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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893697380911435/ 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...


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...


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...


Betteshanger Brass Academy - New Website

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Bandstand: Band Concerts at the Ring 'O' Bells, Marple - 2013

The Ring 'O' Bells in Marple have published their summer brass programme. 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...


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...


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...


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...



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