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Amersham

Epic Tredegar connection in Amersham

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

October 23, 2021


The joy of free music making

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

October 23, 2021


Heartfield

New trom signing for Carlton Main Frickley

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

October 21, 2021


Spectrum

Changes to consider for Spectrum

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

October 23, 2021


Maltby

No Bounds but 5 star acclaim for Maltby

A collaboration with a local electronic artist sees Maltby Miners perform music inspired by the ebb and flow of public transport traffic in Sheffield.

October 21, 2021


Webuster

Pemberton and Webster to help revitalise Salvation Army link

A new musical initiative hopes to renew a musical link between the banding movement and the Salvation Army.

October 21, 2021


Paul Richards

Flowers sop star signs for BBE

Paul Richards will bring his years of business as well as playing experience and excellence to his new role as a trustee of Brass Bands England.

October 21, 2021


Yorkshire

Yorkshire announces judges for 2022 Area Championship

The contest schedule and list of judges the Yorkshire bands will have to impress to get the Cheltenham and London has been announced.

October 21, 2021


Nailsworth

Contest dates for 2022 Regional Championships

The qualification action will take place over four weekends across the UK next February and March.

October 20, 2021


Geneva

Geneva's stamp of heritage

21 years of Geneva Instrument manufacturing has been celebrated with a new video production from the company.

October 20, 2021


Kennedy

Death of Ronnie Kennedy

The death has been reported of the hugely respected player and conductor Ronnie Kennedy.

October 18, 2021


Ratby

Ratby savour congratulations

The Ratby Co-operative Band has thanked the banding community for their messages of support and congratulations following their outstanding Royal Albert Hall result.

October 18, 2021


1st Old Boys

Report & Results: 2021 NIBA Championships

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

October 18, 2021


BBW

Have your say on Brass Bands Wales

The general Quarterly Meeting of Brass Bands Wales will be held on a Zoom platform later this month — and you can have your say.

October 17, 2021


Littlemore

Foden's to mark Littlemore banding contribution

The contribution made by Allan Littlemore to the banding movement and to Foden's and Leyland Bands will be marked in a special concert in Sandbach later today.

October 17, 2021


City of Bradford

City of Bradford add youth and experience

The Yorkshire band has busy busy signing up playing talent as they look ahead to a busy few months.

October 17, 2021


Rainford

Rainford add to the ranks

New signings bolster the ranks of Rainford Band as they look ahead to the Scottish Open in Perth next month.

October 17, 2021


Eimaher

The Vikings have been coming again and again over the years

The Wobplay recording platform now has a fantastic selection box of great Eikanger Bjorsvik CD recordings for you to enjoy.

October 15, 2021


Kirsty

Carlton Main Frickley thank incredible Abbotts

Yorkshire band takes opportunity to provide an emotional thank-you to their inspirational principal cornet after she calls a halt to her role after 19 years.

October 15, 2021


Kpaitol

Kapitol issues details of Covid-19 follow-up

Bands who took part in Cheltenham and London will be contacted by Kapitol as part of their post-Covid-19 review process.

October 15, 2021


NIBA

NIBA Championships to be broadcast

The brass band competitions from the the contest in Armagh will be broadcast for the banding world to enjoy.

October 14, 2021


Durham

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

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

October 14, 2021


Clifton

City of Bristol ready to aim sky high

Performances for television, radio and contesting sees City of Bristol Band return to music making with a sky high outlook.

October 14, 2021


Score

Want to write for brass bands?

4BR talks to composer and conductor Andy Duncan about his iWrite composing modules which aim to enable brass band lovers to start composing for the brass band medium — from hymn tunes to test-pieces...

October 13, 2021


Allegro

The Musician's Optician eyes National title

Allegro Optical — 'The Musician's Optician', is celebrating having reached the finals of the prestigious Optician Awards for the fourth year running.

October 13, 2021




Amersham

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.


Heartfield

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.


Spectrum

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.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


               

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