Friday 17 March 2017

NABBC conducting final details announced

The Final of the 2017 National Association of Brass Band Conductors (NABBC) Conducting Competition will take place on the 10 June at the Fallibroome Academy in Macclesfield. The first round of the competition will be by application of CV and video performance, from which 12 conductors will be selected to perform one...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

National Youth Finals judging teams announced

Brass Bands England has announced which sections the judges will preside over, as follows: Beginners Section, commencing at 9.00am and finishing at 11.45pm, with results at 11.15am in Peel Hall: Richard Marshall, Mareika Gray. Junior Championship, starting at midday, finishing at 5.15pm with results at 4.40pm in Peel Hall: Dr. David Thornton and...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Freedom of Rhondda for Cory

Members of Cory Band received the rarely presented Freedom of Borough of Rhondda - the highest honour that the local community can bestow - at a prestigious ceremony on 14 March in recognition of its record-breaking 2016, when it lifted four major contest titles. The ceremony, which also recognised many local champions...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Smithills to tour New York

Smithills School Senior Brass Band and MD, Chris Wormald, are to undertake their sixth USA concert tour this summer, where they will perform a series of July concerts in New York. Smithills and Chris first visited the USA to give concerts in West Virginia back in July 2000. This will be their...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Cory embark on community project

Cory Band has embarked upon a project in which it will collaborate with the Rhymney Comprehensive School over a 15-week period, the culmination of which will be a concert given by the band at the School, incorporating the creative work of about 120 students. The project, funded by Arts Council Wales, is...read more

Monday 13 March 2017

New BBW edition out now!

The March edition of Brass Band World magazine is out and full with fantastic features, articles, reviews and interviews from around the globe… EDITOR'S VIEW: BBW's Editor, DAVID CHILDS, highlights the importance of developing the brass band movement’s young musicians and urges everyone to back the appeals for ace trombonist, Stephen Sykes,...read more

Friday 3 March 2017

Radio 2 Brass Award Finalists

Earlier this week, highlights from the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award semi-final, recorded on 11 February 2017, in the Philharmonic Studio, Salford were broadcast on BBC Radio 2.Performing with the Foden's Band, the eight semi-finalists were:Lewis Bettles - TromboneJames Nash - Flugel HornSamuel Taber - Bass TromboneRoss Dunne - Tenor...read more


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