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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...


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: Sunday Bandstand

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


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.


European Countdown: 9 days to go

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


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.


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


England expects...

April 18, 2019
A trio of talented youngsters will line-up with their European counterparts to represent England as part of the European Youth Brass Band in Montreux...


Death of Lydbrook stalwart

April 18, 2019
The death has been reported of the respected Lydbrook player Yvonne Hamblin


Statue erected in honour of the great 'March King' of Antipodean banding

April 18, 2019
A bronze statue has been erected in Invercargill in honour of Alexander Lithgow — the great 'March King' of New Zealand and Australian banding.


Butlins announces test-pieces and BBE discount link

April 17, 2019
The test-pieces that will be performed at the 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Festival have been announced — as well as a 20% entry fee discount link for Brass Band England member bands


European Countdown: 10 days to go

April 17, 2019
From Chop Sauce prizes to one of the world's most sought after orchestral conductors — the European Championship has had it all...


Norwegian champions ready for Montreux challenge

April 17, 2019
Eikanger Bjorsvik will prepare for their Montreux challenge by showcasing their preparations with friends before they go at Bergen's Grieghallen.


First World War commission now available to distant parts of the globe

April 17, 2019
Leadhills Silver Band's special First World War commemorative commission is now available to be downloaded by bands from all parts of the globe.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 20 April • Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB HU2 8LB

Regent Hall Concerts - Regent Hall Band & Regent Brass

Saturday 20 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) . 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Gresley Colliery Band - A George's Day Concert

Saturday 20 April • The Gresley Old Hall, Church Gresley DE11 9QW

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

Dobcross Silver Band

April 20 • Looking for a band for Whit Friday? Dobcross Silver Band are looking for a TROMBONE and BASS to complete our line up. In the heart of Saddleworth with our own contest in Dobcross, this is always a great experience. Come and join us!. .

The Wigston Band

April 19 • Musical Director Vacancy: Second Section Wigston Band are looking to welcome an enthusiastic Musical Director to help develop our senior band. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday in South Wigston, Leicester - just 10 minutes from Junction 21 of the M1.

Stannington Brass Band

April 18 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor