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National Youth Championships

National Youth closing date looms

February 14, 2017
The closing date for entries for bands wishing to compete at this year's National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain is fast approaching as tickets go on sale next week.

Riviera Centre

Huge field to take to West of England Area stage

February 14, 2017
81 bands will take to the stage at the Riviera Centre in Torquay in March for the West of England Regional Championships.

Enderby Band

Shirebrook Council continues brass band investment

February 14, 2017
2017 sees Shirebrook Town Council invest more money in their popular Brass in the Park and Open Entertainment contest.

Valentines Day offer

Why not call Cupid today at John Packer for a special Valentine's Day treat?

February 14, 2017
There is a brilliant Valentine's Day offer at John Packer. Get in touch now and get something special at a fantastic price for the person you love most (including yourself!)

Lito Fontana

Fontana enjoys his Euro travels

February 14, 2017
Trombone virtuoso Lito Fontana has been enjoying his busy European travels of late.

Rogerstone Band

Rogerstone revival set for launch

February 14, 2017
One of the most famous names in south Wales banding will be launching a welcome revival this month as a non-contesting community band.


70 years of banding service? It was a Breeze

February 14, 2017
Newtown Silver Band honour Alan Breeze after he notches up 70 years of unbroken service to the mid Wales band.

Wardle Academy

Report & Results: 2017 Action Medical Research Entertainment Championships: Youth Section

February 12, 2017
Wardle Academy Youth end a 17 year wait to reclaim the Action Research title in Blackpool by brilliantly playing their 'Trump' card.

Red Admiral Music Academy

Report & Results: 2017 Action Medical Research Entertainment Championships: Junior Section

February 12, 2017
Red Admiral flies away with the Junior title in a wonderful Junior Section contest in Blackpool.


The Sshhmute revolution is here — for every level of player

February 11, 2017
The ground breaking Sshhmute is gaining converts and endorsees from all levels of the banding world.

Brass Toff

Brass Toff continues to lead the way

February 11, 2017
Get your instruments repaired by one of the finest brass specialist companies in the UK

Graham Walker

Walker makes long awaited Institute return

February 10, 2017
Half a century after he first took to the principal cornet chair, Graham Walker returns to York Railway Institute Band as the top man.

David Childs

Childs stars with Pershing's Own

February 10, 2017
Besson artist David Childs has just returned from giving recital performances as a guest soloist with the United States Army Band 'Pershing's Own'.

Hadron Collidor

Students set to explore Collision Theory

February 10, 2017
The music students of the University of Salford and Birmingham Conservatoire will explore musical Collision Theory in a bid to reach out to a new audience.

Flight Concert

Concorde to take to the air again and again

February 10, 2017
The musical spirit of one of the world's iconic aeroplanes will be reprised thanks to a local radio station, a special commission and lots of community performers.


Stalham helps old soldier with birthday celebrations

February 10, 2017
Players from Stalham Brass Band have helped a former Grenadier Guardsman celebrate his 90th birthday.


Sapphire Jubilee marked by recording for Royalty and the Commonwealth

February 10, 2017
The Bands of the Household Division will mark the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee with a special recording of music.


Foden's thanks for 30 years of special patronage

February 10, 2017
Foden's Band will be thanking a very special of group of long term supporters this year.

Oefening en Uitspanning

Dutch travellers to help foster mutual musical understanding in Vietnam

February 10, 2017
Brass band Oefening en Uitspanning from The Netherlands will soon fly to Vietnam for a week long tour.


Smithills set for USA tour

February 10, 2017
Smithills School Senior Band will be flying the flag in the USA later this year on what will be their sixth tour of the United States.

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS

Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ

Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN

Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS

Chinnor Silver

July 21 • We are looking for a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and contests planned . We area progressive 2nd section outfit and would like you to join us continue our improvement. winner of gbba contest and 6th in area(best basses

Dobcross Silver Band

July 21 • Dobcross Silver Band are looking for a front row cornet player (Principal seat available). We are a friendly /social band, otherwise full, balancing contests with exciting and different concerts. Rehearse Mondays/Wednesdays 8-10pm in our own Band Club

Horwich RMI Band

July 21 • Horwich RMI Band request the services of a confident PRINCIPAL CORNET and a Bb BASS player.. This is an enthusiastic, progressive 2nd Section Band of a high standard.. . Enjoyable Monday and Thursday rehearsals and a balanced mix of engagements.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor