Friday 17 March 2017

I want to ride my bicycle...

Cory Band to pedal its way to the European Championships Cory Band is preparing to travel to Ostend in Belgium on 28 April where it will fiercely defend its title of European Champion. This is the 17th consecutive appearance for the band at the competition – a modern-day record of which the...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Another year's break for Weston Superman contest

The South West Brass Band Association announces that the popular Own-choice contest will be taking a further break for 2017. Speaking on behalf of the Association, Vice Chairman John Woods expressed regret about this decision due to the unavailability of the Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare, commenting: “The Winter Gardens are...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Young adjudicators scheme success

Once again, the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators were delighted to be involved with the Young Adjudicators scheme alongside Peggy Tomlinson and her team at the section 4 Yorkshire ‘Area’ contest. The five enthusiastic candidates, aged 12 to 17, were invited to experience the role of an adjudicator as they sat...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

NABBC conducting final details announced

The Final of the 2017 National Association of Brass Band Conductors (NABBC) Conducting Competition will take place on the 10 June at the Fallibroome Academy in Macclesfield. The first round of the competition will be by application of CV and video performance, from which 12 conductors will be selected to perform one...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

National Youth Finals judging teams announced

Brass Bands England has announced which sections the judges will preside over, as follows: Beginners Section, commencing at 9.00am and finishing at 11.45pm, with results at 11.15am in Peel Hall: Richard Marshall, Mareika Gray. Junior Championship, starting at midday, finishing at 5.15pm with results at 4.40pm in Peel Hall: Dr. David Thornton and...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Freedom of Rhondda for Cory

Members of Cory Band received the rarely presented Freedom of Borough of Rhondda - the highest honour that the local community can bestow - at a prestigious ceremony on 14 March in recognition of its record-breaking 2016, when it lifted four major contest titles. The ceremony, which also recognised many local champions...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Smithills to tour New York

Smithills School Senior Brass Band and MD, Chris Wormald, are to undertake their sixth USA concert tour this summer, where they will perform a series of July concerts in New York. Smithills and Chris first visited the USA to give concerts in West Virginia back in July 2000. This will be their...read more


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