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British Open packs Symphony Hall

With just over a month to go until the 164th British Open, the organisers have announced that the competition has sold out for the third successive year. The box office at Symphony Hall, where nineteen bands will line up to play Professor Peter Graham's ... read more

New BBW edition out now!

July / August edition out now. Featuring:THE BBW INTERVIEW - PARALLEL REALITIESChristopher Thomas talks to David Thornton about breaking boundaries and thrilling audiences KNOW THE SCORE - TRIUMPH OVER TIMEComposer, Peter Graham, revisits the Belle Vue of 1973 - inspiration for his 2016 British Open test LET’S ... read more

King’s Division to Smithills

The Band of The King’s Division are to spend a full day at Smithills School in October working with all of the senior brass and percussion players in the school and giving a joint afternoon concert with Smithills Senior Brass Band to a packed hall ... read more


  • Music: Colours in Rain

    Composer Rodney Newton reviews the latest publication from Grimethorpe Colliery Band's Young Composer in Residence, Dan Hall Described by the composer as ... read more

  • Instrument: Smith-Watkins trumpet

    Nick Walkley tries the new Mike Lovatt signature trumpet and discovers ‘an instrument for all occasions’ Those who have had the joy ... read more