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Report & Result: 2018 IABCB National Band Championships

April 11, 2018
1st Old Boys lead the way in Navan as they pick up the title honours in two sections.


Report & Results: 2017 NIBA Brass Band League Strabane

April 21, 2017
1st Old Boys head to Ostend with spring in their step after a double success at the BBLNI Own-choice contest in Strabane, as section victories are taken by Ballyduff and Enniskillen


Multiple success boost for Old Boys ahead of Ostend

February 25, 2017
The players young and old, male and female of the 1st Old Boys Band organisation from Northern Ireland have given themselves a huge boost ahead of their forthcoming European adventure.

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Young and Old set for Belgian Euros

October 28, 2016
An amazing double triumph will see the 1st Old Boys Youth Band and their senior counterparts head to the European Championships in Ostend next year.


Report & Results: 2016 BBLNI Solo & Ensemble

February 23, 2016
Lots of great performances as youth leads the way for the Old Boys...


Geneva to keep Salford Ensemble link support

March 5, 2015
Geneva Instruments to continue support of University of Salford Ensemble competition.


2015 UniBrass Championship — live!

February 14, 2015
You can watch the action from the UniBrass Championship live from the Warwick University Arts Centre today.

Nigel Clarke

Join Clarke for an Earthrise in London

January 23, 2015
Composer Nigel Clarke is making a welcome trip to London to lead a workshop on his amazing Earthrise — and you can join in too...

Max Wall and Frank Renton

Never seen together on stage...

December 25, 2014
Could these be identical twins separated at banding birth...?

Michael Fryer

Death of Michael Fryer

October 14, 2014
The death has been announced of the popular brass band radio broadcaster, Michael Fryer.

Rod Franks

Death of Rod Franks

July 21, 2014
The death has been announced of Rod Franks — trumpet player with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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A month to remember for 1st Old Boys

May 13, 2014
Players young and old from 1st Old Boys Band have just enjoyed one of the most memorable musical months in their history.


Euro boost for 1st Old Boys with solo and ensemble success

February 23, 2014
There was a timely contesting boost of confidence for 1st Old Boys players young and not so young recently...


VIVAT! errata for World Championships

June 17, 2013
Bands playing Tom Davoren's 'VIVAT!' in Kerkrade will need to keep an eye out for some changes.

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Report & Results: 2012 North of Ireland Championship

October 18, 2012
1st Old Boys will head to Perth in 2014 after claiming the top section honours in Armagh.


Bousfield set for Swiss masterclass

February 24, 2012
Trombone star Ian Bousfield is to hold a masterclass for lucky students in Switzerland.


Weston set for 2012

December 9, 2011
The judges have been named for the 44th Weston Super Mare Contest next May.


Gala Concert set to showcase BiC performers

November 19, 2011
The first day of the Brass in Concert Championships is due to come to a rousing close this evening with a showcase concert of musical contrasts.


Results: 2011 Brass Band League Spring Festival

April 5, 2011
Victory to 1st Old Boys as they regain Brass Band League title in Strabane.

Results: BBL Brass in Concert

March 2, 2011
1st Old Boys carry on with their rich vein of form by retaiing their BBL Brass in Concert title.

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Shipston Town band

June 21 • Shipston Band currently has vacancies for Bb Bass, Eb Bass, Bass Trombone and Kit Percussion. We are based in South Warwickshire and rehearse on Wednesday 7.30 to 9.30 and Sunday 7 to 9 in our own band hall. Pop in for a blow and give us a try.

Flixton Band

June 21 • With an exciting time ahead, Flixton Band invite applications for Soprano Cornet, and Trombone (position negotiable). As we prepare to move into 1st section next year we are looking for some new signings to complete our line up for Cheltenham in September

The Corsham Band

June 21 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer