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London confirms BBP Registry requirement

December 16, 2012
Bands wishing to take part in the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship need to be signed by with the Brass Band Players Registry.


West of England Area confirms BBP Registry to apply

December 16, 2012
The bands wishing to take part in the West of England Regional Championships must be signed up with the Kapitol backed Brass Band Players Registry.

Winter Gardens

Bands urged to enter North West Area Championship

December 16, 2012
The North West Regional Committee urges bands to enter the Area contest in new approach to safeguard event.


Nonagon at the Octagon in 2013

December 15, 2012
There is a 9 sided battle to enjoy at the Octagon Theatre for the 36th Yeovil Entertainment Contest next February.

Fodens National trophy

Foden's media profile grows

December 15, 2012
Double champions set for another BBC1 appearance as they continue to build a national media profile.

Death of Simon Applegate

December 15, 2012
The death has been announced of Guernsey Concert Brass MD, Simon Applegate.

John Maines

Radio: World of Brass

December 15, 2012
More great festive music from John Maines.


Police to act on missing Registry items

December 14, 2012
Police confirm formal enquiries made over alleged missing items at British Brass Band Registry in Barnsley.

Band Supplies

Advert: Band Supplies

December 14, 2012
There is a brilliant pre-Christmas sale on at Band Supplies — and you can win a great new Kindle too in our prize draw!

Soloist Aaron Rivkin

Final slice of American Prize

December 14, 2012
American euphonium player will round off the year with a prize performance with double champions Foden's.


Three wise men head to Penicuik

December 14, 2012
Three wise musical men have stopped off at Penicuik Silver.

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FABB to reinvent itself in 2013 and beyond

December 14, 2012
New deal with QPAC looks set to secure the contest for the next 5 years.

Kingdom trombones

Budgie smugglers set for Kingdom dip

December 13, 2012
Five of the bravest brass band players in the world are preparing to take a plunge not even a brass monkey would enjoy — all for a great cause.

West Midlands Fellowship

Every little helps....

December 13, 2012
Even Tesco has been showing a bit of festive banding spirit.... and beer

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Top bands head west for the 2013 Australian Nationals

December 13, 2012
A strong line up of bands are set to head to Perth for the 2013 Australian Nationals.

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BBE to consider recommended approach

December 12, 2012
BBE to reveal further recommended approach to supporters in Registry battle in seven days.

Byron Newton

Buzz settles in to NZ life

December 12, 2012
Former Tredegar principal euphonium settles back to homeland musical life with a little help from friends and Besson.


World Championships looks for entrants

December 12, 2012
The famous WMC Kerkrade contest is looking for entrants to claim a world title.


Drighlington help shine the light

December 12, 2012
The Drighlington Band has helped shine a light on the wonderful work of their local hospice.

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IBBC admits to money problems

December 11, 2012
The ambitious International Brass Band Contest in Belgium has admitted that it faces problems paying bands the money they are owed.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

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

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor