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Keeping on eye on things

Champion inspiration

June 23, 2024
The Black Dyke Band Festival recently saw 140 players of all ages and abilities take to the stage at Huddersfield Town Hall.


Dr Corry

Corry leads Brass Day in New Jersey

June 23, 2024
Dr Jonathan Corry recently led a day of communal music making in New Jersey for all ages on all sorts of wonderful music.


RWCM

Fellowship recognition for Childs in Wales

June 22, 2024
David Childs is to become an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in recognition of his distinction in the creative and performing arts.


BrookWright

BrookWright Music: Nicaea — Band Warm-up (John Bacchus Dykes arr. Steve Kellner)

June 22, 2024
The latest release from BrookWright Music is an essential ensemble warm-up by Dr. Steve Kellner.


Barnsley

Barnsley Met invite for 50th birthday bash

June 22, 2024
The 50th anniversary of Barnsley Metropolitan Band will see them celebrate with a concert invite to everyone who has helped their success over the past half century.


Shanks

Double Shanks at Whitburn

June 22, 2024
Cameron Shanks joins his brother Chris in the ranks of Whitburn Band.


Band Supplies

Summer bargains at Band Supplies

June 22, 2024
There are plenty of great bargains to be bagged on used, demo and pre-loved instruments at Band Supplies at the moment.


BBE Awards

BBE Award nominees announced

June 22, 2024
The short list of nominees for the 2024 Brass Bands England Awards have been released.


sbba

Transfer rules changed in Scotland

June 22, 2024
The Scottish Brass Band Association Executive Committee votes to amend its transfer rules.


Staines

New look for Staines

June 22, 2024
Both bands in the Staines Brass organisation now sport a new look thanks to Musicwearetc.co.uk


Friary

Tuba addition at Friary

June 22, 2024
Music graduate Chris Pearce is the latest signing for London finalists.


Adam Bokaris

Bokaris to lead free masterclass at Thornsett

June 22, 2024
If you are anywhere near Thornsett in Derbyshire next month then you can enjoy a free masterclass day led by Black Dyke's euph star Adam Bokaris.


Bryan Allen

Allen departure at Whitburn

June 22, 2024
The associate musical partnership between Bryan Allen and Whitburn Band has come to an end after five successful years.


Tromes

Oldham Swingers looking for new trom recruits.

June 22, 2024
If your are a bass trombone player in need of an extra bit of swing in your musical life, then head to Oldham...


Horns

Police recognition in West Midlands

June 22, 2024
The West Midlands Police Brass Band recently enjoyed their inaugural awards evening.


wINAGTES

Death of Tom Dockerty

June 22, 2024
The death has been announced of the former Wiingates Temperance and Leyland Band BBb bass player.


Matt Ryan

Bradford partnership with Ryan ends

June 20, 2024
The musical partnership between City of Bradford Band and conductor Matt Ryan has come to an end.


Perth

Entries open and judges revealed for Scottish Festival of Brass

June 20, 2024
Bands can now enter the Band Supplies Challenge and Scottish Open contests to impress Brett Baker, Alan Widdop, Owen Farr and Christopher Bond.


Youth Champs

Youth Champs open for entries

June 20, 2024
Entries are now open for bands and ensembles great and small for the 2025 National Youth Championships of Great Britain.


wINNERS

Full package Matsukawa claims BBCA Conducting title

June 18, 2024
Japanese musician So Matsukawa is the highly impressive winner of the 2024 Brass Band Conductors' Association conducting prize.


Flowers

Flowers boost as 2024 fulfils first half promise

June 18, 2024
A highly successful start to 2024 holds the promise of even more success for the recently crowned French Open champion.


National Youth Championships

Sparke provides Youth Champ test piece

June 18, 2024
A new work by Philip Sparke will test bands at the 2025 National Youth Championships of Great Britain.


Euro24

4BR Euro 2024 quiz winner

June 18, 2024
Gareth Southgate will have wanted to pick a side like this — but our winner made sure they got the selections right for our Euro 2024 quiz.


Abbey Brass

New signings at Abbey Brass

June 18, 2024
A trio of new players join Abbey Brass on the Isle of Wight.


Friary

Carroll playing to help boost Friary

June 18, 2024
London finalists sign soprano player Glen Carroll as they look ahead to the Albert Hall and beyond.




Keeping on eye on things

Champion inspiration

June 23 • The Black Dyke Band Festival recently saw 140 players of all ages and abilities take to the stage at Huddersfield Town Hall.


Dr Corry

Corry leads Brass Day in New Jersey

June 23 • Dr Jonathan Corry recently led a day of communal music making in New Jersey for all ages on all sorts of wonderful music.


RWCM

Fellowship recognition for Childs in Wales

June 22 • David Childs is to become an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in recognition of his distinction in the creative and performing arts.


BrookWright

BrookWright Music: Nicaea — Band Warm-up (John Bacchus Dykes arr. Steve Kellner)

June 22 • The latest release from BrookWright Music is an essential ensemble warm-up by Dr. Steve Kellner.


Pontardulais Town Band - Annual Concert - The storytellers present.....

Saturday 22 June • Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Road, Pontarddulais. SA4 8PD


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Strata Brass

Sunday 23 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR


West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF


Brass Bands England - Youth Fest 2024

Friday 28 June • Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ


Dobcross Silver Band

June 23 • Dobcross Silver Band seek applications for the position of BASS TROMBONE to join our talented section . We are a progressive 3rd section band who work and play hard. This is a rare opportunity to be part of something rather special!


Rainford Band

June 22 • North West Championship Section Rainford Band are inviting applications for a Solo Baritone player. . We rehearse on Monday and Thursday evenings 19.45 - 21.45 in our band room with good links to M6 and M62 motorways.


Harlow Brass Band

June 20 • Come and join our friendly and welcoming band. We have vacancies for TROMBONES, BACK ROW CORNETS AND PERCUSSION. We hold our own Spring and Christmas Concerts and play at various local events throughout the year.


Jason M Smith


Band Trainer (Contest Preparation), Conductor


               

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