New era for British Bandsman as title and archive purchased

The title and extensive archive of The British Bandsman magazine is now owned by Rob Tompkins.

February 16, 2024

Richard Marshall

Italian job success for Marshall

Black Dyke Band's principal cornet player Richard Marshall has enjoyed a memorable visit to the Eternal City to link up with the Italian Brass Band.

February 16, 2024

Cheltnahm SILVER

Double celebration already in hand for Cheltenham

Not one but two bands will take to the Torquay stage representing the Cheltenham Silver Band organisation for the second successive year.

February 15, 2024


ISB to make Paisley return

The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army will make a long awaited return to Paisley in May.

February 15, 2024

Matin Green

Love, Spit and Valve Oil comes to Cardiff

Martin Green's passionate exploration of the brass banding world can be enjoyed in Cardiff this evening.

February 15, 2024


New euph and baritone look at Cory

There is a new look to the euphonium and baritone section at Cory Band ahead of their major championship challenges.

February 15, 2024


Blues battle for Marshall

12 year old Charlie Burgess-Dawson will be challenging Richard Marshall to a 'Sugar Blues' battle at the first concert of the Yorkshire Brass Band Festival.

February 15, 2024


Packed day gives Yorkshire Youth added boost

Another packed day of hard work and inspiration has kept the members of the Yorkshire Youth Band on track for their Black Dyke Band Festival appearance.

February 15, 2024


Foden's enjoy Armagh return

A well fed Foden's Band certainly enjoyed their most recent trip to Armagh to meet up with old and new friends.

February 15, 2024

Area preview

Free take 5 Area preview for North West

If you want to get a sneak preview of all five Area test pieces on one night ahead of Blackpool then get along to Sandbach School this Saturday — and its all free.

February 15, 2024

Conductors Assocation

Conductors' Association heads to UniBrass

The development link between the UniBrass Championships and the Brass Band Conductors' Association will be maintained further this weekend in Warwick.

February 15, 2024

Nathan Waterman

Waterman adds to Haverhill direction

Nathan Waterman has joined Haverhill Band's artistic team as Associate Musical Director.

February 15, 2024

Love of Brass

For the love of brass...

Am American Army Vet and brass band lover has fulfilled a passion and opened a new shop to meet the repair needs of brass band players in the USA.

February 13, 2024

Brian Broadbent

Funeral details announced for the late Brian Broadbent

The funeral service for the former Black Dyke Band player and highly respected musician Brian Broadbent has been announced.

February 13, 2024

Robert Burnett

Burnett takes baton for Ynyshir Area challenge

The experienced Rob Burnett will lead Ynyshir Band on their Cheltenham qualification challenge at the Welsh Regional Championships in March.

February 13, 2024

Whit Friday

Updated website for Saddleworth & Oldham Whit Friday contests

An updated website offers all the required information you bands needs to enter.

February 13, 2024

Chris Jaudes

Death of Chris Jaudes

The death has been announced of the acclaimed trumpet player and educator Chris Jaudes.

February 13, 2024


79 bands to compete at London & Southern Counties Area

There is a fine turn out of bands competing at Stevenage this year — all hoping to get either to the Albert Hall or Cheltenham.

February 13, 2024


Countdown to UniBrass 2024

One of the most vibrant brass band events in the UK calendar is taking place this weekend at the University of Warwick.

February 13, 2024


BrookWright Music: Fanfare Prelude on Richmond

A fantastic new prelude to open any concert is now available from BookWright Music — guaranteed to get people ready to enjoy themselves.

February 13, 2024


Radio: Sunday Bandstand 11th February

Music from all corners of the globe this week with Chris Helme.

February 12, 2024

Stephen Sykes

Sykes signs for Cory

After enjoying his recent high profile concert appearances Stephen Sykes has now been appointed solo trombone at Cory Band.

February 12, 2024


Scottish Championship line-ups confirmed

50 bands and ensembles will compete at this year's Scottish Championship events in Perth in March.

February 12, 2024

knds fairey

New identity evolution for Fairey

A new partnership of tradition and innovation sees the KNDS Fairey Band take to the stage for the North West Regional Championships.

February 12, 2024


BBE seeks Projects Coordinator

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Brass Bands England team.

February 12, 2024

Norman Knapton

Death of Norman Knapton

February 21 • The passing has been announced of the respected musician and brass band supporter Norman Knapton.


De Maeseneer project to give horn repertoire major boost

February 21 • A raft of significant composers will provide Belgian performer Tim De Maeseneer with new works for tenor horn as part of landmark recording and performance project.


Childs plans base camp assault on High Peak with Wantage

February 21 • Dr Robert Childs has helped Wantage Concert Brass plan their 'High Peak' assault in Stevenage.


Elevate programme opens for third round

February 21 • If your band is looking to try and expand its musical horizons in different ways then the third round of the BBE Elevate project has just been launched.

London Central Fellowship Band - The International Staff Band in Cambridge

Saturday 24 February • Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU

Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB

Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!

Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.

London Central Fellowship Band

February 16 • We are currently recruiting a back-row cornet player, a Solo Cornet player, a Tenor horn player and a percussionist.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


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