Christmas is coming...

The sight and sounds of the festive season can already be heard in all parts of the country...

  Getting into the festive sound of things at Rath Trombones

Tim Sidwell of Rath Trombones in Honley, West Yorkshire, blows Christmas decorations out of the bell of one of the company's instruments...

Rath has a global reputation, supplying their trombones to many of the world's finest players, ensembles, orchestras and brass bands. They will be sending their hand-crafted trombones to countries including America, and Japan before Christmas.

Copyright Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian

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Band lodges legal action over 'lost' uniforms

January 21 • Glynneath & District Band look to claim for the loss their 'rotten' stage uniforms after they say local council disposed of them from storage without their knowledge.

North of England

North of England has designs on future

January 21 • The North of England Regional Championships hopes to build on the success of their move to a new venue with fresh corporate look...


Judges express desire to play key partnership role in banding future

January 21 • The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators tackle issues around mental health and public perception as they reiterate their determination to play a key partnership role in 21st century banding progress.


International links lead to Swansea

January 20 • The International Brass Band Summer School continues to attract delegates from all around the musical world

Camborne Youth Band - New Year Concert

Sunday 19 January • Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth TR15 3AD

The Hepworth Band - A New Year's Viennese Matinee Concert

Sunday 19 January • Christ Church. Sude Hill. New Mill. Holmfirth. West Yorkshire HD9 7BL

Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 24 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester. M13 9RD

Markham and district band - Charity Concert for Hospice of the Valleys

Friday 24 January • The Met Theatre, Mitre Street, Abertillery. NP131AL

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 25 January • 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9 RD

Poulton-le-Fylde Band

January 20 • Poulton-le-Fylde Band (based near Blackpool in North-West), vacancies for Soprano Cornet & Kit player. Our friendly band offers a good mix of contests/concerts. We are also flexible and welcome players of all ages/abilities

Farnworth and Walkden Band

January 20 • WANTED! Principal Cornet, Soprano Cornet and Principal Tenor Trombone required to join an enthusiastic and friendly North West 2nd Section band. We pride ourselves on supporting young talent to progress. Rehearsals Monday and Wednesday 8-9.45pm.

Amesbury Town Band

January 20 • Required:. Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument

David Frame

Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor


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