Thursday 19 January 2017

New website for Cory

Cory Band has a new website. Commenting on the new online offering, Musical Director Philip Harper told BBW: “We’re very excited by this development which will help to enhance and reflect our position as leaders in the world of brass bands. “We hope our new site will have immediate impact with all...read more

Monday 9 January 2017

Brass at the Guild adjudicators announced

Lancashire Contests are delighted to announce the list of competing bands and adjudicators for Brass at the Guild, which will take place at The Guild Hall, Preston on Sunday 29th January. The competing bands in Championship through to Section 4 will have the opportunity to showcase either their set work for the...read more

Monday 9 January 2017

SBBA announce AGM and Learning Festival

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) has announced details of the 2017 AGM and Learning Festival. Attendees will be able to enjoy a series of workshops and discussions, with the spotlight put on issues including adjudication, percussion, recording, funding and child protection. Spaces are available to attend the event supported by Creative Scotland,...read more

Friday 6 January 2017

New venue for film music initiative

Organisers of the inaugural The Film Orchestra (TFO) Brass Band have been so inundated with demand for places at the band’s first rehearsal on 21 January, following promotion of the event in Brass Band World, that they have moved the event to a bigger venue – Great Witley Village Hall (WR6...read more

Wednesday 4 January 2017

American success for Philip Wilby

2016 has proved to be an American year for Professor Philip Wilby. After the premiere performance of his epic 'Pilgrim's Progress' in Los Angeles in May, Wilby was recently in Houston, Texas to hear the premiere of his latest new work, a collaboration with poet Ian McMillan. Wilby told BBW, “Of...read more

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Extra peripatetic funding for England

Peripatetic music teaching in England, providing by a network of 121 hubs has been boosted by the news that they will receive funding of £300 million over the next four years. Although the announcement was broadly welcomed, the NASUWT teacher's union felt it was what they called, 'a sticking plaster to...read more

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Brass for Africa

Brass for Africa is a non-profit organisation that uses music to improve the lives of extremely disadvantaged young people in Uganda and Liberia. Currently Brass for Africa provides brass music education to over 600 children in the greater Kampala area each week. At the start of this new year, why not...read more


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