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Lee Dunkley

No more tubby for tuba


Lee Dunkley, the MD of Loxley Silver Band is aiming to lose three stone to help his band get hold of a tuba

David Hirst

Hirst the man to impress at Hade Edge


David Hirst will be the man in the box to impress at this year's popular Holme Valley Slow Melody & Ensemble Competition.


Newtown announces closing date


You need to get your entries in if you want to try and win a chuck of the prize money at the Newtown (Mid Wales) March & Open Air Contest.

Carlton Main

Carlton Main go green with innovative partnership link


Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band has teamed up with Asparagus Green Catering to maintain proud mining heritage link.

Frairy Guildford tubas

Friary opt for Japanese foundation on which to build further success


Newly crowned London & Southern Counties Regional Champions opt for the four pronged Yamaha Neo tuba foundation as they look towards further major championship success.

Michael Fowles

New regional youth band set up in North East Midlands


A new regional youth band has been set up in the North East Midlands - led by a great team of tutors and MD

Marching Band UK

On-line link makes valuable marching band and autism connection


Marching Band Activity United Kingdom (MBAUK) has launched a new on-line presence for anyone who loves music and marching - as well as bringing help to people suffering with autism.

Centre Stage percussion

Centre Stage Percussion adds triangle range


Centre Stage Percussion continues to add its world class range of percussion instruments - of all shapes and sizes!

Tom Davoren

Davoren takes up residence in Salford


Tom Davoren is appointed Conductor in Residence at the Directorate of Music and Dance at Salford University.

Garry Cutt in action

Cutt ready for busy Whit weekend


Garry Cutt will enjoy a hectic Whit Friday weekend of music making this year.

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


More music from the Europeans with Frank Renton on a Tuesday night at the BBC.

Grant Jameson

2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass winner to be decided tonight


The winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award will be decided this evening.

Tameside Brass

Tameside set for celebratory Birthday Brass Bash


161 years of the written word will be celebrated in Tameside this weekend, with one of the borough's most important cultural activities, the sound of brass bands.


Norwegian youth on show at Salford today


One of the very best youth brass bands in Europe in paying a concert visit to the University of Salford today - so get along and hear them in action for free.

Yarm School

Lucrative prize pot on offer at Dr Martins


There is a big old prize pot of prize money to be won at the lucrative Dr Martin Wainstone's Cup competition. So get you entries in now

Ireland Colliery

Entries open for annual Battle of the Bands contest


The popular Battle of the Bands contest is looking to fill up its ranks with contenders once more.


Nock out for young composers


The annual Nock Deighton Challenge at the famous Ironbridge Gorge Museum is on the lookout for young compositional talent once more.

World of Brass

Amazing Spring clean at World of Brass


An amazing spring price clean at World of Brass means fantastic deals on releases featuring iconic bands.

David Thornton

Thornton to take on new tutor lead at RNCM


Euphonium star David Thornton has been appointed Senior Tutor in Brass Bands at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Eikanger Band

Eikanger announce new conducting lead for 2017


Norwegian Champions Eikanger Bjorsvik announce a new conducting lead for major title assaults in 2017.

Pennine Music

Pennine Music heading to Manchester


Pennine Music will also have just the right titles on offer at the National Youth Championships in Manchester this weekend.

Brass for Africa

UniBrass to give helping hands to youth and charity


The great team from UniBrass will be helping youngsters both at home and abroad at the National Youth Championships in Manchester this weekend.

National Youth Championships

Great ticket boost for National Youth Championships


Plenty of tickets have been snapped up for the National Youth Championships in Manchester this weekend - so be quick to get yours.


Funding boost helps next generation in Scotland


The Scottish Brass Band Association helps with the development of a new generation of players in the Perth & Kinross area.

Derwent Brass

New trio at Derwent Brass


A new trio of signings join the Derwent Brass ranks.

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