Wednesday 23 September 2020

Foden’s Contest Judges Announced

Foden’s have announced their line-up of expert adjudicators who will be making the important decisions for the 2020 Foden’s Online Solo and Ensemble Competition. The panel consists of John Barber, Jonathan Bates, Gary Curtin, Michael Fowles, Mark Landon and Mark Wilkinson from within the band, with further support and expertise...read more

Wednesday 23 September 2020

BBE Clarifies latest Covid Guidance

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statements yesterday (22 September), Brass Bands England (BBE) can confirm that the clarification received from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) over exactly how this new legislation will affect brass bands in England is in in line with the official Government advice....read more

Wednesday 23 September 2020

2020 Brass Band Conference Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Brass Band Conference Awards were announced by Brass Bands England Chair, Mike Kilroy, at the Brass Band Conference, hosted by BBE on Saturday 19 September. The response to the request for nominations was excellent, both in terms of responses received and the high calibre of...read more

Saturday 19 September 2020

Withington leads Dance Collaboration

Allan Withington is working with acclaimed dancer Isabell Gisselgard on a musical project that will connect brass, percussion, poetry and dance. The work entitled, ‘Il Maestro’ will feature Allan as trumpet soloist accompanied by an ensemble of 5 trumpets and five percussionists as well as showcasing poetry and 5 contemporary...read more

Saturday 19 September 2020

40 years of Time for Brass

Ian Cottier celebrated his 40th Anniversary broadcast of his 'Time for Brass' show on Manx Radio earlier this month on 7th September. Ian, now 84 years of age, has been a warm and welcoming voice in support of the brass band movement since he first put a recording of Edward...read more

Saturday 19 September 2020

Free Mental Health Awareness Session

Mental health advocate Tabby Kerwin will be holding a free online session on mental health awareness in brass bands on Monday 21st September (7.00pm). The free one-hour session is aimed at people in brass banding and focuses on identifying and supporting better mental health. The session will include some mental...read more

Saturday 19 September 2020

Vote for your IBBCC Winner

The five finalists have been announced for the 2020 International Brass Band Composer Competition. Selected from 92 entrants, by the panel of judges, James Curnow, Dr. Liz Lane and Paul Hindmarsh, the finalists are: Rebecca Lundberg, Marcus Venables, Robbert Vos, Morten Jonas Wallin and Andy Wareham. The Brookwright competition, the brainchild...read more


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