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Luke Jenkins

Jenkins wins Welsh Conductor of the Year award

December 4, 2016
Luke Jenkins of Phoenix (Goodwick) follows in his brother's musical footsteps by becoming 'Welsh Conductor of the Year'.


Report & Results: 2016 Wessex Open Contest

December 4, 2016
There was a great deal of good music to enjoy in Bournemouth recently — led by Verwood Concert Brass.


Love Music actually for Foden's

December 4, 2016
Foden's Band has announced a formal partnership with The Love Music Trust.

Ela Haf Williams

Twinkle, Twinkle, Rising Star...

December 4, 2016
One of the rising stars of Welsh banding has plenty to celebrate this Christmas...

Christmas entertainment

A little bit of early Christmas cheer

December 4, 2016
Why not enjoy a little bit of Christmas cheer with the great brass band entertainer Simon Wood...

Geneva Group

Geneva relaunches new Cardinal horn

December 4, 2016
Geneva Instruments has launched its new Cardinal tenor horn, endorsed and developed alongside star player Jonathan Bates.

Vale of Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan build with new principal

December 4, 2016
The Vale of Glamorgan Band has announced the appointment of their new principal cornet player, Geraint Barnes.

Lucy Cutt

Enderby delight at securing Cutt above the rest

December 4, 2016
Yamaha flugel star Lucy Cutt will be the featured soloist with Enderby Band later this month.

Cory Band

World Rankings — December update

December 4, 2016
Masterful Cory dominate rankings with recent win at Brass in Concert.

In action

Midlands youth meet for new term progress

December 4, 2016
44 talented young players of the North East Midlands Youth Band recently met to enjoy working with tutors and to showcase their progress.

Air ambulance

Personal thanks to life savers

December 4, 2016
Former Fairey Band baritone player Keith Muggeridge has revisited the people who helped save his life.


Parliamentary All Party Group on Brass Bands suspended

December 3, 2016
The General Election, Bexit and the resignation of its chairman means that at present the voice of brass bands isn't being heard in Parliament.

Bridgewater Hall

Brass Bands England host National Conference in Manchester

December 3, 2016
Brass Bands England hopes to change the strategic future of brass banding with outcomes of Bridgewater Hall Conference.

Scottish Borders Youth

Brilliant Borders youth head for Belgium

December 2, 2016
The Borders Youth Band is now looking forward to representing Scotland at the European Youth Band Championships in Ostend next year.

David Thornton

Thornton returns to Brighouse in conducting role

December 2, 2016
David Thornton will become the new Musical Director at Brighouse & Rastrick as he leaves Foden's to work with Prof David King in West Riding.

The Sage

Timing error sees review of Brass in Concert results

December 2, 2016
An error made by the organisers at the Brass in Concert Championship has led to an amendment of the official result — with Brass Band Schoonhoven promoted from sixth to fifth place.

Brett Baker

Baker returns to Queensbury

December 2, 2016
Brett Baker returns to start a second stint as solo trombone with Black Dyke.


2017 European Championship tests announced

December 2, 2016
Works by Kevin Houben, Bart Picqueur, Peter Graham and Sir Malcolm Arnold will test the best bands at all levels in Ostend in 2017.

Verwood best  basses

Tuba trophy finally returns home

December 1, 2016
A 'Best Basses' trophy has finally returned home after being won by the triumphant tuba team at Verwood Concert Brass.

Cheltenham Magistrates Court

Former Band Manager to stand trial on child pornography charges

December 1, 2016
A former Band Manager and player will face charges relating to child pornography at Crown Court next month.

Skipton Brass -

Saturday 3 December • Malham Cove BD23 4DB

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band -

Saturday 3 December • Crooked spire. Church of St Mary and All Saints . Chesterfield S40 1XL

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band -

Saturday 3 December • The Crooked Spire, Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield S40 1XL

Barnsley Brass - Lauren Koerner

Sunday 4 December • The Academy Theatre, Take2 Centre, Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5TU

Shipston Town band -

Sunday 4 December • Townsend Hall Sheep Street, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire. CV364EL CV364EL

Lindley Band

December 1 • Front row cornet required from January 2017. Fancy a new challenge in an ambitious 1st section band? Want to perform at the Yorkshire Area? If so, contact us!. Reheharsals in our own band room Mon/Wed 8.00PM - 10.00PM. Bandroom located 2 mins from J24 M62

Strata Brass

December 1 • Eb BASS required to complete the section in this Yorkshire Championship Band,under new MD Alan Hobbins.. Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland).. Sensible concert/contest schedule.. Front Row Cornet also welcome.

Stannington Brass Band

December 1 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, 1st section from 2017. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work and personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible

Andrew Duncan

Conductor, Composer/Arranger, Adjudicator, Tuba soloist, Teacher