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New principal at Pemberton


The talented young cornet player Georgina Moulsdale becomes the new principal cornet of Pemberton Old Wigan DW Band.

Band Cymru

Band Cymru highlights programme set for broadcast


A special highlights programme of the 2016 Band Cymru competition will be broadcast this weekend on the S4C channel


Withington delegates set for prison Time


Another innovative approach to repertoire, communication, time and place is on the menu with Allan Withington in Holland next week.

Swiss National Championship

Swiss launch National test piece competition


The Swiss Brass Band Association (SBBA) has launched its Composer Competition - with the chance for your work to be used as a National Championship test-piece.

Milton Keynes

Tredegar to help export drive for success


Welsh champions Tredegar will be helping an old export develop his youth band success in Milton Keynes.

Cotswold Festival

Fantastic delegate success at Cotswold Edge Festival of Brass


Over 200 players from the age of 8 to 80 recently enjoyed a remarkable day of tuition, fun and music making in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Bernard Breslin

Breslin claims National Association of Brass Band Conductors prize


Brenden Breslin claims NABBC Conducting Prize after keen battle for honours in Yorkshire.

Experianza Music

Experianza composition competition


A new composition competition offers exciting opportunities to the winners... and a nice dollop of dosh...


Black Dyke help inspire the next generation in Dronfield


A Mighty Creatives initiatives funded by Arts Council England sees Black Dyke inspire a new generation of brass band players in Dronfield.


Foden's set for stage and screen listed status


Foden's will be making a welcome return to the beautiful banding venue of Gawsworth Hall in Cheshire.

Duncan Beckley

Newstead look to boost numbers for Beckley finale


Newstead Brass is looking to provide Duncan Beckley will a musical finale to remember...


Inaugural success for new youth band course


The first North East Midlands Youth Band course has been hailed as a great success.


There is a buzz going around John Packer Ltd


There is a sensational new buzz available to be heard from John Packer Ltd - and for just £19.99...

Kings Division

Potential recruits welcome at King's Division open day


The Band of the King's Division is holding an open day rehearsal in Blackpool in August - and everyone is welcome to come along and find out more.

Pottery Trophy

Report & Results: 2016 Denby Pottery Village Contest


Kibworth fill up the ceramic winner's pot after a great day of entertainment at the Denby Pottery Village Contest.

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4BR Tuesday Quiz:


A little quiz homage to the fantastic footballers of Iceland....


Report & Results: 2016 Ohio Brass Festival


Central Ohio enjoy the musical sunshine as they reclaim Ohio Brass Festival title.

Summer School

Gregson boost for IBBSS


Edward Gregson will join the conducting team at the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea this year.

Ross Knight

Knight claims Swiss tuba role


Scotsman Ross Knight has beaten off 90 world-wide rivals to claim the place as solo tuba with the renowned Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva

Littlemore Raod

Road to a Littlemore lasting recognition


Well known brass band historian Allan Littlemore joins a list of local banding greats in having his name in the postcode book...

Whitworth Vale and Healey

On your bikes to get to Europe


The Whitworth & Healey Band has got on its bikes to ensure they make it into the heart of Europe...

Luke Barker

Report & Results: 2016 City of Coventry & Warwickshire Brass Festival


Talented performers battle for the honours at the 7th annual Coventry & Warwickshire Brass Festival.


Wheeler takes up residence at Reg Vardy


Brenden Wheeler will combine his high level Army duties in Harrogate with the post of Resident Conductor at the Reg Vardy Band.

Dave Roberts

Tongwynlais keep Temperance link for Albert Hall


Rothwell MD Dave Roberts keeps to his Temperance roots to lead Tongwynlais at Royal Albert Hall.

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