Derwetn Brass

Quintet boost for Derwent ahead of Corby challenge

New players join the ranks at an exciting time for Derwent Brass.

January 15, 2023


Allen key to Broxburn Scottish Championship challenge

The experienced Bryan Allen will lead Broxburn & Livingston at the Scottish Championships in March.

January 15, 2023

btm bAND

BTM principal steps down from role

Principal cornet player Alex Parker steps down from his role at BTM Band.

January 15, 2023

Market RASEN

Market boost for Midlands challenge

A determined and hard working Market Rasen Band has overcome player shortages to head to the Midlands Regional Championships this year.

January 15, 2023

Paul Drury

Drury service to start at Clackmannan

Paul Drury has taken over the baton at Clackmannan District Band following the decision of Ross Brotherston to step down.

January 15, 2023

Chris Mellows

Death of Chris Mellows

The death has been reported of the former Ransome & Marles cornet player.

January 15, 2023


Interview with Ulf Rosenberg

4BR talks to the President of the European Brass Band Association as contesting returns across the continent and the EBBA flagship championships visit Sweden.

January 14, 2023


West of England Area judges announced

The judges who will make the all important Area qualification decisions in Torquay in March have been announced.

January 12, 2023

First Old Boys

1OB looks forward with new additions

1st Old Boys Band look towards an exciting 2023 season boosted by additions in front and behind the stands.

January 12, 2023


Tredegar looks towards Fountain link at RNCM boosted by new signing

Tredegar returned to the New Year with Fountain focus for the RNCM and a new tuba player to add to the team.

January 12, 2023

Elland Silver Youth

Halifax Minster set for youth extravaganza

Elland Silver Youth & Training Bands, Dobcross Youth Band, HD9 Youth Band and Red Admiral Youth Band are getting get ready for a fantastic day of music making at Halifax Minster.

January 12, 2023


Chelmsford look to new era

The Chelmsford Band is looking to start a new musical era after six fine years under Alex Campbell's baton.

January 12, 2023


Staffs rooms for additions to Area ranks

Bethan Brown and Bo-Rong Li join Staffordshire Band as they prepare to defend Midlands First Section Area title.

January 12, 2023

Robin Fielder

Adopt a Music Creator 2023 pairings announced

Composer Robin Fielder will work with Camden Brass and Regent Brass Bands as part of the annual scheme to promote leisure-time music making.

January 12, 2023

Sheona Wade

Watership visit for Wade

Sheona Wade will make a return visit to Watership Brass in Newbury a quarter of a century from her first visit.

January 12, 2023


Purple Reign, Purple Reign...

Nobody needed Prince to remind them that 2022 was the year in which Brighouse & Rastrick reigned supreme at the British Open and Brass in Concert.

January 11, 2023


Job opportunities at Brass Bands England

BBE is looking to appoint a Projects Officer and a Graphic Designer to join their team.

January 11, 2023


London & SC Area judges announced

There will be an experienced team of judges making the National Final qualification decisions at Stevenage in March.

January 11, 2023


European Championship ticket sale date announced

Tickets for the European Brass Band Championships will go on sale to the general public from 25th January.

January 09, 2023

Fodens and westoe

Foden's head north for Red Priest connection

Members of Foden's Band linked up with Westoe Band as the North East band start their 'Red Priest' Area preparations.

January 09, 2023

Yorkshire Championships

Yorkshire announces judges and schedule

The schedule and the judges in the box at Huddersfield in March have been announced.

January 09, 2023


Limited places at Youth Championships

There are only limited places available for the National Youth Championships of Great Britain.

January 09, 2023


Perc insight and tips from Cory stars

Steve Jones and Ali Woodman have been talking all things percussion with Matty Roberts on the latest 'Percussion Discussion' video podcast.

January 09, 2023


Heritage & Innovation contributors sought by BBE

Brass Bands England is looking to connect with leading researchers, historians and personalities to make presentations at its 2023 Brass Band Conference.

January 09, 2023


Busy start to 2023 for Wantage

There is an immediate new year focus of musical attention for Wantage Band as they look forward to concert and contest appearances boosted by new signing.

January 09, 2023

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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.

Andreas Kratz

Mus.B (hons)
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


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