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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.


Musical pound land comes to Butlins

January 6, 2018
The Brass Band Music Shop aims to help bands save pounds and pounds and pounds on music at Butlins.

Christopher Bond

Bonding process in place for early season success at Burry Port

January 6, 2018
Christopher Bond will lead Burry Port at the forthcoming Band Cymru and Welsh Area contests.


Porthouse takes the road to Ebbw Valley

January 6, 2018
Ebbw Valley strengthen their 2018 line-up with some familiar old and young names.


Mead enjoys huge response to mammoth tour

January 4, 2018
Steven and Misa Mead have just returned from a huge 32 day tour to the USA and Japan — made memorable by the music making and the welcomes.

Greater GWENT

Music great and Small in Ebbw Vale this weekend

January 4, 2018
Halle Orchstra trumpet star Gareth Small and Tredegar Band will be the guests of the Greater Gwent Youth Band at their end of course concert this weekend in Ebbw Vale — and all in a great charity cause.


Doyle takes lead role with Northop

January 4, 2018
Leyland star John Doyle has been appointed Musical Director of the Northop Band in North Wales.


Judges to hold test piece workshop

January 4, 2018
If you want to find out more about the Second, Third and Fourth Section test-pieces ahead of Blackpool then now's your chance with the help of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

January 4, 2018
Plenty of great brass band music from the heartland of Yorkshire with Chris Helme.

All Brass RADIO

Radio: All Brass Radio

January 4, 2018
Plenty of great music from Dr Jim Fox — all voted for by the listeners


Brass Band Podcast: Episode 50

January 4, 2018
Its the end of year observations and opinions from the Scottish sages

FRank Renton

Radio: Listen to the Band

January 4, 2018
More music from Frank Renton at the BBC


The Stompers return with Bavarian brilliance at Butlins

January 3, 2018
The original and best will be heard again at Skegness as The Amazing Bavarian Stompers make a welcome late night return to the Butlins Mineworkers Festival.

Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD

Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Youth & The Cory Band

Saturday 27 January • Halifax Minster HX51 1 QL

Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

The Corsham Band

January 23 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

East London Brass

January 22 • Champ Section Band are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE PLAYER to complete their line up for some very exciting concerts and major contests in 2018/2019. We are only 5 mins walk from Walthamstow Central tube/train/bus station.

St Albans City Band

January 22 • Want to start 2018 with a change? Fancy another blow each week? We are a friendly community band looking for new players to join our group. All welcome but especially cornet, horn, baritone, Bb Bass and Percussion.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer