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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.


North East trio to lead great exhibition at Sage

June 14, 2018
Reg Vardy, NASUWT Riverside and Easington Colliery are to combine to be featured in a musical celebration of the Great Exhibition of the North at Sage Gateshead.


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...


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.


Proactive first steps sees youth led development in Oz

June 13, 2018
An initiative to provide a youth led catalyst for brass playing in Western Australia has got off to a great start in Perth.

Mark Wilkinson

The sound of Firth restored to former glory

June 12, 2018
The work of Paul Andrews at Brass Toff and the playing talent of Mark Wilkinson has helped recall memories of the sound of the great Foden's cornet player Edwin Firth.


EBBA announce 2019 European composers

June 12, 2018
Works by Swiss composers Ludovic Neurohr and Mario Burki will face the European contenders in Montreux in 2019, as Veronique Gyger will led the European Youth Brass Band.

Albert Hall

National judges announced

June 11, 2018
The line-up of judges that will be in the box at Cheltenham and London later this year have been revealed.

Murton Colliery

Murton Colliery comes to last chord

June 11, 2018
A lack of players has forced Murton Colliery Band to take the painful decision to end its music making after 134 years.


Chav Brass notch up the millions

June 11, 2018
The Chav Brass ensemble certainly enjoyed their Whit Friday experience — and coverage...

Into the Future

Cory leads BrassFestUK music making into the future

June 11, 2018
Cory has recorded the BrassFestUK 2018 theme — and its now available to buy from Pennine Music.


Geddes claims national conductor title

June 11, 2018
Australian Josh Geddes makes a long haul trip to claim the 2018 National Association of Brass Band Conductors title.

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.

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger