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National Youth Championships

National Youth closing date looms

February 14, 2017
The closing date for entries for bands wishing to compete at this year's National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain is fast approaching as tickets go on sale next week.

Riviera Centre

Huge field to take to West of England Area stage

February 14, 2017
81 bands will take to the stage at the Riviera Centre in Torquay in March for the West of England Regional Championships.

Enderby Band

Shirebrook Council continues brass band investment

February 14, 2017
2017 sees Shirebrook Town Council invest more money in their popular Brass in the Park and Open Entertainment contest.

Valentines Day offer

Why not call Cupid today at John Packer for a special Valentine's Day treat?

February 14, 2017
There is a brilliant Valentine's Day offer at John Packer. Get in touch now and get something special at a fantastic price for the person you love most (including yourself!)

Lito Fontana

Fontana enjoys his Euro travels

February 14, 2017
Trombone virtuoso Lito Fontana has been enjoying his busy European travels of late.

Rogerstone Band

Rogerstone revival set for launch

February 14, 2017
One of the most famous names in south Wales banding will be launching a welcome revival this month as a non-contesting community band.


70 years of banding service? It was a Breeze

February 14, 2017
Newtown Silver Band honour Alan Breeze after he notches up 70 years of unbroken service to the mid Wales band.

Wardle Academy

Report & Results: 2017 Action Medical Research Entertainment Championships: Youth Section

February 12, 2017
Wardle Academy Youth end a 17 year wait to reclaim the Action Research title in Blackpool by brilliantly playing their 'Trump' card.

Red Admiral Music Academy

Report & Results: 2017 Action Medical Research Entertainment Championships: Junior Section

February 12, 2017
Red Admiral flies away with the Junior title in a wonderful Junior Section contest in Blackpool.


The Sshhmute revolution is here — for every level of player

February 11, 2017
The ground breaking Sshhmute is gaining converts and endorsees from all levels of the banding world.

Brass Toff

Brass Toff continues to lead the way

February 11, 2017
Get your instruments repaired by one of the finest brass specialist companies in the UK

Graham Walker

Walker makes long awaited Institute return

February 10, 2017
Half a century after he first took to the principal cornet chair, Graham Walker returns to York Railway Institute Band as the top man.

David Childs

Childs stars with Pershing's Own

February 10, 2017
Besson artist David Childs has just returned from giving recital performances as a guest soloist with the United States Army Band 'Pershing's Own'.

Hadron Collidor

Students set to explore Collision Theory

February 10, 2017
The music students of the University of Salford and Birmingham Conservatoire will explore musical Collision Theory in a bid to reach out to a new audience.

Flight Concert

Concorde to take to the air again and again

February 10, 2017
The musical spirit of one of the world's iconic aeroplanes will be reprised thanks to a local radio station, a special commission and lots of community performers.


Stalham helps old soldier with birthday celebrations

February 10, 2017
Players from Stalham Brass Band have helped a former Grenadier Guardsman celebrate his 90th birthday.


Sapphire Jubilee marked by recording for Royalty and the Commonwealth

February 10, 2017
The Bands of the Household Division will mark the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee with a special recording of music.


Foden's thanks for 30 years of special patronage

February 10, 2017
Foden's Band will be thanking a very special of group of long term supporters this year.

Oefening en Uitspanning

Dutch travellers to help foster mutual musical understanding in Vietnam

February 10, 2017
Brass band Oefening en Uitspanning from The Netherlands will soon fly to Vietnam for a week long tour.


Smithills set for USA tour

February 10, 2017
Smithills School Senior Band will be flying the flag in the USA later this year on what will be their sixth tour of the United States.

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Leyland Band - Annual Patrons' Concert

Sunday 25 March • Chorley Town Hall PR7 1DP

South London Fellowship Band - Royal Tunbridge Wells Songsters

Monday 26 March • The Salvation Army. Royal Tunbridge Wells Corps. Bayhall Road. Tunbridge Wells TN2 4UT

Foden's Band - Sandbach Town Hall - Heritage Launch

Tuesday 27 March • Sandbach Town Hall,High St, Sandbach CW11 1AX

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 24 • Our third section B Band are looking for Cornet and Trombone players. Rehearsals Friday's 7.00 - 8.15pm and Sunday mornings 10.00 - 12.15pm Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse. Our Saturday morning training band is also looking for players. All abilities.

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 24 • Second Section band we are looking for a 2nd Trombone and back row cornet. We have a busy concert calendar and a trip to Italy planned for August 2018. Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 23 • REPIANO CORNET are you the right person for this seat, we have a sensible mix of concerts and contests with a Germany trip in 2019. Also a 5th place at the yorkshire areas in the 1st section we are looking to build on this for the future.

Mark Wilkinson

Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor