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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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: 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Mnozil Brass in Reading - 15th November 2013

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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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