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Report & Result: 2018 SEWBBA Welsh League Contest

April 30, 2018
A new venue provided a great opportunity for a cross border battle between bands at the first Welsh League Contest of the season.


Watership look forward to Prague performances

April 30, 2018
Watership Brass will be heading to the Czech Republic in August to complete their fifth overseas tour.


scaba cancels entertainment contest

April 30, 2018
Lack of support and the potential for a significant loss sees the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association cancel its forthcoming entertainment contest.


New band offer hope through music in Chicago

April 30, 2018
The Red Shield Brass Band aims to bring hope as well as entertainment to the least well off sections of their local community.


Blue Plaque marks Iles spirit of brass band entrepreneurship

April 30, 2018
The unveiling of a Blue Plaque has marked the incredible contribution to the brass band movement of the great impresario John Henry Iles.


Judges to offer insight into Spring Festival tests

April 29, 2018
An initiative led by the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators and Hammonds Band will give budding judges and brass band lovers a chance to find out more about the trio of set works at this year's Spring Festival.

Black Dyke

Middle Band spotlight at Black Dyke Festival

April 29, 2018
Those players who enjoy something in the middle should make sure they sign up for the Black Dyke 'Middle Band Spotlight'.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

April 29, 2018
Music to remember the passing of the Listen to the Band era...


How would you like to enjoy teaching brass in Western Australia?

April 28, 2018
What isn't to like about days at the beach, cold tinnies and prawns on the BBQ after a day teaching at excellent schools?


Scots trio full of Euro pride

April 28, 2018
A trio of talented young players will represent Scotland with pride as they head to Utrecht to join up with the European Youth Brass Band.

Old Boys

Report & Result: 2018 BBLNI Spring Festival

April 28, 2018
1st Old Boys and youngsters lead the way at the Brass Band League of Northern Ireland contest in Strabane.

Tom Hutchinson

Hutchinson to feature in Gala Concert finale

April 28, 2018
Cory principal cornet Tom Hutchinson will feature alongside Black Dyke star Daniel Thomas in the International Brass Band Summer School end of course Gala Concert.

Salford University

Masters Brass claims annual University of Salford Ensemble prize

April 28, 2018
The inventive brass and vocal ensemble Masters Brass has won the prestigious University of Salford Ensemble Competition.


Black Dyke prepare for Anarchy in Lincoln

April 28, 2018
The Yorkshire champion will perform a brace of world premieres in Lincoln Cathedral this evening — one based fearlessness and the other on all out anarchy


American premiere for Wilby work

April 28, 2018
Philip Wilby's 'Wondrous Cross' will be given its world premiere in Chicago later this evening.


Global demands leads to Hutchinson launch

April 27, 2018
Cory principal cornet player Tom Hutchinson has launched his brand new website as demand for his playing services reaches around the world.


Connection to the stars pushes PLC and Roberts Bakery

April 27, 2018
Performance opportunities at the iconic Jodrell Bank, a European tour, a new CD and a concert connection to the stars means that these are exciting times for Paul Lovatt-Cooper and Roberts Bakery Band.

Buzz Aldrin

Fly me to the Moon...

April 27, 2018
Drew Fennell's exciting composition inspired by the epic journey of Apollo 11 has been published by Cantatio Music.


Down by the Riverside...

April 27, 2018
NASUWT Riverside aim for 2018 qualification double as they link up with Black Dyke Director of Music, Prof Nicholas Childs for Grand Shield assault.


City of Bradford takes Centre Stage

April 27, 2018
One of the most progressive brass band organisations in the UK has linked up with Centre Stage Percussion.

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Saturday 2 June • Amboise 37400

Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass

May 24 • FRONT ROW & BACK ROW CORNET REQUIRED. Under MD Phil Garlick, Prospect Brass require front & back row cornet to join our team. We are a 1st Section band based between Huddersfield and Wakefield, rehearsing Mon/Fri 7-9 in our purpose built bandroom.

Lofthouse Brass Band

May 24 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a DRUMMER to complete their line up. We are a friendly 3rd section band who rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm and Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon at Outwood WMC.

The Corsham Band

May 24 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author