Tuesday 5 January 2016

Whitburn dish out the gongs

Whitburn Band has celebrated the end of 2015 by awarding some its longest serving members and current stars. The West Lothian band had reason to celebrate after winning every domestic contest the band entered in 2015, including the Scottish Championships and the Scottish Open, and also taking part in the celebrated Dark...read more

Monday 4 January 2016

Award winners and new president for Cory

Cory Band held its annual Awards Evening on Saturday 2 January 2016, to celebrate achievements in the previous 12 months. There were several awards and announcements made over the course of the evening, with principal cornet Tom Hutchinson winning the coveted Player’s Player of the Year Award, having performed with distinction throughout...read more

Monday 4 January 2016

Brass at the Guild line-up announced

Lancashire Contests are delighted to announce the list of competing bands and adjudicators for this year's Brass at the Guild, which will take place at The Guild Hall, Preston on Sunday 24th January. The competing bands will have the opportunity to showcase either their set work for the forthcoming Area contests or...read more

Thursday 31 December 2015

Besson Scottish Solo & Ensemble Championships

Budding soloists and ensembles are reminded to get their entries in ahead of the Besson Scottish Solo and Ensemble Championships, featuring the youth contests on Saturday February 6 2016 in Livingston's Howden Park Centre, and the open competitions in the Regal Theatre, Bathgate on Sunday February 7. Urging people to...read more

Thursday 31 December 2015

A4's mammoth new music venture

Over the past 12 months, the A4 Brass Quartet have embarked on a mammoth new music venture, teaming up with World of Sound and working alongside composers such as; Thomas Doss, Oliver Waespi, Edward Gregson, Martin Ellerby and Nigel Clarke to name but a few, to provide the quartet with brand...read more

Sunday 27 December 2015

Bon-Accord stalwart recognised by SBBA

A DRIVING force behind the brass music scene in the north east of Scotland has been recognised by the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA), which has awarded honorary membership of the association to Eric Kidd. Eric's exceptional service to the brass band movement was highlighted at a recent concert of Bon-Accord Silver...read more

Sunday 27 December 2015

Graham Sandersfield departure from BBE

Graham Sandersfield Operations Co-ordinator at Brass Bands England (BBE), is to leave the role with immediate effect. BBE is confident that a replacement will be in place early in the New Year and will make an announcement in this regard in due course. It is very disappointing to have to announce...read more


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