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Kapitol Forum counters uninformed speculation and criticism

December 20, 2012
The Regional Kapitol Forum has issued a strongly worded statement outlining their actions and reasons why.

Rothwell in action

Rothwell adds tuba strength in depth

December 20, 2012
The Rothwell Temperance Band has added extra strength to their tuba section for the New Year.


Radio: Listen to the Band

December 20, 2012
More early 2013 delights from Frank Renton and his team at the BBC.

Rainford in action

Rainford part company with Samuel

December 20, 2012
The successful eight year partnership between Neil Samuel and the Rainford Band has come to an end.

Birchfield Music

Advert: Birchfield Music

December 19, 2012
Great new music on offer — and still in time for Christmas!


Cory opt for youthful development

December 19, 2012
Cory look to the future with announcement of new Youth Band.

United we stand

You only sing when you're winning...

December 19, 2012
Sir Alex leads the singing as the Manchester United Supporters Band provide the festive entertainment at Old Trafford.

Tredegar in action

New additions and roles at Tredegar

December 19, 2012
New players and a new addition to the conducting team at Masters champion.

Student break for MD

December 19, 2012
Jeremy Meddows-Taylor ends his student association with Cardiff University Brass Band in fine style.

City of Coventry

Death of Pat Hussey

December 19, 2012
The death has been announced of former City of Coventry player Pat Hussey.

BBE logo

Enter but do not register says BBE

December 18, 2012
Brass Bands England urges English bands to enter Regional Championships but not to register with BBP in the process.

Chalford Band

Dedication and delight for Chalford

December 18, 2012
There were great memories and plenty of great playing on show from the combined Chalford forces in Stroud recently — including a fairytale finish.

English National

English National invitations sent to bands

December 18, 2012
The top 10 ranked English bands have been sent their invitations to compete at the English National Championships.

Brass Factor

Report & Results: 2012 Brass Factor

December 18, 2012
The recent Brass Factor contest in Holmfirth really showed just where the best of British really can be found.


Santa brings Scotland an extra million in his instrument sack

December 18, 2012
Scottish schools to get extra £1m for musical instruments.


2013 UniBrass draw revealed

December 18, 2012
The student bands taking part in the 2013 UniBrass contest now know if they have to get up before Countdown to take part in the great 2013 event.

James McLeod

McLeod takes over from Musson at Leyland

December 18, 2012
Young euph star James McLeod takes over from high flying Lewis Musson at Leyland.


Test Piece workshop reminder

December 18, 2012
The joint ABBA/NABBC Test Piece Workshop will take place on January 6th — so make sure you get along to Baliff Brdige.

Chris Helme

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 18, 2012
More fine festive music to get you into the Christmas spirit from Chris Helme


Midlands confirm BBP Registry for Area entry

December 17, 2012
The Midlands Regional Committee inform bands that they must be signed up with the Brass Band Players Registry to compete at 2013 Area contest.

Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA

Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator