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Tabby Kerwin

Kerwin reaches out to global audience

August 07, 2020
Tabby Kerwin will be reaching out to the widest possible audience on her mission to imporve the mental health of the brass banding movement.


Gavin Higgins

Higgins writes new work for 2020 Proms

August 07, 2020
Composer Gavin Higgins has been commissioned for a third time to write a new work for the iconic Proms season.


England

Closing date looms for BBE annual awards nominations

August 07, 2020
If you want to nominate people or organisations for the positive role they have played for the banding movement then you need to do it quickly.


Cory

Arts Council support Cory's on-line motivation

August 06, 2020
£35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.


NYBSS

Countdown for NYBBS

August 05, 2020
More than 150 youngsters will take part in the on-line grand finale of this year;'s National Youth Band of Scotland course.


Marines

Bugle calls continue dedicated service to the community

August 05, 2020
Despite the Coronavirus restrictions the Band of HM Royal Marines Service Buglers have maintained a proud tradition to their community.


ENG

BBE releases aerosol research for peer review

August 05, 2020
Research undertaken by Brass Bands England into the release of respiratory aerosols by brass instruments has been passed to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the World Health Organisation.


Chappell gains place in Cornish National Music Archive

August 04, 2020
The brass band career of conductor Albert Chappell has found a place in the newly created Cornish National Music Archive.


Pannel

A minor bit of high profile national radio coverage

August 04, 2020
A quintet performance of Bach's famous 'Toccata' gets a bit of air time on Classic FM...


Youth

Music can play pivotal role for school children in post Coronavirus future

August 04, 2020
An article in the Times Education Supplement argues that music can make a huge positive impact on well being for children as they prepare to return to school.


Brecon

First chords of return in Wales?

August 04, 2020
Members of Brecon Concert Band were able to enjoy an open air rehearsal this week — but there is still no sign of concert halls reopening in Wales.


Sunday Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

August 04, 2020
Plenty of great music to enjoy from Chris Helme this week — with some famous family names in the line-up.


Fodens

Foden's keep up the lockdown entertainment

August 03, 2020
The second Foden's 'Lockdown Podcast' sees John Barber chat with big band singer Matt Ford, funding expert Carole Crompton and frustrated Spurs fan, Michael Fowles...


David Bremner

New Zealand makes National return to playing

August 03, 2020
The National Band of New Zealand returns to full rehearsals as musical normality returns following the successful battle against the Coronavirus crisis.


National

National youth prepare for concert finale

August 01, 2020
Two new world premieres and a brace of fantastic world class soloists will provide the entertainment at the National Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain virtual on-line course concert


Superbrass

Get on top of those Summer Chores with Superbrass

August 01, 2020
There is plenty of great music to enjoy for free thanks to those super players at Superbrass...


Willebroek

Willebroek launch solo competition

August 01, 2020
There will be a rare opportunity for soloists to perform on stage to a worldwide audience at the new Brass Band Willebroek Solo Competition — with the chance to bag some hefty cash prizes too.


Strata Brass

Happy Yorkshire Day

August 01, 2020
There will be a celebration of all things Yorkshire today — including the wonderful sound of brass bands...


NeishGourlay

Gourlay and Neish join Besson trio for Friday night entertainment

July 31, 2020
The brilliant tuba entertainers James Gourlay and Les Neish join the Besson trio of Harper, Mead and Webster for a great Friday night of chat, opinion and plenty of fun...


Dyke

Rath continue Black Dyke link

July 31, 2020
Michael Rath Trombones and Black Dyke maintain musical partnership.


Prairie

Prairie Residency set for online residents

July 31, 2020
The 8th Prairie Music Residency course has a star packed line-up of musicians imparting their skills and talents.


cross

Death of Mavis Lloyd

July 31, 2020
The death has been announced of Mavis Lloyd, the former secretary of the Durham County Brass Band Association.


wINTER GAREDENS

Oh no it isn't...oh yes it is?

July 31, 2020
Potentially worrying signs for 2021 North West Area event as Winter Gardens continues to cancel major productions.


Black Dyke

Fab Four in free recital mode for IBBSS

July 30, 2020
Black Dyke stars Richard Marshall, Zoe Lovatt-Cooper, Daniel Thomas and Brett Baker will be featured in recital mode at the forthcoming International Brass Band Summer School on-line course — and you can enjoy them in performance for free too.


SBBA

SBBA announce revised Learning Roadshow

July 30, 2020
The Scottish Brass Band Association has announced a new date for their on-line Learning Roadshow.




Tabby Kerwin

Kerwin reaches out to global audience

August 7 • Tabby Kerwin will be reaching out to the widest possible audience on her mission to imporve the mental health of the brass banding movement.


Gavin Higgins

Higgins writes new work for 2020 Proms

August 7 • Composer Gavin Higgins has been commissioned for a third time to write a new work for the iconic Proms season.


England

Closing date looms for BBE annual awards nominations

August 7 • If you want to nominate people or organisations for the positive role they have played for the banding movement then you need to do it quickly.


Cory

Arts Council support Cory's on-line motivation

August 6 • £35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor


               

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