Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.

January 25, 2023


First Musicians' Census launched

A new census of musicians throughout the UK is looking to provide an accurate picture of the industry and what help it, and the people who work in it, need.

January 25, 2023


Beazer double as Unite look forward to new year

Unite the Union Band celebrated a fine 2022 at their recent awards evening — but they are mow looking ahead to see what the new year brings.

January 25, 2023


RNCM prepares for enthralling Brass Band Festival

The RNCM in Manchester is getting ready to welcome world class bands and performers to enthral audiences at this year's Brass Band Festival.

January 25, 2023


UniBrass announces contest line-ups

There is sure to be a great competitive atmosphere at the forthcoming UniBrass Championships — with titles and European qualification on offer.

January 24, 2023


Marines head north for concert double

The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood will head to Huddersfield and Hull with their unique brand of entertainment.

January 24, 2023

NM Brass

Norwegian bands set focus on return to National challenges

The line-up of bands that will take part in the Norwegian National Championships has been announced.

January 24, 2023


St David's Day celebration link in Brecon

The Band of the Prince of Wales will link up with local choirs to hep celebrate the Patron Saint of Wales.

January 24, 2023

Denis wICK

New lead roles and additions at Denis Wick

New management roles and additions to the worldwide Performance Artists stable has been announced by Denis Wick Products.

January 24, 2023


Past, present and future for Foden's at home and at RNCM Festival

A new 'Heritage Centre' will help secure the future as well celebrate the National Champion's rich history, whilst their RNCM appearance this weekend will do the same...

January 24, 2023


Fountain and Tredegar ready for Concerto link

The principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to performing the famous Hummel 'Trumpet Concerto' with Tredegar Band at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.

January 24, 2023


London & SC Area line-ups confirmed

The list of competing bands at Stevenage this year have been confirmed — with 78 competitors taking to the stage.

January 24, 2023


Radio: Sunday Bandstand 22nd January

More great music to enjoy as we move into 2023 with Chris Helme.

January 24, 2023

Katy Jones

Interview with Katy Jones

We talk to the principal trombone of the Halle Orchestra to find out more about her musical life and her commitment to ensuring the next generation of youngsters get the same chances she had to enjoy music making on their own terms.

January 23, 2023


Optimism and confidence from Adjudicators

The AGM of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators was full of positivity as organisation looks to the future starting at the Areas in a few weeks time.

January 23, 2023


A weenie bit of percussion help for the Areas

If you are in need of some expert percussion advice and help then all you need to do is get in touch with Cory's Steve 'Weenie' Jones.

January 23, 2023

Welsh Open

Cross border entertainment set for Newport

14 bands will head to the Riverfront Theatre in Newport in February to provide the entertainment at the Welsh Open.

January 23, 2023


ACE U-turn gives ENO funding reprieve

A concerted campaign of protest and support has seen Arts Council England reverse its funding cut to English National Opera for at least another year.

January 23, 2023

Paul Hindmarsh

Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

In a special extended podcast interview we talk to Paul Hindmarsh about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival — his last as Artistic Director.

January 22, 2023


The smile says it all...

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

January 22, 2023

Malcolm Arnold

Essay prize on offer for Malcolm Arnold brass focus

Students with an interest in the great brass music of Malcolm Arnold have the chance to put their thoughts into writing.

January 22, 2023


Wantage announce Maunders link for Newbury Festival

The Wantage Band will premiere a new work by award winning composer Florence Anna Maunders at the Newbury Festival in May.

January 22, 2023


Foden's and Gray partner ConductIT project

Foden's preparation and performances under Russell Gray are now part of the worldwide (and free) ConductIT programme.

January 21, 2023


Business and Learning for SBBA

Four specialist workshops will follow the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Brass Band Association later this month.

January 21, 2023


Amersham welcome new euph addition

Nina Lin becomes the new solo euphonium at Amersham Band.

January 21, 2023

James Fountain

Fountain Bach for more Hummel

February 1 • Newly appointed Bach artist James Fountain will take to the stage to perform the Hummel Trumpet Concerto for the second time in a week — this time with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Black Dyke Band

Black Dyke Band's RNCM performance on Radio 3

February 1 • The Black Dyke Band's RNCM Brass Band Festival concert will be featured on BBC Radio 3 this evening.


Gramophone records of Gregson's career

February 1 • The career and compositions of Edward Gregson are featured in this month's edition of the 'Gramophone' magazine.


BBCA Conducting Competition now open for worldwide entries

February 1 • The flagship Brass Band Conductors' Association Conducting Competition is now open for entries.

Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

WFEL Fairey Band -

Sunday 5 February • Glossop Old Bandroom . Derby St.. SK138LP SK138LP

Boarshurst Silver Band - Westoe Brass Band

Sunday 5 February • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015

Bilton Silver Rugby Band

February 2 • The band currently has a vacancy for a Percussionist. Contesting in the 1st section the band carries out a varied programme of events. Rehearsals are held in our purpose built hall in Bilton, Rugby, meaning equipment is set-up ready for rehearsals.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

February 1 • A hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** SOLO TENOR HORN ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

February 1 • A hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** BBb BASS ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.

Prof. Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator


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