Wednesday 22 June 2016

June edition available online

June's Brass Band World is out now and available in digital and hard copy format. In this month's edition: THE BBW INTERVIEW - DAME OF PERCUSSIONGrammy award-winning Evelyn Glennie on her life, career and brass bands PERCUSSION FOCUSA guide to the percussion section and percussion playing by top experts: International percussion soloist and...read more

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Siobhan Bates new Black Dyke solo horn

Following the announcement of the resignation of Jonathan Bates, Black Dyke now confirm Siobhan Bates as their new Solo Horn. Siobhan previously played with GUS and more recently Fairey Band and has only last week completed her A-Level exams. Siobhan told BBW: “Black Dyke has always been the band I have aspired to...read more

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Brass in Concert draw announced

The organising team of the Brass in Concert Championship has confirmed the draw for the 2016 event, to be held at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 20 November in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman. The draw for the playing order took place on Friday 3 June at Sage Gateshead, carried...read more

Wednesday 15 June 2016

New series to ignite children’s love for music

New pre-school series airing on CBeebies set to ignite children’s love for music. Childrens TV producer, Cheeky Little Media is proud to announce the global TV premiere of its new animated series, Kazoops; a brand new show that will inspire children with unique music that takes them on journeys into a little...read more

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Land of the Rising Sun for girls of Black Dyke

Black Dyke Band are pleased to announce that its female members - known colloquially as Black Dyke’s Team Girl - will travel to Japan this July for a week-long tour of Osaka and the surrounding Kansai region. Team Girl will travel to Japan’s second largest city, Osaka, to perform with Girls Brass...read more

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Smithills and Eagley join forces for good cause

Smithills School Senior Brass Band and Bolton’s Eagley Band are to give a Gala Concert in Bolton Parish Church on Saturday evening July 9th on behalf of Derian House Children’s Hospice. The date and time of 7.30pm have been chosen especially to avoid clashing with local and global events (such as the...read more

Wednesday 15 June 2016

New Principal Cornets for Leyland and Blidworth

Leyland Band is happy to announce a number of recent signings, headlined by cornet star Iain Culross returning to the band on Principal Cornet. “Returning to Leyland is just like going home for me really, so the opportunity to rejoin the band was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I’m really looking forward...read more


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