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Grimethorpe offer free youth workshop

November 23, 2022
There is a great early Christmas prezzie to be had for free for young players thanks to the stars at Grimethorpe Colliery Band


Grimethorpe performance nominated for Ivors Composer Award

October 18, 2022
A work inspired by the cultural impact of the mining industry and performed with the contribution of Grimethorpe Band has been nominated for a prestigious Ivors Award.


Picture highlights for Grimethorpe

October 11, 2022
A new commission from Yorkshire artist Joe Scarborough captures the history and successes of Grimethorpe Colliery Band — and fans can buy a copy.


Grimethorpe rejoice in youthful appointments

September 05, 2022
Two rising stars will make their Grimethorpe contest debuts at Symphony Hall on the weekend.


Grimethorpe gain funding boost to support music making in schools

August 11, 2022
Youngsters will benefit from music initiatives through Barnsley Music Hub and it partner at Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Jamie Smith

Smith latest high profile star to head to Mercer & Barker

July 25, 2022
Jamie Smith, principal cornet of Grimethorpe Colliery Band is the latest high profile star performer to decide to perform on a Mercer & Barker mouthpiece.


Grimethorpe rejoice as Bach leads to British Open

July 21, 2022
Swiss conductor Michael Bach will lead Grimethorpe Colliery Band at the British Open in September.

David Thornton

Thornton steps down from Grimethorpe lead

July 14, 2022
David Thornton has stepped down from his role as Musical Director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


It's Adventure time for Grimethorpe

July 13, 2022
A new education initiative aimed at inspiring young players has been launched by Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Balkans, Baja and brass bands to get footfall tapping in Barnsley

July 08, 2022
Black Dyke, WFEL Fairey and Grimethorpe Colliery will add to the exotic sound mix in Barnsley next weekend.


Transatlantic connections for Grimethorpe

June 22, 2022
Composer Johan de Meij and Lake Wobegon are the latest worldwide musical connections made by Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Brassed Off

Grimey set for another National victory...

May 24, 2022
The stage is set for Grimethorpe aka Grimley Colliery Band to win the National title once more at the Royal Albert Hall...

Jamie Smith

Smith takes principal role at Grimethorpe

May 05, 2022
Jamie Smith is the new principal cornet of Grimethorpe Colliery Band

European 2022

Result: 2022 European Championship: Composers Competition

May 01, 2022
The final of the 8th European Composers Competition has been won by Theo Rossier from Switzerland.


Death of Sir Harrison Birtwistle

April 19, 2022
The death has been announced of one of the most important British compositional figures.


The touch of Frost returns to Grimey

March 04, 2022
From Quincy Jones to Wilfred Heaton for Mark Frost as the trombone star heads to Yorkshire Area with Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

David Thornton

Monday interview with David Thornton

January 24, 2022
We speak to the MD of Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the conductor of the RNCM Brass Band about the repertoire they will perform at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.


75 years of brass and coal

January 18, 2022
The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.


Grimethorpe engages in fusion music making

August 31, 2021
'Surtaal Celebrates' offers the opportunity to join musical forces with Grimethorpe, RSVP Bhangra and other leading musicians around the globe.


Media light shines on recovery support

April 06, 2021
Brass bands have managed to get a bit more media spotlight...


4BR Monday Interview with Andrew Coe

April 05, 2021
4BR talks to Andrew Coe, the Band Manager of Grimethorpe Colliery Band to find out more about their award from the Cultural Recovery Fund and why it is essential to safeguarding their post Covid-19 future.


Grimethorpe Colliery Band gains Cultural Recovery support

April 02, 2021
The famous Yorkshire band also gains essential financial support as it plans its return to rehearsals, concerts and projects over the coming months.

Liz Lane

Interview with Liz Lane

March 11, 2021
4BR catches up with composer Liz Lane to find out more about her appointment as Composer in Association with Grimethorpe Colliery Band and her latest 'Bluebird' project.

Liz Lane

Liz Lane takes flight with lead role at Grimethorpe

March 08, 2021
Grimethorpe Colliery Band appoint Liz Lane as their new Composer-in-Association as the latest 'Bluebird' composition takes flight.


Grimethorpe hope to add to festive joy

December 20, 2020
A reprise festive concert performance from Grimethorpe Colliery Band looks to add funds to the entertainment coffers.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke ready for double festival appearances

January 26 • The Yorkshire champion is putting the final preparations in place for its performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival as well as its own event in Huddersfield in June.


RPS Award nomination for Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra'

January 26 • Gavin Higgins' immense work is nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award — whilst conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Nardus Williams also gain recognition for their work.

Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

January 25 • We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.


First Musicians' Census launched

January 25 • A new census of musicians throughout the UK is looking to provide an accurate picture of the industry and what help it, and the people who work in it, need.

Boarshurst Silver Band - Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band

Sunday 29 January • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015

Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015

City of Oxford Silver Band

January 28 • CORNET VACANCY. Do you live near Oxford and looking for a band to play in? We have exciting opportunities for brass and percussion players who are keen to join a friendly and inclusive musical group.

Concert Brass Poynton

January 28 • Tired of Contesting? Concert Brass Poynton seek a Bass, Front Row Cornet and Trombone player. Not a learner band. Higher section players should enjoy our rehearsal. Rehearing Weds, 8.00 to 10.00pm in Poynton (between Stockport & Macclesfield.

Mereside Brass

January 27 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator


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