to the NW Area

Jonathan Evans has recently graduated from the University of Manchester where he read music. He will be studying for a masters in conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music… read more...


Cornwall Youth Brass Band Celebrate Christmas with Richard Evans

Seventy six young musicians of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band spent 4 days of their Christmas holidays rehearsing under the Baton of Guest Conductor Richard Evans at their Residential Course… read more...


Corps of Army Music Workshop Chatham 19-21 February 2014

Corps of Army Music workshop, Chatham, Kent, 19-21 February 2014 Are you over the age of 16? Play an instrument or sing? Are you interested in playing with professional musicians?… read more...


Corps of Army Music Workshop Colchester Feb 11

Music Workshop Colchester The Corps of Army Music is hosting a Music Workshop in Colchester, Essex with the Band of The Parachute Regiment on 11 February 2014. This will be… read more...


Corps of Army Music Concerts in the Park 2014

We are already preparing for the Concerts in the Park 2014 at Kneller Hall. the dates are: Saturday 5 July - Rock and Pop concert Sunday 13 July - Featuring… read more...


SWBBA Mid Winter Workshop

The ever popular Mid-Winter Brass Workshop, an Education and Training Programme event promoted by the South West Brass Band Association, will take place over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16thFebruary… read more...


New look for Brass Bands England

Brass Bands England (BBE) starts the New Year by launching a new image. The new logo and name style is to become a familiar sight at brass band events. It… read more...


Date set for 3rd Annual Beaumont Park March and Hymn Tune Contest

After a successful contest in 2013 the Friends of Beaumont Park Committee are pleased to announce the date for this years contest. The contest will take place in the Bandstand… read more...


Peter Haigh wins the 2013 Alder Valley Brass Player of the Year award

Peter Haigh has been awarded the 2013 Alder Valley Brass Player of the Year Award which was presented by Roger Burke.    Peter has been playing the cornet for over… read more...


Brass Bands England statement regarding the selection of English Band Representative for European Youth Championships

Following numerous enquiries Brass Bands England is to clarify their choice of representative for the European Youth Championships to held in Perth in 2014. Brass Bands England is the appointed… read more...


Oxford Cherwell Brass to enter Regionals

One of the UK's newest brass bands has announced its intention to compete at the Area Championships. Oxford Cherwell Brass, which was only formed in the summer of 2013, is… read more...


Lofthouse 2013 Annual Awards

On Saturday 21st December 2013 Lofthouse Brass Band and Lofthouse B Band held their annual band awards. The B Band most improved player award was split between two players, Emily… read more...


Black Dyke Annual Awards Ceremony

At the final concert of the year in Huddersfield Town Hall on Sunday 22nd December, the Black Dyke Band presented their Annual Awards to two trombone players. The Bandsman of… read more...


Lofthouse Surf the Festive Airwaves

In October 2013 Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band were approached by BBC Radio Leeds and asked to feature in this year’s BBC carol service. The service took place at St Giles… read more...


Deepcar's Got Talent

Deepcar Band were delighted to hear the news over the weekend that their Solo Horn Player Paul Kirk has been accepted into the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain… read more...


Rhyl Silver Band christmas concert

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Richard Evans to rehearse the Cornwall Youth Brass Band

The 76 young musicians of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band will be spending 4 days of their Christmas holidays rehearsing under the Baton of Guest Conductor Richard Evans at their… read more...


Northamptonshire Youth Band to represent England at the European Youth Brass Band Championships

Brass Bands England is pleased to announce that Northamptonshire Youth Band and their Musical Director Brad Turnbull will represent England at the European Youth Brass Band Championships in 2014. They… read more...


Wolverton Town Bands gets Christmas off to a festive start

Wolverton Town Band began its festive activities with two performances at John Lewis over the weekend of 23 and 24 November. The band played Christmas carols to shoppers in the… read more...


Great turn out for Long Eaton Solo duet and quartet contest

Recently the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band held their annual solo duet and quartet competition and the adjudicator for the day was the well respected Graham Jacklin. A great day… read more...


BTM Band Society Christmas Concert

The BTM Brass Band Society invites you to its Annual Christmas Concert, featuring both the BTM Band and BTM Band: Next Generation. Tickets can be obtained at Visit Caerphilly, the… read more...


Russell Gray Appointed as New Musical Director for NYBBS

The Scottish Brass Band Association is pleased to announce that Russell Gray has been appointed as the new Musical Director of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland. Russell has… read more...


Harlow Brass Christmas Concert

Harlow Brass band invite you to our Christmas Concert pn Saturday December 8th at St. Johns's ARC, Harlow. Come along and enjoy, 7:30pm start with tickets £5 on the door. read more...


British Open Youth at the Guild

Lancashire Contests have annouced that British Open Youth at the Guild Festival will take place together with Brass at the Guild 2014 in the Guild Hall Charter Theatre on Sunday 2nd… read more...


Black Dyke Band record Tony Benn film soundtrack

On Monday 25th November at Morley Town Hall, Black Dyke Band recorded a film soundtrack for a new 90 minute film about the life and work of the politician, Tony… read more...


46th Weston Super Mare Contest Details Announced

The South West Brass Band Association have announced the details for the popular and friendly annual own choice contest held at the Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare on Sunday 18th May… read more...


Pendeen set for a Christmas Spectacular

Pendeen Silver Band will be performing a Christmas Spectacular at Pendeen Church on Sunday the 15th of December. The concert will also feature Pendeen Junior Band along with special guests… read more...


The final Christmas concert In the Cavern in 2013

Join Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band once again when they bring the annual Christmas concerts to a close at the Peak Cavern in Castleton. This is a very popular event and… read more...


Music and Real Ale Weekend - Chesterfield 2014

The annual Music and Real Ale weekend held by Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band and supported by Conceptunet, Raw Brewery and Staveley Town Council is back in 2014. Friday 13th June -… read more...


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band prepare for a Festive Brass Concert

Only two weeks to go till the annual Christmas concert from Chesterfield’s finest Brass Band, Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band. Supported by Conceptunet, Raw Brewery, Yorkshire Rose Coaches, Robinsons Packaging and… read more...


Tintwistle celebrate with a Christmas Concert in a Cavern

Tintwistle Band will be appearing in Peak Cavern, Castleton on Sunday 15th December 2013 at 6pm. The annual Christmas concert will entertain with a mix of popular tunes and carols.… read more...


Rhyl Silver Band - Christmas Concert

Rhyl Silver Band will be holding their Christmas Concert on December 14th, 7pm in Rhyl Town Hall. Tickets £5. read more...


Sherborne Town Band - Christmas Singalong!

Sherborne Town Band Christmas Sing along Concert - Featuring Sherborne Youth Band Saturday 14th December 2013, Digby Hall, Sherborne, 7.30pm Tickets £7, £6 concessions All your favourite festive carols and… read more...


Pendeen Band Record for Edges and Extremes

Members from Pendeen Silver Band have recently been recording a series of Cornish Hymns as part of the collaborative Art Project, Edges & Extremes. The project, which  was inspired by… read more...


Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships Off to a Flying Start at Perth

The first day of the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships, presented by The Scottish Brass Band Association on Sunday 17th November was heralded a great success with 19 youth groups… read more...


SBBA declares its complete confidence in its President

The Executive Committee of the Scottish Brass Band Association has met to discuss recent events concerning the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland. It came to the following decision. Resolution… read more...


It started with a street sweeper and a busker…

On Saturday 16th November 2013 the Christmas Shoppers in Briggate, Leeds were treated to a Brass Band Flash Mob to launch BBC Radio Leeds’ Week of Brass. Lofthouse Brass Band… read more...


Contest Results: Brass in Concert 2013

The Welsh continued to dominate as Cory and Tredegar take the top two spots at The Sage for Brass in Concert. Adjudicators: Quality of Performance: Paul Cosh & Stephen Bulla… read more...


New Music Biennial Dates Set

The dates for the first set of New Music Biennial premieres have been announced by PRS for Music Foundation.  Beginning in January 2014, the twenty commissions will be performed at concert… read more...


The King of Brass in Concert to lead Leyland

Leyland Band are delighted to announce that they are, once again, to be lead by the ‘King of Brass in Concert’, Richard Evans as he goes in search of his… read more...


Richard Evans Decides To Resign from NYBBS

It is with regret that The Scottish Brass Band Association announces that Richard Evans has decided to resign as Musical Director of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland. George… read more...


New Press Officer for Brass Bands England

Brass Bands England are delighted to announce that John Stirzaker has accepted the appointment as its first Press Officer. John brings a wealth of experience to this role having started… read more...


Spring Festival 2014: Test Pieces Announced [video]

The test pieces have been anounced for the 2014 Spring Festival in Blackpool. Grand Shield Band competing for the Grand Shield and a place in the British Open will be… read more...


New Musical Director for Summerbridge and Dacre

The Summerbridge and Dacre Prize Silver Band is one of two remaining bands in Nidderdale in North Yorkshire. They have just recently appoointed a Musical Director, Mr Charles Hindmarsh who… read more...


St Austell Youth Band have Best Basses in Cornwall

At the recent Cornwall Brass Band Association annual competition held in Falmouth, St Austell Youth Bands Basses won the prize for best Basses against more senior bands. The band gave… read more...


Heyl Town Band are SWBBA Third Section Champions

Heyl Town Band were crowned South West 3rd Section Champions at the South West Brass Band Association Championships on Saturday 2nd November at Torquay. The band can add this latest… read more...


Adjudicators announced for the North West Regional Championships

The North West Regional Committee have announced who the adjudicators will be for the 2014 Championships on Sunday 9th March at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Championship Section - Jim Davies and… read more...


Yorkshire Regional Championships Release Schedule

The Yorkshire Regional committee has announced the schedule and adjudicators for the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships that will take place in St. George’s Hall, Bridge Street, Bradford on the weekend of the… read more...


Successful Day At Foden's Band 3rd Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest

At Sandbach School on Saturday 2nd November, the 3rd annual solo, duet and quartet contest organised by Foden's Band took place. This was the third year the event has run… read more...


Success for Pendeen at the SWBBA Championships

Pendeen Silver Band has ended the year with success at the South West Brass Band Association Championships in Torquay by achieving third place in the fourth section. A total of… read more...


Contest Results: Aldbourne crowned South West Champions

The 67th Annual Championships of the South West Brass Band Association were held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay on Saturday 2nd November 2013 where 26 bands competed in… read more...


Lanner impress in their last first section appearance

The members of the Lanner and District Silver Band made the familiar trip up the A30 to Torquay on Saturday to the annual South West Brass Band Association Contest held… read more...


A Charm-ing Evening

Creswell Colliery Brass Band had a great evening on Saturday October 26th, with a ploughman's supper followed by a charity concert in aid of the Chesterfield-based charity CHARM (Combined Hope and Aid Relief Mission), raising… read more...


Hitting the White Notes

Join us for an evening of music. Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band are proud to bring you an evening of brass music featuring special guest soloist, Sheona White, Principal Horn with… read more...


Registration for GBYB Winter Workshop is now open

Following the success of their previous workshops Grimethorpe Colliery Band have announced the details of the GBYB Winter Workshop and Concert 2013. The hosts for the workshop on 30th November will be… read more...


2013 St Andrews Festival of Brass

The Scottish Brass Band Association is delighted to offer its support to the 2013 St Andrews Festival of Brass, which returns for its second year between 13th – 19th November… read more...


Joe Cook to step down from Dyke

Joe Cook to step down Tuba soloist Joseph Cook has confirmed he is taking a back seat from his playing commitments at Black Dyke in order to pursue pastures new.… read more...


City of Cardiff appoint two new Conductors

City of Cardiff Brass Bands have annouced the recruitment of two talented conductors to join their impressive set up. Robin Hackett will take over the conducting duties at M2 along… read more...


Dates Announced for 2014 Summer Courses for the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland

The Scottish Brass Band Association, parent body of The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, are pleased to confirm the dates for 2014 Summer Courses for the National Youth Brass… read more...


Pendeen Band Open Rehearsal before SWBBA Championships

As part of the preparations for the South West Brass Band Association Championships in Torquay, Pendeen Silver Band will be holding an open rehearsal at Humphry Davy School in Penzance… read more...


Rhyl Silver Band Open Rehearsal

The Rhyl Silver Band conducted by Mr. Keith Jones is holding an open rehearsal  prior to our participation in the North Wales BBA Annual Championships. This is an opportunity to… read more...


The Scottish Festival of Brass 2013: Advertising Opportunity for All

The Scottish Festival of Brass 2013 takes place on 17th, 23rd and 24th November 2013 and will attract around 1500 performers as well as a large number of enthusiastic audience… read more...


NYBBS – Audition Dates Announced

The Scottish Brass Band Association, the parent body of The National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland, is pleased to announce details of the audition process for entrance into the premier… read more...


New Website Launched for European Festival of Brass 2014

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) is pleased to announce that the new website for the European Festival of Brass 2014 has now been launched, offering a wealth of information… read more...


Wolverton Town Band’s steamy performance

Wolverton Town Band recently performed at the town’s railway station (Sat 14 September). A steam train stopped en route between London and Birmingham and the band played to an audience… read more...


West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Bugle 2013: Cornwall Channel Video Documentry Sky

The Cornwall Channel is a dedicated TV Channel for Cornwall that brings local content to the Sky and Freesat platforms. They were present at the West of England Bandmen's Festival… read more...


Gibson joins Aveley & Newham

Aveley & Newham Band have announced the signing of Alex Gibson to their solo cornet bench from the Black Dyke Band. Alex joins the band following a period of study at… read more...


Dean returns to Barnton Silver as MD

Barnton Silver Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Dean as their new main band conductor.  Ron returns to Barnton Silver Band after many years when previously he played… read more...


BBb Bass Legend Derek Jackson Passes

The sad news has been announced that former Black Dyke and Fairey Band BBb legend Derek Jackson has passed away after a short ilness Born in Poulton Le Flyde, Derek… read more...


Sherborne Town Band Open Day

Do you play a brass instrument?  Want to join a group of friendly musicians who have fun and compete in Brass competitions? Sherborne Town Band hosts a Band open day.… read more...


Contest Results: ODBBA Entertainment Contest 2013

Results of the ODBBA Entertainment Contest 2013. Section B (Unregistered bands) 1st Place: Abbey Brass (Rob Tompkins). (84 points) 2nd Place: Harlow Band (Chris Johnson). (82 points, minus 1 penalty… read more...


South West Finest to Compete at Torquay

The 67th Annual Championships of the South West Brass Band Association will be held on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at The Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay commencing at 10.00am and continuing through until mid evening. The Adjudicators… read more...


Thompson departs from Carlton Main Frickley

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band is sad to announce that after a great 3 years with the band, Steve Thompson has decided to call time on his tenure as the… read more...


Lanner Academy crowned Cornish Champions

The young people of Lanner Academy have added yet another title and more silverware to the burgeoning trophy cabinet at the Lanner & District Silver Band Headquarters.  On Saturday, they… read more...


Pendeen Learners Perform First Concert

Some of the learners from the Pendeen Junior Band played in their first ever performance at Morvah Church for the Morvah Feast Celebrations last weekend. The band currently has fourteen… read more...


Dunaskin Doon Band on the way back ...

Having endured a difficult 12 months Dunaskin Doon Band are on their way back, and on the move also - the Salvation Army hall in Ayr is their new rehearsal… read more...


National Finals: Championship Section - Photographs from Social Media

With all events in this modern age the Internet and Social Media contains a treasure trove of photographs from the day. Using the hashtag #nationalfinals2013 we discovered the following gems… read more...


Solo Competition Winner Laura Shines At Future Brass Event

On Sunday 13th October Great Yarmouth Youth Brass joined forces with Great Yarmouth Brass for a Future Brass joint Concert at Christchurch, Great Yarmouth to raise funds for the Youth… read more...


Hopper onto Sop for Aveley & Newham

Aveley & Newham Band have announced that former Besses o' th' Barn player Steve Hopper has joined the band on soprano cornet. A spokesman for the band said: "We are thrilled to… read more...


Sloggett on Trombone at St Dennis Band

St Dennis Band in Cornwall have announced the signing of yet another talented young brass player as Daniel Sloggett joins the band on 2nd trombone. Musical Director Darren Hawken commented "It is… read more...


Rainford Brass Band “Slow Melody & Quartet Contest”

The Rainford Band is extremely pleased to announce that the first ever Rainford Band Slow Melody Contest will take place on Sunday 16th February 2014. The contest will be held… read more...


Harlow Brass succeed in their first contest for over 10 years

Harlow Brass Band achieved a second place on their return to the contesting stage at the recent ODBBA contest. This was the bands first contest for over 10 years since… read more...


Contest Results: St. Austell crowned Cornish Champions

The 58th Cornish Brass Band Championships took place at Falmouth Methodist Church on Saturday 12th October with St. Austell Town Band winning their second title of the being crowned Cornish… read more...


National Finals: Championship Section Results

The Welsh banding roll continues with the top two spots at the National Championship Finals at the Albert Hall being taken by Cory and Tredegar. The top four bands have pre-qualified… read more...


SBBA Launches Community Events Programme for European Festival of Brass 2014

In 2014, The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) will be presenting the 2014 European Brass Band Championships series in Scotland. SBBA is also delighted to be using this opportunity to… read more...


UK’s Most Northerly Brass Band Joins SBBA

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) are pleased to welcome the Lerwick Brass Band as a new addition to their ever growing membership. Based in Shetland, the Lerwick Brass Band… read more...


National Finals: Championship Section Runners and Predictions

This weekend will see the final chapter in the National Finals for 2013 with the Championship Section Final at The Royal Albert Hall. Twenty bands will be playing Edward Gregson’s… read more...


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Weston Super Mare "Own Choice" Contest

Adjudicator Announcements-November Schedules and Application Forms available late December A South West Brass Band Association promotion in partnership with Parkwood Leisure read more...


Camborne Perform for Brenda Wootton Anniversary

Camborne Band will be performing in a special anniversary concert to commemorate Brenda Wootton on October 20th in Perranporth. A group of young singer-songwriters and folk musicians have joined forces with… read more...


Helston Appoint Concert Band MD

Helston Town Band have announced the appointment of Ian Edwards as the first Musical Director of it's New Concert Band The band has been formed as an offshoot of Helston… read more...


Foden's on Film

A new South Cheshire film production is on schedule after it received full backing from several local organisations.  Foden’s Brass band, Sandbach School and the Love Music Trust will all… read more...


Lip Injury Set Back for Foden's

Foden's Band defence of the National Championships has been dealt a blow following a lip injury to their Principal Cornet Mark Wilkinson. In a statement on Facebook a spokesperson for Foden's… read more...


Johnson slides over to Principal Trombone at Leyland Band

Leyland Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Johnson to the position of Principal Trombone. Previously a member of the Porthywaen Silver Band in Shropshire, Ross is also… read more...


Flowers to lose Principal Euphonium Andrew Hicks

Flowers Band have announced that they are saddened that Andrew Hicks, the band's principal Euphonium will be leaving the band after the forthcoming Brass In Concert Competition in November.  Andy… read more...


Future Brass Concert

Future Brass at Christchurch, King Street, Great Yarmouth. On Sunday 13th October, a very special concert will take place at Christchurch, Great Yarmouth, with Great Yarmouth Brass joining forces with… read more...


New Band in Lincolnshire

Foss Dyke Band is pleased to announce the launch of a new brass band within their organisation under the baton of its soprano cornet player, Simon Oates. Witham Brass was… read more...


JSVB Team Up With Whistling Champion In Long Eaton

The world famous James Shepherd Versatile Brass are to appear for the first time in many years at the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Club. The ensemble will be performing… read more...


Contest Results: Bolsover Entertainment Contest 2013

The Bolsover Entertainment Contest is one of the leading brass band entertainment festivals. What started life as an entertainment contest as a one section competition has over the last 9… read more...


Contest Results: WWBBA (Burry Port) Contest 2013

With 2013 being the year of Welsh banding it was a celebratory scene in Burry Post for the West Wales Festival of Brass Contest. The National First Section champions, Tylorstown,… read more...


EBBA Announces a European Youth Brass Band Contest for 2014

The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) is delighted to confirm that details have now been agreed for the introduction of a European Youth Brass Band Contest as part of the… read more...


All the White notes!

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band are proud to bring you an evening of brass music featuring special guest soloist, Sheona White, Principal Horn with Brighouse and Rastrick Band. This is a… read more...


Launceston Town Band Solo & Quartet Contest 2013

Launceston Town Band are looking forward to their annual Solo & Quartet contest. Our Solo & Quartet Contest is now in it’s  8th year  and for the first time we… read more...


Open Rehearsal as Woodfalls Prepare for National Championships

Woodfalls Brass Band will be holding an open rehearsal on Wednesday 9th October ahead of their appearance at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. The Salisbury based band… read more...


Special Concert for the Future Brass of Great Yarmouth

On Sunday 13th October, a very special concert will take place at Christchurch, Great Yarmouth, with Great Yarmouth Brass joining forces with the members of Great Yarmouth Youth Brass. You… read more...


Last Night of the Proms for Camborne Town Band

Featuring the Camborne Band with guests Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust singers and soloist Alastair Taylor Following last year’s successful concert Camborne Band will be joined again by R.A.O.S.T Singers… read more...


George Lloyd Centenary Events in Cornwall

To mark the Centenary of the great Cornish Composer, born in St Ives on 28th June 1913 a number of upcoming events have been organised. Three Spires Singers - George Lloyd… read more...


The End for the British Brass Band Registry

Brass Bands England re-focuses energiesAt the September meeting of Brass Bands England the Trustees unanimously agreed that the British Brass Band Registry would be wound-up with effect from 31st March 2014. No transfers… read more...


Tredegar and Co-operative Funeralcare Rise to the Top

The BrassStats rankings for October have been updated and reward Tredegar and Co-operative Funeralcare with impressive twelve position leaps to take them into the top ten. Tredegar's British Open success… read more...


Contest Results: SCABA Autumn Contest - 2013

Championship Section Belgium Brass Band Zele (Bart van der Strieckt) - Red Priest Wantage Silver 'A' (Philip Bailey) -  Variations on an Enigma East London Brass (Jayne Murrill) - A Tale… read more...


Fleetwood Contest Results - 2013

Championship Section: Adjudicator: Mike Kilroy Morecambe (Andrew Warriner) Rainford (Gareth Brindle) VBS Poynton (Neil Samuel)  Best Basses: Morecambe  Best Euphonium: Danny Lowery (Flixton)  Second Section: Adjudicator: Mike Kilroy Besses Boys… read more...


New resident conductor at Reg Vardy

In the run up to the National Finals, Reg Vardy Band is pleased to announce the appointment of John Roberts as its Resident Musical Director. The band has been waiting… read more...


Varley moves to Dyke Horn Position

Following the announcement of Jonathan Bates as the new solo horn, Black Dyke now confirm Helen Varley as their new 1st Horn. Helen is from Bradford and was taught by… read more...


Phoenix WM Brass require help

Since the Area's in March Phoenix West Midlands Brass Band have lost several players for various reasons. The band was only formed in 2000 and since then has enjoyed considerable… read more...


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Brass in Concert 2013 Brass and Percussion Workshops supported by Yamaha

Brass in Concert Festival, which will take place at the prestigious Sage Gateshead on the weekend of 16-17 November. While 11 of the world’s top bands will be concentrating their… read more...


A Soaring Success for Hawks

Hawk Green Brass Band along with Marple Brass Band represented The North West at The National Brass band Championships of Great Britain on September 23rd. at Cheltenham.  After performing a… read more...


PROMS AT THE MINACK

Mount Charles Band are preparing for their 10th anniversary of performing at The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno. It is over a decade ago that the idea first came about to perform a Proms concert at… read more...


New Tuba player for Black Dyke

Black Dyke is pleased to confirm Joshua Flynn will be joining on Eb Tuba. Josh is a second year student at the RNCM studying with Ewan Easton, principal tuba of… read more...


Paul Duffy to step down from Dyke

Paul Duffy is to step down from his position as soprano at Black Dyke, although he will keep his association with the band until the New Year. Paul explained "I'm… read more...


Feast of Events at the European Festival of Brass 2014

The European Festival of Brass 2014 Presented by The Scottish Brass Band Association The European Festival of Brass 2014 is a Scotland-wide celebration of brass music which will engage bands… read more...


Tickets Now on Sale for 2014 European Brass Band Championship Events in Perth, Scotland

The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) and the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) are delighted to announce that tickets for the 2014 European Brass Band Championship events have now been… read more...


Boost to player numbers at Dobcross

Dobcross Silver is delighted to welcome several new and returning players to the band. Firstly, news of a home grown success story, as we welcome a member of our adult… read more...


Brass Bands England in Joint Event with Fodens

As part of Brass Bands England's burgeoning series of meetings across England, Rachel Veitch-Straw visited Cheshire last week, to present at the invitation of champions Foden's. The meeting, focusing on… read more...


North Skelton Band Prepare for the Forthcoming Season

North Skelton Band have been celebrating a very succesful return to contesting this year after a 3 year abscence. The year started off with a win at Durham for the band… read more...


Full Line Up for Pogson Bay Announced

A maximum of 15 bands have entered this years Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest. Each band will be playing their own entertainment programme which include a march. The contest takes place on… read more...


Jonathan Bates announced as new Solo Horn

Black Dyke are delighted to announce the highly talented Jonathan Bates as their new Solo Horn. Jonathan's musical credentials include, brass finalist BBC Young Musician of the Year, Principal Horn… read more...


New Musical Director For Launceston Town Band

Launceston Town Band has a new Musical Director : Jeremy Taylor, Has been involved with brass band most of his life more recently playing for the Mount Charles Band as well… read more...


Welsh Bands Triumph in the National Finals - Review and Photographs

It has been another highly successful weekend for Welsh banding with three out of the four titles taken by Welsh bands in the National Finals at Cheltenham. Add to that… read more...


National Finals: First Section Results

The results of the first section at the National Finals in Cheltenham have been announced with another major trophy on its way to Wales. Tylorstown, Gary Davies Staffordshire, Leigh Baker… read more...


National Finals: Third Section Results

The results of the third section at the National Finals have been announced. LGB Brass, Ian Stewart Skelmanthorpe 'B', Phil Garlick Hawk Green (Marple), Neil Hewson Hucknall & Linby MC… read more...


National Finals: Fourth Section Results

The results from the fourth section at the National Finals have been annouced and Ebbw Valley, and Wales, add more silverware to their display cabinet. Ebbw Valley Brass, Gareth Ritter… read more...


West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Bugle 2014 - Test Pieces Announced

The test pieces for the West of England Bandsmen's Festival have been announced.  The contest will be held on Saturday 21st June, 2014 at Molinnis Park, Bugle. Championship Section 'Connotations',… read more...


National Finals: Second Section Results

The results of the Second Section of the National Finals at Cheltenham has been announced: Goodwick Brass Band (Matthew Jenkins) Bilton Silver (David Stowell) Swindon Pegasus Brass (Graeme Lewis) Middleton… read more...


Live Twitter: Nationals Finals 2013

Follow all the action from the National Finals over the weekend with this live Twitter feed. If you are at the event you can join the conversation and share photographs… read more...


Contest Runners: SWBBA Championships - 2nd November 2013

The runners for the 67th South West Brass Band Association Annual Championships at Torquay on the 2nd of November have been announced. OPEN SECTION Aldbourne (Ch)* (David Johnson) Camborne Town… read more...


Test Pieces Announced for Regionals 2014

The test pieces for the Regionals in 2014 have been announced. The Regionals 2014 CD with all the Area Qualifiers in 2014 test pieces is available from Amazon. Championships - St Magnus… read more...


Busy Summer Season Ends Underground

A busy summer season for Creswell Colliery Brass Band comes to an end on Friday 27th September with the screening of a documentary about the band. "Underground Music" produced by… read more...


CD Review: Crown Imperial, Leyland Band - Thomas Wyss

If your band has released a CD and would like it reviewed and the details published on Empty Chairs there is info at the end of this article.  Review by Chris Hatch… read more...


Last Night of the Proms, 21st September in Stocksbridge, Sheffield

On Saturday 21st September The Venue in Stocksbridge (formerly know as the popular brass band hotspot "The Victory Club") is hosting a Last night of the Proms style evening featuring Deepcar… read more...


Concert: Around The World in 80 Minutes

Ware Brass presents....Around The World in 80 Minutes. Saturday 2nd November 2013, 7.30pm. The Drill Hall, Amwell End, Ware. Tickets available online here: http://warebrass.eventbrite.co.uk/     Post by Ware Brass. read more...


Contest Results: Aveley & Newham Win Top Spot at the Wychavon Festival of Brass 2013

The Wychavon Festival of Brass Entertainment Contest took place over the weekend of the 14th and 15th in Evesham. The bands competed at two venues, All Saints’s Church and Wallace House, with… read more...


Proms comes to Lincoln

If you missed the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall then don't worry because Foss Dyke Band are bringing the Proms to Lincolnshire on 28th September at Terry O'Toole Theatre,… read more...


Trio of new players added at Camborne

Camborne Band have announced a trio of new signings. Joanna Scott has been appointed Principal Horn and is a former solo horn player with the National Youth Brass Band of Great… read more...


Pemberton secure financial backing

Following the grand opening of Wigan Youth Zone in June, the Pemberton Old Wigan DW Band Organisation have been working in partnership to raise the profile of brass playing in… read more...


Hatherleigh Silver reunited with 'Joey' the War Horse

Hatherleigh Silver plays again for the horse that inspired the famous book, play and film.  The famous ‘War Horse’ story recently took a huge stride back from its successful stage… read more...


Yasuaki Fukuhara joins Leyland

Leyland Band are pleased to announce the appointment of renowned percussionist Yasuaki Fukuhara. Yasuaki will feature as the band’s percussion soloist and will make his first public appearance with the… read more...


Contest Results: Dr Martin Trust Contest - 15th September 2013

Full report to follow. Co-operative Funeralcare Reg Vardy Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Rothwell Temperance Thoresby Colliery Fishburn Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) Hammonds Saltaire Blackburn & Darwen GT Group… read more...


Aldbourne Celebrate the Rich Heritage of Banding

2013 has seen Aldbourne Band commemorate its 153-year history with a lottery sponsored ‘Heritage Project’, collating stories, photographs, programmes and other memories of the band to document its illustrious history.  As a… read more...


Retirement of Brian Elliott

After 13 enjoyable years as Secretary to The Council of West of England Brass Band Associations, Brian Elliott officially retired from that role at the Council's Annual Meeting on Saturday… read more...


Steamy Performance for Wolverton Town Band

Wolverton Town Band recently performed at the town’s railway station (Sat 14 September). A steam train stopped en route between London and Birmingham and the band played to an audience… read more...


National Finals: First Section Runners and Predictions

Our final look forward to Cheltenham sees us previewing and predicting for the 1st Section Finals on Sunday September 22nd. Seventeen bands from around the UK will perform Gavin Higgin's… read more...


Tour de France Chance for Yorkshire Bands!

The Tour de France is the world’s largest annual sporting event, regularly drawing crowds from all over the world and reaching a television audience of hundreds of millions across 188… read more...


A Family Affair at Cornwall Youth Brass Band

The Cornwall Youth Brass Band is fast turning into a Family affair with no less than sixteen pairs of siblings, one trio of sisters and one trio of brothers among… read more...


National Finals: Second Section Runners and Predictions

On Saturday September 21st eighteen second section bands will be competing in the National Championship of Great Britain Final. Glyn Williams and David Hirst will be the adjudicators to listen… read more...


Contest Runners: Dr Martin Trust Contest - 15th September 2013

The Dr Martin Trust Contest is an annual, world class, brass band competition for championship section bands. Dr Ian Martin was an eminent consultant psychiatrist in Darlington, County Durham, who,… read more...


Contest Runners: Wychavon Festival of Brass Entertainment Contest 14/15th September

The Wychavon Festival of Brass is being held this weekend (14th & 15th September 2013) at Evesham in Worcestershire. Championship Section Four Bands will be competing in the top section… read more...


Cranbrook Town band to play at Music Festival

Cranbrook Town Band will be performing as part of Cranbrook's music festival, on the 15th of September from 11 until 12 on the high street. Come along to listen and… read more...


Tredegar bandroom displays new "welcome mat"

Tredegar Band, British Open Champions, have an impressive display in their tidy bandroom in this photograph tweeted by their Musical Director, Ian Porthouse. @tredegarband Bandroom is tidy again!! pic.twitter.com/W0AOdDydCw— Ian… read more...


National Finals: Third Section Runners and Predictions

Seventeen Thirds Section Bands will be competing at Cheltenham Racecourse on September 22nd where Steve Pritchard-Jones and Simone Rebello will be listening to their performances of Simon Dobson's Penlee. Who… read more...


Contest Results: Elland Silver take Beaumont Park

An enjoyable day was had by all with the weather perfect for the event in  Beaumont Park.  A very appreciative audience  were entertained with some excellent playing by all the bands.  The… read more...


National Finals: Fourth Section Runners and Predictions

Nineteen 4th Section Bands will descend upon Cheltenham Racecourse on September 21st where Derek Southcott and Gareth Pritchard will be listening to their performances of Philip Sparke's A Malvern Suite.… read more...


Regionals 2014 - Pre-order the area test pieces on CD

The 2014 Regionals CD is now available to pre-order from Amazon. No clues of course yet as to what the tracks are, or who might be playing them as we… read more...


Michael Thackary joins Ireland Colliery for the Finals

Ireland Colliery would like to welcome a new player to the ranks in time for their third consecutive trip to the finals. Michael Thackary joins the band on soprano cornet… read more...


Photos from The British Open

A selection of photos from social media from The British Open at Birmingham Symphony Hall. read more...


Premier Win for Roche at Exmouth Entertainment Contest

The 14th Exmouth Brass Band Festival, promoted by the South West Brass Band Association, was held on Saturday 7th September at the Exmouth Pavilion, with a capacity audience enjoying a feast of music presented by… read more...


Results: 2013 British Open Championships

It's been a thrilling day of exceptional performances at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the results from the British Open 2013 are: Tredegar Cory Band Co-operative Funeral Care Foden's… read more...


Worthing Silver Band prepare for a Children in Need Brassbandathon

Worthing Silver Band are organising a Brassbandathon to raise money for Children in Need. Last year they raised £1061 a total they are hoping to beat this year. The event… read more...


Live Twitter: Exmouth Entertainment Contest 2013

The SWBBA Exmouth Entertainment Contest is being held this Saturday at Pavilion in Exmouth. You can keep up to date with the action from the day with this live Twitter… read more...


Live Twitter: British Open 2013

The finest brass bands in Britain will be competiting for the British Open Champion title on Saturday and you will be able to follow all the action (or at least all… read more...


Open Rehearsals for the Open

As the open approaches bands around the country will be having open rehearsals to listen to Arabian Nights. Here's some places you can have a listen this week. If you… read more...


Come along to the 55th Annual Brass Band Festival!

North East Derbyshire District Council will be hosting its 55th Annual Brass Band Festival on Saturday, 7th September at Dronfield Sports Centre. This year, Matlock Band, Shirebrook  Miners' Welfare Band and the Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield)… read more...


Runners and Prediction for The British Open - 7th September 2013

Established in 1853 the oldest, and original brass band contest is taking place this Saturday, 7th September, at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The finest brass bands in Britain vie… read more...


Gillingham Imperial Silver Band Visit to Hille, Germany - Review

At the end of August Gillingham Imperial Silver Band embarked on a remarkable tradition – a six day journey to our friends in the Musikzug Viktoria Hille band from Germany.… read more...


Lanner Academy produces one of the youngest Cornwall Youth Brass Band members

The Lanner Brass Academy's star principal cornet player has successfully passed her audition to join the Cornwall Youth Brass Band just a few weeks after her 10th birthday.  Siana was… read more...


Obituary - Merv Andrew

Mervyn Andrew. (Merv.) 1933 – 2013. The Medway Band are sad to announce the passing of Solo Baritone Merv Andrews following a short illness. Merv was the epitome of a… read more...


Concert to Help Send Pendeen's Percussionist to Tanzania

Pendeen Silver Band will be holding a special concert at St. Just Methodist Church on Friday September the 6th to support their percussionist Stephen Hatch as he prepares to travel toTanzania as part of the Church… read more...


Last Night of the Proms at Lanner

There are only a few days to go before Lanner & District Silver Band present the Last Night of the Proms at The Lanner Center. This event is also a… read more...


SWBBA Championships Entry Deadline Approaches

There are just two weeks left (by the 13th September) for bands intending to enter the South West Brass Band Association's 67th Annual Championshipsto get their entry to the Association's Secretary. The… read more...


Foden's ready to defend the Open

The rehearsals and sectionals are well under way at Foden's as they prepare for the defence of their British Open Title on the 7th September. It will be a busy time… read more...


Expanding Boobs and Brass

The all ladies charity fundraising brass band Boobs and Brass has announced plans to expand the band by forming an expansion to the band "up North". Boobs and Brass was… read more...


Brass at Sissinghurst Country Day

Cranbrook Town Band will be playing at the Sissinghurst Castle Country day at 12:30 to 1:10 and 2:00 to 2:40. Adults pay £4, children and cars free. This is a… read more...


Grimethorpe Colliery Band with Alistair Griffin & Leddra Chapman - The One

Grimethorpe have featured in the video with Alistair Griffin and Leddra Chapman for their single, The One. read more...


Have a Free Arabian Nights with Black Dyke

Black Dyke Band will again present an open rehearsal at Morley Town Hall, this time for the British Open Championship test piece Arabian Nights by Stephen Roberts. The rehearsal will start at… read more...


Runners for the Exmouth Entertainment Contest 2013

The runners for the SWBBA organised Exmouth Entertainment Contest with the adjudicator, Paul Norley, listening to 12 bands on the day at the Pavilion in Exmouth. Paul learnt to play… read more...


Results: Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest 2013

Cooperative Funeralcare have kicked off the autumn contesting season with a win at the Land O'Burns Entertainment contest at Troon. Drawn last Coopertive Funeralcare gave an outstanding performance to entertain the… read more...


Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

The ever popular Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest run by the Dalmellington Band is being held at the Walker Halls in Troon. Keep up to date with all the action from… read more...


CD Review: Words and Music, Cory Band - Philip Harper

If your band has released a CD and would like it reviewed and the details published on Empty Chairs there is info at the end of this article.  Review by Chris… read more...


New MD for Wingates Band

Wingates Band have announced that Paul Andrews has accepted the position of Musical Director with immeidate effect. He has been recently working with the band following Andy Berryman's return to Abu… read more...


New Trio at Lanner

There are a trio of new signings at Lanner & District Silver Band in time to boost their preparations ahead of their appearance at the First Section National Finals in Cheltenham next month. Mark… read more...


Harlow Enter Contest first time for over 10 years!

Harlow Brass Band are entering the ODBBA Entertainments Contest in October. The first time attending a Contest for over 10 years Musical Director Chris Johnston states,"He continues to drive the… read more...


Runners and Prediction for Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest - 24th August 2013

The ever popular Land O'Burns Entertainment Contest run by the Dalmellington Band is being held at the Walker Halls in Troon. The adjudicators are Iain Shaw and Brian Allen who… read more...


Gillingham Imperial heads to the Hille

Gillingham Imperial Silver Band will see the band packing a few essentials into a bag this morning as they will later be getting on a coach to head towards Hille in… read more...


Last Night of the Proms for Camborne at Heartlands

Camborne Town Band will be presenting an evening of outstanding music in the stunning Great Hall within the Chi an Bobel (House of the People) at Heartlands, near Redruth in Cornwall. Camborne Band will… read more...


Coventry Festival Band To Entertain Crowds

The Coventry Festival Band are to entertain crowds at this years British Cycle Speedway Final at Hearsall Common, Coventry, on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August. The community brass band are… read more...


Wolverton Town Band’s not so secret performance

Wolverton Town Band recently performed at the town’s Secret Garden on Stratford Road. The performance was one of a series of musical events held over the summer and provided local… read more...


Boobs and Brass raise over £100,000

"Boobs and Brass" have now officially raised over £100,000 for Breast Cancer Campaign. The milestone was reached this week when a cheque was sent to BCC for £7803. Since 2006… read more...


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield news August 2013

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band would like to welcome Gavin Somerset and Martyn Beckett to the ranks just in time for their third consecutive trip to the national finals in September.… read more...


NYBBS Celebration Extravaganza at Perth Concert Hall

The three bands of The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) enthralled the full and enthusiastic audience at Perth Concert Hall when they presented A Celebration Concert on the… read more...


Brass Band England Funding Seminar at Foden's

BBE Liaison Officer Rachel Veitch-Straw will be leading a free funding seminar at Foden's bandroom next month On Monday 16th September Foden's have invited the funding officer from Brass Band… read more...


Free Youth Tickets for Foden's at Gawsworth Hall

On Sunday 18th August Foden's Band will return to the picturesque setting of Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield following on from last years very successful concert commencing at 7.30pm Speaking about the… read more...


Regionals 2014 - Test Piece Rumours for the Area Qualifiers

Edit 19/09/13 - Click here for the actual pieces... It's that time of year when rumours are rife with suggestions for the Regional Qualifiers next year. To wet your appetite… read more...


Barnetby Senior Band at Elsham RAF Reunion Service

Barnetby Senior Band will be providing the music and last post at this years Elsham RAF Reunion Service. The service and Last Post will commense at 2pm at All Saints… read more...


Foden's look after their history

Foden's Band have launched a new project to record as much information about the history of Foden's as possible. Speaking about the project Band Manager Mark Wilkinson commented  'We are very… read more...


Mnozil Brass in Reading - 15th November 2013

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Hammonds Saltaire Band Shine Bright

Hammonds Saltaire Band have enjoyed a rehearsal taken by Dudley Bright, the principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra.  Dudley spent an evening with them in the run up to the English… read more...


Hughes joins Brackley & District

Brackley & District Band has announced the signing of Joshua Hughes on Principal Cornet. Josh has shown himself to be an outstanding musician; already having a notable playing career and responsible… read more...


Arthur Butterworth Shares 90 Years of experience

Arthur Butterworth lead the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain this week just 2 days after his 90th birthday. He was described by Bramwell Tovey as "inspirational, eternally youthful… read more...


Celebrating in Style - The National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland at Perth Concert Hall

The National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland (NYBBS) are currently enjoying their 2013 Summer Courses, led by an esteemed collection of conductors and tutors, and joined by internationally renowned guest… read more...


New Musical Associates at VBS Poynton

Vernon Building Society Band have announced the appointment of leading brass band composer Darrol Barry as composer in residence with the band. Darrol who currently resides and works in Oman… read more...


Pippen to the post at Staines

Staines Brass have announced the appointment of their new musical director, Jonathan Pippen with immediate effect. Jonathan has been working closely with the band in recent months since the departure… read more...


The Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army visit Plymouth

The Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army will be visiting Plymouth on the weekend of Saturday 24th August and will be performing a concert at Plymouth Congress Hall at… read more...


Cory in Mandurah

The Cory Band have released a video from "down under" with excerpts from their concert in Mandurah along with some interviews with the band and the audience. read more...


West Wales Brass Band Association Festival - 5th October 2013

Burry Port Town Band are currently preparing to host the West Wales Brass Band Association Festival on Saturday 5th October at the Memorial Hall, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire where over 38 brass bands… read more...


BrassStats Top 10 for August

BrassStats have updated their rankings for August with no changes in the top 10. Manger Musikklag move up 8 places to 11th thanks to their result at the World Music… read more...


National Eisteddfod of Wales, Championship Section Results 2013

The results of the Championship Section from the National Eisteddfod of Wales are: Deiniolen Silver Band Cardiff City Band (Melingriffith 1) Llanrug Band read more...


National Eisteddfod 2013: Results from Saturday, August 3

The results from brass band contests on Saturday, August 3 in the 2013 National Eisteddfod in Denbigh are: 4th Section Ebbw Valley Band Oakeley Silver Band Menai Bridge Band 3rd… read more...


Auditions for the NYBBGB & National Childrens Brass Band of GB

The NYBBGB & National Children's Brass Band of GB have audtions arrange over the next few months: 21st September - St. Dennis Bandroom 27th October - Ratby Bandroom 3rd November… read more...


LBBA Brass Band 'Open' Contest, 24th November

Commonly known as the "Leicester" contest, the association's November Open Brass Band contest is increasing in popularity. The event will be held in the hall and theatre of Charnwood College in Loughborough… read more...


Lippeatt back with ABBA

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators have announced in a statement that Stan Lippeatt has been restored to their membership after completing Diversity & Equality training. Their full statement reads: "Following a thorough… read more...


Pendeen name their Band Person of the Year...

Pendeen Silver Band has recently completed it's annual Band Week. As usual the week cumulated with a festival of music in Pendeen Church that included the Main and Junior Bands… read more...


Ashes for Yorkshire Tea Brass Band

The Yorkshire Tea Brass Band have been entertaining the crowd at Old Trafford for the 3rd Ashes Test Match. Great to have the Yorkshire Tea Brass Band here @LancsCCC on… read more...


NYBBGB Summer concerts programme confirmed

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB), the UK's leading brass ensembles for youngsters aged 12 to 18, has confirmed the concert programme for its two forthcoming concerts… read more...


Learn Brass Launched to Promote Brass Tuition

A new web based service to help people looking to learn a brass instrument find a band has been launched. Learn Brass is looking for brass bands that offer tuition… read more...


New Band in Lincolnshire

Witham Brass which started in May this year now has a regular membership of 18 players and is looking to recruit a few more to be ready to become a… read more...


Coventry Festival Band to be Brassed Off

COVENTRY FESTIVAL BAND have been invited to work closely with the Touring Theatre Consortium during 2014 in their UK production of the stage play 'Brassed Off'. The band have been… read more...


Awards celebration!

The sweltering summer temperatures last weekend gave Langley Band the perfect excuse to celebrate by presenting their annual awards during a Friday-Saturday double header of concerts at the Band's local theatre.   The coveted Bandsman… read more...


Contact Details for the Brass Band Players Registry

The Brass Band Players Registry have new contact details.   Registrar (Tim Jones), Brass Band Players Registry, Leyshons Buildings, Cornerswell Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 2XS   Telephone 02920 700943  / … read more...


Hyde Band Return to the 40's

It's nearly time to dig out your war time attire and get your dancing shoes on as Hyde Band present their annual Roaring Forties Night at Brooklands Farm on teh 10th… read more...


Whitburn reunion to mark the opening of new rehearsal facility

An ever-expanding Whitburn Band organisation is calling on all former members to get in touch to receive their invitation to a reunion, as the band officially moves into its new… read more...


A week of brass in Pendeen

The annual Band Week for Pendeen Silver Band is being held from the 28th of July until the 4th of August. Over the course of the week a range of… read more...


Official Polo Shirt for the Cory Band in Australia

The official polo shirt for Cory Band's upcoming tour to Australia has been completed. U Design Ltd tweeted is picture to show the clever logo for down under... We've just… read more...


National Eisteddfod of Wales, 3rd - 4th August - Runners

The runners for the National Eisteddfod of Wales have been released. The contest is being held in Denbigh over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th August with the adjudicators being Nigel… read more...


CD Release: Words and Music by Cory Band

Cory Band have announced the details of our next CD release called Words and Music that they have been recording for the last few months. Ther CD features five substantial… read more...


Step Up As An Army Musician To Fill One Of 10000 Army Jobs

Musicians are being asked to step up and perform with the Corp of Army Musicians as part of a wider Army campaign to recruit 10,000 new soldiers in the coming… read more...


10th anniversary repertoire for NCBBGB

The National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain (NCBBGB) has confirmed its concert programme for its 10th anniversary celebration concert. which is to be held near Derby on 27 July.… read more...


White Moves For Aveley & Newham

Aveley & Newham have announced the appointment of Susan White as co-principal trombone, working with Chris Augustine. For many years Susan has been solo trombone of the Staines Band and… read more...


Cornwall Youth Offer a Challenge

The Cornwall Youth Brass Band is making its annual appeal for young musicians wishing to work with the top brass band conductors and soloists to join them for their new… read more...


New Rep for Camborne Band

Camborne Band have announced that Demelza Sturges has joined the band on Repiano Cornet. She replaces Roland Woods who left after the Spring Festival due to work commitments. For the… read more...


Besses o' th' Barn Band welcome new top chair

Following Jim Murray's decision to retire from the Principal Cornet seat, Besses o' th' Barn Band were delighted when Stephanie Coward accepted the offer to step into the top chair.… read more...


Norman Jones Legacy lives on

Brass Bands England this week shine a spotlight on the brass projects which received the latest round of awards to bands from the Norman Jones Trust Fund. Norman Jones was… read more...


Lost & Stolen Instrument Register

Our new "Lost & Stolen Register" allows users to list the details of instruments that have been lost to allow the brass community to keep an eye out for them.… read more...


Royal Recognition for Bugle Contest

The West of England Bandsman’s Festival and St Austell Town Band received the Royal stamp of approval at Lostwithiel in Cornwall on July 17th. His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince… read more...


End of Month Deadline for Beaumont Park Entries

The deadline for any bands still thinking about entering The Beaumont Park March Contest is Wednesday 31st of July.  The contest will be held in Beaumont Park,  Huddersfield on Sunday 8th September 2013 kicking off at 2.00 pm.… read more...


Search over for Milnrow Principal

Milnrow Band are pleased to announce the appointment of our new principal cornet, Joanne Johnson. The new addition ends an 18 month long wait to permanently fill the seat. A spokesperson… read more...


Sales over for John Dickinson

Sale Brass Band have announced that after six wonderful years under the direction of John Dickinson he will be retiring from his position of Musical Director at the end of… read more...


Sidwell to lead Dobcross Silver Band

Dobcross Silver Band is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Musical Director, Tim Sidwell. Following a series of auditions for the role, Tim is an immensely popular choice… read more...


Aldbourne invite conductors to an intensive weekend

Aldbourne Band are delighted to invite conductors to join them at their inaugural conducting course on 26th-27th October with David Johnson LLCM LRSM. Based in the picturesque village of Aldbourne in Wiltshire, David Johnson will be coaching… read more...


Final Touches for Bolsover Summer School

Final touches are now being put to the Bolsover Summer School which will commence between Tuesday 23rd and Sunday 28th July being held at the Heritage High School in Clowne. … read more...


New Signings for Camborne Band

Camborne Band have announced two summer signings with Simon Kendal and Dominic Turner joining the band on solo baritone and bass trombone respectively. Musical Director, Kevin Mackenzie commentated, "I'm delighted… read more...


Foden's Youth Band open applications for new members

Foden's Youth Band are pleased to announce that applications are open for new members beginning in September.  The band meets once per month, on a Sunday morning, in Sandbach. With… read more...


Childs to Leave Black Dyke

Dr Robert Childs has decided to relinquish his position as Associate Music Director at Black Dyke Band. Bob cited a variety of reasons for his departure but emphasised how much… read more...


ICCB and Raw Brewery Solo contest results 2013

The 2nd Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band and Raw Brewery Solo, Duet and Quartet contest was held on Saturday 22ndJune in Staveley near Chesterfield. This year saw the numbers down on… read more...


Battle of The Bands 2013 - Report

The 7th ICCB and Staveley Town Council Battle of  the Bands contest was held in Staveley near Chesterfield on Sunday 23rd June sponsored again by Conceptunet Ltd and Raw Brewery. This year saw… read more...


John Hitchens returns to Camborne Town Band

Camborne Town Band have announced the signing and return of top Euphonium player John Hitchens. A former Principal of the Band and Euphonium Champion of Great Britain in 94 and 98,… read more...


New Website Launched for Flowers Band

Flowers Band have launched a new website. The site contains details of their engagments, history and a rich media section containing videos and photographs of the band in action. They… read more...


Cranbrook Town Band to perform on Folkestone Bandstand

Cranbrook Town Band be performing on the recently refurbished Folkestone bandstand on Sunday 14th of July at 2:30. What better way to spend a sunny summer afternoon. read more...


New Band Manager Appointed for Fairey Band

The Fairey Band have announced that Nigel Beasley has been appointed to the role of Band Manager with immediate effect. Nigel has held this role previously during a ten year… read more...


Bugle Silver Band Sponsors Expand

Bugle Silver Band would like to wish good luck to one of their main sponsors, Dignity Funerals, on the opening of their new branch at St Blazey, and band member… read more...


Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 - Results

After a fantastic days banding in Whiston the results are: 1st Section - Silk Brass 2nd Section - Strata Brass 3rd Section - Dronfield (CMW) Band 4th Section - Maltby… read more...


Mad4Brass Bands Day is here!

Mad4Brass Bands Day 2013 is all about Making a Difference by telling the world about your band. Bands up and down the country are participating in some amazing events on… read more...


Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the action from the Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale.  If you are at the event you can share the latest news and… read more...


Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 - Runners

The runners for the contest at the Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013 are: South Yorkshire Police Oughtibridge Brass Band Worsborough Brass Whitwell Brass Band Dinnington Brass Band… read more...


BEaK Band have new MD in the Nest!

Bristol East and Kingswood Band based in Hanham, Bristol have recently appointed the up and coming young conductor Ben Vleminckx as their new resident musical director.  Ben is a recent… read more...


Cranbrook Town Band to appear at Tentertainment

Cranbrook Town band will be appearing as part of Tenterdens all day music festival 'Tentertainment' at 1:30. Come along and then watch the tennis on the big screen read more...


MAD4Brass Bands day countdown; 2 days to go!

This year’s Brass Bands England MAD4Brass Bands day campaign is encouraging bands to use as many varied methods as possible to shout about their band. Catching the eye- or ear!… read more...


Musical Innovation at Inverness

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) is delighted to report on the success of the innovative Brass Band Repertoire Day which took place on Saturday 22nd June at Culloden Academy,… read more...


Mad4Brass Bands Day - Saturday 6th July

Brass Bands England continue their drive for more publicity for bands this week. Their Mad4Brass Bands Day campaign this year is all about Making a Difference by telling the world… read more...


New Centre of Musical Excellence Opens

A brand new, purpose built Centre of Musical Excellence is to be officially opened in Lanner on Saturday 6th July 2013. The facility has been built by the Lanner and… read more...


AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH OLD HALL BRASS SOUTHPORT LITTLE THEATRE - 16.06.2013 - Review by Peter Elliott

Karen and I arrived at the theatre where there was already a sizeable crowd gathered. On looking at the program of music, it became clear to me that I wasn't… read more...


Bands work together to find solutions

The Northern Regional Brass Band Trust last week hosted a Funding Network meeting for local bands. The informal get-together, in the inspiring and historic Redhills Miner's Union Building in Durham,… read more...


Charity Concert for the Children's Hospice Southwest

Matt Rowe, euphonium for Lanner Silver Band organised a concert last year by a brass band of some of the finest brass musicians in Cornwall. This year he is doing it… read more...


English Nationals 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with the build up and the action from the Elgar Hall at Birmingham from the English Nationals. To join the conversation use the hastag #engnats2013 to… read more...


English Nationals 2013 - Runners

The much maligned English Nationals are taking place this Saturday at the Elgar Hall in Birmingham. Eight bands will be competiting over two legs to see who claims the £4000 first… read more...


Freckleton Band Annual Charity Concert

Freckleton Band's annual Charity Concert in aid of these two great causes, Trinity Hospice & RNLI will be held on Sunday 7th July, starting 7:30pm in Kirkham Grammar School. read more...


Foden's announce the date for their 2013 solo contest

Foden's Band is proud to announce that the 3rd Solo, Duet and Quartet contest will take place on the 2nd November at Sandbach School, Cheshire. This year sees further evolution… read more...


Blushing Brass Charity Concert in Verwood

Inspired by the charitable fund raising achieved by a group call “Boobs & Brass”, a brass band made up of ladies from all over the UK, Jan Tiller, a long time… read more...


Reg Vardy Amnesty

Is there something wayward lurking in your wardrobe or cupboard? Reg Vardy Band would like to offer an amnesty on all items of band uniform, music and equipment during the… read more...


Jim Murray steps down from Besses' Top Chair

Jum Murray, principal cornet of Besses o'th' Barn Band has stepped down after three and a half years of dedicated service. In a statement on Facebook Matt Bailey, Chairman, Besses o'th' Barn… read more...


Battle of The Bands 2013 - Results

Bands from Yorkshire and the Midlands battled it out this weekend at the entertainment contest at the Speedwell Rooms in Staveley. Kevin Wadsworth had the honour of referring the fight… read more...


Russell Gray to lead 2014 European Youth Brass Band

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA), in conjunction with The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) are delighted to announce the appointment of Russell Gray as the Musical Director of the… read more...


SBBA Open Doors to Open Youth Sections

The 2013 Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships, which forms part of the Scottish Festival of Brass, has enjoyed significant growth in recent years. The 2013 youth championships are now a… read more...


Video: West of England Bandmen's Festival Marches 2013

Videos uploaded to YouTube of the marches at the West of England Bandmen's Festival in Bugle. Videos uploaded by tubaherby read more...


Helston Town Band Appoints New Musical Director

Helston Town Band has been busy auditioning candidates to take up the vacant role of Musical Director, following the departure of John Hitchens, after 10 years with the baton. After… read more...


Video: How to use the Events Page on Empty Chairs

A quick video to explain about the exciting new events page feature on Empty Chairs. read more...


Silver Band and Silver Voices

"Silver Band and Silver Voices" Pendeen Silver Band and The Buccas Four in Concert This very popular Band has been entertaining West Cornwall since 1892 and has won prizes in… read more...


Battle of The Bands 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the action from the Speedwell Rooms in Staveley where the 7th Annual 'Battle of the Bands' will be taking place. Share the news and… read more...


Friary Guildford 30th Anniversary - July 13th 2013

Friary Guildford are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. They will be holding their summer concert next month at Woking United Reform Church on Saturday July 13th. read more...


George Lloyd Centenary on the BBC

The Centenary of Cornish Composer George Lloyd falls on Friday 28th June. On this day there will be a special Centenary Brass Concert in his home town of St Ives and… read more...


A Culture of Commitment to Creativity

Strong support for brass bands was shown at a meeting in London last week. Ed Vaizey M.P., Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, invited leaders… read more...


Fodens at Huddersfield Town Hall - June 29th 2013

Foden's are in concert on 29th June at Huddersfield Town Hall with Colne Valley Male Voice Choir in a "Last Night of the Proms Extravaganza". read more...


ABBA: How percussion is perceived and incorporated into the adjudication process

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (ABBA) has reported on how percussion is perceived and incorporated into the adjudication process. This follows the results in the Yorkshire Regional Third Section… read more...


Runners for Battle of the Bands 2013

This weekend see the annual 'Battle of the Bands' at the Speedwell Rooms in Staveley. 16 Bands will be competing accross 3 sections at the contest which starts at 10am on… read more...


Cranbrook band to appear at Deal bandstand

Cranbrook Town Band have the pleasure of performing at Deal memorial bandstand this Sunday the 23rd of June at 2:30. read more...


Black Dyke Band Open Rehearsal at Morley Town Hall

Black Dyke – free admission to open rehearsal at Morley Town Hall TUESDAY 25th.  Black Dyke Band will once again present an open rehearsal at Morley Town Hall, this time… read more...


Winning young composer to be honoured at Gorge Brass Band Festival

A 17-year old pupil from Shrewsbury School who has won a competition to compose a piece of music for Brass Bands is to see his piece developed and played at… read more...


Alan Morrison to appear at Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival

Tickets go on sale for top Brass Band Festival Tickets have gone on sale this week for a Gala Charity Outdoor Evening Concert at one of the country’s top Brass… read more...


Besson become Foden's Youth Official Parter

Foden's Band are delighted to announce that Besson have become an official partner of the Foden's Youth Band.  Now approaching the end of it's first academic year, the Youth Band… read more...


James Shepherd Versatile Brass Reform

  The big reunion… James Shepherd Versatile Brass are reforming as part of Lofthouse Brass Band's series of concerts entitled 'Festival of Brass'. The concert will be held at Outwood… read more...


Concert: Besses o' th' Barn Band & Affetside Choir Present "Summer Brass and Voices"

Featuring Besses o' th' Barn Band and Affetside Choir. Tickets on sale now - £6, under 12 free. read more...


West of England Bandsmen's Festival 2013 - Review of Bugle Contest

The sun shone as twenty two Bands marched and played at this open air Competition in the heart of Cornwall. For the 89th time the Bands marched through the village… read more...


Hebden Bridge March Contest 2013 - Results

The 6th Annual Hebden Bridge March Contest was held on Sunday, June 16th with Marsden announced as overall winners of the contest. March: 1st Marsden 2nd Drighlington Hymn tune: Marsden Best… read more...


West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Bugle 2013 - Results

On a blustery day in Bugle the audience enjoyed 22 bands performing in the West of England Bandsmen's Festival. St Austell Band won the Royal Trophy, their first win in… read more...


Joint Concert Between Woodfalls and Gillingham Imperial Silver Band

It gives us great pleasure to present a special concert – Gillingham Imperial Silver Band will be welcoming the Woodfalls Band to the Sturminster Newton Exchange, Dorset next Saturday (22… read more...


Great Yarmouth Brass 40th Anniversary

The musicians of the town’s Brass Band, Great Yarmouth Brass are now making the final preparations for a special concert in the magnificent setting of the Great Yarmouth Minster on… read more...


Make-A-Difference 4 Brass Bands Day: 6th July 2013

A day for brass bands to promote events and good deeds, impress new audiences and spread the word. M.A.D. 4 Brass Bands Day was introduced in 2010 to do exactly… read more...


Bugle 2013 - West of England Bandsmen's Festival - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the action from The West of England Bandsmen's Festival in Molinnis Park, Bugle. Join the conversation and share the latest news and photographs on… read more...


St. Pinnock Brass Spectacular - 5th July 2013

St. Pinnock Brass Band invite you to "Brass Spectacular" on Friday 5th July at St James Church, Torpoint. The event promises a night of popular music, old and new with special… read more...


Advertise on Empty Chairs

Since it's launch traffic to Empty Chairs has exploded - we now have nearly 240 registered bands with well over 100 vacancies listed on the site. In addition the analytics… read more...


Long Eaton Silver Prize Training Band in Concert

Long Eaton Silver Prize Training Band will be giving a FREE concert on Saturday 15th June at the Long Eaton Silver Prize social club on Salisbury Street Long Eaton NG10 1BA… read more...


Foden's return to Gawsworth Hall

Foden's will be making a welcomed return to Gawsworth Hall this summer. After last years well attended event they will be appearing in concert again on the 18th August with RRG Toyota of… read more...


Jeremy Meddows-Taylor joins Flowers

Flowers Band have announced that Jeremy Meddows-Taylor will be joining the band with immediate effect on percussion. The former Cory player recently depped for the West of England Champions at the French Open.… read more...


Audio: Encores - Black Dyke Mills (Digital Download)

The Black Dyke Mills CD, Encores is available as a digital download from Amazon. Tracks: Barnum: Come Follow the Band, Where Eagles Dare, Carrickfergus, Fiesta Parade, Old Pops Was Right,… read more...


George Lloyd Centenary Concert with Camborne Town Band and Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble

On Friday June 28th Camborne Town Band and Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble with perform a Brass Concert to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the St Ives born composer George… read more...


Hazel Grove Brass Band in Concert, Sunday 16th June

The North West Regional Second Section Runners up, Hazel Grove Brass Band, will be in concert at Boarshurst Band Club in Greenfield on Sunday June 16th. The concert starts at… read more...


Holmfirth Contest - Results 2013

After a fantastic day of contesting at the Holmfirth Contest the results are: Section A Strata Brass - Tallis Variations Uppermill - Brass Triumphant Old Silkstone - The Plantagenets Hymn Tune  -… read more...


Mnozil Brass in Coventry - 16th November 2013

Tickets are now on sale for Mnozil Brass in Coventry on Saturday November 16th as part of the City of Coventry Brass Festival. read more...


Brass & Voice - Christ Church, Nelson - 22nd June 2013

Nelson Brass and Nelson Arion Male Voice Choir are holding a 'Brass and Voice' Concert at Christ Church in Nelson on Saturday the 22nd of June. read more...


Bandstand: Band Concerts at the Ring 'O' Bells, Marple - 2013

The Ring 'O' Bells in Marple have published their summer brass programme. read more...


Holmfirth Contest - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date with all the latest tweets from the Holmfirth Contest. If you are at the contest you can share the action with the hashtag #holmfirthcontest Tweets about… read more...


Holmfirth Contest Runners - 9th June 2013

The Holmfirth Contest is taking place this Sunday, the 9th June 2013. With a bumper entry this year the following bands are competing: Youth Section (starts 11.00am) Hade Edge Youth Scissett… read more...


Boarshurst Band Club - Sunday Brass 2013

The Boarshurst Band Club have published their Sunday Brass programme for 2013. A particular highlight will Milnrow Band on the 23rd June conducted by Mareika Gray. They will be running out the test… read more...


Bournemouth Concert Brass present Hollywood & Broadway, 23rd June 2013

Bournemouth Concert Brass are performing their annual ‘Hollywood & Broadway’ concert at The Regent Centre Christchurch on Sunday 23rd June 2013 commencing 19:30. Tickets are available now from the Regent… read more...


Bandstand: Band Concerts at Victoria Gardens, Truro

The programme of bands performing on the Victoria Gardens Bandstand in Truro, Cornwall has been published. 1st July (11am to 1pm) – Rydal Penrhos School Jazz Band 6th July (Saturday)… read more...


Brass on the BBC - Town with Nicholas Crane

Brass music in Huddersfield was featured on the BBC with Marsden Silver Band providing a rousing rendition of Knight Templar during a recent episode of Town with Nicholas Crane. Skip… read more...


Forest of Dean Solo & Ensemble Championship

The 7th Forest of Dean Solo & Ensemble Championship takes place on Saturday 13th July 2013 at the Baptist Church, Newland Street, Coleford, Glos. The adjudicator for the day is… read more...


Coventry Festival Band Summer Spectacular Concert, Sat 8th June 2013

The Coventry Festival Band will be holding their Summer Concert this Saturday, June 8th, at St. Lukes Church, Holbrooks. read more...


Old Hall Brass concert at Southport Little Theatre

Tickets are now available for the Old Hall Brass annual concert at Southport Little Theatre, Hoghton Street, Southport. The coincert will be held on Sunday 16th June 2013 with a… read more...


Lofthouse 2000 Host a Music Cafe

Lofthouse are always happy to meet old friends and new, both players and non-players alike and are holding a Music Cafe on Sat 15th June 10am – 12noon at their new… read more...


Adventurers in Music at the Royal Cornwall Show

Adventurers in Music will be at the Royal Cornwall Show tomorrow, June 6th in in BBC Tent from 11.15am - 11.45am. It is, a remarkable live event that sees the fusion of… read more...


Recent Updates to Empty Chairs

We've made many updates to the Empty Chairs site in the last couple of weeks. So many in fact that I can't even remember them all to list them. The… read more...


Community Trombone Day with Black Dyke Band

On Sunday 14th July Black Dyke Band will be holding a community trombone day. Participants will be able to come along, have tuition and play with professional players from the… read more...


Concert of Remembrance Saturday 26th October with The Dalesman Male Voice Choir

PRESENTING A CONCERT OF REMEMBRANCE FEATURING ILKESTON BRASS & THE DALESMAN MALE VOICE CHOIR Saturday 26th October 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Market Place Ilkeston Adult £6.00 Children £3.00 IN… read more...


Special Porthleven Town Band Rehearsal at the Hall for Cornwall

Porthleven Town Band are busy finalising their preparations for the Bugle West of England Bandsmen Festival and will be having a special rehearsal at the Hall for Cornwall with renowned conductor and… read more...


Ripon Entertainment Contest 2013 - Results

A splendid day of entertainment has been enjoyed in Ripon Cathedral. The results from the Ripon Entertainment Contest are: 1st - North Skelton 2nd - Shepherd Group Concert 3rd -… read more...


Milnrow swoop in to the top 10

The BrassStats rankings have been updated for the end of May and see Milnrow move up 14 places to enter the top 10 bands in the World in 8th position.… read more...


Ripon Entertainment Contest 2013 - Live Twitter Feed

Follow all the action shared from the Ripon Entertaimnet Contest with this live Twitter feed. If you are at the contest tag your tweets and photographs with the hashtag #riponcontest… read more...


Blue Peter - Barney's Brass Band Challenge at Whit Friday

Here is a fantastic clip from BBC Blue Peter of Barney completing his Brass Band Challenge to learn the trombone and partipate in the Whit Friday Marches. View the video… read more...


New Development Band 'Gateway Brass' Launched by Skipton Brass

Skipton Brass, a Yorkshire based 4th section brass band are securing the tradition of brass banding in Skipton with the formation of Gateway Brass This development band is being formed to educate… read more...


Players required

Belle Vue Brass Band require a Solo Cornet player and 1st Baritone player. We rehearse on Mondays 8pm - 10pm @ Saint Marys Church Reddish SK5 7HZ read more...


Brass Bands at South Tyneside Summer Festival 2013

Brass bands will be taking centre stage at the Amphitheatre in South Shields during the South Tyneside Summer Festival 2013 as more than a dozen brass bands will be performing… read more...


Runners for Ripon Contest - 1st June 2013

The runners for the Ripon Entertainment Contest on Saturday, 1st June 2013 are: 12:00 Leyburn 12:30 Barnetby Silver 1:00 Durham Constabulary 1:30 North Skelton 2:00 Burneside Brass 2:30 University of… read more...


Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale 2013

The Whiston Festival of Brass & Real Ale will be held on Saturday 6th of July in the picturesque Yorkshire village of Whiston near Rotherham. During the festival three traditional public… read more...


New Website Launched for St. Pinnock Brass Band

A new website has been launched for St Pinnock Brass Band. The website has been revamped by their Principle cornet Lauren Carroll and over the coming months they will keep the… read more...


Mnozil Brass in the UK - 31st May to 2nd June 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – 20 years of MNOZIL BRASS – A Jubilee Programme Hooray, we’ve managed the first twenty years!  Mnozil Brass has received incredibly positive reviews in the papers. The… read more...


Chesterfield Music & Real Ale Weekend

Over the weekend of Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd of June the Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band, Raw Brewing Company and Staveley Town Council supported by Conceptunet Ltd will be organising… read more...


World of Brass - 4BarsRest World Rankings

The World of Brass - 4barsrest.com World Rankings have been updated for May. Cory (±0) Foden's (±0) Black Dyke (±0) Brighouse and Rastrick (±0) Tredegar (±0) Leyland (±0) Eikanger-Bjørsvik (+5)… read more...


Back to roots

Foss Dyke Band returned to its old stomping ground on 25th May when it performed a concert in North Hykeham to celebrate the town's 25th anniversary of their twinning with… read more...


58th Cornish Brass Band Championships - Saturday 12th October 2013

The 58th Cornish Brass Band Championships will be held on Saturday 12th October 2013 in the Falmouth Methodist Church.   The contest will run as one section. Band will be able to select… read more...


All England International Masters 2013 - Results

Results from the All England International Masters - #aeimasters2013 Twenty bands competed in this popular contest at The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering where the adjudicators David Read, Stephen Roberts and… read more...


All England International Masters - Live Twitter Feed

Keep up to date wih the latest news from the All England International Masters and join the conversation using the hashtag #aeimasters2013. Tweets about "#aeimasters2013" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); read more...


Whit Friday Marches 2013 - Photos from Social Media

A selection of photographs found on social media from the Whit Friday Marches.     read more...


Whit Friday Marches 2013 - Videos

A few videos from the Whit Friday Marches. Conducted by Andrew Warriner, this is the band's winning performance from the 2013 Diggle Whit Friday Contest. Performing their 'traditional' Whit Friday… read more...


Pontardulais Town Band Annual Concert 2013

The Pontardulais Town Band will be holding their Annual Convert on Saturday 8th June at Pontardulais Leisure Centre.The concert will feature James McLeod and Morriston RFC Male Voice Choir.It starts… read more...


Whit Friday Marches 2013 - Live Feed

Keep up to date with the latest news from the Whit Friday Marches with this live Twitter stream. If you are out and about you can tweet the latest news… read more...


Championship band Woodfalls help bring Concert to Dorset Venue

The Gillingham Imperial Silver Band are proud to host a joint concert featuring the prestigious Woodfalls Band at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton on the 22nd of June.  The Woodfalls… read more...


All England International Masters, 26th May 2013 - Runners

Twenty three bands will be competing in this popular contest at The Lighthouse Theatre. The event includes a Gala Concert at night in addition to the contest. The entrants for… read more...


Brass Band Vacancy Statistics - Some Pretty Graphs

Do you like pretty graphs? We've just added a statistics page that graphs the current list of vacancies. What can we conclude from this data... Bands are mainly looking for… read more...


Local brass band helps launch Wolverton 175

Celebrating the 175th anniversary of the first train ever to travel from Birmingham to London, via Wolverton. To celebrate Wolverton's 175-year history with the railway industry, there will be a series… read more...


Local brass band appoints new Musical Director

Wolverton Town Band is delighted to have appointed Jeffrey Ginn as its new Musical Director. Jeffrey is a locally-based classical music recording producer and engineer, and has worked in the… read more...


Local business given a top brass send-off

Local business given a top brass send-off After establishing The Tiny Bakery in New Bradwell a year ago and running it from her house in St Giles Street, the owner,… read more...


Beaumont Park Annual March Contest 2013

Following the success of the first March Contest in Beaumont Park last year the "Friends of Beaumont Park (Huddersfield)" have announced that the date for this year’s competition will be Sunday… read more...


Runners for the West of England Bandmen's Festival - Bugle 2013

The runners have been announced for the 89th Annual West of England Bandsman’s Festival at Bugle in Cornwall on Saturday 15th June. Twenty two bands will be on the March… read more...


Weston-super-Mare Contest - Open and 2nd Section Results

The results of the Open and 2nd Section results from the Weston-super-Mare Contest. Open Section 1st - Sandhurst Silver - Ian McElligott 2nd - Leicestershire Co-op - Graham Jacklin 3rd… read more...


Test Pieces for SWBBA Championships 2013

The test pieces for the 2013 South West Brass Band Association Championships have been announced. The contest is on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at the Rivera Centre in Torquay. The… read more...


Weston-super-Mare Contest - 3rd and 4th Section Results

The results of the 3rd and 4th Sections at Weston-super-Mare are: 3rd Section 1st - Pontypool Brass 2nd - Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda 3rd - Bratton Silver 4th Section 1st -… read more...


Hebden Bridge March Contest

Our Anual March Contest is to be held on sunday 16th june 2013 in the center of Hebden Bridge, This popular event brings hundreds of people to our attractive town… read more...


Better News Tweets, Categories, RSS and Open Graph

If you're keeping up to date with the loads of tweaks to Empty Chairs in the last few days there is even more! If you publish news to the site… read more...


Manifesto for the Future

David Ashworth and Kevin Holgate have set out a Manifesto for the Future after the open meeting in Blackpool over the weekend. Manifesto for the Future Introduction: The brass band movement is… read more...


World Heritage Site cultural programme heralds Cornwall’s brass and silver bands to tell mining story

Sounding the call World Heritage Site cultural programme heralds Cornwall’s brass and silver bands to tell mining story Whilst Camborne Town Band is understood to have been established at the… read more...


Camborne MD prepares Pendeen Silver Band

Pendeen Silver Band is preparing for the West of England Bandmen's Festival (or Bugle Contest to it's friends) with expert input from Camborne Town's resident musical director, David Hamilton. David,… read more...


Monster Update to Empty Chairs!

We've just pushed an update to the Empty Chairs website that hopefully has not not broken too much! So, what's new... Whole new look - we have redesigned the look… read more...


Updates to Empty Chairs

Here it is, the first ever official update from Empty Chairs! We have been up and running for just about a month and now have 127 accounts registered for brass… read more...


Learn To Play Day at Trevada Music

Trevada Music’s Camborne store will this year be taking part in the National Learn To Play Day on Saturday March 16th. They will be offering free taster lessons in store… read more...



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