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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Jim Hayes

Midnight calling...

July 14, 2015
If you want to help Jonny Midnight on his mission to promote new music then you need to get in touch...

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Co-op changes as they focus on major championships

July 07, 2015
Co-operative Funeralcare sign trio of talented young players and appoint new chairman as they seek to harness positive energy for major challenges ahead.


Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 19 • They will be celebrating having the Binns out in Hebden Bridge after their MD inspires the band to a fantastic feline victory in Cheltenham


Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 4

September 19 • Nailsworth 'nails' the winning Elgar Portrait in Cheltenham to claim the title honours


Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 18 • Kingdom Brass and MD Ian Porthouse are triumphant as they claim First Section honours.


Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 18 • The return of competitive banding in the UK after the enforced Covid 19 break sees Tewitt Silver first past the finishing post at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH

Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Ellenbrook and Boothstown Brass Band

September 19 • Conductor Required. A small, non-contest S Mancs. band restarting after the recent long break looking for a conductor to replace ours who no longer has time. Also vacancies for a drummer and Bb Bass. Any other players also welcome. Rehearse Mon & Weds.

Bollington Brass Band

September 16 • Looking for a new challenge? We are currently recruiting a Solo Cornet, E Flat Bass, Tuned and or Kit Percussionist. Friendly 1st section North West. Sensible contest and concert program throughout the year. Currently rehearsing Thursdays 8-10pm.

Chinnor Silver

September 15 • We are looking to strengthen the band and require PERCUSSION CORNET AND 2ND TROMBONE PLAYERS.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom.. Good atmosphere in this ambitious friendly band so give us a call.. Concerts and contests planned

David W. Ashworth

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator


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