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Triumphs for Belgian brass bands on Dutch Open Brass Band Championships

Last Saturday Theatre De Lawei in Drachten was the venue for the Dutch Open Brass Band Championships (DOBC). A record number of eighteen bands from four different countries came to the Netherlands. Every year more bands want to participate in these popular championships. The format with ... read more

BrassPass UK Band of The Year adjudicators announced

The three adjudicators for The BrassPass Band of The Year Contest have been announced as Jan De Haan, Reid Gilje and Tom Brevik. Announcing the panel, Paul Hindmarsh, part of the organising committee of the Contest, and responsible for jury selection and criteria, commented: “The contest, which is ... read more

BOPA in place for Whit Friday

The organisers of the Saddleworth & Oldham and Tameside Whit Friday contests have confirmed that appropriate legal requirements have been put in place in respect to Child Protection and performance licensing for children under the age of 16. The contests are now in receipt of ... read more


  • CD: Metropolis 1927

    Metropolis 1927 - Peter GrahamBlack Dyke BandConductor: Dr. Nicholas ChildsTrumpet: Philip CobbTrombone: Peter MooreNarrator: Dale GerrardNaxos: CD8573968 Black Dyke Band’s latest CD release ... read more

  • CD: Regionals 2019

    Regionals 2019Desford Colliery BandCory BandVirtuosi GUS BandBlack Dyke BandFoden’s BandDOYEN: CD387 With this year’s contest season now underway, this release will not ... read more