Thursday 28 April 2016

Brass in Concert line-up announced

The Brass in Concert management team has announced the line-up for this year's Brass in Concert Championships at Sage Gateshead on 19 November. Foden’s Band have reluctantly withdrawn from this year’s Championship, following a recent fire that destroyed their bandroom. However, Hammonds Saltaire Band will now appear at this year's event in...read more

Thursday 28 April 2016

European Championship livestream

This weekend World of Brass team up with Hafabra Livestream to broadcast the European Brass Band Championships in Lille, France direct to your computer! You can register here to sign up for the livestream subscription which includes the championship section set test (Friday 29 April) and all events taking place on Saturday...read more

Thursday 28 April 2016

Foden's fire tragedy

Foden’s Band can confirm that a fire which started on Sunday 17th April has destroyed most of their Bandroom which has been their home since 1993. Following a significant and lengthy investigation by Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service and Cheshire Police, it has been deduced that the cause of the blaze is...read more

Thursday 21 April 2016

Top 50 UK Music Millionaires

The Music Millionaires top 50 is released today, ahead of the 28th annual Sunday Times Rich List to be published this weekend. The 2016 Sunday Times Music Rich List is headed by Sir Paul McCartney, who with his wife Nancy Shevell, shares a joint fortune of £760m, up £30m on last...read more

Thursday 14 April 2016

Gresswell teams up with GUS

One of the banding world's finest exponents of the tuba has been lending his experience to benefit GUS' 'Bass End'. Yamaha Neo Performing artist, Simon Gresswell, recently spent an enjoyable day working with Midlands Area champion and reigning All England International Masters champion; the Virtuosi GUS Band. The former Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, B&R,...read more

Thursday 14 April 2016

Heritage grant for Black Dyke

Black Dyke awarded Heritage Lottery funding for archive project Black Dyke Band has a rich heritage and one of the largest collections of artefacts and memorabilia worldwide, which thanks to National Lottery players will be made accessible to the public including a wealth of original hand written manuscripts, music recordings (33s, 78’s...read more

Monday 11 April 2016

Starter grant success for Strathearn

The future is bright for a Perth and Kinross brass band after it secured a funding boost to help nurture the next generation of musical talent. Brass Central Strathearn, based in Crieff, celebrated after it received a starter grant from the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA), with recruitment plans now well underway. The...read more


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