Wednesday 15 June 2016

New series to ignite children’s love for music

New pre-school series airing on CBeebies set to ignite children’s love for music. Childrens TV producer, Cheeky Little Media is proud to announce the global TV premiere of its new animated series, Kazoops; a brand new show that will inspire children with unique music that takes them on journeys into a little...read more

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Land of the Rising Sun for girls of Black Dyke

Black Dyke Band are pleased to announce that its female members - known colloquially as Black Dyke’s Team Girl - will travel to Japan this July for a week-long tour of Osaka and the surrounding Kansai region. Team Girl will travel to Japan’s second largest city, Osaka, to perform with Girls Brass...read more

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Smithills and Eagley join forces for good cause

Smithills School Senior Brass Band and Bolton’s Eagley Band are to give a Gala Concert in Bolton Parish Church on Saturday evening July 9th on behalf of Derian House Children’s Hospice. The date and time of 7.30pm have been chosen especially to avoid clashing with local and global events (such as the...read more

Wednesday 15 June 2016

New Principal Cornets for Leyland and Blidworth

Leyland Band is happy to announce a number of recent signings, headlined by cornet star Iain Culross returning to the band on Principal Cornet. “Returning to Leyland is just like going home for me really, so the opportunity to rejoin the band was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I’m really looking forward...read more

Saturday 28 May 2016

Christopher Thomas to depart Cory

Long-serving principal trombonist, Christopher Thomas, will be bidding the European champions farewell this summer. Christopher joined Cory in 2000, and was part of the famous ‘Double’ winning line-up during his first year. He has remained with the band for the last sixteen years, winning five British Open Championships (’00, ‘02, ‘07, ‘09,...read more

Wednesday 18 May 2016

King's Division set for Whit Friday

The Band of The King’s Division – one of three professional brass bands within the British Army – are once again competing in the world’s biggest brass band contest: the Whit Friday Marches. In mid-2014 the Band ceased to exist as a military wind band and became the flagship brass band of...read more

Sunday 15 May 2016

Spring Festival 2016 results

On May 14 adjudicators, Nigel Boddice, Robert Childs, John Doyle, Allan Ramsay, Sandy Smith and David Thornotn were in Blackpool's Winter Gardens to hear 58 bands compete in the 2016 Spring Festival. Following a long day's contesting in three different venues, the British Open is no longer a distant memory for Carlton...read more


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