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Jospeh Horovitz

Honorary Doctorate award for Joseph Horovitz

March 28, 2017
One of the most revered composers to have written for the brass band medium has been presented with a Honorary Doctorate from The Royal College of Music.


Read all about it! 2017 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships news reports

March 27, 2017
Find out how the titles were won and lost with the full news reports from each section at the recent London & Southern Counties Regional Championships.

Rolls Royce

Read all about it! 2017 Midlands Regional Championships news reports

March 26, 2017
Find out how the titles were won and lost with the full news reports from each section at the recent Midlands Regional Championships.


Llanrug set to seal Celtic/Nordic partnership

March 25, 2017
An innovative musical link between Llanrug Band from north Wales and Tysnes Musikklag from Norway is set to be sealed at Caernafon Castle this April.

Grants for Arts

Market Rasen boosted by Grants for the Arts funding

March 25, 2017
The Market Rasen Band gains substantial funding towards commissioning costs for new works in collaborative link with Black Dyke and composers William Himes and Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

Mummy delivery

Mummy's Day special at John Packer

March 24, 2017
Why not treat the mummy in your life to something special — with free delivery too...

Pennine Music

Great new music from Pennine

March 23, 2017
Pennine Music has released some fantastic new works in time for bands to showcase in their post-regional concert programmes.

Owen Farr

Farr set for Salford visit

March 23, 2017
Besson tenor horn artist Owen Farr will be visiting the University of Salford later this month to work with the Adelphi Brass Band and soloists.

Carlton Main

Carlton Main aim for World Championship honours

March 23, 2017
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery will be hoping to bring the World Championship banner back to Yorkshire.

Grand Shield

97th Spring Festival runners and riders announced

March 23, 2017
The 60 bands all looking to eventually head to the British Open at Symphony Hall will line-up in Blackpool in May.


Part Exchange boost at Band Supplies

March 23, 2017
There are plenty of fantastic deals to be had on some great part exchange instruments at Band Supplies — all you have to do is just pick up the phone!

National Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain

National Youth and Children's Bands announce audition dates

March 23, 2017
If you want to try and get place on the National Youth and National Children's Bands of Great Britain then get along to an audition — and you get a great freebie thrown in too!


Classic sops for sale at John Packer

March 23, 2017
John Packer Ltd has a brilliant deal on a pair of classic soprano cornets.

Cory award

Cory claim additional Welsh Regional honour

March 23, 2017
The new Welsh Area champion gained extra recognition in Swansea last weekend.

Dysart Colliery

Dysart end 96 years of waiting

March 23, 2017
No band celebrated a Regional Championship victory quite like Dysart Colliery Band this year — especially as no one was around to remember the last time they did it.

Strarta Brass

Hobbins and Strata part company

March 23, 2017
The musical partnership between Strata Brass and Alan Hobbins has come to an end.


Foden's signs of the times

March 23, 2017
The name of Foden's Band will be on view to the world as you pass through the villages near its home in Sandbach

Ian Porthouse and Brian Buckley

New Presidential address at Tredegar

March 23, 2017
The highly respected conductor and adjudicator C Brian Buckley has become the new President of Tredegar Band.


Radio: Listen to the Band

March 23, 2017
More music and chat from Frank at the BBC

Steve Pritchard Jones

Shrewsbury help raise funds for charitable cause

March 23, 2017
It was standing room only as Shrewsbury Band led by Steve Pritchard-Jones help raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy.

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 28 March • The Salvation Army Citadel. 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. Northamptonshire NN16 8JU

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 31 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport. SK72JT SK72JT

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 31 March • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Sale Brass Band -

Saturday 1 April • Sale Sports Club, Clarenden Crescent, Sale, M33 2DE. . M33 2DE

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: The Exchange

Saturday 1 April • Old Market Hill,Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1FH

Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band

March 28 • First section Midland Area require Bb Bass. Solo Trombone and back row cornet. . Rehearsals at shirebrook miners welfare Mondays and Thursdays 8 - 10.. Preparing for a busy spring and summer of concerts and contests under our new MD Mr Colum O`Shea

Ratby Cooperative

March 27 • The Ratby Co-operative Band are currently looking for a quality BBb Bass player and Kit Percussionist. Ratby is a thriving band organisation, competing in the Championship Section under the Musical Directorship of Mareika Gray, and David Purkiss.

Gosport Solent Brass

March 27 • We are an ambitious and sociable Fourth Section Band in the West of England region, and are currently looking for cornets, trombones and tuned percussion.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.