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Frank Renton

Radio: Listen to the Band

September 28, 2016
More more brass band music and chat with Frank Renton at the BBC.

Bolsover Festival

Community links boost Bolsover Appeal

September 28, 2016
A trio of community based Fringe Events will further boost the appeal of the forthcoming Bolsover Festival of Brass — so why not go along and have fun, food, drink and bands!

Swiss Nationals

Swiss National sets new record in Battle for titles

September 27, 2016
66 bands will compete at the Swiss National Championships in Montreux next month — a new record.


Humanitarian help from banding Dental Surgeon

September 27, 2016
Dental surgeon Donna Jackson has been working in Greece to help with humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing terror.


Fancy a role in insurance?

September 26, 2016
Brass Band Insurance Services has a vacancy for a General Administrator in Insurance.

Your Logo Here

Record return for Your Logo Here at Cheltenham

September 25, 2016
The team at Your Logo Here certainly enjoyed a great Cheltenham National Finals weekend.

Brass for Africa

Brass for Africa enjoys wonderful Cheltenham response

September 24, 2016
The brass band community certainly showed its generosity at Cheltenham and to the brilliant work undertaken by the Brass for Africa charity.

Brass Factor

Brass Factor set for return

September 24, 2016
The fantastic entertainment offered by the Brass Factor competitions is set to return later this year.

Ian Macmillan and Ian Stephens

Brighouse help take Super Slow Way to Revolution

September 24, 2016
Brighouse & Rastrick will help poet Ian Macmillan and composer Ian Stephens celebrate the 200 year history of the world's first super highway as part of a high-profile arts production about the famous Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

British Open winner

Bob Childs resigns from Grimethorpe

September 23, 2016
The three year tenure of Dr Robert Childs at Grimethorpe Colliery Band has come to an end.


Worldwide appeal strengthens Foden's contest

September 23, 2016
The forthcoming Foden's Open Solo, Duet & Quartet competition is set to attract a worldwide line-up of competitors.

Ivan Meylemans

van de Kolk to take over Meylemans lead at Noord-Limburgse

September 23, 2016
Erik van de Kolk will take over the musical direction of Noord-Limburgse in Belgium as 15 year partnership with Ivan Meylemans is set to come to an end.


Judges give views from box for Cheltenham

September 16, 2016
Four of the judges at Cheltenham have given their views , opinions and pointers on the test-pieces to be played this weekend. It could prove to be essential reading!

Allbert Hall

National Championships launch new website

September 16, 2016
A redesigned National Championships website has been launched to help bands enjoy as well as be more informed about their contesting experience in getting to Cheltenham and the Albert Hall.

Jamie Nuss

The first £10,000 bandsman is revealed by British Army

September 16, 2016
Former Cory percussionist Jamie Nuss becomes the first brass band recruit to qualify for a Golden Hello payment of £10,000 by joining the Corps of Army Music.

September cover

September issue of Brass Band World out now

September 16, 2016
See it — Tap it — Read it! The world's favourite monthly brass band magazine — now to enjoy on smart phones, tablets and desk tops


RNCM buddy scheme shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

September 15, 2016
A support scheme to help international students develop their language skills has been short listed for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award.

Adam Gregory

 Great launch for Brass for Africa campaign at British Open

September 15, 2016
The fantastic Brass for Africa charity enjoyed a wonderful launch day at the recent British Open at Symphony Hall in Birmingham — led by some great donations...


SBBA launches new Young Composer Competition

September 15, 2016
The Scottish Brass Band Association is looking to find the next generation of young Scottish composers for brass band — and its well worth giving it a go...


Black Dyke to premiere film soundtrack of HMS Hampshire loss

September 13, 2016
There will be an unique chance to recall the tragic story of the loss of the World War One warship HMS Hampshire as Black Dyke provides a live film soundtrack to new short film in Shirebrook next month.

Black Dyke Band - St Helens

Thursday 29 September • St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square St Helens. WA10 1PH.



Black Dyke Band - Moldgreen United Reformed Church

Saturday 1 October • Wakefield Road, Moldgreen , Huddersfield HD5 8AA

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 1 October • Holy Trinity church, . Long Melford. Suffolk

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Sunday 2 October • Heritage High School, Boughton Lane,Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

Blackpool Brass

September 27 • 6th Place National Finals 3rd Section, promotion to 2nd Section wef 2017, require solo euph/solo trom/percussion . We are a friendly, sociable band with a mix of concerts and contests. Anyone welcome short or long term. Rehearsals Tues/Fri 8.00-9.45 pm.

Test Valley Brass

September 27 • Test Valley Brass is looking for additional cornet players to join their committed team, with positions available on front and back row. If you are grade 5 standard or above and looking for a friendly band with a range of engagements, please get in touch.

Jackfield Band

September 27 • Invite applications for the position of Euphonium, seat negotiable, to join a hard working and focused band of players. With a balanced contesting and concert season ahead including promotion to the Champion Section & Senior Cup in 2017

Stephen Tighe

Conductor, adjudicator, arranger, composer and teacher