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Plenty to discuss for South East Wales AGM

December 20, 2014
The bands at the AGM of the South East Wales Brass Band Association will have plenty to discuss on their agenda...

On air

Radio: World of Brass

December 19, 2014
Great music to enjoy over the Christmas period with John Maines.

John Packer JP175 flugel

Christmas Quiz: Sponsored by John Packer Musical Instruments

December 18, 2014
How would you like to get your hands on a fantastic JP175 flugel horn worth over £400, in time for the start of the 2015 contesting year?


Yamaha announce new Neo artist

December 17, 2014
Leading Swiss cornet player Patrick Vergères has been announced as the latest high profile Yamaha Neo artist.

Rambert meets Tredegar

Rambert and Tredegar link Dark Arteries

December 17, 2014
The first musical links between the Rambert Ballet and Tredegar have been connected through the 'Dark Arteries' of Gavin Higgins.

Flowers in action

Flowers set for Swiss finale

December 17, 2014
The end of a memorable year sees Flowers get set for a pre-Christmas tour to Switzerland.

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield

Irish eyes smiling in Chesterfield

December 17, 2014
There will be plenty to celebrate this Christmas for Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band as they look forward to a return to the First Section.

Bude Metric

Death of Tony Burton

December 17, 2014
The death has been announced of the popular bandsman and conductor Tony Burton.

Rhondda Fach

Rhondda youngsters make great first impression

December 17, 2014
The young players of the newly formed Rhondda Fach Youth Band has already made a great first impression with their playing...


Radio: Listen to the Band

December 17, 2014
February listening with Frank at the BBC...

Christopher Bond

Cory announce Bonding process

December 16, 2014
Cory appoint Christopher Bond as Associate Composer with an eye for future commissions.

VBS Poynton

Mr Livingstone I presume...

December 16, 2014
Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Band finds Livingstone euphonium...


Community spirit rounds off year in Abertillery

December 16, 2014
There was a great valley's get-together in Abertillery with the local band leading the musical way.


Death of Lt. Col. Ray Steadman-Allen

December 16, 2014
The death has been reported of the the highly respected Salvation Army composer Ray Steadman-Allen

Brighosue cornets

Cornet Christmas bargain from Geneva

December 14, 2014
Fancy getting your hands on eight Brighouse & Rastrick Xeno cornets in time for Christmas?

Brian Taylor

Taylor made celebration

December 14, 2014
The popular soprano player Brian Taylor has been honoured for his sixty years in banding.

Last Train to Elvet

Tredegar set to join the last circus in town...

December 13, 2014
An innovative partnership between poet Ian McMillan, renowned cartoonist Tony Husband and Tredegar Band will see the circus come to town at the Durham International Festival next year.

2014 winner Matilda Lloyd

BBC Young Brass Award semi-finalists announced

December 13, 2014
The eight talented semi finalists have been announced for the Radio 2 Young Brass Award 2015 competition.

Kippax Band

Lancaster leaves MD role at Kippax

December 13, 2014
David Lancaster has resigned from his role as MD of the Kippax Band in Yorkshire.


Swiss stars to shine bright this Christmas

December 12, 2014
A trio of Treize Etoile stars Patrick Vergères, Jeremy Coquoz and Stéphane Rudaz will be embarking on a short domestic concert tour this weekend...

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

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.

The Corsham Band

February 20 • 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.

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger