Wednesday 23 December 2015

Brass at the Guild 2016

Don't miss your chance to be part of Brass at the Guild & British Open Youth at the Guild taking place in Preston's Guild Hall & Charter Theatre on Sunday 24th January 2016. This fantastic event organised by Lancashire Contests will enable bands to showcase a choice of either their set works...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

RWCMD & Cory Composition Prize

The Cory Band, in partnership with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), announces the 2016 RWCMD Cory Band Composition Prize details. After the success of the inaugural 2015 event won by Lewis Furber for English Counterpoint, entrants are invited to submit pieces of no more than ve minutes...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

UK Regional judges announced

North of England: Championship, sections 3 and 4 - Dr. Roger Webster; sections 1 and 2 - Alan Morrison. North West: Championship Section - John Berryman and Stephen Roberts; Section 1 -Colin Hardy and David Hirst; Section 2 - Mike Kilroy and David Lancaster; Section 3 - Michael Fowles and David Roberts;...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Fairey on Sky Arts

Fairey Band can be seen and heard on the Sky Arts TV Channel in the lead up to Christmas following the band’s recent appearance on the British Pottery Throwdown programme.Fairey recorded A Brass Band Wonderland programme at the famous Peak Cavern caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, where it was joined by Hackney...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

EBBA Solo Championship deadline

The European Brass Band Association has also issued invitations to the 7th European Soloist Competition for Brass and Percussion, held from 26-28 April. The competitors selected to perform will give two performances (set-piece and own-choice) with piano and the best three will go forward to the Final on 28 April, when...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

European Youth tests announced

The European Brass Band Association has announced the set test pieces for the 3rd European Youth Brass Band Contest on 1 May 2016 in Lille, following the European Brass Band Championships the same weekend. Development Section: Music for Greenwich by Edward Gregson commissioned in 1980 by the Greenwich Theatre, London, for...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Grimethorpe appoint Associate Conductor

Dr Robert Childs is pleased to announce that Brian Grant has accepted his invitation to become Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s Associate Conductor. Bob told BBW: "Brian has been working closely with me and the band for the past twelve months. There is a great chemistry between us all and I'm thrilled to...read more


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