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Death of Frank Bryce

December 19, 2017
The death has been announced of the musician, conductor, composer and arranger, Frank Bryce.

Mark Wildie

Wildie times ahead for Besses

December 9, 2016
One of the most famous names in the banding world has appointed Mark Wildie as their new MD.


Besses search for new MD begins

October 4, 2016
The resignation of Simon Cowen means that Besses o' th' Barn is looking for a new Musical Director.


Besses delighted to get leading Pain

August 13, 2016
Besses o' th' Barn welcome Kenny Pain as their new principal cornet.


Besses continue on winning ways

October 27, 2015
One of the banding worlds most famous names is enjoying a fantastic resurgence...


Besses to help community foodbank project

October 17, 2015
Besses o' th' Barn Band will be helping their local community put some extra food on tables...


All guns blazing for resurgent Besses

September 28, 2015
One of the banding world's most famous names is making itself heard once more on some of the finest concert platforms in the country.


Besses to boost Liverpool's big guns

September 4, 2015
Players from Besses o' th' Barn Band will be added to the ranks of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to make sure their 175th birthday celebrations go off with a bang.


The Besses gift to the world

May 19, 2015
From the Stone Roses and Bee Gees to Besses o' th' Barn — the Manchester musical gift to the world according to the BBC...


Labour and Love starts to pay off for Besses

May 14, 2015
One of the most famous names in world banding is once again enjoying contesting success through hard work and talent...

Simon Cowen

Cowen takes on Besses role

April 17, 2015
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, principal trombone Simon Cowen becomes the new MD at Besses o' th' Barn.

Dovid Friedlander

Besses youngster helps diplomatic links

March 26, 2015
Cornet playing helps improve diplomatic links between Republic of Poland, Jewish communities in the UK, and the State of Israel.

Save Besses

Besses on the brink

November 27, 2014
One of the most famous names in world banding needs help to secure its playing future...


New Dean appointed at th' Barn

May 7, 2014
Dean Jones has been appointed the new Musical Director at Besses o' the' Barn Band.

Alan Wycherley

Wych way now for Besses?

March 20, 2014
Besses o'th' Barn are seeking a new MD following the departure of Alan Wycherley.

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Death of Michael Wildgust

July 27, 2013
The death has been announced of former Besses O' Th' Barn principal cornet player Michael Wildgust.

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New principal at Besses

July 19, 2013
Stephanie Coward has been appointed the new principal cornet at Besses O' Th' Barn Band.


Murray to take top chair break

June 25, 2013
Jim Murray takes a break from Besses after an incredible 60 year association.


Wych way for Besses future

September 30, 2012
Former sop star Alan Wycherley takes the baton at one of the most famous banding names in the world.


Newsome returns to Besses

January 21, 2011
Besses announce new musical appointments — including the return of the former British Open winning MD.

Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD

Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Youth & The Cory Band

Saturday 27 January • Halifax Minster HX51 1 QL

Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

East London Brass

January 22 • Champ Section Band are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE PLAYER to complete their line up for some very exciting concerts and major contests in 2018/2019. We are only 5 mins walk from Walthamstow Central tube/train/bus station.

St Albans City Band

January 22 • Want to start 2018 with a change? Fancy another blow each week? We are a friendly community band looking for new players to join our group. All welcome but especially cornet, horn, baritone, Bb Bass and Percussion.

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

January 21 • We are a friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading. We look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, both front and back row, baritones and BBb bass..

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist