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Three wise men head to Penicuik

December 14, 2012
Three wise musical men have stopped off at Penicuik Silver.

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FABB to reinvent itself in 2013 and beyond

December 14, 2012
New deal with QPAC looks set to secure the contest for the next 5 years.

Kingdom trombones

Budgie smugglers set for Kingdom dip

December 13, 2012
Five of the bravest brass band players in the world are preparing to take a plunge not even a brass monkey would enjoy — all for a great cause.

West Midlands Fellowship

Every little helps....

December 13, 2012
Even Tesco has been showing a bit of festive banding spirit.... and beer

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Top bands head west for the 2013 Australian Nationals

December 13, 2012
A strong line up of bands are set to head to Perth for the 2013 Australian Nationals.

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BBE to consider recommended approach

December 12, 2012
BBE to reveal further recommended approach to supporters in Registry battle in seven days.

Byron Newton

Buzz settles in to NZ life

December 12, 2012
Former Tredegar principal euphonium settles back to homeland musical life with a little help from friends and Besson.


World Championships looks for entrants

December 12, 2012
The famous WMC Kerkrade contest is looking for entrants to claim a world title.


Drighlington help shine the light

December 12, 2012
The Drighlington Band has helped shine a light on the wonderful work of their local hospice.

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IBBC admits to money problems

December 11, 2012
The ambitious International Brass Band Contest in Belgium has admitted that it faces problems paying bands the money they are owed.

Chris Helme

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 11, 2012
More festive music from Chris Helme

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December 10, 2012
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December 10, 2012
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BBE reveals new Registry team

December 08, 2012
Brass Bands England reveals the team that has been running the British Brass Band Regisrty since September.


Ashworth to present registry discussion paper

December 08, 2012
Well known conductor David Ashworth hopes to be able to present a registry discussion paper at this weekend's BBE National Forum.


Buffet acquires leading German instrument maker

December 07, 2012
Buffet Group acquires B&S GmbH, the leading German brass music instrument manufacturer.

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Record entry for University challenge

December 07, 2012
17 bands will perform at the UniBrass 2013 Championship at Lancaster University next February.


Dobson inspires Gillingham success

December 07, 2012
Award winning composer Simon Dobson has inspired Gillingham Imperial to Wessex success.

John Maines

Radio: World of Brass

December 07, 2012
More great music to bring in Christmas with John Maines.


Radio: Listen to the Band

December 07, 2012
More from Brass in Concert to enjoy in January at the BBC with Frank

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December 07, 2012
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Cory with Philip Harper

World Rankings: December Update

December 06, 2012
Brass in Concert win sends Cory back to the top of the world rankings.

Long Eaton

Result: 2012 Long Eaton Solo, Duet & Quartet

December 06, 2012
There was a fine turn out of performers at the Long Eaton recent Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest.

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Venue change for BBE Forum meeting

December 06, 2012
There is a change of venue for the BBE National Forum this weekend.

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December 06, 2012
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Cobalt Brass help support World Mental Health Day

October 21 • A virtual concert by the Cobalt Brass quintet has helped to raise over £1900 for the mental


Hepworth gain funding for innovative projects

October 21 • Performances linked to the world renowned sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth will provide the centrepiece of a successful grant funding projects by Hepworth Band.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

October 21 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heart of Yorkshire.

Denis Wick

Denis Wick retains gold standard with latest covers

October 21 • The popularity of Denis Wick stretchable bell covers is down to a combination of respect, trust and excellence according to one its of its leading retail sellers.

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

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • 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!

Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,

Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.

Brett Baker

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


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