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Latest weather update: All go for Skegness

January 13, 2017
Latest report — Its all systems go for Butlins.


Foden's Youth get ready for exciting 2017

January 13, 2017
The members of the Foden's Youth Band will gather for their first rehearsal of 2017, with an exciting year ahead of them.

Brass for Africa

Brass for Africa links up with Band Supplies for Butlins

January 13, 2017
You can find out much more about the Brass for Africa Charity by visiting the Band Supplies trade stand at Butlins this weekend.

Phillip Tait

Reg Vardy thank Tait for principal services

January 13, 2017
Reg Vardy Band has thanked former principal cornet player Phillip Tait as he moves to Brighouse & Rastrick.


Youthful additions add strength to Poynton Area assault

January 13, 2017
Poynton add a brace of talented players to their ranks ahead of Blackpool.

Herbert Howells

AoBBA gives extra little Pageantry pointer

January 13, 2017
The thorny old crotchet question in the final movement of Pageantry is cleared up by the judges...


Paris decides against National defence

January 12, 2017
A busy schedule has meant that Paris will not try and make it six consecutive victories at the French National Championship this year.

On air

Radio: World of Brass

January 12, 2017
More music to keep you warm from John Maines


Yorkshire looking for judges who want to know the score

January 11, 2017
If you are young, love brass bands and want to give being an adjudicator a try, then make sure you apply to be part of the Young Adjudicators Scheme being run at the Yorkshire Area Championship this year.

Big Fix

Big Fix looks to help struggling players

January 11, 2017
The Big Fix television programme is looking to come up with a solution to help a brass band musician who is finding difficulty, or has had to give playing.

Carole Hirst

Carole Hirst to maintain Bolsover links

January 11, 2017
One of the UKs most successful Arts Development Officers is taking early retirement from her post — but will maintain strong links to Bolsover District Council on major brass band projects


New additions add to Brighouse stability

January 11, 2017
Brighouse & Rastrick add extra cornet and tuba strength as they look towards a successful 2017 — including signings from Reg Vardy and Grimethorpe.

Frank Renton

Radio: Listen to the Band

January 11, 2017
Plenty of musical highlights to enjoy from Frank Renton on the BBC.


Hammonds strengthen euph bench

January 11, 2017
Hammonds Saltaire will be led by a new euphonium duo in 2017.

Young Brass Award 2017

Radio 2 Young Brass Award Semi-Final

January 11, 2017
Eight talented young performers will head to Salford for the semi-final stage of the flagship BBC competition

Brass for Africa

Presidential Award for Brass for Africa

January 11, 2017
The Brass for Africa Charity has been presented with a President's Award from the International Trombone Association.


North West to kick start National qualification

January 11, 2017
81 bands will head to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool at the end of February to start the National Finals qualification process.


Scots to focus on learning

January 10, 2017
The Scottish Brass Band Association will be hosting a free day of workshops and discussions on various aspects of banding — from adjudication to child protection led by experts in their field.

Ian Porthouse

Porthouse leads Cornish Youth in festive workout

January 10, 2017
The Cornish Youth Brass Band enjoyed a post Christmas workout on their annual residential course under the baton of Tredegar MD, Ian Porthouse.

Filton Concert

New Welsh season set for seafront kick-off

January 10, 2017
The 2017 Welsh contesting season will kick off with a tasty cross border battle on the Porthcawl seafront in February.

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

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.

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer