Thursday 3 August 2017

Elland Silver Band announce personnel changes

Elland Silver Band has announced that Samantha Harrison, the band’s long standing Principal Cornet player has decided to step down. Sam has been Principal Cornet with the band since 2001, when she returned from playing with BT and Yorkshire Imps. Samantha has decided to move to a less demanding role within...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Benjamin Richeton leaves Black Dyke

Black Dyke’s star soprano player has called time with the Queensbury based band. He leaves the band after four rewarding years, with European, Open and National successes, fantastic tours to New York, Japan, Switzerland and not forgetting The Glastonbury Festival! Benjamin commented, "I feel honoured to have been a part of this...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

City of Chester flying high

The City of Chester Training Band is having a well earned a break over the summer holidays after a momentous first half of the year. In the spring a new training ensemble aimed specifically at children aged 7 – 11 was established under the direction of the Hallé Orchestra’s tuba player...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Wychavon Festival of Brass

The Wychavon Festival of Brass will once again take place in the picturesque town of Evesham on 28 October. The organising team, led by Chairperson Val Trim, is bracing itself for another bumper entry of competitors. Val commented: "Entries are up significantly once again, and we have a month to go...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Brass Band England promotes BandSafe

Friday 23rd June marked the first BandSafe seminar, which was generously hosted in Rochdale by the North West Area Brass Band Association. BBE’s BandSafe Coordinator, Heidi Bradley, led the participants in an evening of presentations and discussion. The aim of the evening was to take a more in depth look...read more

Wednesday 2 August 2017

New edition of BBW out now!

The July/August edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and it's full with fantastic features, articles, reviews and interviews from around the globe… THE BBW INTERVIEW — CARVING HER PLACE IN HISTORYKathleen Gaspoz made history when she became Brighouse and Rastrick’s first-ever female principal cornet – Christopher Thomas catches up...read more

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Brass Bands England wins large funding increase from the ACE

The Arts Council England (ACE) is to fund Brass Bands England (BBE) to the tune of £828,000 over four years from 6 April 2018 until 31 March 2022, which represents a 46% uplift on its 2014-18 ACE funding and gives the organisation £207,000 a year to spend. BBE is one of 831...read more


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