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Finalists announced for Conducting Competition

June 04, 2023
Twelve finalists will compete in Eccles for the Brass Band Conductors' Association flagship title.


Band and stars for Hammonds

May 23, 2023
Never mind Symphony Hall in September, the Hammonds Band will be appearing with a full firmament of stars at the Soccer Aid for UNICEF match.

Hammonds Band

Hammonds forced to cancel Pemberton concert

April 21, 2023
An outbreak of Covid-19 symptoms and positive test results forces Hammonds to cancel its concert appearance at Pemberton Band Club this weekend.


Hammonds secure Anna signing

March 16, 2023
Anna Hughes-Williams has signed up to enjoy her playing with the Hammonds Band


The smile says it all...

January 22, 2023
A service of Remembrance brought a smile to the faces at City Hall in Bradford on the weekend.


Hammonds' New Year Fayre launched in Scarborough

January 09, 2023
Hammonds' launch new CD and acknowledge achievements as they open 2023 with their annual visit to Scarborough.


Keeping a brass band tradition going...

December 27, 2022
10 year old Daisy Griffiths played her part in a great family tradition this Boxing Day — to the delight of the audience at the local pub.

Claire Chalk

Hammonds welcome Chalk return

December 23, 2022
The experienced Claire Chalk joins Hammonds Band.


Hammonds take new look to celebrate past and future

September 09, 2022
Hammonds Band will look to add further triumphs as they head to Symphony Hall with a new logo to its name.

Adam Warburton

Hammonds add to major strength

July 23, 2022
Adam Warburton is the latest addition to the Hammonds Band ranks as they prepare for the Autumn majors at Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.


Hammonds add musical fabric to summit

June 26, 2022
An ensemble from Hammonds Band adds welcome musical accompaniment to a leading international summit in Halifax.


New Fayre on offer from Hammonds

May 25, 2022
The Hammonds Band is going to be busy in recording mode in the future as they start a new series of CD releases.


Abbotts ends association with Geneva Group

April 23, 2022
The acclaimed cornet star announces the end of her association with the Geneva Group.


Death of Steve Fielden

January 07, 2022
The death has been announced of the former Hammonds Sauce soprano star Steve Fielden.


Morrison looks to hit heights at Hammonds

December 20, 2021
Alan Morrison is the latest experienced player to join the ranks of the Hammonds Band on soprano cornet..


Hammonds boost as Abbotts take top role

November 24, 2021
Hammonds Band has been further boosted by the appointment of Kirsty Abbotts as their new principal cornet.


New signings for Hammonds ahead of BiC

November 19, 2021
Yorkshire contenders strengthened by a raft of new signings and some experienced returnees.


Hammonds set to premiere Heaton work

July 01, 2021
Wilfred Heaton's 'Pilgrim Variations' will form part of Hammonds programme at the Best of Brass Festival in Halifax this weekend.


Gresswell returns to Hammonds

June 17, 2021
One of the banding movement's most experienced players returns to the sauce of his success...

Morgan Griffiths

Griffiths launches new website

June 07, 2021
Morgan Griffiths launches a new website to bring a focus to his expanding portfolio of activity.


Griffiths takes euph lead at Leeds Conservatoire

October 14, 2020
The Hammonds Band MD Morgan Griffiths to help develop euphonium student talent at Leeds Conservatoire.


Walsh takes top euph role at Hammonds

June 11, 2020
The experienced Steven Walsh will take the solo euphonium seat at Hammonds Band as soon as they return to rehearsal and competitive action.


Fanfare heralds new look for Hammonds

April 18, 2019
The Grand Shield champion will be sporting a new look this year thanks to Fanfare North


AoBBA set to continue test piece link with Hammonds

March 08, 2019
A successful joint initiative sees is to be triplicated as the judges and Hammonds seek test-piece clarity and understanding.


Hammonds picks its award winners

January 22, 2019
The 2018 Grand Shield Champion has handed out a few well deserved rewards to a trio of its players...


Downunder link for Denis Wick Products

June 5 • A new agreement confirms exclusive distribution in Australia for its products.


Stavanger announce new conducting duo

June 5 • Frederic Theodoloz and Ian Porthouse will lead Stavanger in their major championship appearances in 2023 and 2024.

Downshire Brass

Final chord approaches for Alcorn and Downshire

June 4 • The successful musical partnership between Prof Michael Alcorn and Downshire Brass is to come to an end.

Socail Media

BBE to help bands master social media

June 4 • If you want to be much better at using social media to benefit your band, Brass Bands England will be hosting a special webinar to help you along.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Besses Boys' Band - Besses Boys' Band Summer Concert

Saturday 10 June • St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 1AN

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Sun Bones Trombone Trio

Tuesday 13 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London

Mereside Brass

June 5 • MERESIDE BRASS (Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player and a PERCUSSIONIST. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Besses Boys' Band

June 5 • Besses Boys' Band (2nd Section NW) are looking for a TUTTI SOLO CORNET to join the band. Rehearsals take place Monday and Friday, 19:30-21:30 in Simister, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB

Grange Moor Brass Band

June 4 • Eb/BBb bass, percussion (tuned or kit) & baritone are Grange Moor Brass Band's current vacancies. All of these sections are populated at the moment, but due to various reasons, we are looking to bolster each of these positions.

Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist


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