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Ashton appoint Whiteoak

December 22, 2007
Carl Whiteoak has been appointed the new MD at Ashton Under Lyne.


Changes at Brighouse

December 22, 2007
Changes at Brighouse as Brass in Concert Champions welcome a nearly new soprano, new euph but lose a solo horn.


Christmas Countdown — 4 days to go

December 21, 2007
Just time for 4BR to send Santa our Christmas list for 2008...


No White Xmas at Redbridge

December 21, 2007
After nine succesful years together, Melvin White and Redbridge part company as band drops out of Butlins.


King of Cologne

December 21, 2007
Brass bands are flourishing in Germany, with a little help form David King.


2008 Butlins Mineworkers

December 21, 2007
Organisers release the line up of bands who will be taking part at Skegness in just a few weeks time now!

Federation of Australasian Brass Bands

FABB gains momentum

December 20, 2007
The inaugral Australasian Open, an initiative of the Federation of Australasian Brass bands, is gaining strength as bands confirm their intention to attend.


2008 NZ National Youth Band Announced

December 20, 2007
The Brass Bands Association of New Zealand has announced the 2008 National Youth Band of New Zealand.

St Kilda

All Go for The Saints

December 20, 2007
St Kilda Brass has 4 reps in the National Youth Band, and plans are well underway to get the band to the Gold Coast in October for the Australasian Open.


Christmas Countdown — 5 days to go

December 20, 2007
We all complain about the draw—don’t we now? So how many bands won off the number 1 draw in 2007?

Moore & White through to BBC Brass Final

December 20, 2007
Two of the brightest young talents are through to the Brass Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.


Places left for Conductor of the Year

December 20, 2007
There are still a few places left up for grabs for the 2008 NABBC Conductor of the Year Competition.


Christmas Countdown—6 days to go

December 19, 2007
Just how much could a band with the will to win, at least 18 free weekends and players who won't mind having losing their social life, friends and family, pick upn if they entered just about every contest they could in a year?

Advert: Photo Competition—Your chance to win £200!

December 19, 2007
Rayburn Tours have announced the launch of their 2008 Brass Bands Photo Competition.


Minshall set for semi final

December 19, 2007
Bass trombone player Simon Minshall will be trying to ge through to the BBC Young Musician of the Year Final tonight in Cardiff.

Judges announced for Brass at Guild

December 19, 2007
The judges have been announced for next year's Brass at the Guild Hall Contest.


New bone at Gresley

December 19, 2007
Gresley Colliery Band will enjoy a new trombone for Christmas.

Russell Gray

Professor Gray

December 18, 2007
Russell Gray has been invited to accept the position of Adjunct Professor at the Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane.

The Trusts Waitakere Brass

168 years of service

December 18, 2007
A number of members of ‘The Trusts’ Waitakere Brass were awarded long service awards at the band’s annual awards dinner in November.


Christmas Countdown — 7 days to go

December 18, 2007
How has the brass band media responded to some of the greatest world changing events of the last 45 years? How do you think...

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

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer