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Whit Friday (Tameside)

2019 Tameside Whit Friday details announced

April 22, 2019
With just over seven weeks to go, all the essential details for this years Tameside Whit Friday contests have been announced.


tROPHY

Book your European Championship broadcast coverage

April 22, 2019
Make sure you don't miss out on all the fantastic European Championship action from Montreux — so sign up today...


Brighosue

European Countdown: 5 days to go

April 22, 2019
We pick five pieces of music that in their different ways changed the face of the European Championships for good...


Scott

European Countdown: 6 days to go

April 21, 2019
The wonderful trio of James Scott, Denzil Stephens and Howard Snell have won six European titles between them — and maybe one or two more to come...


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

April 21, 2019
More great brass band music from Philip Hunt


Brisbane

Report & Result: 2019 Australian National Championship

April 21, 2019
Sydney City Brass and MD Jason Katsikaris send emotional shockwaves through Australian banding as they claim maiden national victory in Brisbane.


Euroean

European Countdown: 7 days to go

April 20, 2019
The first winners of the European title in 1978 got £1,000 for their troubles — so how much has being crowned the best band in Europe actually been worth over the years in cash terms...


Prof King

European Countdown: 8 days to go

April 19, 2019
Montreux host the European Championship for the fourth time — but who is still around from the last three times in 1994, 2001 and 2011?


Bultins

Butlins support for British Open titles

April 19, 2019
There is plenty of prestige as well as dosh to to claim if you become a British Open Solo & Quartet Champion at Butlins next January.


tIVOLI

Vienna Nights in Utrecht for 2019

April 19, 2019
Philip Wilby's homage to Mozart, Mahler and Freud leads the test-piece choices for the 2019 Dutch National Championships.


Swiss

Report & Result: 2019 Swiss Solo & Quartet Championship

April 19, 2019
Over 150 players took part in the Swiss Solo & Quartet Championships — with an incredible standard on show — led by the Blue Riband winner Mathilde Roh from Treize Etoiles Band


Harper

Hear from Harper

April 19, 2019
The Cory MD has been answering questions from fans across the banding world...


Bugle

Sharpish Bugle call for closing date

April 19, 2019
The closing date for the famous Bugle Contest has been announced — so be sharpish...


Formby

Formby give stalwart great birthday surprise

April 19, 2019
The Formby Band made sure their former horn player Roy Shaw had a 92nd birthday to remember


Jason Smith

Mr Smith goes to Dobcross

April 19, 2019
Jason Smith is the new MD at Dobcross Silver Band


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

April 19, 2019
Chris Helme brings us plenty of great brass band music from the heartland of Yorkshire.


PERCUSISON

Hear, Hear?

April 19, 2019
Landmark Court of Appeal ruling could have far reaching consequences about the way musicians should be protected at their place of work.


Clock

European Countdown: 9 days to go

April 18, 2019
And where was it played again? Whatever happened to the European test pieces?


Mead

Mead prepares for Australian judging

April 18, 2019
Steven Mead is in Australia where he will enjoy a short tour as well as being the chief adjudicator at the Australian National Championships.


Hammonds

Fanfare heralds new look for Hammonds

April 18, 2019
The Grand Shield champion will be sporting a new look this year thanks to Fanfare North




Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 26 April • 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre,Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland  . 1820


Regent Hall Concerts - Celebrity Recital - Brett Baker (trombone) Elliot

Friday 26 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Saturday 27 April • 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre,Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland   1820


Fishburn band - Mike Lovatt in concert/masterclass.

Saturday 27 April • Old Elvet Methodist church. Old Elvet. Durham. DH1 3HL


Hitchin Band - Hitchin Band Spring Charity Concert

Saturday 27 April • The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, Bedford Mk43 0pr


Freckleton Band

April 22 • Freckleton Band have a vacancy for a 2nd Baritone player. The band currently competes in the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.


Freckleton Band

April 22 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band are currently competing in the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Llandudno Town Band

April 22 • Cornets (positions negotiable), Tuba (either variety) and percussionist required for a progressive and ambitious band.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.