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£100K target reached by #SaveOurBrassBands campaign

December 21, 2020
Over 70 bands have gained financial help thanks to their link to the Crowdfunder campaign led by Brass Bands England.


pInstruments lead the way in bacteria prevention

December 21, 2020
Warwick Music Group ensures their market leading range of plastic instruments benefit from antimicrobial technology.

Sheona White

Besson to support 'Back to Basics' BBE Webinar

December 21, 2020
Besson to support new series of online development webinars.

Crewe Brass

Crew Brass makes tracks to return to its roots

December 21, 2020
Crewe Brass is looking forward to the future based at a new home ideal to help with all their musical ambitions.


2021 BandSafe dates announced

December 21, 2020
The first two BandSafe training session of 2021 have been confirmed by Brass Bands England


Virtual festive reprise from Elland

December 21, 2020
You can enjoy a Cracker of a great festive concert from the Elland Silver Band organisation.


Strabane keep opening the windows for Christmas

December 21, 2020
Strabane Brass Band has produced a daily advent calendar of music making to lead up to Christmas.


Double time for Conductors

December 21, 2020
The Brass Band Conductor's Association has announced that its membership has doubled following its recent re-launch.


Still time to send a special Xmas card thanks to UniBrass and Foden's

December 21, 2020
You can still send a special festive e-card to families and friends — complete with a carol of your choice.


City of Bradford bring festive joy with Church link

December 21, 2020
The City of Bradford Band has linked up with the Bishop of Bradford to bring festive musical joy and stunning scenery to a special on-line service.


Death of Derek Wells

December 21, 2020
The death has been announced of the respected conductor Derek Wells.

BBE outlines Tier 4 advice to English bands

December 21, 2020
Brass Bands England has outlined its advice to bands that are in Tier 4 regions.

Piggy Bank

New funding boost for Welsh banding

December 21, 2020
Welsh brass bands can now apply for two different strands of emergency funding help.


Small ensemble musical bonus at discount price

December 21, 2020
The art of solo playing from small ensemble playing music can be enjoyed at a discounted price thanks to Andy Kershaw and the Queen Victoria's Consort.


Siblings bring festive joy to local community

December 21, 2020
Teenagers Matthew and Olivia Hurst will undertake over 30 special carol performances by Christmas Eve in their local community — and in the process raise thousands of pounds to support a local hospice.


Stars align for Besson festive fun

December 20, 2020
A host of Besson stars have got together to provide some festive musical fun and joy — just when we need it too...


Grimethorpe hope to add to festive joy

December 20, 2020
A reprise festive concert performance from Grimethorpe Colliery Band looks to add funds to the entertainment coffers.


Fieldhouse rewarded for nefarious activity

December 20, 2020
The multi talented Jim Fieldhouse wins a festive bonus Blaze with composition award.


Black Dyke ready for festive entertainment

December 19, 2020
Black Dyke will host a special live streamed Christmas Concert on the 22nd December.

Mark Brolmey

National Youth Band CEO reflects on year to remember

December 19, 2020
National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain CEO Mark Bromley reflects on the many reasons why 2020 was a year to remember...

Youth Championships

2021 National Youth Championships cancelled

December 19, 2020
Brass Bands England confirms news — but hopes to promote new non-competitive initiative before 2022 return


Cory and Marshall make it CD awards double

December 19, 2020
Cory and Richard Marshall add to their BBW CD of the Year success by winning British Bandsman recording awards.

British Army Tidworth

Festive concert provided by British Army and friends

December 19, 2020
The British Army Brass Band Tidworth was joined by Tom Hutchinson and Alan Thomas for their online festive concert.


Television boost for Grimethorpe appeal

December 18, 2020
Covid-19 spotlight on Grimethorpe as they appeal for Christmas Crowdfunder help.

Silk Brass

Silk Brass tour provides essence of Christmas

December 18, 2020
A wonderful piece of community music making has provided care home residents in Macclesfield with the sounds of the festive season.


Downunder link for Denis Wick Products

June 5 • A new agreement confirms exclusive distribution in Australia for its products.


Stavanger announce new conducting duo

June 5 • Frederic Theodoloz and Ian Porthouse will lead Stavanger in their major championship appearances in 2023 and 2024.

Downshire Brass

Final chord approaches for Alcorn and Downshire

June 4 • The successful musical partnership between Prof Michael Alcorn and Downshire Brass is to come to an end.

Socail Media

BBE to help bands master social media

June 4 • If you want to be much better at using social media to benefit your band, Brass Bands England will be hosting a special webinar to help you along.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Besses Boys' Band - Besses Boys' Band Summer Concert

Saturday 10 June • St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 1AN

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Sun Bones Trombone Trio

Tuesday 13 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London

Mereside Brass

June 5 • MERESIDE BRASS (Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player and a PERCUSSIONIST. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Besses Boys' Band

June 5 • Besses Boys' Band (2nd Section NW) are looking for a TUTTI SOLO CORNET to join the band. Rehearsals take place Monday and Friday, 19:30-21:30 in Simister, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB

Grange Moor Brass Band

June 4 • Eb/BBb bass, percussion (tuned or kit) & baritone are Grange Moor Brass Band's current vacancies. All of these sections are populated at the moment, but due to various reasons, we are looking to bolster each of these positions.

Alex McGee

Conductor & Composer


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