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iMPS

Report & Result: 2018 Morley March & Hymn Tune

June 20, 2018
Yorkshire Imps prove to be march wizards amid the contest traffic as they claim the honours, the money and the silverware at the popular Morley contest.


Easington

Report & Results: 2018 Brass at Beamish March & Hymn Tune

June 19, 2018
There was a great deal of quality traditional march and hymn tune playing on show at the popular Beamish Museum in County Durham.


cUPS

Report & Results: 2018 Holme Valley Solo & Ensemble

June 19, 2018
There were some stunning performances to enjoy at the Hade Edge bandroom on the weekend.


Fesival

Report & Results: 2018 West of England Bandsmans Contest

June 17, 2018
The Bugle call of victory is sounded for a 31st time for St Dennis as they take the honours at Molinnis Park, as Bodmin, Camborne Junior, Bugle, Okehampton, St Austell Youth and Soundhouse Brass Juniors claim section awards.


Newtown

Report & Result: 2018 Newtown March & Open Air contest

June 13, 2018
Although numbers were down this year the quality was certainly up as Porthaethwy Menai Bridge claimed the honours in mid Wales.


Kingdom Brass

Report & Result: 2018 Northern Counties BBA Open

June 11, 2018
Kingdom Brass retains the entertainment title in Perth on a great day of music making.


Schoonhoven

Report & Result: 2018 Dutch Open

June 10, 2018
Brass Band Schoonhoven put in a sunburst performance to claim the Dutch Open title in Drachten.


Ripon

Report & Result: 2018 Ripon Cathedral Entertainment

June 5, 2018
The Leyburn Band claims the entertainment glory at Ripon Cathedral


Carlton Main

Report & Result: 2018 French Open

June 4, 2018
Carlton Main Frickley claims the French Open title in Amboise with section awards going to Brass Band Panta Rhei, Brass Band de la Gorgue, Regent Community Brass and Brass Band du CRR de Tours.


Lynbgy

Report & Result: 2018 Aalborg Festival

June 2, 2018
Lyngby-Taarbaek Band retain their entertainment title as they look towards future National success, whilst there are section awards for Oster Brass, Aalborg Postorkester and Brovst Pigegarde.


3BA BRass

Report & Result: 2018 German National Championships

May 31, 2018
The emerging depth of quality of German banding was both seen and heard in Bad Kissingen as 3BA Concert Brass led the way by winning the Championship title.


Brighouse & Rastr

Report & Results: 2018 Whit Friday (Saddleworth & Oldham)

May 26, 2018
National Champion, Brighouse & Rastrick makes it a hat-trick of Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday titles.


Whit Friday sign

Report & Results: 2018 Whit Friday (Tameside)

May 26, 2018
Foden's claim the honours for a 17th time in Tameside on a day of fine competitive music making around the area


cUPS

Report & Results: 2018 East Anglian BBA Solo & Quartet

May 19, 2018
There was plenty of great playing on show at the recent East Anglian Brass Band Association Solo & Quartet contest held at Blackfriars Hall in Norwich.


Hammonds Saltaire (Morgan Griffiths)

Report & Result: 2018 Grand Shield

May 12, 2018
Hammonds Saltaire triumph at the Grand Shield for a third time to return to the British Open alongside fellow qualifiers Aldbourne.


Wantage (Paul Holland)

Report & Result: 2018 Senior Trophy

May 12, 2018
Wantage Silver show their Ball skills to claim victory and promotion to the Senior Cup alongside Derwent Brass, Elland Silver and Roche Brass.


Oldham Band (Lees) (John Collins)

Report & Result: 2018 Senior Cup

May 12, 2018
Oldham Band (Lees) show the rest of the field (and perhaps Meghan Markle) how to successfully wear a diadem of gold on their big day, as they are joined in the Grand Shield by St Dennis, Redbridge and Skelmanthorpe.


Utrecht

Report & Result: 2018 European Youth Championships: Premier Section

May 6, 2018
Youth Brass 2000 finally adds the European title to their amazing list of contest achievements — with the desire for more to be added in the future.



Wardle

Report & Result: 2018 European Youth Championships: Development Section

May 6, 2018
MD Lee Rigg leads the celebrations as Wardle Academy becomes European Development Section Youth champions.


Valaisia Win

Report & Result: 2018 European Championships: Championship Section

May 5, 2018
Valaisia Brass Band ascends to the summit of world banding following their victory at the European Championships.




Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR


Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP


The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD


York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ


Witney Town Band

June 19 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet and Second Horn. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. .


Torbay Brass Band

June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?


Crewe Brass

June 19 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist