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1st Old Boys

Report & Results: 2021 NIBA Championships

October 18, 2021
1st Old Boys return to the top of the winner's rostrum as section titles head to CWA Brass and Dynamic Brass in Armagh.


Report & Results: 2021 DCBBA Solos, Duets, Quartets & Veterans

October 14, 2021
There was plenty of great music making on show at the recent Durham County BBA event.


Report & Results: 2021 Bolsover Festival of Brass

October 03, 2021
Easington Colliery produced a heroic performance to claim the top honours at Bolsover with section titles going to Milton Keynes, Shirland Welfare, Whitworth Vale & Healey and Matlock.

Albert Hall Trophy

Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain

October 02, 2021
On a contest day of challenges, Foden's deliver the winning Heroes performance to lift the National Trophy in London

Trieze Etoiles

Result: 2021 Besson Swiss Open

September 28, 2021
Brass Band 13 Etoiles claims the Swiss Open title for a record 13th time in Luzern.


Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 19, 2021
A band with a rich history adds the National title to its Honours Board of accolade.


Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 4

September 19, 2021
Nailsworth paints the best Elgar Portrait to be found in Cheltenham to claim the Fourth Section honours.


Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 18, 2021
Kingdom Brass and MD Ian Porthouse are triumphant as they claimed the First Section honours in Cheltenham by an Arkle distance.


Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 18, 2021
The return of competitive banding in the UK after the enforced Covid 19 break saw Tewit Silver first past the finishing post at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Steve Sykes

Adjudicator Covid-19 test result impacts National Final

September 17, 2021
Steve Sykes will not adjudicate at the Section 1 National Final this weekend due to a positive Covid-19 test result.


Report & Result: 2021 Aalborg Music Festival

September 15, 2021
Danish champion Concord Brass Band warms up for title defense with victory at Aalborg Festival


Report & Result: 2021 Doctor Martin Wainstone Cup

September 13, 2021
Whitburn take the honours and the cash home to Scotland as they deliver a prize-winning prescription under Garry Cutt to claim the title.


Report & Result: 2021 Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Tune

September 06, 2021
There was a fantastic day of music making for a crowd of over 4,000 people to enjoy in the heart of Saddleworth Whit Friday country.


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.

New Zealand

Report & Results: 2021 New Zealand National Championships

July 17, 2021
Wellington triumphs to retain National title as Grade honours go to Brass Whanganui, Woolston Concert Brass, Matamata Brass and Buzzing Brass Wellington Youth in Christchurch.


Report & Results: 2021 New Zealand Champion of Champions

July 15, 2021
Anthony Smith of Woolston Brass claims the Blue Riband solo award after two busy days of high quality competition in Christchurch.


Report & Results: 2021 Whitburn Band Virtual Festival

July 11, 2021
There was plenty of fantastic entertainment on show for a worldwide audience to enjoy as Unison Kinneil, Kingdom Brass, Lochgelly, Whitburn Heartlands, Kilmarnock Concert Brass and Riverside Youth Bands take the virtual honours.


Report & Results: 2021 UniBrass Championships

June 27, 2021
Time past, present, future and forgotten helps Durham University Brass Band claim the 2021 UniBrass title


Report & Results: 2021 SWBBA Online Solo & Quartet Contest

June 18, 2021
There were over 200 performances from across the globe to enjoy by tuning in online to the recent South West Brass Band Association Solo & Quartet Contest.

Whit Friday

Report & Results: 2021 Foden's online Whit Friday Championships

May 29, 2021
There are victories for Cory, 1st Old Boys, Wantage Concert Brass, Seindorf Beaumaris Cross Keys Silver, University of Huddersfield Brass, Elland Silver Youth and Macclesfield Youth as a worldwide audience enjoys the virtual Whit Friday treats


Report & Results: 2021 Swiss Solo & Quartet Championships

May 20, 2021
The remarkable Mathilde Roh claims a hat-trick of Blue Riband Swiss solo titles in a brilliantly unconventional musical manner, as over 350 performers battled for the honours this year.


Report & Results: 2021 East Anglian BBA On-line Solo & Ensemble

May 18, 2021
A great turn out of online performers provided the competitive music making entertainment for the East Anglian BBA event.


Report & Results: 2021 Mid Sussex Solo Contest

May 04, 2021
The 'return' of the Mid Sussex Brass Band solo contest brought plenty of excellent performances to enjoy for adjudicator Brett Baker.


Report & Results: Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition

May 01, 2021
Luke Barker of Flowers Band claims the Geneva Heritage Cornet first prize as some wonderfully talented youngsters will also benefit from masterclass tuition from Phillip McCann and Kirsty Abbots.


Report & Results: 2021 Fife Brass Band Festival

April 25, 2021
Whitburn Band adds yet more virtual silverware to its trophy cabinet with its latest on-line success.


Epic Tredegar connection in Amersham

October 23 • Two banding organisations with a shared community ethos will link up later today for a musical showcase.

The joy of free music making

October 23 • Dobcross Youth Band continues to inspire the next generation of young players with their free access approach.


New trom signing for Carlton Main Frickley

October 21 • Joe Heartfield, one of the UK's rising trombone talents has been signed by Carlton Main Frickley Band.


Changes to consider for Spectrum

October 23 • An extensive list of small amendments and errata has been issued for bands to take into account on Gilbert Vinter's 'Spectrum'.

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra

Friday 5 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 7 November • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Abertillery Town Band - 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Saturday 13 November • Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre, Mitre St, Abertillery NP13 1AL

Regent Hall Concerts - Magli Brass Quintet

Friday 19 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

West Somerset Brass Band

October 23 • We are looking to strengthen the cornet section and would be delighted to hear from cornet players of all abilities. Practices are normally held in Watchet on a Friday 7.30 - 9.30 although at the moment we are practicing away from home in a larger venue

city of coventry brass

October 23 • City of Coventry Brass still require BBb bass player. We rehearse on Thursday evenings with additional rehearsals as required prior to concerts and contests.

Welwyn Garden City Band

October 21 • We are a friendly & sociable Third Section Band with a busy Christmas season rapidly approaching (Government regulations permitting). We have vacancies for SOPRANO CORNET, BBb BASS & TUNED PERCUSSIONIST players. Our MD is Duncan Wilson.

Alan Widdop

Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


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