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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.

Black Dyke Band - Conthey - Switzerland

Saturday 21 April • tbc tbc

Gresley Colliery Band - Gresley Colliery Youth and Senior Brass Bands

Saturday 21 April • Gresley Old Hall,. Gresley Wood Road . Swadlincote DE11 9QW

Fishburn band - Memorial concert

Saturday 21 April • Saint Hilda's, Rectory walk, Headland, Hartlepool TS24 0PW

Godalming Band - A Night at the Movies - Spring Concert

Saturday 21 April • Bramley Village Hall, Hall Road, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0AX

The Hepworth Band - Wakefield Grammar School Foundation Chorus

Sunday 22 April • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS). Northgate. Wakefield WF1 3QX

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

April 21 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we are developing rapidly under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.

Chinnor Silver

April 21 • we require a Bb BASS player to replace one of our award winning section who is moving away.. Good book of concerts and contests planned. We would also like to hear from back row cornets as we would like to strengthen this area

Blidworth Welfare Band

April 20 • Assistant Principal Cornet and Percussionist. Having recently secured 5th place at the Midlands Area Championship Section and a new Principal cornet we are looking for applications for the above positions. The band operate a sensible diary of engagements.

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist