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Death of Craig Anderson

June 27, 2022
The death has been announced of former Cooperation band player Craig Anderson.

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Scottish champion ready to open Saints prep

April 28, 2022
You can hear the European set-work and the won choice selection of Scottish champion the cooperation band in Glasgow this evening .


No cooperation band at Royal Albert Hall

September 07, 2021
The Scottish champion confirms its decision not to take up its invitation to compete at the Royal Albert Hall National Final next month.


Report & Results: 2021 cooperation band Youth Solo Competition

August 22, 2021
There was a fine display of brass banding talent on show as the Scottish Champion invited young players to showcase their performances — led by a cracking winner.


Co back home for future security

August 06, 2021
The cooperation band has returned to the heart of their home city of Glasgow to help secure their future.

Jim Hayes

4BR Monday interview with Jim Hayes

June 14, 2021
We manage to catch up with the man behind the secret cornet agent Jonny Midnight following his latest CD release.


cooperation required for new solo contest

April 30, 2021
The Scottish champion will host its own solo on-line competition


Annan Town host cross border cooperation day

October 31, 2019
Players from both sides of Hadrian's Wall recently enjoyed a great day of tuition and inspiration led by players form Scottish champion the cooperation band.

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No cooperation for Palanga

July 17, 2019
The Scottish Champion, the cooperation band has taken the decision not to compete at the 2020 European Brass Band Championships in Lithuania.


McCann to lead Open cooperation

June 16, 2019
Phillip McCann will led the cooperation band at the British Open in September.


cooperation offer for Scottish qualifiers

March 21, 2019
The newly crowned Scottish Champion, the cooperation band, has offered its assistance to fellow representatives in Cheltenham.


Tuba talent to enjoy further cooperation success in Europe

March 12, 2019
Talented tuba player Gavin Johnson enjoyed a memorable weekend in Perth — with victory with the cooperation band and confirmation of his trip to play in the European Youth Brass Band in Montreux.


Geneva aid cooperation with Cardinal boost

February 21, 2019
The cooperation band has received another major boost ahead of its Scottish Championship challenge as it benefits immediately from a renewed partnership link to Geneva Instruments.


New century brings exciting dividend for Co-op

February 12, 2019
Co-operative Funeralcare Band will enter its second century as The cooperation band after securing new financial support.


Co-op faces crisis in the most critical period of 100 year history

July 19, 2018
Co-operative Funeralcare Band is facing an uncertain future as sponsors announce withdrawal of a century of financial support and ask band to vacate rehearsal premises.

Coop pride

Co-operative pride at musical work

August 23, 2017
The Co-operative Funeralcare Band has been taking pride in its work in more ways than one of late...


No Scots at elite European level in Ostend

February 09, 2017
There will be no Scottish representation in the Championship Section at the forthcoming European Championships in Ostend.

James Morrison

Scotland prepares for Wizard of Oz

November 01, 2016
The brilliant James Morrison will be making a rare appearance in Scotland later this month — so don't miss him in action in Perth.

co-op funeralcare

Report & Results: 2016 Doctor Martin Wainstone's Cup

September 11, 2016
Co-op Funeralcare take a lucrative detour on their way home from the British Open as they pick up the £4,000 first prize on offer at the Dr Martin Wainstone's Cup contest.

Funeralcare Band

Scottish champion unwrap classics on radio

June 10, 2016
Co-operative Funeralcare Band will be helping to bring brass band classics to a new audience in Scotland.

James Morrison

Co-op to team up with Wizard of Oz

March 09, 2016
The jazz legend James Morrison will make a long overdue return to Scotland later this year in concert with Co-operative Funeralcare Band.

Jim Hayes

The Midnight Man set to return again

February 04, 2016
Johnny Midnight will be making a musical reappearance as he starts work on his third CD release.

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Youth additions to Co-operative ranks

December 02, 2015
Co-operative Funeralcare announce major baritone and euphonium additions.

Co-operative Funeralcare

Co-op add strength to Perth assault

November 02, 2015
Co-operative Funeralcare Band has announced a brace of new signings as they target Scottish Open success in Perth.


Co-op add strength to Spiriti assault

September 18, 2015
Co-operative Funeralcare has added a trio of new signings to the band ahead of their National Final appearance at London in October.


Cory wow on South Korean Tour

August 12 • The world's number 1 ranked band has been enjoying the warm appreciation of their talents in South Korea


Pondasher demand leads to reprint of history

August 12 • David Hirst's book about the Victorian history of Black Dyke Band is to be reprinted to meet demand.

Brass in Concert

Party time at Brass in Concert

August 12 • This year's Brass in Concert Championship will be rounded off with a late Saturday night party for players and supporters alike...

Oldham Athletic

Greenfield to help lead new era at Oldham FC

August 11 • The Greenfield Band will help lead Frank Rothwell's Oldham Athletic Football Club into a new era...

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lotherton Hall

Sunday 28 August • Lotherton Hall. Off Collier Lane. Aberford. LS25 3EB LS25 3EB

Newstead Brass - Newark Brass Explosion

Monday 29 August • Newark Castle, . Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1BG

Contest: Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Contest

Sunday 4 September • Ladhill Playing Fields, Greenfield, Oldhamm OL3 7JW

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 10 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Derwent Brass - Under The Stars

Saturday 17 September • Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP

Easingwold Town Band

August 11 • We're a welcoming, forward-looking 4th section band, with vacancies for SOLO CORNET and Eb BASS. Rehearsals Monday 7.30-9.30pm at our bandroom in Easingwold, 12 miles N of York (YO61 3DB). . .

Easingwold Town Band

August 11 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We're a welcoming, forward-looking 4th section band. Our present MD Alistair Shipman is stepping down this autumn after a very successful 13 years. Rehearsals Monday 7.30-9.30pm at our bandroom in Easingwold, 12 miles north of York

Uppermill Band

August 10 • UPPERMILL BAND 2nd Sect. have vacancies for a HORN & 2nd EUPHONIUM PLAYER. We are seeking players who demonstrate musicality, commitment and are proactive in wanting to develop their playing skills alongside a supportive team of like-minded people.

Ian Holmes

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


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