Festival Brass BAND

Festival ending for Verhaert

The musical partnership between conductor Steven Verhaert and former Belgian champion Festival Brass is to come to an end.

June 28, 2024


Death of Eikanger stalwart

The death has been announced of Oddvar Bjørge, a stalwart member of the Norwegian champion.

June 28, 2024


National finalists confirmed

96 bands will battle for National Championship title glory this year at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham.

June 28, 2024


Rochdale Contest open for entries

The Rochdale Contest will take place later this year — with the added bonus of a link to the British Open Spring Festival.

June 27, 2024


Irwin ends on a top note with Brighouse

Martin Irwin, one of the finest elite level soprano players has stepped down form his role with Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

June 27, 2024


New training trio join AoBBA

Tommy Tynan, Chris Shanks and Danny Brooks will undertake professional development training with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.

June 27, 2024


Derwent to showcase composer trio in search of award

Three talented composers will have their works put under the performance microscope to claim the inaugural Derwent Brass International Composition Award.

June 27, 2024


Lifetime achievement award presented to Queensferry founder

John Gilmour, the inspirational founder of the Queensferry Community Band has been honoured by SBBA.

June 27, 2024


Venue change at Pershore

If you are heading to the popular Pershore Midsummer Brass Festival then there is a change of venue to take into account to enjoy the music.

June 27, 2024


Radio: Sunday Bandstand 23rd June

More great brass band music from around the globe to enjoy from the heart of Yorkshire.

June 27, 2024


SATCoL acquires Just Music

Salvation Army Trading Company Limited (SATCoL) has acquired Just Music, the well known brass and wind band sheet music supplier.

June 27, 2024

Luke Pallister

Pallister signing at Newstead Brass

The experienced Luke Pallister is the latest signing at Newstead Brass.

June 26, 2024


Musical tribute to Charles reign at Foden's

The 80th birthday of the great Jimmie Charles has been marked in music by Andy Scott and Foden's Band.

June 26, 2024

Matt Ryan

Ryan's express top flight conducting return

Matt Ryan has been appointed as the new Musical Director of Wingates Band.

June 26, 2024


Manchester youth celebrate Cottonopolis history

A new march by Morris Harper was featured by the Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band at a packed Bridgewater Hall.

June 26, 2024


Bands get ready for Brighouse March & Hymn tune work out

The popular march and hymn tune event takes place in Brighouse this weekend.

June 26, 2024


Mnozil to return to Birmingham

The amazing Mnozil Brass will return to Symphony Hall in June next year as part of their 30th anniversary tour

June 25, 2024


Hammonds welcome new solo horn

British Open contenders welcome Anabel Voigt as their new solo horn player.

June 25, 2024


Skipsey returns to Bradford

Lee Skipsey has returned as conductor to the City of Bradford Band

June 25, 2024

Whit Friday

German television features Whit Friday

The television broadcaster ZDFHeute was in Delph to bring a worldwide flavour of Whit Friday to German audiences.

June 24, 2024

BBE Conference

Tickets on sale for BBE Conference

The theme of Creative Communities will be explored by keynote speaker Shri Sriram, panel discussions and workshop presentations at this year's BBE Conference in London.

June 24, 2024


Lovatt to lead brass attractions in Birmingham

The Symphony Hall and Town Hall venues will host a number of star brass events this year — from Mike Lovatt and the British Open to Grimethorpe and Dana... with yet more to come.

June 24, 2024


Countdown on for UniBrass Band Camp

You have until the end of the month to book your place on the UniBrass Foundation Band Camp.

June 24, 2024


Report & Result: 2024 Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest

Hepworth carry on their fine summer form as they scoop the march and hymn tune honours at Morley.

June 24, 2024

Keeping on eye on things

Champion inspiration

The Black Dyke Band Festival recently saw 140 players of all ages and abilities take to the stage at Huddersfield Town Hall.

June 23, 2024

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Mallinson takes flugel role at National Champion

July 17 • Former City of Bradford and National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain player Phoebe Mallinson takes on the flugel horn role at Black Dyke Band.

David Read

Read passing marked by Telegraph obituary

July 17 • The death of David Read MBE has been marked by an obituary in The Daily Telegraph newspaper


Top flight boost for Leyland

July 17 • Leyland Band welcomes the signing of the experienced Andrew Lofthouse as their new soprano cornet.


BrookWright Music: Euryanthe Overture (von Weber arr. Barrie Gott)

July 17 • A classic overture given a fresh overhaul perfect for any concert.


Sunday 14 July • Pemberton Old Wigan Brass Bands. Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan WN5 8DZ


Friday 19 July • Pemberton Old Wigan Band . Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan. WN5 8DZ

Barnsley Brass - Stephen Sykes, Principal Trombone of The Cory Band

Saturday 20 July • St Mary's Church, Kippax, Leeds LS25 7HF

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Skelmanthorpe Band

Sunday 21 July • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 28 July • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Camborne Youth Band

July 16 • Camborne Brass (2nd Section). We are aiming to bolster urgently our cornet section with both front and back row cornets (all positions negotiable). We are also expanding our training section. All ages and abilities are welcome from beginners upwards.

Dobcross Silver Band

July 15 • 2 x Cornet Players required. Positions are negotiable, excluding Principal as players are willing to move around. Experience preferred but all ages considered if ability can be demonstrated. Enjoyable rehearsals/great socials!

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

July 13 • Our welcoming non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks: . Solo Euphonium . 1st Horn . Percussion, kit and tuned: we have a lovely pair of timps! . Solo Cornet to complete the front-row line-up. 2nd Cornet

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer


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