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Foden's Youth

New season beckons for Foden's youngsters

August 17, 2017
A new season and hopefully lots of new recruits as Foden's Youth and Junior Bands look forward to an exciting 12 months.

Brett Baker

Baker enjoys Argentinian rhapsody

August 17, 2017
Brett Baker has just come back from Argentina after playing a rhapsodic role in Sante Fe low brass festival.

Lucy Cutt

Yamaha to support Bradwell open tuition

August 17, 2017
Lucy Cutt, Ben Godfrey and Jack Wilson will be leading a free masterclass morning ahead of a great evening of charity music making.

Philip Cobb

Cornish Youth look forward to new season with world class leads

August 17, 2017
The talented youngsters of the Cornish Youth Band will be working with world class talent over the next 12 months — starting with a double helping of Cobb excellence.


Prescription help boosts Redruth's contest prospects

August 17, 2017
Financial support from a local pharmacy has helped boost the entertainment contest prospects of Redruth Town Band.

Brass Band Willebroek

World Rankings — August Update

August 16, 2017
World Champions Brass Band Willebroek seal top 6 spot with recent win in Kekrade.


Radio: Listen to the Band

August 16, 2017
Frank Renton features the soloists and bands performing at the Brass Band Gala Concert the day after the 165th British Open Championships.


Complete student satisfaction at Salford

August 16, 2017
The Musical Arts Programme at the University of Salford has gained a 100% satisfaction rating from the influential National Student Survey.

Edward Gregson

Gregson looks forward to brace of major premieres

August 14, 2017
Two new works by composer Edward Gregson will be featured at the influential Presteigne Festival later this month.

Garry Cutt

Yamaha stars to lead tuition weekend

August 14, 2017
Garry Cutt will lead the Yamaha Neo artists Kirsty Abbotts, Lucy Cutt, Steve Walsh and Simon Gresswell on a weekend course of tuition based at Lutterworth College — so if you want to enjoy it get in touch.

Nigel Clarke

Major release for Clarke compositions

August 11, 2017
Nigel Clarke's major works, 'A Richer Dust' and 'Mysteries of the Horizon' have been released on a new CD.


Irwin looks forward to high wire role at Dyke

August 11, 2017
Martin Irwin has just made his debut sop appearance at Black Dyke and is now looking forward to the major challenges of the Open and Nationals with his new instrument in hand.

David Childs

Critical acclaim for Childs concerto premiere

August 11, 2017
David Childs' premiere of Paul Mealor's new euphonium concerto has been met with widespread critical acclaim.


Blewbury youngsters ready for German tour

August 10, 2017
32 youngsters will be heading to a beautiful part of Germany later this month to entertain new audiences on a fantastic tour.

Wychavon Festival of Brass

Wychavon gains entry boost

August 10, 2017
Entries are up by 30% for the Wychavon Festival of Brass — but there is still plenty of time to get your name on the programme.


Bribery attempt on adjudicator...

August 9, 2017
A brass banding snippet for the archives reveals that our contesting history wasn't always a bastion of Edwardian rectitude...

Kirsty Abbotts

Abbotts to start exciting new solo and duet future

August 9, 2017
The multi-award winning principal cornet player Kirsty Abbotts is looking forward to enjoying embarking on two new chapters in her life this weekend.


Radio: All Brass Radio

August 8, 2017
Plenty of great music has made it onto the top 20 list this month.


Pennine Music Summer Sale

August 8, 2017
There are plenty of great bargains to be bagged at Pennine Music at the moment — so hurry up and find out more.


2018 European Solo Competition details released

August 8, 2017
If you want to become the European Solo Champion then you need to be both brilliant and ready to get your entry in.

Regent Hall Concerts - Eight Trombones

Friday 18 August • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - GMT Brass Ensemble

Friday 18 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 26 August • Scarborough Spa South Bay Scarborough Y011 2HD

Cory Band - Isle of Wight

Saturday 26 August • 159 Fairlee Rd, Newport P030 2EW

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Snape Maltings

Saturday 26 August • Snape Maltings, Snape IP17 1SR

Rhyl Silver Band

August 17 • Rhyl Silver Band a friendly 2nd Section band under the baton of our new Musical Director Alan Milnes are looking to recruit new players to swell our numbers, i.e front and back row cornets, solo trombone, horn and basses. . .

Royal Buckley Town Band

August 17 • Under the baton of Brett Baker, after a busy summer of signing new players, RBTB are looking to recruit percussion players to complete its line up.

Stannington Brass Band

August 17 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section. Ambitious and sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to our current player leaving for music college we now require a Solo EEb bass player

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor