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Strong line up for Scottish Open


Bands from Scotland, England and Norway will battle it out for the Scottish Open title in Perth in November.

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Carlton Main link with Hollings


Carlton Main Frickley link up with talented young composer Ben Hollings as they set sights on Birmingham and London.

Brett Baker

Baker to take National baton at Tongwynlais


Former Black Dyke solo trombonist Brett Baker is to lead Tongwynlais Temperance at the National Finals in London in October.

Arfon Owen

Arfon Owen becomes Yamaha's latest Neo signing


Former Black Dyke solo horn player Arfon Owen has joined the stable of world class Yamaha Neo performers.

Trevada Music

Trevada on the mooooove!


The lads from Trevada Music will showcasing their products next week at one of the UKs biggest agricultural shows.


NASUWT Riverside latest addition to Geneva ranks


The NASUWT Riverside Band is the latest top flight band to opt to play on Geneva instruments.


Thoresby announce Stevenson composer residency


Andrew Stevenson and Thoresby Colliery Band have announced a new musical partnership with work already starting on their 2015 Butlins programme.


2014 Victoria State Championship


You can watch all the action from Ballarat as bands battle for the Victoria State Championship titles.

Derek Renshaw

Renshaw takes baton at Strata


The experienced Derek Renshaw has taken over as Musical Director of Strata Brass.

Tullis Russell Mills

Tullis hope for Local Hero award glory


The Tullis Russell Mills organisation is looking to add to their list of 2014 successes with a bit of Local glory ahead of Cheltenham.

Stephen Sykes

Sykes returns for Open champion


Trombone star Stephen Sykes is to return to Tredegar for British Open title defence.

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Champions help commemorate sacrifice


Members of the Co-operative Funeralcare Band have played their part in helping the town of Dunfermline commemorate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Sage Gateshead

New additions to Brass in Concert weekend


There will be a number of additional attractions to enjoy at the Brass in Concert Championship this year.

Philip Harper

New changes at Wright & Round


There have been some important changes at the famous publishing company.

Beaumont Park

Beaumont Park March & Hymn Contest cancelled


A lack of entries leads to the cancellation of the Beaumont March & Hymn Tune Contest in September.

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


Highlights from the post British Open Gala Concert

City of Bradford

No postcode lottery for City of Bradford


City of Bradford looks to secure its future with the setting up of a brand new competitive banding addition to the family...

Mbale appeal

Band Supplies help Brass for Mbale appeal


Brass for Mbale gets a musical boost from Band Supplies

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Lofthouse add brass to marriage nuptials


Members of Lofthouse 2000 add a little bit of brass to a special banding day.

Raw Brass cornet

Raw Brass set to launch Signature cornet


The innovative instrument designer Chris Waters has been busy at work on the all new Ray Farr Signature Raw Brass Cornet from County Instruments.

Graham OConnor

Butlins test to remember O'Connor


The 2015 Butlins First Section set work will remember former Championship winning conductor Graham O'Connor.

adam Shilton

Great War commemoration gains emotive response


The musical partnership between composer Adam Shilton and Co-operative Funeralcare Band North West has gained an emotive response on its premiere in Crewe.

Denton Brass

Rain doesn't stop play for Denton Brass


Despite the horrendous downpours, Denton Brass kept the punters happy and dry with two recent local concerts.

Cooperative Funeralcare

Scots set for Troon entertainment battle


Co-operative Funeralcare will defend their Land O Burns title against a strong line up of domestic rivals in two weeks time.

Hatfield Band

Marquee signing for Hatfield


Sop star Gary Bates heads to Hatfield from Carlton Main as Yorkshire qualifiers make marquee signing ahead of Cheltenham finals.

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