Wednesday 19 February 2020

Saxhorn Fest 2020

Saxhorn Fest 2020 was held at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February. Now in its third year of existence, this fun and educational festival for Tenor Horn and Baritone Horn players was established to promote these instruments and bring together a range of people,...read more

Wednesday 19 February 2020

NABBC opens applications for 2020 Conductors Contest

The National Association of Brass Band Conductors (NABBC) has announced that, for the fifth year, it will once again be holding its National Conducting Competition, with the Final taking place on 13 June at Eccles Town Hall following the Association's Annual General Meeting. The winner of the competition will receive the...read more

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Inspirational Swedish Central Band

Since its inception in 2018 the Swedish Central Band of the Salvation Arm has provided concerts in Orebro, Södertalje, Linköping, Varnamo, Uppsala and Stockholm. In March the band of former and active Salvationists will continue to meet for further performances under the direction of Guest Conductor Andreas Kratz. Commenting on...read more

Wednesday 19 February 2020

2020 Scottish Youth, Solo & Ensemble Championship

Adjudicator Owen Farr enjoyed a very high standard of playing on show at the recent Scottish Youth Solo & Ensemble Championship. The event was held at Livingston's Howden Park Centre, where following a day of fabulous performances, the Besson artist offered his thanks to the wonderful Gina Baker (accompanist) as well...read more

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Bandstand campaign continues in Todmorden 

The Todmorden bandstand, built in 1914, was given Grade 2 listed status by Historic England in December last year after it faced potential demolition. It had been out of community use for over a decade, however, local campaigners have been working hard towards saving it and make a case for it...read more

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Ripon Entertainment Contest invites Entries

The popular Ripon Entertainment Contest will take place later this year on Saturday May 30th. The event is open to Third, Fourth, Youth and Unregistered bands and is held at the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. The day begins at 12.00 noon with an entry fee of entry fee £25. A spokesperson...read more

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Cross Keys suffers flood damage 

Cross Keys Band in South Wales has unfortunately fallen victim to the widespread flood damage caused throughout the country by Storm Dennis. Their bandroom is close to the banks of the Ebbw and Sirhowy Rivers and as the banks burst the band’s premises were flooded, ruining music and damaging instruments, mutes...read more


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