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Mead

Plans set for Bolsover Summer School

February 24, 2018
More exciting plans have been put in place for the sixth Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School led by Steven Mead in July — and you can be a part of it...


Jones

RNCM announces major Philip Jones Brass Ensemble competition

February 24, 2018
A major partnership between the RNCM in Manchester and Ursula Jones will see the hosting of the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition in July 2019.


Centre Stage

Drum rolls please — and keep it deliberately quiet

February 24, 2018
The new MP-Drum from Centre Stage Percussion is being unveiled at the North West Regional Championship.


Spring

2018 Spring Festival details announced

February 24, 2018
The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.


Cory

Cory stars lead Mid-Winter challenges in Barnstaple

February 24, 2018
Philip Harper and stars from Cory Band helped put 120 players through their paces at the recent SWBBA Mid-Winter Workshop weekend.


radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 24, 2018
More great music on the airwaves from Philip Hunt.


Webster

Illness forces Webster to withdraw from adjudication role

February 24, 2018
Steven Mead steps in as illness has meant Dr Roger Webster has had to withdraw from his adjudication role at the forthcoming Midlands Regional Championships.


jOHN bARBER

Foden's give Patrons a sneak preview ahead of Area Odyssey

February 24, 2018
The defending North West Champion made sure their loyal supporters gained a sneak preview of their Area preparations at their recent Patrons' Concert.


Cross

Death of Ken Smith MNZM

February 24, 2018
The death has been announced of Ken Smith MNZM, one of the great cornet players and brass band musicians.


Battle

Brass Bands England to help lead support of a nation's thanks

February 23, 2018
Brass Bands England will help promote 'Battles Over' — a unique commemoration of the end of the First World War, 100 years to the day the guns finally fell silent.


David King

National Champions look for Odyssey repeat

February 23, 2018
Brighouse & Rastrick will be opening their doors for a sneak preview of their 'Odyssey' preparations.


Signings

Strata build Regional hopes on new foundations

February 23, 2018
Strata Brass will head to Huddersfield next weekend with a number of new signings in the ranks.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

February 23, 2018
More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding


Winter Gardens

Train disruptions for Blackpool

February 23, 2018
If you're travelling to Blackpool by train for the North West Regional Championships this weekend, then make sure you give yourselves plenty of time to get there.


French Flag

French contenders ready for National challenge

February 21, 2018
Thirteen bands will battle for French National titles in Nantes this weekend.


Withington

 Withington Course set for 10th anniversary in European City of Culture

February 21, 2018
Allan Withington's Conducting Summer School will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Leeuwarden, the European City of Culture — and you can be a part of it...


Black Dyke uniform

History shows that Black Dyke bottled it...

February 21, 2018
A fantastic replica uniform from the earliest days of the Black Dyke Band has come up with a colourful surprise thanks to Centre Stage Uniforms and some historical research...


nybbs

Scots look for march to mark 60th anniversary of NYBBS

February 21, 2018
The Scottish Brass Band Association is offering a grand first prize for the young composer who can mark the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Band of Scotland with a cracking march...


Brass BAND mUSIC sHOP

Fantastic anniversary music from the Brass Band Music Shop

February 21, 2018
There are plenty of great pieces marking important anniversaries — and you can get them all from the Brass Band Music Shop.


hATFIELD

56th and final time for Dirk

February 21, 2018
Hatfield Band's BBb tuba player Derek Dawson will be taking a final Area bow in Huddersfield — 56 years after he made his debut...




Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact


The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist