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Besses looking forward in 200th year

February 20, 2018
Despite some lean times of late one of the most famous names in brass banding is back on the road to full strength recovery.


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.

Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE

Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW

Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS

Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX

Silver Spectrum Wind Band

April 24 • Brass Players wanted for established Sheffield based wind band. MD George Morton.. Rehearsals Mondays 7:30 to 9:30 pm. We enter the NCBF festival where we have gained many gold awards and on one occasion a platinum.. Wind players also welcome to apply.

The Corsham Band

April 24 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Hathern Band

April 23 • Hathern Band are looking for a PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM to join their Championship Section Band. This position has become vacant because the present player wishes to retire. We are looking for a committed player to fill this key seat. www.hathernband.co.uk.

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist