Saturday 12 November 2016

40 Years of Floral Dancing for Brighouse

Brighouse & Rastick will celebrate the 40th anniversary of almost reaching the very pinnacle of the pop charts in the UK with a special concert at Huddersfield Town Hall next March. The band famously reached Number 2 in the charts in 1977 with their rendition of 'The Floral Dance', and even...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

14.5k tune in for Bolsover

Bolsover Festival of Brass A record breaking worldwide audience tuned in to enjoy the brass band entertainment at the Bolsover Festival of Brass with around 14,500 unique users taking up the opportunity to link up with the partnership production at the Heritage High School in Clowne hosted by Bolsover District Council, broadcast...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

BASCA nominations

The British Composer Awards 2016 are delighted to announce this year’s shortlist which showcases the diversity and vibrancy of contemporary composition in the UK. Shortlisted works take inspiration from science, technology, other art forms and beyond, and with more women nominated than ever before and a fifth of nominees born overseas. Shortlisted...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Symphonic partnership for Birmingham Conservatoire

As part of its new Education Department plans to further develop partnerships across the UK, the Symphonic Brass of London has announced plans to work alongside Birmingham Conservatoire as part of their Learning and Participation programme.Birmingham Conservatoire is one of the leading music academies in the country with world renowned cellist...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Eccles take Wychavon crown

Eccles Borough led the way at Wychavon Festival of Brass with a Championship and First Section double under the direction of Mareika Gray. Weston Brass and Ynyshir also claimed title success. Results: Championship Section: Eccles Borough (Mareika Gray) — 189 Filton Concert Brass (Glenn van Looy) — 188 Medway (Melvin White) — 187 DUT Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Shepway Brass Academy goes from strength to strength

Shepway Brass Academy, the children and young people’s brass band based in Folkestone, Kent, is going from strength to strength, and signed up six new beginners at its open day in October.SBA has been in existence for three years, and now has four sections: intermediate, training band, developers’ band and beginners....read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

West of Scotland Solo and Ensemble Championships

Talented young brass players have gathered in Kilmarnock for the 2016 West of Scotland Solo and Ensemble Championships. The contest, which took place in the town's Salvation Army hall on October 29, was organised by the West of Scotland Brass Band Association and saw nearly 30 soloists taking part along with...read more


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