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Pennine partnership adds extra levels of musical Strata

June 18, 2018
A new musical partnership between Pennine Music and Strata Brass will give customers the chance to sample new releases with an authentic sound...


Inside information gives brass bands Radio 3 boost

June 18, 2018
Not all is lost on the BBC for brass bands if we can get more insight and passion for the medium from the likes of conductor Greg Beardsall.

Heritage High School

Bolsover announces 2018 draws

June 17, 2018
The draws for the 2018 Bolsover Festival of Brass have been announced.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

June 17, 2018
More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt down in Cornwall.

Ray Farr

Ray Farr to give free conducting lessons...

June 17, 2018
Ray Farr is making his acclaimed 'Introduction to Conducting' book available free on his website.

Brass Band world

June edition of Brass Band World magazine out now

June 16, 2018
The June edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out — and its has a percussive feel about it...


Brass band link heralds 150th celebrations at Cambridge University

June 16, 2018
Girton College Cambridge will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2019 by strengthening its existing brass band links.


Change of artistic direction at WMC

June 16, 2018
There is new artistic leadership at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade as festival looks towards 2021.

Balck Dyke

Fancy owning a bit of Black Dyke instrument heritage?

June 16, 2018
You can own your own bit of Black Dyke musical heritage thanks to a brilliant instrument deal on offer from the Yorkshire Champion, Besson and Band Supplies


Darrol Barry funeral arrangements announced

June 16, 2018
The funeral arrangements for the composer Darrol Barry have been announced.

Brett Baker

Baker takes in World Cup draw of venues

June 16, 2018
Brett Baker will be racking up more appearances around the globe than England at the World Cup over the next month or so...


Kleptomanics on a nicking spree again

June 16, 2018
Those musical light fingered musicians from the Septura Ensemble have pinched some brilliant heirlooms from Faure and Gershwin for their latest heist...


To Surrey and beyond for Minshall

June 16, 2018
The respected bass trombonist Simon Minshall will swap concert attire for lycra as he takes to the saddle to help Brass for Africa


Prof David King to lead inaugural National Youth Brass Band of America

June 16, 2018
The first National Youth Brass Band of America will see Prof David King lead an exciting line-up of tutors to inspire America's next generation of playing talent.


Welsh Area heads north for 2019

June 14, 2018
The 2019 Welsh Regional Championships will take place at William Aston Hall in Wrexham as the contest returns to North Wales for first time since 2014.


Lydbrook set to pioneer boundary crossings with latest Prom

June 14, 2018
The Lydbrook Band will be breaking through cultural as well as genre boundaries with their latest innovative Proms in the Park initiative.


Bands in the Park in Barnwell

June 14, 2018
Six bands will provide a great day of musical entertainment in the lovely surroundings of Barnwell Park in Northants next month — including a world premiere.


Arise Lord Alex and his brilliant musical menagerie

June 13, 2018
Alex Hoekstra, a brilliant 11 year old with autism has wowed everyone with his first trumpet tunes book...


BEM honour for outstanding musician

June 13, 2018
Dianne Pannell has also been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours with the British Empire Medal.

Van Looy

Belgian master looks forward to Salford masters

June 13, 2018
Glenn Van Looy will be making regular visits to the University of Salford to inspire the next generation of brass band Masters...

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

The Corsham Band

June 19 • 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.

Jackfield Band

June 18 • Invite applications for upcoming Principal Cornet Vacancy. Due to University in September an opportunity to join a hard working sociable band with a reputation for entertaining concerts and contest successes has arisen.

Ripon City band

June 17 • Ripon City Band require EEb Bass, Bb Cornet and Percussion (Kit and/or tuned). We are a welcoming First Section band with a varied programme of engagements and contests. We rehearse in Ripon on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.40.

Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer