Friday 9 September 2016

Cheltenham judges give pointers for bands aiming high!

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Sections 1-4 Finals will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse later this month (17 and 18 September), where more than 70 bands will descend on The Centaur to compete for ‘National’ glory.At 9.30am on Saturday (17 September) Section 2 bands will get proceedings underway...read more

Friday 9 September 2016

Steven Mead reporting live from the 164th British Open

Steven Mead will be at Symphony Hall, Birmingham tomorrow (Saturday 10 September) to hear the 164th British Open Championship unfold. The former Desford Colliery and CWS Glasgow euphonium star has previously adjudicated this prestigious competition, and will once again be listening to every band as he follows Peter Graham's Triumph of...read more

Wednesday 10 August 2016

British Open packs Symphony Hall

With just over a month to go until the 164th British Open, the organisers have announced that the competition has sold out for the third successive year. The box office at Symphony Hall, where nineteen bands will line up to play Professor Peter Graham's 'The Triumph of Time', advises that...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

New BBW edition out now!

July / August edition out now. Featuring:THE BBW INTERVIEW - PARALLEL REALITIESChristopher Thomas talks to David Thornton about breaking boundaries and thrilling audiences KNOW THE SCORE - TRIUMPH OVER TIMEComposer, Peter Graham, revisits the Belle Vue of 1973 - inspiration for his 2016 British Open test LET’S DEBATE - ‘TIME FOR A RETHINK’Edward...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

King’s Division to Smithills

The Band of The King’s Division are to spend a full day at Smithills School in October working with all of the senior brass and percussion players in the school and giving a joint afternoon concert with Smithills Senior Brass Band to a packed hall of invited primary schools and band...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

CYBB August auditions

The CYBB is making its annual appeal for young musicians to join it for the new season, starting in September. With eight monthly rehearsals and two residential courses from September-April each year, the CYBB offers an opportunity to work closely with well-known and talented musicians. This season Ian Porthouse, Musical Director...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

Innovative partnership brings ‘Child’s Play’ to life

In a groundbreaking venture on 15 October in Shirebrook, Black Dyke will celebrate the history, as well as the modern-day importance of child’s play via the première of a work entitled Child’s Play, as part of a multi-partnership. The 15 October première, broadcast live over the Internet, will see Black Dyke, led...read more


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