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Winter Gardens

North West Area judges announced


The list of men who make make the decisions at the Winter Gardens next year have been announced.

Bugle Call

The story of The Last Post


The BBC website has just published the emotive story of The Last Post...


Bands play their part in Remembrance Day


Bands and ensembles up and down the country have helped communities pay their respects to those who fought to keep us free.


Longridge honour the fallen


Members of the Longridge Band have just come back from Belgium after paying their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

British Sea Power

Foden's all at Sea


Foden's Band has linked up with the renowned indie rock/folk band Sea of Power on their latest release.


Report & Results: 2015 SWBBA Torquay


Aldbourne reclaim SWBBA title with dance and a cry of alleluia with section awards to St Stythians, Pendeen Silver and Soundhouse Brass Juniors.

Laura Brown

Report & Results: 2015 Skelmanthorpe Slow Melody & Ensemble


There was plenty of great playing to be heard at the Skelmanthorpe Slow Melody & Ensemble contest on the weekend.

St Ronan

Report & Results: 2015 Borders Entertainment Contest


St Ronan's claim the honours and plenty more prizes at the 15th Borders Entertainment Contest in Langholm.

BB Oberosterrich

Report & Results: 2015 Austrian National Championship


Brass Band Oberosterreich stands on the shoulders of giants to retain Austrian National title and book place in Lille in 2016.

Dublin Silver

Report & Results: 2015 U.S. Open Championship


Irish eyes are smiling as Dublin Silver upset the odds to claim their first US Open title in Chicago with a love theme that had everything from PLC to Dolly Parton....

Stavanger Siddis

Report & Results: 2015 Siddis Entertainment Championship


Stavanger create history by winning entertainment crown for a fourth consecutive time with a programme devoted to the iconic life of Marlene Dietrich.

Guild Hall

Brass at the Guild maintains Open links


There are plenty of prizes of all different sorts up for grabs at the 2016 Brass at the Guild contest.


And all that jazz...


If you are in Dublin and want to improve you all round jazz skills then Gabriel Oscar Rosati is the main who can help....

BBE logo

BBE helps bands connect with new arts ventures in Sheffield


Brass Bands England has been playing an important role in helping bands in Sheffield connect with important arts initiatives in the city.


Fairey provide Acid drops to Potters


The BBC's new artisan skills show has benefited from a mysterious drop or two of Acid Brass provided by the Fairey Band....

Jonathan Bates

Poulton head for the Clouds with new venture


Poulton Le Fylde continue to explore far, wide and high for new repertoire to premiere - this time from the pen of Jonathan Bates.

Centre Stage

Centre Stage Percussion receives ringing contest endorsement


Centre Stage Percussion recently provided a fantastic service to the bands at the Wychavon Festival of Brass.

Jonathan Sproule

Slough to host Sproule recital


St Mary's Church will host a free euphonium recital by Jonathan Sproule this weekend.

Keith Wilkinson

Wilkinson makes quick UK return


Dr Keith Wilkisnon will be making his third flight from the United States to the UK next week to take in the musical pleasures of Cornwall.

Katrina with Erin McLellan

Report & Results: 2015 West of Scotland Solos & Ensembles


West could well be best in Scotland as a fantastic day of solo and ensemble competition sees plenty of great young plays talent get through to the Besson Final next February.

Sheffield Music Hub

BBE partnership brings fun with brass to Sheffield


A great partnership between Brass Bands England and Sheffield Music Hub has given youngsters a fantastic opportunity to get their first taste of brass....

Lydney to host training initiative


Lydney Band has ensured that training bands in their area won't miss out on a great day of music making - thanks to support from Nigel Seaman and the Gloucestershire BBA.

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


Festive music and a little something from Black Dyke as we head towards Christmas with Frank at the BBC.


Yamaha Neo Ensemble to lead Brass in Concert workshops


Star players from the renowned Yamaha Neo Ensemble will be leading the workshops and taster sessions at the Brass in Concert weekend. So sign up and don't miss them!

Foresters Brass 2o00

Foresters celebrate step closer to British Open


Foresters Brass 2000 has taken a step closer to the British Open by winning the invitation to the Spring Festival at the recent Wychavon contest.

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