Brass Band England CEO, Kenny Crookston defends the organisation's ongoing work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
July 13 • The death has been announced of one of the most popular players and supporters of the banding movement in the North of England.
July 13 • 71 bands from every corner of the banding globe have entered Cory's on-line entertainment championships.
July 13 • Plenty of great music from Chris Helme — including a nod or two of musical respect to the late, great Ennio Morricone.
July 12 • Mental health advocate Tabby Kerwin will be leading courses certified by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA), exclusively aimed at people in brass bands in England.
July 12 • Work out a little brain tickler and you can get your hands on a trio of great brass band CDs...
July 12 • The 2020 Bolsover Festival of Brass is postponed until 2021, but there will be a highlights package to enjoy later in the year to keep things ticking along.
July 12 • A week of free on-line masterclasses and on-line events is being hosted in Florence later this month — with the chance to inhale the musical air with the likes of Joseph Alessi, Allen Vizzutti, Sarah Willis and Roger Bobo...
July 12 • There is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on a full time, salaried basis.
July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
June 17 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - 'A Moorside Suite' by Gustav Holst
July 9 • A mainstay figure of the banding movement — whose influence in helping bands and players fulfil their potential was based on his insightful musicality and disciplined work ethic.
July 3 • Beware the claims of quack doctors, pseudo-science, divine interventionists, oddballs, confidence tricksters and criminals and trust in proper research — its the only answer to get us back playing safely...
July 2 • With a need to reach out to a wider audience in the post Coronavirus era, can the brass band movement persuade any of these high profile composers and arrangers to write for us?
June 21 • When Howard Carter found 'wonderful things' in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, they included two trumpets that seemingly had a curse of their own...
July 13 • The latest addition to the Warwick Music Group stable of plastic instruments seems something of an anomaly, but it could also kick start another education revolution...
July 12 • Rie Takeuchi & Gideon Juckes. Digital Album. Gururiyoza Records
July 7 • Featuring: Black Dyke; Brighouse & Rastrick; City of Coventry; Cory; CWS (Manchester); Fairey; Grimethorpe; GUS (Footwear); Hampshire Youth; Ransome, Hoffman & Pollard; Rochdale; Stanshawe; Tredegar Junior; Yorkshire Imperial. Decca Recordings: STBC 7-9
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Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA
Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000
Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ
Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
July 9 • Cheltenham Silver Band is a 3rd section band looking for a new Musical Director.. We would like an enthusiastic conductor who will work closely with the band, committee and the training band MD to foster an enjoyable, supportive and creative atmosphere.
July 5 • Newbridge Celynen Brass Band are a 4th section band based in South Wales who have vacancies for the following seats:. . Front Row Cornets, Horns. Baritone, Euphonium. Bb Bass, Eb Bass. Tuned Percussion
July 3 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections EUPH and percussion. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.
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