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New signings at Grimethorpe

June 1, 2017
Chris Robertson takes on solo euphonium role as Grimey also adds to their cornet and tuba teams.

Trevor Halliwell

Halliwell takes lead at Besses

June 1, 2017
The experienced Trevor Halliwell takes on the MD role at Besses o' th' Barn Band.

Northern Counties BBA

Entertainers get ready for Kinross

June 1, 2017
Eight bands will compete at the Northern Counties Brass Band Association Open Contest in Kinross this weekend — so get along and enjoy the entertainment.


Top shop fit for Blue Jeans Band

June 1, 2017
Spijkerpakkenband heads to the Championship Division at the Dutch National Championships after opting for promotion.


Brass Band Podcast: Episode 38

May 31, 2017
More opinions and thoughts about the banding world from the lads north of the border.

Carlton Main

Funeral link keeps Carlton Main fit and healthy

May 31, 2017
An innovative sponsorship link helps Carlton Main Frickley keep in the best of long term health.


Eikanger changes as historic season comes to an end

May 31, 2017
The newly crowned European champion will have some new, as well as some returning personnel in its ranks later this year.


Cory keep banding heart beat going in Mid Wales

May 31, 2017
15 years of top class brass band entertainment will be celebrated in the heart of Wales with the help of the world's number 1 ranked band later this year.

Brooke's Barmy Army

Brooke's Barmy Army races to help a great cause

May 31, 2017
A fantastic initiative took to the streets of Manchester on the weekend to help raise funds for a fantastic cause.


Tredegar makes Hay whilst the sun shines

May 29, 2017
An ensemble from Tredegar Band will be featured live on the Radio 3 Flagship arts programme 'In Tune' from the influential Hay Festival later today.


Hughes heads to Norway for new musical chapter

May 29, 2017
Paul Hughes relinquishes his role as principal cornet of Fairey Band to head to a new musical life in Norway.


Report & Results: 2017 All England International Masters Championship

May 28, 2017
Milnrow becomes the 2017 Masters Torchbearer as they take the title in Kettering under MD, Mark Bentham.

Peter Graham

14 bands prepare to light a victory torch in Kettering

May 27, 2017
Peter Graham's affectionate homage to Eric Ball will test 14 bands hoping to be crowned Masters champion in Kettering.

Heaven's Gate

Heavens Gates to open for Derwent and PLC

May 27, 2017
Derwent Brass will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a PLC work that takes its inspiration from on high.

Chip Butty

Doyle hopes to inspire knockout blow with Chip Butty

May 27, 2017
John Doyle and friends hope to inspire boxer Kell Brook to victory tonight in his World Championship fight with a rendition of a very special Sheffield football song...


Report & Results: 2017 Holme Valley Contest

May 27, 2017
Thurlstone Band make a half century return at Holme Valley as Hade Edge and Skelanthorpe Prospect also head home with lots of prizes and cash.

John Packer

There is a fantastic Bank Holiday discount at John Packer

May 26, 2017
There is a great chance to save yourself some money with a 10% off deal at John Packer this Bank Holiday.


In Place of Fear inspires major work for Tredegar

May 26, 2017
A major commission inspired by one of the most important political figures of the 20th century is set to send a musical projectile out from Tredegar.

Martin Britt

Best of Britt for Grimethorpe

May 26, 2017
The Schilke Artist will take over the soprano role with the Yorkshire band and will perform with them at the British Open in September.

Stig Maersk

Poynton look for further Danish inspiration

May 26, 2017
VBS Poynton Band has made a full time link with Stig Maersk following a great start to their working partnership.

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall

Thursday 22 June • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Regent Hall Concerts - The Olazti Trombone Quartet

Friday 23 June • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Black Dyke Band - Hertford Choral Society

Saturday 24 June • All Saints Church, Churchfields, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG13 8AE

The Fairey Band - Stockport Schools Brass Bands

Saturday 24 June • The Plaza. Mersey Square. Stockport . SK1 1SP SK1 1SP

Garforth Brass - Learn to Play Day

Sunday 25 June • Garforth Methodist Church. Church Lane. Garforth. Leeds. LS25 1NW LS25 1NW

The Cobham Band

June 22 • Retirements and moves mean we are looking for Bass & Tenor Trombones and Baritone Horn players. The band has a full programme of bandstand and concert engagements. We also contest twice a year. Rehearsals are in Cobham each Monday at 22.00.

The Corsham Band

June 22 • Having secured a place in the National Finals at Cheltenham in September along with promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One front row and one back row cornet plus an EEb Bass.

Becontree Brass Band

June 22 • Following a relocation initiative to Upminster Essex we are currently seeking:. Principal Cornet & Tutti Cornets,. Solo Horn & 2nd Horn,. Baritone,. Solo Trombone.. We are holding a Summer of Open Rehearsals to welcome people along to try out the band.

Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer