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New web presence for Blidworth

January 12, 2018
2018 has seen the launch of a brand new website for Blidworth Welfare Band

Betty Anderson

Death of Betty Anderson

January 10, 2018
The death has been announced of Betty Anderson, one of the pioneering women of the brass band movement in the 20th century.

Frank Renton

Axe falls on rested Listen to the Band

January 10, 2018
Radio 2 revamp sees the end of Frank Renton and 'Listen to the Band' as weekly programme is 'rested' indefinitely from the airwaves from May.


French Open looks for worldwide entrants

January 10, 2018
The organisers of the 2018 French Open Championships are looking for bands to enjoy competing in the beautiful Loire town in June 2018.


Welsh contesting season set to Open in Porthcawl

January 10, 2018
The 2018 Welsh contesting season will open in entertaining fashion in Porthcawl in February.

A4 BRass

A4 Brass Quartet set for Radio 3 flagship appearance

January 10, 2018
The award winning A4 Brass Quartet will be making a live performance appearance on the BBC Radio 3 ''In Tune' programme later this month.

Guild Hall

Plenty of brass on offer at Guild Hall

January 10, 2018
There are plenty of prizes and awards on offer at the Brass at the Guild Championships later this month — with a host of bands looking to kick-start their 2018 seasons with a victory.

Sandy Smith

Smith returns to residency at Grimethorpe

January 9, 2018
Sandy Smith returns to Grimethorpe Colliery Band as resident conductor.

David Hirst

New Odyssey direction at Aldbourne

January 9, 2018
The experienced David Hirst will direct Aldbourne Band at the forthcoming West of England Area Championship in Torquay.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

January 9, 2018
More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding

Centre Stage

New premises as Centre Stage continues to grow

January 9, 2018
Substantial worldwide growth sees the Centre Stage Group move to new premises


National Champion presents annual awards

January 9, 2018
Brighouse & Rastrick enjoy another celebratory occasion as they look back on a memorable 2017.


Elderberries able to afford pick of the bunch

January 9, 2018
A generous Christmas charity award enables a brass group for those of a certain age to enjoy their brass playing in 2018 and beyond...


Added Perc Variation at Butlins

January 9, 2018
Percussion players can use a third timpani in the Second Section contest at Butlins this weekend.

Bella Tromba

Bella Tromba aim to be picture perfect at National Gallery

January 7, 2018
The Bella Tromba brass ensemble will unveil one of their latest works at the National Gallery in London later this month.

David W Ashworth

Ashworth to lead Trinity Girls in Area assault

January 7, 2018
The experienced conductor David W Ashworth will lead Trinity Girls Band to the North West Regional Championships.


Death of Harry Lever

January 7, 2018
The death has been announced of the popular brass band supporter Harry Leaver.


More Whitburn awards as Scots look back on memorable 2017

January 7, 2018
Scottish champion Whitburn has been looking back on a momentous year at their recent annual awards evening.


Butlins champion boosted by pre-Skegness signings

January 7, 2018
Virtuosi GUS will defend their Butlins title with a trio of new signings.

Gareth Small

 Brass for Africa gets a grand response from Welsh support

January 7, 2018
A concert by the Greater Gwent Youth Band featuring Halle trumpet star Gareth Small and Tredegar Band has raised £1,000 for the Brass for Africa Charity.

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

The Fairey Band -

Sunday 21 January • The Hawth Theatre. Hawth Avenue. Crawley. RH10 6YZ RH106YZ

Strata Brass

January 20 • Bb/Eb BASS.Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland).. Yorkshire 1st Section under dynamic MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band).. Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Sandhurst Community Brass

January 20 • We would be delighted to hear from any tenor horn players who are looking to join an enthusiastic, very friendly band. Any other players can apply, we can find a space for you

Ilkeston Brass

January 20 • We are looking for a Tenor and Bass Trombone plus 1st Baritone. All other positions are always welcome.. Under MD Geoff Hawley we have a sensible mix of concerts and a few contests per year. . Rehearsals Thursday and Sunday evenings just off M1 J25/26.

Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist