Invited guests from organisations including Pride Brass, the Bandspeople’s Alliance to Negate Discrimination (BAND), the Kinetika Bloco performance group, Leicester’s Drum and Brass, and other individuals representing a diverse cross-section of those less well-represented in banding met at a virtual roundtable meeting on 23 July. Hosted by BBE, the main purpose...read more
Every year, nine members of Foden’s Band make the journey to Armagh, Northern Ireland to tutor on the Armagh Old Boys Brass Band Summer School. Due to COVID-19 the course was cancelled, but the band is pleased to announce that the Summer School will go ahead this year….online!
After many weeks of...read more
The eminent conductor and euphonium player, Dr Robert Childs, Chair of the National Youth and National Children’s Brass Bands of Great Britain is standing down after ten years in the voluntary role, following the organisation’s successful National Youth at Home initiative culminating in their Grand Finale virtual concert on 7th...read more
Cory Band, from the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, has recently been awarded £35,000 from Arts Council Wales’ Coronavirus Survival Fund to deliver a number of projects which aim to provide inspiration to other brass players, motivation for its own players and to enable the band to continue interacting with its...read more
On Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd August the International Brass Band Summer School linked up with Geneva Group star performers of Black Dyke Band and BrassPass.tv to broadcast free of charge around the banding world. IBBSS Course Administrator Alison Childs stated, "Following the disappointment of having to cancel the 2020 IBBSS...read more
The Prairie Music Residency (PMR) was set up by the Saskatoon Brass Bands Inc. in 2013 to help further enrich the long-standing tradition of British-style brass banding in Saskatchewan and North America, while offering players a chance to work with world class brass band musicians and improve their skills in an...read more
More than 150 young musicians of the 3 NYBBS bands, Children’s, Reserve and Senior, will be taking part in an innovative Grand Finale event this Saturday (8th August).
The programme of music interspersed with interviews and more informal chat is the culmination of weeks of hard work undertaken by players, tutors and...read more