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BrassFestUK launches new entertainment contest

April 21, 2018
An entertainment contest with a difference for Training, Youth and Development bands has been launched by the people behind the successful BrassFest UK project.


Report & Results: 2018 LBBA Spring Festival Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest

April 21, 2018
There was a fantastic display of musical talent of all ages and levels at the recent Leicestershire Brass Band Association annual Solo, Duet & Quartet competition in Loughborough.

Radio: World of Brass

April 21, 2018
More great music on the airwaves from John Maines


Radio: Sounds of Brass

April 21, 2018
Great music over the airwaves from Phillip Hunt down in Cornwall.

Thomas Nielsen

Thomas Nielsen claims 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award

April 21, 2018
17 year old cornet player Thomas Nielsen 'stands out a little bit more' to deservedly claim the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award title

British Open

Amendments made to British Open test-piece

April 20, 2018
Competing bands at the 2018 British Open will have to make some minor amendments to their scores of 'A Brussels Requiem' for the contest.

Coldstream Guards

Personal testimony fuels Coldstream concert

April 20, 2018
Intimate stories of overcoming the damaging effects of combat stress are inspiring The Band of Coldstream Guards as they prepare for their St George's Day Concert at Cadogan Hall.


Flowers prepare for move to new home

April 20, 2018
The Flowers Band will return to the heart of Gloucester as they make final arrangements to move into new rehearsal home.


Youngsters to be encouraged to compete at Music Festival

April 20, 2018
Entries are now open for the 49th Bailey Lane End Music Festival — so why not sign up and have a go!


Knapton steps down from Kippax lead

April 20, 2018
Increased work commitments and a young family mean a reluctant parting of the musical waves at Kippax Band.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

April 20, 2018
More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...

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BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award to be decided

April 20, 2018
Four talented young musicians will battle to be crowned the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award winner tonight in Manchester.


pBuzzer stars to give premier performance

April 20, 2018
There will be a special buzz to be heard at the National Youth Championships this weekend at Warwick University.


Dr Martin Contest open for entries

April 18, 2018
There are big top section prizes to be won at the Dr Martin Wainstone Cup Contest — so you need to be quick to get your entries in.


Utrecht hat-trick for De Waldsang

April 18, 2018
The Dutch champion will warm up for their European assault by performing in Utrecht a few times...


A production line of nothingness

April 18, 2018
Cut backs to local authority music services are not just harming the teaching of brass band instruments.

Roger Webster

Webster returns home for latest visit

April 18, 2018
Roger Webster's latest Besson bandroom visit took him back to his first principal cornet role at Rockingham Band — and a chance to repay early encouragement.


New Principal at Royal Welsh College

April 18, 2018
Helena Gaunt will take over as the new Principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff.


Rallying cry to Frickley South Elmsall non contesting renaissance

April 18, 2018
The Frickley South Elmsall Band is determined to carry on playing after closure threat is overcome.


Oh you pretty things...

April 18, 2018
John Doyle and a trio of Leyland Band players entertain the guests at the 30th birthday party of billionaire fashion mogul Umar Kamani...

Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE

Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW

Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS

Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX

Silver Spectrum Wind Band

April 24 • Brass Players wanted for established Sheffield based wind band. MD George Morton.. Rehearsals Mondays 7:30 to 9:30 pm. We enter the NCBF festival where we have gained many gold awards and on one occasion a platinum.. Wind players also welcome to apply.

The Corsham Band

April 24 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Hathern Band

April 23 • Hathern Band are looking for a PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM to join their Championship Section Band. This position has become vacant because the present player wishes to retire. We are looking for a committed player to fill this key seat. www.hathernband.co.uk.

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.