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hIGGINS

New Higgins work at Aldeburgh Festival

May 28, 2022
A new cantata by composer Gavin Higgins will be featured at the famous Aldeburgh Festival next month.


Wessex

Wessex Summer School announced tutor line-up

May 28, 2022
Course Director Michael Fowles will be joined by a host of star performers to inspire the delegates on the forthcoming Wessex Band Summer Course.


Signing

Rothwell add to cornet strength

May 28, 2022
The Grand Shield winners add strength to their cornet section ahead of the major contests later in the season with singing of the experienced Andy Novell.


Cross

Death of Barry Aldous

May 28, 2022
The death has been announced of the respected player and administrator Barry Aldous.


Lewis Merthyr

Lewis Merthyr to help light up the nation

May 27, 2022
Welsh band heads to London to help light the beacons of celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


WELWYN

Promotion aim for new Welwyn MD

May 27, 2022
New MD Will Douglas hopes to lead Welwyn Garden City Band back up the promotion ladder.


Hammonds

New Fayre on offer from Hammonds

May 25, 2022
The Hammonds Band is going to be busy in recording mode in the future as they start a new series of CD releases.


Film

Wrong trousers delight for WFEL Fairey

May 27, 2022
The Stockport band will be teaming up with the wonderful duo of Wallace & Gromit for a unique collaboration in July.


Britsh BANDSMAN

British Bandsman magazine to close

May 27, 2022
After 135 years reporting on the banding world, British Bandsman magazine will cease publication.


John Maines

No more Maines supply at Bodmin

May 26, 2022
The vastly experienced John Maines calls time on a nine year Cornish partnership with Bodmin Town as he returns to the North West.


Tickets

Albert Hall tickets on sale

May 26, 2022
Tickets for the Royal Albert National Finals will go on sale later this week.


Castletown

Mets ready for 125th anniversary

May 26, 2022
Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with the help of some great brass banding friends.


Newtogrange

SBBA Award for Newtongrange player

May 26, 2022
Chris Griffin has been presented with Life Membership of the Scottish Brass Band Association.


Ukraine

Brass Bands for Ukraine

May 26, 2022
The banding movement is being asked to show its support for the people of Ukraine through a new initiative by composer Phil Lawrence.


Wales

Welsh youth looks to celebrate 40th birthday

May 26, 2022
It is hoped that the 40th anniversary of the formation of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales can be marked by a special concert event later this year.


Blackdykewilson

John Wilson becomes Honorary President of Black Dyke

May 25, 2022
The critically acclaimed big band and orchestral conductor has accepted the role of Honorary President of the Yorkshire band.


Whit Friday

Saddleworth Whit Friday details announced

May 25, 2022
All 11 contests return on the Saddleworth Whit Friday circuit this year


McElligott

Final chord for Carlton Main and McElligott

May 25, 2022
The successful six year partnership between Carlton Main Frickley and Ian McElligott has come to an end.


Coomber

Whit and wisdom fuel Comber Brass future

May 25, 2022
A great youth band workshop day and a trip to the Whit Friday contests is fuelling the future plans for Coomber Brass


Kyle Lawson

Lawson takes top seat at WFEL Fairey

May 25, 2022
New Zealander Kyle Lawson returns to UK to take on principal cornet role at WFEL Fairey Band.


Banding cross

Death of Dave Paterson

May 25, 2022
The death has been announced of the respected bandsman Dave Patterson.


Brassed Off

Grimey set for another National victory...

May 24, 2022
The stage is set for Grimethorpe aka Grimley Colliery Band to win the National title once more at the Royal Albert Hall...


Rex Richardson

All that jazz and more...

May 21, 2022
Two ensembles from Brass Band of Battle Creek made sure the local population was left in no doubt who was in town this weekend...


Amboise

French Open maintains attraction

May 21, 2022
The 26th French Open Championships will take place in the wonderful Loire Valley town of Amboise next month.


bandstand

Sounds of Summer brass returns to Leeds

May 21, 2022
The wonderful sounds of brass bands playing in public bandstands will be heard again in Leeds this year.




hIGGINS

New Higgins work at Aldeburgh Festival

May 28 • A new cantata by composer Gavin Higgins will be featured at the famous Aldeburgh Festival next month.


Wessex

Wessex Summer School announced tutor line-up

May 28 • Course Director Michael Fowles will be joined by a host of star performers to inspire the delegates on the forthcoming Wessex Band Summer Course.


Signing

Rothwell add to cornet strength

May 28 • The Grand Shield winners add strength to their cornet section ahead of the major contests later in the season with singing of the experienced Andy Novell.


Cross

Death of Barry Aldous

May 28 • The death has been announced of the respected player and administrator Barry Aldous.


Perth Festival of the Arts - Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ


Perth Festival of the Arts - The Voice of Desire

Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ


Mereside Brass -

Friday 27 May • St Luke's Church. Goostrey. Cheshire CW4 8PE


Perth Festival of the Arts - Black Dyke Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Saturday 28 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks 3rd cornet and 2nd baritone players. Others always welcome!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks capable percussionists, both kit and tuned. Other players also welcome!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks a capable 1st Horn player. Other players also welcome!.


Michael Bennett

BSc, RNCM (Perf)
Performer, Composer, Arranger, Teacher


               

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