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Whitburn host open rehearsal spotlight

March 10, 2015
The Whitburn Band will be hosting a pre-Perth showcase of test piece treats ahead of their Scottish Championship challenge.


Awards for Whitburn prize winners

January 07, 2015
Scottish Open champion dishes out the gongs after a successful 2014 campaign.

Prof Nicholas Childs

Whitburn announce Childs link

December 11, 2014
Prof Nicholas Childs becomes the new Music Advisor and Professional Conductor at Scottish Open champion, Whitburn.

Perth concert hall

Report & Results: 2014 Scottish Open Championship

November 29, 2014
Whitburn gain unanimous Cantata approval to end busy contest year on a title winning high in Perth.


Whitburn open up on Cantata

November 20, 2014
Scottish Open contenders to open rehearsal doors on Perth test piece.

Whitburn and Janseen

McArthur parked in Whitburn...

October 04, 2014
Scots to showcase their Arthurian preparation under their Dutch conductor...


Whitburn opt for new man in Boax

October 03, 2014
London Finalists appoint John Boax as their new Resident Conductor.

Anne Crookston with Whitburn

Crookston leaves Whitburn role

May 20, 2014
After three successful years at the helm, Anne Crookston has decided to relinquish her role as MD at Whitburn.

Whitburn in action

Whitburn go Dutch for Grand Shield

April 24, 2014
Scottish challengers to make one day stop off at Blackpool as they opt to go Dutch for Grand Shield.

Tour de France

Whitburn opt for peloton approach to Euros

April 16, 2014
Scottish representatives take to their bikes to meet costs of Blackpool and Perth appearances.


Heartlands home for Whitburn

February 20, 2014
The Scottish Championship will mark the debut appearance of a new addition to the Whitburn Band organisation.

Whitburn in action

Whitburn to open olden doors

October 02, 2013
Scottish champion to preview Albert Hall test piece challenge


Young and old plans for the future at Whitburn

July 24, 2013
An innovative combination of young and old talent in a brand new home heralds an exciting future for Scottish champions.

Jim Chamberlain

Peace in his time for Chamberlain

November 16, 2012
The highly respected Whitburn flugel player Jim Chamberlain has announced his retirement from the band.


Results: 2012 Whitburn Brass Festival

June 05, 2012
There was a fine turn out of playing talent on show at the inaugural Whitburn event — headed by tuba star Les Neish.

sbba logo

Advert: Scottish Brass Band Association

April 30, 2012
SBBA supports Whitburn Festival of Brass.

Conductor Erik Janssen

Dutch master for Whitburn

April 26, 2012
Brass Band Schoonhoven's Erik Janssen to direct Whitburn at National Finals.


Whitburn horn trio hits form

February 21, 2012
Scottish champions set to defend title with prize winning horn section in place.


Results: Doctor Martin Charitable Trust

September 12, 2011
Exchange Communications Whitburn round off profitable weekend with Doctor Martin victory.


Results: Brass in the Park

September 12, 2011
Exchange Communications Whitburn enjoy a contesting win in the Newtongrange Park.


New MD at Scottish Champion

September 02, 2011
Anne Crookston takes over the helm at Scottish Champion Exchange Communications Whitburn.


Whitburn adds to ranks

May 12, 2011
Scottish champion adds to the ranks ahead of Grand Shield challenge.


Whitburn's solo champs

February 25, 2011
Exchange Communications Whitburn players recently dominated the Scottish Solo and Ensemble Championships.


Comings and gongs at Whitburn

February 01, 2011
There have been a few comings and the odd gongs at Whitburn of late.


Exchange & Part for Whitburn

January 21, 2011
Exchange Communications Whitburn has begun its re-branding with a new uniform look...


BBE provides Open English link to future Europeans

September 26 • Brass Bands England announces that its European Championship representatives will come from the British Open.


Award winners celebrated at BBE Conference

September 26 • The 2021 BBE Awards honoured inspirational youngsters, to on-line invention, community engagement, education, leadership and a lifetime of providing entertainment.


Bond, Dobson and RVW add to musical tests for 2022 Euros

September 26 • Original works by Christopher Bond, Simon Dobson and Ralph Vaughan Williams add to the contesting attractions for the 2022 European Championships


Wilby marks Vaughan Williams celebration at European Championship

September 26 • A new commission from Prof Philip Wilby celebrating the life and work of Ralph Vaughan Williams will form the competitive musical centrepiece of the 2022 European Championships in Birmingham

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

Garforth Brass

September 26 • Garforth Brass (3rd section Yorkshire Area) is seeking cornet players (positions negotiable) as the band prepares for forthcoming concerts and contests. We are looking to build further following recent promotion and merger with Garforth Jubilee Band.

Shipston Town Band

September 25 • We are rehearsing covid safe in our refurbished band hall. We are looking to recruit Bb Cornets position negotiable Principal Trom Bass Trom Eb Bass and Bb Bass to bring the band up to full strength

Staines Brass

September 25 • Staines Brass are looking for , Soprano, and E flat Bass and B flat Bass players to join our ranks following the return to rehearsals. Our rehearsal nights are Thursday 8pm and we are based The Lammas Park, Staines, TW18 4XZ

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


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