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Hatfield Band

Hatfield gain extra trio

November 24, 2016
The Hatfield Band has welcomes the signing of a trio of experienced players as they look towards the Yorkshire Regional Championship next year.

Bernie Logan

Logan's run reaches 50

November 24, 2016
The popular north west bandsman Bernie Logan has just had 50 years of dedicated service to the brass band movement recognised and appreciated.

Tom Hutchinson

Hutchinson to make conducting debut

November 24, 2016
Cory's principal cornet star is set to make his contest conducting debut this weekend in Merthyr Tydfil.

City of Bradford in action

Youth and experience boosts for City of Bradford

November 24, 2016
The City of Bradford Band organisation has been boosted by an influx of new members at both ends of the playing spectrum.

Cory win Brass in Concert

Brass in Concert downloads available

November 24, 2016
If you want to hear how Cory won the Brass in Concert title, or relive your favourite band's performance — then now's your chance...

Leisa Mallalieu-Ingman

Imps get new principal leadership

November 24, 2016
Leisa Mallalieu-Ingman has been appointed principal cornet of Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band.

Garry Sleath

Fond farewells for Sleath

November 24, 2016
The Wigston Band has been paying tribute to former MD Garry Sleath after he takes the decision to step down after 18 years in the role.

Brass Fatcor

Brass Factor and brass raiser for charity

November 24, 2016
Elland Silver and Wakefield Metropolitan lead the entertainment way as the unique Brass Factor contests once again raise funds for charitable causes.

Riviea Centre

West of England announces Area judges

November 24, 2016
The panel of adjudicators that will need to be impressed at Torquay next year have been revealed.

German National Association

Germany forms National Brass Band Association

November 24, 2016
Germany becomes the latest European country to form its own National Association

Duncan Beckley

Beckley enjoys emergency response time

November 24, 2016
Conductor Duncan Beckley ensures a friend's band was able to the stage after an emergency call led to a very early morning contest trip.

Robbert Vos

Sterling celebrates double euph success at Brass in Concert

November 24, 2016
Two of the banding world's finest euphonium exponents claimed major individual awards at the recent Brass in Concert Championship.


Christmas Miracle sheds light on child poverty

November 23, 2016
A powerful musical message is being sent out in a new Christmas CD release about the shameful levels of child poverty in the UK.

Leigh Baker

Baker leaves Brighouse to take on Hepworth lead role

November 23, 2016
Leigh Baker will leave his role as Resident Conductor at Brighouse & Rastrick to become the new Musical Director at Hepworth Band.

Jack Capstaff

Successful Police interview for Capstaff

November 23, 2016
Jack Capstaff will head north to take on the MD role at South Yorkshire Police Band.

Alan Hobbins

Hobbins takes on lead role at Strata Brass

November 23, 2016
The well known player and conductor Alan Hobbins has been appointed the new MD at Strata Brass in Yorkshire.


Peripatetic funding boost for English hubs

November 23, 2016
The provision of peripatetic music teaching in England has received a £300 million four year funding boost.

Cory Brass in Concert

How Cory Roald-Dahled their Brass in Concert opponents

November 22, 2016
BBC Radio 2 will be broadcasting highlights from Cory's winning Brass in Concert programme.

Derwent Brass

Report & Results: 2016 Leicestershire Open BBA

November 22, 2016
Derwent Brass stands heads and shoulders above top flight rivals in Loughborough as section victories go to Kidlington Concert Brass, Rushden Town, Rolls Royce (Derby), University of Warwick and Enderby Concert & Youth

Cory Win

Report & Results: 2016 Brass in Concert Championship

November 20, 2016
Cory once again claims the Brass in Concert title with a jumpsquiffling programme inspired by the life of author Roald Dahl.

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Youth Band

Saturday 10 December • Halifax Minster west Yorkshire HX1 1QL

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Saturday 10 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Ashover Brass Band - Together this Christmas

Saturday 10 December • Ashover Parish Hall, Milken Lane, Ashover, Derbyshire S45 0BA

Milton Keynes Brass - No Strings (Acappela Singers)

Saturday 10 December • Loughton Baptist Church. Bradwell Road. Loughton. MK5 8AJ

Wingates Band - "Voice to Voice Choir"

Saturday 10 December • Victoria Hall Bolton,. (Bolton Methodist) bl1 2as

Chinnor Silver

December 10 • After great year (winning areas 4th at the finals) we are looking to build so we require a Bb Bass.. We are a forward thinking band (xmas concert raised over £3000) who rehearse on a wed in our own bandroom . so give our MD a call

Stannington Brass Band

December 10 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, 1st section from 2017. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work and personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible

South Yorkshire Police Band

December 8 • SYP Band and newly appointed MD Jack Capstaff, invite applications for a back row cornet, Eb Bass and Bb Bass. We are a friendly 1st section band, with a varied schedule of concerts, charity fundraisers, community events and formal civic functions.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor