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Join the banding world in Montreux

April 23, 2019
Make sure you join brass band lovers from around the world who have been signing up for the live broadcast coverage from the 2019 European Championships.


European Countdown: 4 days to go

April 23, 2019
It's all about being popular in Europe...


Mortimer drives back into the spotlight

April 23, 2019
A 1947 car once owned and driven by the great Harry Mortimer will be on display at a classic car rally in Yorkshire in June.

David Childs

Essential listening is Tidy for Childs

April 23, 2019
David Childs has been featured on the BBC Radio 3 'Essential Classics' programme this week.


Eggsellent post Easter deals from Band Supplies

April 23, 2019
There are a clutch of fantastic instrument deals to be picked up from Band Supplies — all at 'eggsellent' prices


Bands ready for Buxton tests

April 23, 2019
It's not just in Montreux that you can enjoy some great brass band music making this week.

John Packer

John Packer Ltd: Brass Specialist Vacancy

April 23, 2019
One of the UK's leading brass and woodwind specialists has a vacancy that is waiting to be filled...

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.


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...


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...


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: Sounds of Brass

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


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.


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?


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.


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.


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


Hear from Harper

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


Sharpish Bugle call for closing date

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

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

East London Brass

April 23 • London Based Champ Section Band under Jayne Murrill are looking for the following quality players to join it's ranks: Tenor TromboneBBb BassPercussion

The Corsham Band

April 23 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

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.

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator