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3BA marks 10th anniversary of pioneering brass banding in Germany


The 3BA Band has marked its tenth anniversary of becoming one of the pioneers of the growing German brass band movement.

John Packer

Job opportunities at John Packer Ltd


There are some great job opportunities for the right people at John Packer Ltd.

Aedelfrith Quintet

Aedelfrith set for inventive musical link


The Aedelfrith Brass Quintet will be bringing their unique combination of musical styles and genres together in London next month.

Owen Farr

Fancy a free private lesson with Owen Farr or Davur Juul Magnussen this weekend?


If you are or in Perth on Saturday - you can book yourself in for the best free Christmas present ever - a free lesson with a superstar player.

Fairey Band

Fairey to light up Christmas delights on Sky Arts


Fairey battle the cold in the bowels of the Devil's caves to bring Christmas cheer to Sky Arts...


Temporary stop for Weston super Mare contest


Renovation work to the Winter Gardens venue means a one year stop for the popular Weston super Mare contest.

west Yorkshire Police

Wadsworth to help Police with their renewed musical enquiries


Kevin Wadsworth has been engaged to help West Yorkshire Police Band on their return to competitive action.


Gallery errata issued


There are just a few cosmetic changes to the pictures painted by Howard Snell ahead of the Scottish Open on the weekend.

David and Jen Murray

New duo boost Harrogate


A new husband and wife duo boost the ranks at Harrogate ahead of the 2016 season.

Paul Drury

Drury to end tenure at Tullis Russell


MD Paul Drury is set to leave Tullis Russell Mills Band after three memorable years together.

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


It's a happy new banding year with Frank at the BBC...

Paul Hughes

Report & Results 2015: North Wales BBA Ruthin Contest


There was obvious strength in depth despite the low numbers at the North Wales Rally on the weekend, led by Llanrug.


Report & Results: 2015 Leicestershire BBA Contest


Kidlington Concert lead the way at the Leicestershire BBA Contest with section victories to Kibworth, Rushden Town, Crofton Silver, Ratby Co-operative and Enderby Youth & Concert.


Report & Results: 2015 Scottish Youth Brass Band Championship


You didn't have to gaze too deeply into a crystal ball to see that the future of Scottish Youth banding was in good shape in Perth on the weekend.

Dave Hayward

Hayward leads Brass Tactics Day


Well known conductor Dave Hayward leads a great Brass Tactics Day in Aldbourne.

Gwyn Press Award

Nia heads the new tuba inspired generation in Wales


8 yr old Nia Llewellyn of Milford Haven Juniors has become the first recipient of the Gwyn Press Memorial Award.

Philippe Schwartz

Schwartz heads to Brighouse via Geneva


Geneva Instruments sign up newly appointed Brighouse & Rastrick solo euphonium, Philippe Schwartz.


Salford makes ensemble awards and takes Marine advice


The University of Salford has recently held it popular ensemble competition and played host to the Royal Marines Brass Quintet.

Matthew Jenkins

Jenkins presented with Welsh Conductor of the Year Award


Matthew Jenkins, MD of Goodwick Brass, has been presented with a second Welsh Conductor of the Year award.

Rothwell Temperance

Rothwell announce new euph signing


Grand Shield champion announces the signing of Daniel Morgan as their new principal euphonium.


Report & Results: 2015 SEWBBA Welsh League Contest - Merthyr Tydfil


The 2015 Welsh League titles are decided in a great day of contesting in Merthyr Tydfil - led by Llwydcoed, Markham & District, Ebbw Valley, Abertillery & District and Usk.


Fancy helping some Old Dirty Brasstards?


The brilliantly named brass group just needs a bit of help to enable them to record their first studio album...

Dynamo with Tredegar

High profile music and magic success for Tredegar


Tredegar round off a memorable weekend of concert appearances in Utrecht and London with news of their award winning CD.

Charlie Taylor

New annual prize to honour a great local musician


The memory of the great Charlie Taylor is to be honoured by a fantastic new annual award at Fred Longworth High School.

Your Logo Here

The perfect fleece for Christmas from Your Logo Here


Keep warm, play brilliantly and let people know who you are into the bargain this Christmas with a little help from Your Logo Here.

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Scottish Open, Challenge Cup & Shield
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