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Hotel at the ready for London and Cheltenham?


If you are confident about your Area qualification chances this year then makes ure you give a ring...

James Morrison

Morrison to headline BiC Gala Concert with Black Dyke


James Morrison and Black Dyke will be the headline stars of the Brass in Concert Gala Concert this year.

Silver Rose

New performance for Silver Rose


The critically acclaimed 'Silver Rose' production will be given another high profile performance in Bristol this year.

City of Cardiff

Cardiff sign up new talent for Swansea!


City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M1 have been making plenty of important signings as they look to impress in Swansea.


Buyer beware


If you happen to be offered a Yamaha Neo cornet for a price that is too good to be true - then makes sure you check its ain't nicked... you could end up behind bars...

City of Bradford

Garner heads to the top with Bradford


The City of Bradford Band has signed sop star Dale Garner to top off their line-up at Yorkshire Regional Championship.

One SHow

Brighouse plaudits for Wogan tribute


Brighouse & Rastrick Band played to an audience of 6 million people as they helped the BBC pay tribute to broadcaster Terry Wogan.


Awards and encouragement for Poulton


Its been a good start to the 2016 contesting year for Poulton le Fylde Band - with awards to prove it.

FEB 16

BBW goes digital!


Brass Band World magazine has launched its on-line digital publication...

Edward Gregson

Gregson Festival to take place in Oslo


The music of composer Edward Gregson will be celebrated with a full days of concerts in Oslo in April.

Lewis Merthyr

Lewis Merthyr to make a splash with BBC appearance


The members of Lewis Merthyr Band will be making an appearance on a new BBC Wales series following the great rivers of the nation.


Foden's enjoy another taste of musical Armagh


The Foden's Band has just returned from their 16th consecutive trip to Armagh to work with players of all ages and abilities.


Chance to shine as Deepcar appoint new MD


The Deepcar Band has appointed Cathryn Rogers as their new MD.

Tom Davoren

Davoren to lead National Youth Band of Wales


Tom Davoren will lead the cream of Welsh banding talent with new works and a Belgian euphonium superstar for support.

Jamie Phillips

National Youth to be led by Halle conductor


The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will be conducted by the charismatic Jamie Phillips on their forthcoming Easter course.


Coleshill Youth to pay musical respects to fallen heroes


Coleshill Youth Band will head to Belgium at half term to perform at the iconic Menin Gate.


Test-piece previews set for Studentzone


If you want to get to hear all five regional test-pieces - and enjoy a pint in the process - then get along to Manchester Metropolitan University later this month.


Tickle your fancy with a terrific Tromba cornet?


John Packer has a brilliant deal on the fantastic Tromba cornets - great colours and a great big saving too!


Cory set for USA with happy memories


The National Champion has been getting itself ready for its tour to the USA with a bit of help with past history...


Verwood youngsters shine in Wessex


The talented young players of the Verwood Concert Brass organisations have been piling up the silverware once again.

Hardraw Scar

Hardraw Scar open for entries


You will need to be quick to get your entry in for one of the most iconic brass band contests in the world...

Lee Skipsey

Royal appointment for Skipsey


Lee Skipsey will be making an appearance at the Welsh Regional contest leading Royal Buckley Town Band.

Bolsover festival of brass

Bolsover open for bands wanting to make a worldwide mark


The Bolsover Festival of Brass will be broadcast all over the world once more this October - so make sure your band is part of it.

Band Supplies

Fantastic second hand deals at Band Supplies


There are some fantastic February second hand deals to be snapped up at Band Supplies at the moment.


ABBA publish official test piece guidelines


The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators have published their officially sanctioned guidelines on the First, Second, Third and Fourth Section Area test-pieces.

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