Tuesday 22 January 2019

2019 European Composer finalists announced

The Music Commission of the European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has announced the three composers whose works have reached the final of the 2019 European Composer Competition at the Casino Barriere in Montreux, Switzerland on Thursday 25th April as part of the European Brass Band Championships. The works to be premiered...read more

Friday 18 January 2019

BBE reveals new Youth Champs branding

The team at Brass Bands England are very proud to reveal the new branding for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. The BBE team have been working closely with artworks54to develop a fresh look for the Youth Champs which, in recent decades, have never had their own...read more

Friday 18 January 2019

North American Brass Band Summer School Registration Open

Registration is now open for the North American Brass Band Summer School 2019. NABBSS will once again take place in the beautiful waterfront city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, later this year, in collaboration with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and Besson Brass. Don’t miss your chance to perform in...read more

Friday 18 January 2019

Old and New for Fairey’s

Ahead of their performance at the Festival of Brass, the Fairey Band is delighted to announce two top quality signings to the band. Jon Davis returns to the band as Principal Eb Bass. Jon, who has a fantastic playing CV having had successful periods with Fairey’s and YBS, is looking...read more

Monday 14 January 2019

An Audience with Richard Evans

Join Richard Evans in conversation sharing a life of musical memories supported by the 2018 National Champion Band of Great Britain, the Foden's Band. Heralded as ‘one of the most colourful and flamboyant characters on the British brass band scene today. With a unique ability to instil pride and passion into every...read more

Monday 14 January 2019

Desford Colliery takes the top prize at Butlins

Following another splendid weekend of brass band entertainment in Skegness Desford Colliery and their conductor, Michael Fowles made the journey home as winners of the Championship section. The traditional choice of test pieces proved very popular with the event’s audience and still managed to test the bands. Congratulations to all the...read more

Sunday 13 January 2019

Draw announced for 2019 National Youth Championships of Great Britain

The draw for the 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain took place this weekend at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship. 4BR Editor Iwan Fox and Alex Parker, the Development Officer for Brass Bands England made the draw with young members of the Whitwell Band, who competed in the Fourth...read more


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