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John Packer the place for the limited edition Bessons

September 15, 2017
If you want to try and get your hands on one of those very special limited edition 180th anniversary Besson Sovereign instruments, then get in touch with John Packer.

SW Comms

Report & Results: 2017 Exmouth Entertainment Contest

September 15, 2017
SW Comms warmed up for their Cheltenham challenge with victory at the recent Exmouth Entertainment contest.


Report & Results: 2017 Blackburn & Darwen March & Hymn Tune

September 15, 2017
Ashton come out on top in the rain to pocket the top prize of £700.


Brass Band Podcast: Episodes 43 & 44

September 15, 2017
The Scottish duo look back at the British Open (with a smile on their faces) and forward to this weekend's action at Cheltenham.

Dublin Festival of Brass

Dublin Festival opens entry doors

September 15, 2017
The popular Dublin Festival of Brass is looking for entries for its 2018 event.

Loxley Band

Sheffield banding history to come to life at brass band talk

September 15, 2017
A presentation about the banding history of Sheffield will recall past and present this weekend.


Wychavon announces draws and judges

September 15, 2017
The draws and the list of judges who will make the all important decisions has been released by the organisers of the Wychavon Festival of Brass.

Dr Martin winners

Geneva congratulations on Doctor's one/two prescription success

September 15, 2017
There was good news for Reg Vardy and Co-operative Funeralcare Bands on their visit to the Doctor Martin Wainstone Cup contest last weekend.

Hebden Bridge

Hamilton takes pole position at Hebden Bridge

September 15, 2017
David Hamilton takes over the baton at Hebden Bridge as Yorkshire band heads into an exciting new era.


Coleshill Youth enjoy their trip north

September 15, 2017
The members of Coleshill Youth Band certainly enjoyed their trip to take part in the famous Hardraw Scar contest in Yorkshire — despite the weather...

Hardraw Scar

Report & Results: 2017 Hardaw Scar Festival

September 13, 2017
J36 stop off to claim the honours by the magnificent waterfall setting at the Hardraw Scar Festival.

Dewi Griffiths

New body to run National Youth Band of Wales

September 13, 2017
National Youth Arts Wales is to take over the running of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales following their concert this weekend.

Valaisia British Open

How Valaisia created British Open history

September 13, 2017
BBC Radio 2's Listen to the Band has made Valaisia's historic winning performance from the British Open available online.


From Sinatra to funk at Pennine Music

September 13, 2017
Two brilliant new releases from Pennine Music feature 'Old Blue Eyes' and a pulsating bit of fanfare and funk. Now's that's what I call music...


Howley ready to spook the celebs

September 13, 2017
Well known conductor and cornet star is hopefully getting in touch with the spirits to scare the pants off a few reality celebs...

Reg Vardy

Report & Results: 2017 Doctor Martin Wainstone Cup

September 11, 2017
Reg Vardy reclaim the Doctor Martin honours under the baton of Russell Gray

Valaisia Open Win 2017

 Report & Results: 2017 British Open Championship

September 9, 2017
Valaisia Brass Band makes history in taking the 165th British Open Championship title home to Switzerland.

Revolution banner

Traders of the World unite!

September 8, 2017
A new 4BR venture will help traders revolutionise the way in which they reach a worldwide customer base...


Besson set for surprise at British Open

September 8, 2017
Besson is promising to make their appearance at the 165th British Open a very special surprise occasion.

Magnus Brandseth

Sterling welcome magnificent Magnus

September 8, 2017
The remarkable tuba star Magnus Brandseth joins the Sterling performance team

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Symphonic Brass

Friday 22 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. Reserved. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Severn Tunnel Band -

Friday 22 September • Caldicot Choir Hall NP26 5DD

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Wakefield Cathedral

Saturday 23 September • Westmorland St, Wakefield WF1 1PJ

Black Dyke Band - Lucerne Switzerland

Saturday 23 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6002

East Anglian Brass Band Association - Fodens

Sunday 24 September • Hewett Academy, Norwich NR1 2PL

Bedford Town Band

September 22 • Bedford Town Band (London and SC) a friendly, ambitious and sociable 1st section band with a varied programme of concerts, events, and contests planned; currently have a vacancy for a B flat Bass player.

Chelmsford Silver Band

September 22 • Chelmsford Silver Band requires a Bb bass player and a Solo Cornet player. A non-contesting band, established for over 50 years and enjoy a good reputation performing at local and regional events plus organizing our own concerts.

West Yorkshire Police Band

September 22 • We require Basses both Eb and Bb to strengthen the section ready for the move to 2nd Section in 2018. Many prestigious engagements planned. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursdays just off Jct 41 M1 from 8pm.

John Ward

Conductor, Adjudicator