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London confirms BBP Registry requirement

December 16, 2012
Bands wishing to take part in the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship need to be signed by with the Brass Band Players Registry.


West of England Area confirms BBP Registry to apply

December 16, 2012
The bands wishing to take part in the West of England Regional Championships must be signed up with the Kapitol backed Brass Band Players Registry.

Winter Gardens

Bands urged to enter North West Area Championship

December 16, 2012
The North West Regional Committee urges bands to enter the Area contest in new approach to safeguard event.


Nonagon at the Octagon in 2013

December 15, 2012
There is a 9 sided battle to enjoy at the Octagon Theatre for the 36th Yeovil Entertainment Contest next February.

Fodens National trophy

Foden's media profile grows

December 15, 2012
Double champions set for another BBC1 appearance as they continue to build a national media profile.

Death of Simon Applegate

December 15, 2012
The death has been announced of Guernsey Concert Brass MD, Simon Applegate.

John Maines

Radio: World of Brass

December 15, 2012
More great festive music from John Maines.


Police to act on missing Registry items

December 14, 2012
Police confirm formal enquiries made over alleged missing items at British Brass Band Registry in Barnsley.

Band Supplies

Advert: Band Supplies

December 14, 2012
There is a brilliant pre-Christmas sale on at Band Supplies — and you can win a great new Kindle too in our prize draw!

Soloist Aaron Rivkin

Final slice of American Prize

December 14, 2012
American euphonium player will round off the year with a prize performance with double champions Foden's.


Three wise men head to Penicuik

December 14, 2012
Three wise musical men have stopped off at Penicuik Silver.

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FABB to reinvent itself in 2013 and beyond

December 14, 2012
New deal with QPAC looks set to secure the contest for the next 5 years.

Kingdom trombones

Budgie smugglers set for Kingdom dip

December 13, 2012
Five of the bravest brass band players in the world are preparing to take a plunge not even a brass monkey would enjoy — all for a great cause.

West Midlands Fellowship

Every little helps....

December 13, 2012
Even Tesco has been showing a bit of festive banding spirit.... and beer

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Top bands head west for the 2013 Australian Nationals

December 13, 2012
A strong line up of bands are set to head to Perth for the 2013 Australian Nationals.

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BBE to consider recommended approach

December 12, 2012
BBE to reveal further recommended approach to supporters in Registry battle in seven days.

Byron Newton

Buzz settles in to NZ life

December 12, 2012
Former Tredegar principal euphonium settles back to homeland musical life with a little help from friends and Besson.


World Championships looks for entrants

December 12, 2012
The famous WMC Kerkrade contest is looking for entrants to claim a world title.


Drighlington help shine the light

December 12, 2012
The Drighlington Band has helped shine a light on the wonderful work of their local hospice.

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IBBC admits to money problems

December 11, 2012
The ambitious International Brass Band Contest in Belgium has admitted that it faces problems paying bands the money they are owed.

Black Dyke Band - Wigan with Russ Abbott

Sunday 24 June • Wigan Youth Zone, Parson's Walk, Wigan WN1 1RU

The Fairey Band -

Sunday 24 June • Subscription Rooms. George St. Stroud. GL5 1AE. United Kingdom GL51AE

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 29 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Thundersley Brass Band - TBB Summer Concert

Friday 29 June • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, Essex SS75HA


Friday 29 June • Mount Zion hall. Pemberton. Wigan WN5 8DZ

Chinnor Silver

June 24 • We are looking for a Bb BASS and BACKROW CORNET to complete our happy progressive 2nd section band.. we rehearse in our own bandroom on a wednesday night (extra when needed) . Good book of concerts and contests planned but we keep a realistic approach,

Hungerford Town Band

June 24 • Hungerford Town Band has a vacancy for Soprano, Bb Cornet or solo horn. Our existing players players are happy to move around for the right person. Other instrumentalists are always very welcome to join our thriving community based band.

Glossop Old Band

June 24 • Due to family commitments, Glossop Old Band have an immediate vacancy for a Principal Cornet player. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are Tuesday 8-10pm at our Band Club.

Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger