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Alex Humphreys

Alex Humphreys to host National Youth Championships

January 31, 2023
The BBC Newsround presenter and brass band player Alex Humphreys will host the 2023 National Youth Brass Championships in Stockport.


Matilda Lloyd

New global representation for trumpet star

January 31, 2023
Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass finalist Matilda Lloyd is to be represented by management group HarrisonParrott.


Money

A dangerous and ill thought through proposal

January 31, 2023
Councils in Scotland are reportedly looking at making cuts that could directly affect the teaching of music and free music tuition in schools.


lOST

Trombone troubles...

January 31, 2023
The British Trombone Society is hoping the international parcel carrier DPD will do the right thing to get a valuable instrument back to them.


Cross

Funeral details announced for Nigel Birch

January 31, 2023
The funeral arrangements for the popular Lions Youth Band conductor Nigel Birch have been announced.


Enderby

New signings at Enderby

January 31, 2023
The Enderby Band has welcomed new signings as it prepares for its Midlands Area Championships challenge.


Wantage signing

Wantage welcome Stewart for Red Priest

January 30, 2023
The experienced Scott Stewart will play solo trombone with Wantage Band at the forthcoming London & Southern Counties Area Championships.


Composers

Composer appeal for National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain competition

January 30, 2023
The chancel of writing for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has seen works from all corners of the globe battle for a finalist place.


Market Rasen

Another step in Corby direction for Market Rasen

January 30, 2023
The Market Rasen Band continues to build towards its appearance at the Midlands Regional Championships in Corby.


Wardle

RNCM reflections in The Times

January 30, 2023
The RNCM Brass Band festival in Manchester was a memorable one — with performances from world class bands and performers to savour.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke ready for double festival appearances

January 26, 2023
The Yorkshire champion is putting the final preparations in place for its performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival as well as its own event in Huddersfield in June.


Higgins

RPS Award nomination for Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra'

January 26, 2023
Gavin Higgins' immense work is nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award — whilst conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Nardus Williams also gain recognition for their work.


Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

January 25, 2023
We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.


Census

First Musicians' Census launched

January 25, 2023
A new census of musicians throughout the UK is looking to provide an accurate picture of the industry and what help it, and the people who work in it, need.


Unite

Beazer double as Unite look forward to new year

January 25, 2023
Unite the Union Band celebrated a fine 2022 at their recent awards evening — but they are mow looking ahead to see what the new year brings.


RNCM

RNCM prepares for enthralling Brass Band Festival

January 25, 2023
The RNCM in Manchester is getting ready to welcome world class bands and performers to enthral audiences at this year's Brass Band Festival.


UniBrass

UniBrass announces contest line-ups

January 24, 2023
There is sure to be a great competitive atmosphere at the forthcoming UniBrass Championships — with titles and European qualification on offer.


Marines

Marines head north for concert double

January 24, 2023
The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood will head to Huddersfield and Hull with their unique brand of entertainment.


NM Brass

Norwegian bands set focus on return to National challenges

January 24, 2023
The line-up of bands that will take part in the Norwegian National Championships has been announced.


Wales

St David's Day celebration link in Brecon

January 24, 2023
The Band of the Prince of Wales will link up with local choirs to hep celebrate the Patron Saint of Wales.


Denis wICK

New lead roles and additions at Denis Wick

January 24, 2023
New management roles and additions to the worldwide Performance Artists stable has been announced by Denis Wick Products.


Foden

Past, present and future for Foden's at home and at RNCM Festival

January 24, 2023
A new 'Heritage Centre' will help secure the future as well celebrate the National Champion's rich history, whilst their RNCM appearance this weekend will do the same...


Fountain

Fountain and Tredegar ready for Concerto link

January 24, 2023
The principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to performing the famous Hummel 'Trumpet Concerto' with Tredegar Band at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.


Stevenage

London & SC Area line-ups confirmed

January 24, 2023
The list of competing bands at Stevenage this year have been confirmed — with 78 competitors taking to the stage.


bANDSTAND

Radio: Sunday Bandstand 22nd January

January 24, 2023
More great music to enjoy as we move into 2023 with Chris Helme.




Alex Humphreys

Alex Humphreys to host National Youth Championships

January 31 • The BBC Newsround presenter and brass band player Alex Humphreys will host the 2023 National Youth Brass Championships in Stockport.


Matilda Lloyd

New global representation for trumpet star

January 31 • Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass finalist Matilda Lloyd is to be represented by management group HarrisonParrott.


Money

A dangerous and ill thought through proposal

January 31 • Councils in Scotland are reportedly looking at making cuts that could directly affect the teaching of music and free music tuition in schools.


lOST

Trombone troubles...

January 31 • The British Trombone Society is hoping the international parcel carrier DPD will do the right thing to get a valuable instrument back to them.


Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


WFEL Fairey Band -

Sunday 5 February • Glossop Old Bandroom . Derby St.. SK138LP SK138LP


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Chadderton Band

January 31 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band and welcome all players of any age and ability on all sections of the band. Please come along and meet the band you will be very welcomed.


Leicestershire Co-op Band

January 30 • Leicestershire Co-op Band are looking for a PERCUSSIONIST for the 2023 Midlands Regional Championships (and beyond). Do you fancy the challenge of The Pilgrim's Progress under the artistic direction of Keith Leonard?


Newstead Brass

January 30 • Our Red Priest is still looking for an EEb Bass as we prepare for the midland championships with Martin Heartfield. Great chance to work with a great MD on this challenging but fun piece to rehearse.


Alex McGee

MA BMus PGCE
Conductor & Composer


               

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