Saturday 16 December 2017

Band Cymru semi-finalists announced  

The shortlist of 12 wind, brass and jazz bands that will compete for the 2018 Band Cymru title and £10,000 prize money has been announced. In addition, the four ensembles that will compete for the under 18, Band Ieuenctid Cymru S4C 2018 title was also revealed. The bands and ensembles who...read more

Saturday 16 December 2017

SCABA regional workshop   

The Southern Counties Amateur Band Association (SCABA) has announced that they will hold a First and Second Section regional test piece workshop in Crawley in February 2018. The workshop will be led by Association of Brass Band Adjudicator (AoBBA) members Nicholas Garman and Chris King, the event will be held...read more

Saturday 16 December 2017

RWCMD announces new Head of Brass Performance 

Roger Argente, renowned bass trombonist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will become the new Head of Brass Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Roger has been the Principal Bass Trombonist with the RPO for over twenty-five years, during which time he has worked with some of the...read more

Thursday 14 December 2017

New partnerships at heart of Christmas Brass at Magna 

Rotherham area brass bands came together last weekend to perform in an unusual and inspirational venue. ‘Let’s Play Brass’, bringing four brass bands to perform in Magna Science Adventure Centre’s Red Hall, was the latest activity from Rotherham Brass Collective - a network of local bands supported by Brass Bands England’s...read more

Thursday 14 December 2017

'Listen to the Band' in 2018 

Welcome in the new year with Frank Renton and his much loved 'Listen to the Band. January promises a stellar line up, with the full programme details found below. Listen on 'BBC RADIO 2 @ (88 - 91FM)
DAB radio: digital TV channels - 402 (ntl), 702 (Freeview), 852 (Sky), 902 (Telewest)...read more

Wednesday 13 December 2017

SWEBBA’s Annual Own-choice contest put on hold 

The 2018 Weston-super-Mare Annual Own-choice Contest will not go ahead due to problems of sourcing a suitable venue. Organisers had hoped that the contest would revert to its usual venue of the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare following completion of a £15m refurbishment to venue by Weston College. Unfortunately, although the venue...read more

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Misa Mead makes a special appearance in Chicago 

Denis Wick artist, Misa Mead, will be making a special appearance in Chicago before the 2017 Midwest Clinics. Join Misa at the Denis Wick Advisory Studio for an evening of music making and take the opportunity to hear some great euphonium literature, including one of Misa's own works. The event...read more


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