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Report & Results: 2018 East Anglian BBA Solo & Quartet

May 19, 2018
There was plenty of great playing on show at the recent East Anglian Brass Band Association Solo & Quartet contest held at Blackfriars Hall in Norwich.

Hammonds Saltaire (Morgan Griffiths)

Report & Result: 2018 Grand Shield

May 12, 2018
Hammonds Saltaire triumph at the Grand Shield for a third time to return to the British Open alongside fellow qualifiers Aldbourne.

Wantage (Paul Holland)

Report & Result: 2018 Senior Trophy

May 12, 2018
Wantage Silver show their Ball skills to claim victory and promotion to the Senior Cup alongside Derwent Brass, Elland Silver and Roche Brass.

Oldham Band (Lees) (John Collins)

Report & Result: 2018 Senior Cup

May 12, 2018
Oldham Band (Lees) show the rest of the field (and perhaps Meghan Markle) how to successfully wear a diadem of gold on their big day, as they are joined in the Grand Shield by St Dennis, Redbridge and Skelmanthorpe.


Report & Result: 2018 European Youth Championships: Premier Section

May 6, 2018
Youth Brass 2000 finally adds the European title to their amazing list of contest achievements — with the desire for more to be added in the future.


Report & Result: 2018 European Youth Championships: Development Section

May 6, 2018
MD Lee Rigg leads the celebrations as Wardle Academy becomes European Development Section Youth champions.

Valaisia Win

Report & Result: 2018 European Championships: Championship Section

May 5, 2018
Valaisia Brass Band ascends to the summit of world banding following their victory at the European Championships.

Italian Win

Report & Result: 2018 European Championships: Challenge Section

May 5, 2018
A third triumph in four years paves the way for the Italian banding movement and its champion band to compete at the elite level of European contesting.

Felix Geroldinger

Report & Result: 2018 European Solo Competition

May 3, 2018
The first European title of the 2018 Championships has been won by Austrian baritone player Felix Geroldinger.


Report & Result: 2018 SEWBBA Welsh League Contest

April 30, 2018
A new venue provided a great opportunity for a cross border battle between bands at the first Welsh League Contest of the season.

Old Boys

Report & Result: 2018 BBLNI Spring Festival

April 28, 2018
1st Old Boys and youngsters lead the way at the Brass Band League of Northern Ireland contest in Strabane.


Report & Result: 2018 West Midlands BBA Solo, Duet & Quartet

April 26, 2018
There was a great turn out of musical talent at the recent WMBBA Solo, Duet & Quartet competition — both English and French.


Report & Result: 2018 Band Cymru Final

April 24, 2018
Cory head to Utrecht with a lucrative televised win to boost their confidence and coffers.


Report & Result: 2018 Flemish Open

April 24, 2018
Hauts de France are second to none as they lead the way in the international battles fought at the Flemish Open in Mechelen on the weekend.


Report & Result: 2018 Band Cymru Youth competition

April 23, 2018
Band Jazz Ysgol Tryfan , a remarkable jazz ensemble from a single secondary school in North Wales has won the televised Band Ieuenctid Cymru competition for youth bands

Warwick Arts Centre

Report & Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Championship Section

April 22, 2018
Youth Brass 2000 retains its Championship Section title in Warwickshire with a polished win to head to Utrecht full of confidence.

Wardle Junior Blast

Report & Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Beginners Section

April 22, 2018
It's a winning 'Blast' from Wardle as they retain the Beginners Section title in Warwick.

wardle academy

Report & Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Intermediate Section

April 22, 2018
Wardle Academy retained their Intermediate Section title and gain an invitation to compete at the European Youth Championships in Montreaux in 2019.

wardle academy

Report & Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Junior Section

April 22, 2018
Wardle Academy Juniors takes the Junior Section honours in a cracking contest of excellence, enthusiasm and ambition.


Report & Result: 2018 LBBA Spring Festival Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest

April 21, 2018
There was a fantastic display of musical talent of all ages and levels at the recent Leicestershire Brass Band Association annual Solo, Duet & Quartet competition in Loughborough.

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Saturday 2 June • Amboise 37400

Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass

May 24 • FRONT ROW & BACK ROW CORNET REQUIRED. Under MD Phil Garlick, Prospect Brass require front & back row cornet to join our team. We are a 1st Section band based between Huddersfield and Wakefield, rehearsing Mon/Fri 7-9 in our purpose built bandroom.

Lofthouse Brass Band

May 24 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a DRUMMER to complete their line up. We are a friendly 3rd section band who rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm and Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon at Outwood WMC.

The Corsham Band

May 24 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger