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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.

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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.

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.

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...

Cooperative funeralcare

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.


No Withington lead for Co-operative Funeralcare in Freiburg

April 24, 2015
Lack of full rehearsals and poor attendance leads to Allan Withington withdrawing from taking Co-operative Funeralcare to European Championships in Freiburg.

Allan Withington

Withington to lead Co-op at Perth and Freiburg

February 27, 2015
Allan Withington will be leading reigning Scottish Champion, Co-operative Funeralcare in defence of their domestic title and in their Euro assault in Germany.

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Champions help commemorate sacrifice

August 14, 2014
Members of the Co-operative Funeralcare Band have played their part in helping the town of Dunfermline commemorate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Jim Hayes

4BR Monday interview with Jim Hayes

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


New trainees wanted for the judge's bench

June 14 • The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators has more trainee spots available for those wanting to become judges.


Bandstand return for Black Dyke

June 14 • Queensbury band to undertake 'Bandstand Tour' as part of their Culture Recovery Fund return

Dutch Open

Dutch Opens up a little smaller

June 13 • The Dutch Open will take place next month as a 'Mini Festival' rather than a full blown contest weekend.

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 9 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Cor8 Horn Ensemble

Friday 16 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Quintet Aerata - Brass Quintet

Friday 23 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - j5o brass quintet

Friday 30 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Shipston Town Band

June 14 • Stour Concert Brass our Community Band are looking to recruit solo cornets and Bb and Eb Bass as we prepare to restart rehearsals. We are based in Shipston on Stour in South Warwickshire and are a non competitive band rehearsing on Friday 7.45 to 9.30

The Marple Band

June 11 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown. The Marple Band are a friendly group of musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player, 2nd Horn, 2nd Trombone, Selection of cornets dependent on experience to join our successful band.

Deepcar Brass Band

June 10 • Enquiries are invited for the following player vacancies; flugelhorn , 1st Horn, 2nd Euphonium, BBb bass and percussion. Our band room is equal distance between Sheffield, Barnsley & Huddersfield, 5 mins from M1 J35A/36. Rehearsals Monday &Friday nights

David Barringer

Conductor and Adjudicator


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