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British Open

Amendments made to British Open test-piece

April 20, 2018
Competing bands at the 2018 British Open will have to make some minor amendments to their scores of 'A Brussels Requiem' for the contest.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

April 20, 2018
More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...


pBuzzer stars to give premier performance

April 20, 2018
There will be a special buzz to be heard at the National Youth Championships this weekend at Warwick University.


Utrecht hat-trick for De Waldsang

April 18, 2018
The Dutch champion will warm up for their European assault by performing in Utrecht a few times...


A production line of nothingness

April 18, 2018
Cut backs to local authority music services are not just harming the teaching of brass band instruments.

Dave Morris

March memory in tribute of Dave Morris

April 18, 2018
A brand new march called 'Bolsover Castle' is to be premiered at the forthcoming Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School in memory of the much missed David Morris.

James Fountain

Fountain link for Fairey in Utrecht

April 18, 2018
James Fountain will play principal cornet with Fairey Band at the forthcoming European Championship in Utrecht.


Tredegar join forces for Tallis crowning achievement

April 18, 2018
Tredegar Band will be joined by the critically acclaimed Palestrina Singers for their Thomas Tallis inspired concert in the magnificent setting of Llandaff Cathedral next month.


Coldstream Guards support Combat Stress charity

April 17, 2018
The Band of the Coldstream Guards will be supporting the vital Combat Stress Charity in a concert at Cadogan Hall in May.

Richard Marshall

Marshall to lead cornet spotlight

April 17, 2018
Black Dyke's principal cornet Richard Marshall will be hosting his popular Cornet Spotlight once again — and you can be part of it.


Yorkshire Youth take Festival aim

April 17, 2018
The massed ranks of the Yorkshire Youth Band has been working hard towards its appearance at the forthcoming Black Dyke Festival.


RAF Music Services to showcase solo talent

April 17, 2018
RAF Music Services will be showcasing their top talent at RAF Northolt next month.


Great response to prison break with Royal Marines

April 17, 2018
Plenty of people have been signing up for a low brass open day at the old Naval Detention Quarters in Portsmouth led by the likes of David Childs and Les Neish — and you can still enjoy a spell inside too.


Foden's opt for Bach on Brussels in Birmingham

April 16, 2018
The Swiss conductor Michael Bach will link up with Foden's for their British Open appearance later this year.


2018 Brass in Concert draws announced

April 16, 2018
The draws for the 2018 Brass in Concert Entertainment Championship and Youth Brass in Concert Entertainment Championship have been made.

Band Cymru

2018 Band Cymru finalists revealed

April 16, 2018
The televised Band Cymru final will be between Brass Beaumaris, BTM, Cory and Northop as judges pick their best four to battle for a potential £10,000 first prize.


International panel to go Dutch

April 16, 2018
Adjudicators from France, Scotland, England, Switzerland and Holland to make the all important decisions at the 2018 Netherlands National Championships in Utrecht this year.

Brass for Africa

Brass for Africa announces new appointment

April 16, 2018
The experienced bandsman Rob Stew will become the new Coordinator for UK Brass Band Engagement for the Brass for Africa Charity.

Band Cymru

Report & Result: 2018 Band Cymru — Fourth Semi-Final

April 16, 2018
As show of musical bravery sees Tongwynlais Temperance win a closely fought semi-final of the Band Cymru competition.


Blue Plaque to honour brass band's greatest entrepreneur

April 14, 2018
A Blue Plaque is to be unveiled in Bristol to mark the life and achievements of the great John Henry Iles.

Foden's Band - BBC Radio 'Young Brass Award Final'

Friday 20 April • RNCM, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Crofton Silver Band - Theatre Royal Wakefield

Friday 20 April • Theatre Royal Wakefield. Drury Lane . Wakefield WF1 2TE

Thundersley Brass Band - TBB Quiz Night

Friday 20 April • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, Essex SS75HA

Black Dyke Band - Conthey - Switzerland

Saturday 21 April • tbc tbc

Gresley Colliery Band - Gresley Colliery Youth and Senior Brass Bands

Saturday 21 April • Gresley Old Hall,. Gresley Wood Road . Swadlincote DE11 9QW

Blidworth Welfare Band

April 20 • Assistant Principal Cornet and Percussionist. Having recently secured 5th place at the Midlands Area Championship Section and a new Principal cornet we are looking for applications for the above positions. The band operate a sensible diary of engagements.

Enderby Band

April 19 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for committed players to fill these key seats. The band are current Wychavon and Shirebrook Champions and National finalists.

West Somerset Brass Band

April 19 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet section, if you are a front or back row player we would be delighted to hear from you, you may even still have a chance of coming along to our French tour later in the year.

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor