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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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...



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