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Bokaris and Thomas

Bokaris and Thomas make Eternal link

Two of the leading young euphonium talents have collaborated on a new musical project — with the desire for more to come.

February 26, 2021


rENTON

Renton spotlight for latest Besson Fridays at Home

Frank Renton is the special guest of the Besson Fridays at Home team this evening — so plenty of entertainment, views and opinions are guaranteed!

February 26, 2021


bbw

30th anniversary celebrations for Brass Band World magazine

The leading brass band publication celebrates a special milestone with its 301st issue.

February 26, 2021


Conductors

Upbeat ready for conducting competition

The Brass Band Conductors' Association has announced details of its 2021 competition, which will be held online this year.

February 26, 2021


swabba

SWBBA on-line closing date looms

The on-line closing date for the South West Brass Band Association Solo & Quartet Contest is the 28th February.

February 25, 2021


MIA

Cross channel collaboration to lead to informed Covid-19 decisions

The Music Industries Association is working in collaboration with the French Musical Instruments Manufacturing Association to lead Covid-19 research

February 25, 2021


Anthony Smith

Smith and Besson...

The highly respected euphonium player Anthony Smith joins the Besson stable of international performance artists.

February 25, 2021


Riverside

pBuzz around Riverside Rookies

A new musical initiative has taken off with a buzz led by Mark and Laura Good at Riverside Youth Band.

February 25, 2021


fORD

Ford to make big band return

Matt Ford will be leading the musical celebrations in honour of Len Phillips Big Band in a free live-streamed concert from the famous Abbey Road Studios next month.

February 25, 2021


Yeomanry

Yeomen of the Guards...

A historian is looking for some help linking up some great old marches with some great old Yeomanry bands...

February 25, 2021


Rothwell

Death of Gordon Roberts

The death has been announced of the hugely respected former Rothwell Temperance player and conductor, Gordon Roberts.

February 25, 2021


Modefor

Brass on the Mind magazine launch

Mode for... publishers to launch new 'Brass on the Mind' digital magazine with focus on supporting positive mental health.

February 24, 2021


Cory

'Gwald' all over for Cory

The world's number 1 ranked band will be helping the Welsh nation celebrate its Patron Saint on 1st March...

February 24, 2021


Gregson

Cautious optimism for rejoicing at British Open

Organisers welcome news of stepped removal of Covid-19 restrictions — with definitive decision on Symphony Hall contest penciled in for mid-April at the earliest.

February 24, 2021


Virus

BBE outlines implications for English banding as Covid restrictions diminish

Brass Bands England issues guidance on the potential stepped return to full banding activity in England following the latest Government announcements

February 23, 2021


horn

Horn of plenty at Band Supplies

There is the fantastic deal to be grabbed to play be able to play on a Prestige tenor horn — just in time before we get back to rehearsals.

February 22, 2021


Aldbourne

Aldbourne tribute to stalwart

The Aldbourne Band has paid tribute to it former President, Jesse Jones who has passed away.

February 22, 2021


fODENS

Proactive media strategy pays off again for Foden's

North West band follows up Daily Telegraph photoshoot with a mini performance slot on Radio 5 Live...

February 22, 2021


Wales

Welsh body makes encouraging progress under scrutiny

An open on-line meeting of Bandiau Pres Cymru / Brass Bands Wales brings positive responses from banding community.

February 21, 2021


Allan

Death of Allan Littlemore

The death has been announced of the hugely respected former Foden's and Leyland Band Manager, Allan Littlemore.

February 20, 2021


dARK

National Youth to triumph on ballet and time

Major works by Gavin Higgins, Peter Graham and Gareth Wood will challenge the talented players of the Easter Course of the National Youth Band of Great Britain.

February 19, 2021


eIKANGER

Thanks a million...

Eikanger Bjorsvik's future plans are given a 1 million Krone boost for a third consecutive year from businessman and philanthropist Trond Mohn.

February 19, 2021


Storage

Musicians Union secures carnet travel help

The Musicians Union continues to try and help musicians as they prepare for a post-Brexit/post-Covid travel in the EU and beyond.

February 19, 2021


aUSTIN

Austin set for 90th celebration

The hugely respected brass retailer, publisher and Salvationist Trevor Austin will reach a landmark birthday next week.

February 19, 2021


Funeral of James Scott

The banding world will be able to pay its respects to James Scott at his funeral on Friday 19th February.

February 19, 2021




Bokaris and Thomas

Bokaris and Thomas make Eternal link

February 26 • Two of the leading young euphonium talents have collaborated on a new musical project — with the desire for more to come.


rENTON

Renton spotlight for latest Besson Fridays at Home

February 26 • Frank Renton is the special guest of the Besson Fridays at Home team this evening — so plenty of entertainment, views and opinions are guaranteed!


bbw

30th anniversary celebrations for Brass Band World magazine

February 26 • The leading brass band publication celebrates a special milestone with its 301st issue.


Conductors

Upbeat ready for conducting competition

February 26 • The Brass Band Conductors' Association has announced details of its 2021 competition, which will be held online this year.


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Crewe Brass

February 26 • Following the Government announcement, Crewe Brass are looking to resume COVID compliant rehearsals in the summer. We are looking for a Tuned Percussionist. We have all the gear & instruments and need someone to play them !! They are here waiting for you.


Chadderton Band

February 25 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Crewe Brass

February 25 • Following the Government announcement, Crewe Brass are looking to resume COVID compliant rehearsals in the summer. We are looking for Eb and Bb Basses. We have instruments and need someone to blow them !! Crewe Brass have a new home at the Heritage Centre


Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist


               

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