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National Finals

2019 National Finalists confirmed

March 18, 2019
The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2019 Regional contests on the weekend.


Results: 2019 North of England Regional Championships

March 16, 2019
East Yorkshire Motor Services, J36 Brass, North Skelton, Bearpark & Esh and Tewit Silver claim the honours in Durham


Results: 2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships

March 16, 2019
Friary, Amersham, Epsom & Ewell, Chichester City and Simon Langton Brass take the spoils at Stevenage.

Taff Vale

Report & Results: 2019 Welsh Regional Championships

March 16, 2019
Tredegar lead the way in Wales as they claim the Championship title, with section awards going to Goodwick, Newport Borough, Taff Vale and Gwaun Cae Gurwen


Brass makes debut at International Tchaikovsky Competition

March 15, 2019
For the first time ever, there will be a brass category in one of the world's most prestigious soloist competitions.


Fulham makes Parkhouse signing for Stevenage

March 15, 2019
Fulham Brass heads to Stevenage with a raft of new signings — headed by the ISB's baritone star Iain Parkhouse.

Big Shiny

New Quintacular release from Big Shiny Brass

March 15, 2019
A fantastic new quintet release is now available form Big Shiny Brass

Stoller Hall

Young Brass Award judges announced

March 15, 2019
An international panel of judges will decide who will win the 2019 Young Brass Award


Imps and Gresswell part company

March 15, 2019
The musical partnership between Yorkshire Imperial and Simon Gresswell has come to an end.


Lewis Merthyr head north to offer vocal help

March 15, 2019
The Lewis Merthyr Band will head north to the Welsh Regional Championship this weekend with an additional stop off to help one of the nation's most famous choirs...


Stars join up for Cancer Charity concert

March 15, 2019
Star players will join up for a great cause later this month at Exeter Cathedral.


Call us Shirley...

March 15, 2019
The centenary celebrating Midlands band is looking for old Shirley players and supporters to get in touch...


Tredegar to showcase Seascapes challenge

March 13, 2019
Ian Porthouse and Tredegar Band will be showcasing their preparations on Ray Steadman-Allen's set-work on Thursday evening.


Bolsover seeks worldwide delegates

March 13, 2019
The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has produced a promotional video to highlight its attractions to delegates around the world.

New Zealand

New Zealand to celebrate Vinter at National Championships

March 13, 2019
The oldest National Championship in the world will celebrate the life of Gilbert Vinter, as two of his greatest compositions are to be the set-works for the A and B Grade bands in Hamilton.


Heartfield takes lead on adjudication training

March 13, 2019
The experienced Martin Heartfield is to spearhead the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators training programmes.


Financial boost from Kerwin legacy

March 13, 2019
A wonderful gesture inspired by the late Simon Kerwin will continue to help bands with their musical development.


Geneva Group increases DNA profile

March 13, 2019
The Geneva Group has announced a new chapter in their ambition to link their DNA to produce world class instruments with world class workers at a world class factory.


Peggy finally enjoys putting her feet up...

March 12, 2019
Peggy Tomlinson is finally enjoying having a well earned rest after her last Yorkshire Championship as Regional Secretary and a new knee...


Cold Ash strengthen their ranks ahead of Stevenage

March 12, 2019
Cold Ash Brass will be boosted by new signings and returnees as they prepare for their Stevenage assault.

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 21 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 22 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 22 March • Seal Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 2JT SK7 2JT

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall

Saturday 23 March • The Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AS

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Newtown, Powys

Saturday 23 March • The Hafren Theatre, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU

Littleport Brass Band

March 19 • Littleport Brass are a second section band near Ely in Cambridgeshire rehearsing every Wednesday evening. We are looking for a soprano comet, Bb cornet and tuned percussionist. We are a friendly, active band working with our dynamic MD Ian Knapton.

Hathern Band

March 19 • Bass or Solo Trombone player required. We are 1st Section from January 2020 and are 10 mins from Junction 24 of the M1

Besses o' th' Barn Band

March 19 • Besses o th Barn Band have a vacancy for a cornet player, with the principal position available for a suitable candidate.. . We are also looking for a BBb Bass to complete our bass section. .

Prof. Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator