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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.


Besses revival at Fleetwood

October 19, 2010
One of the most evocative names in banding is starting back on the winning track under their new MD, James Holt

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

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.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

East London Brass

November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.

Gary Davies

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator