Wednesday 11 December 2019

  New entertainment competition for 2020

Entries are now being welcomed for a new entertainment contest in North East Derbyshire next year. The North East Derbyshire District Council Festival of Brass will be held at Tupton Hall School in Chesterfield on Sunday 21st June 2020. The contest will be divided into two sections: Section A will cater...read more

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Lifetime Award presented to Alex WIlliams  

The Scottish Brass Band Association presented Alex Williams, principal trombonist with the the Barrhead Burgh Band, with a Life Membership Medal in celebration of over 60 years of brass band commitment and dedication. The medal was presented by SBBA Secretary and Barrhead Burgh Chairman Tom Allan at a recent reunion concert...read more

Wednesday 11 December 2019

A4 launch 2020 Composition Competition

A4 Brass Quartet have announced the launch of their 3rd annual composition competition. Following a hectic year that included a trip to Finland and concerts spanning the length of the UK from Scotland to Cornwall, the ensemble is now looking ahead to 2020. Next year’s season will feature two trips to...read more

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Jasper Dommett features with BBC NOW

Jasper Dommett, of the Flowers band has secured an incredible opportunity to work with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Jasper, better known to his banding colleagues as a baritone player applied to be part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ unique and exciting ‘Composition: Wales 2020’. Composers were invited...read more

Friday 6 December 2019

Foden's 'Create a Buzz' with Age UK Cheshire

Sunday 1st December saw the members of collaboration project ‘Creating a Buzz’ take part in their first public performance. After only two sessions of tuition this partnership project between Foden’s Band and Age UK Cheshire took to the stage to demonstrate their newly acquired music making skills. The capacity audience at...read more

Friday 6 December 2019

Ivors Awards for Gregson and Higgins

Ivors Composer Awards (previously known as the British Composer Awards) have been awarded to Edward Gregson and Gavin Higgins at the presentation evening held in London’s British Museum. Neither are strangers to the brass band movement, having written high profile works for to critical and popular acclaim. Edward Gregson’s award was...read more

Friday 6 December 2019

RWCMD gets Festive at St David’s Hall

The Brass Band of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama performed a lunchtime concert to a very appreciative crowd of almost 900 today in St David’s Hall, Cardiff. The programme contained a festive blend of lyrical melodies that allowed the talented young soloists from within the band to shine,...read more


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