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Besses looking forward in 200th year

February 20, 2018
Despite some lean times of late one of the most famous names in brass banding is back on the road to full strength recovery.


Death of Frank Bryce

December 19, 2017
The death has been announced of the musician, conductor, composer and arranger, Frank Bryce.

Mark Wildie

Wildie times ahead for Besses

December 9, 2016
One of the most famous names in the banding world has appointed Mark Wildie as their new MD.


Besses search for new MD begins

October 4, 2016
The resignation of Simon Cowen means that Besses o' th' Barn is looking for a new Musical Director.


Besses delighted to get leading Pain

August 13, 2016
Besses o' th' Barn welcome Kenny Pain as their new principal cornet.


Besses continue on winning ways

October 27, 2015
One of the banding worlds most famous names is enjoying a fantastic resurgence...


Besses to help community foodbank project

October 17, 2015
Besses o' th' Barn Band will be helping their local community put some extra food on tables...


All guns blazing for resurgent Besses

September 28, 2015
One of the banding world's most famous names is making itself heard once more on some of the finest concert platforms in the country.


Besses to boost Liverpool's big guns

September 4, 2015
Players from Besses o' th' Barn Band will be added to the ranks of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to make sure their 175th birthday celebrations go off with a bang.


The Besses gift to the world

May 19, 2015
From the Stone Roses and Bee Gees to Besses o' th' Barn — the Manchester musical gift to the world according to the BBC...


Labour and Love starts to pay off for Besses

May 14, 2015
One of the most famous names in world banding is once again enjoying contesting success through hard work and talent...

Simon Cowen

Cowen takes on Besses role

April 17, 2015
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, principal trombone Simon Cowen becomes the new MD at Besses o' th' Barn.

Dovid Friedlander

Besses youngster helps diplomatic links

March 26, 2015
Cornet playing helps improve diplomatic links between Republic of Poland, Jewish communities in the UK, and the State of Israel.

Save Besses

Besses on the brink

November 27, 2014
One of the most famous names in world banding needs help to secure its playing future...


New Dean appointed at th' Barn

May 7, 2014
Dean Jones has been appointed the new Musical Director at Besses o' the' Barn Band.

Alan Wycherley

Wych way now for Besses?

March 20, 2014
Besses o'th' Barn are seeking a new MD following the departure of Alan Wycherley.

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Death of Michael Wildgust

July 27, 2013
The death has been announced of former Besses O' Th' Barn principal cornet player Michael Wildgust.

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New principal at Besses

July 19, 2013
Stephanie Coward has been appointed the new principal cornet at Besses O' Th' Barn Band.


Murray to take top chair break

June 25, 2013
Jim Murray takes a break from Besses after an incredible 60 year association.


Wych way for Besses future

September 30, 2012
Former sop star Alan Wycherley takes the baton at one of the most famous banding names in the world.

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS

Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ

Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN

Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS

Chinnor Silver

July 21 • We are looking for a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and contests planned . We area progressive 2nd section outfit and would like you to join us continue our improvement. winner of gbba contest and 6th in area(best basses

Dobcross Silver Band

July 21 • Dobcross Silver Band are looking for a front row cornet player (Principal seat available). We are a friendly /social band, otherwise full, balancing contests with exciting and different concerts. Rehearse Mondays/Wednesdays 8-10pm in our own Band Club

Horwich RMI Band

July 21 • Horwich RMI Band request the services of a confident PRINCIPAL CORNET and a Bb BASS player.. This is an enthusiastic, progressive 2nd Section Band of a high standard.. . Enjoyable Monday and Thursday rehearsals and a balanced mix of engagements.

Ian Porthouse

Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator