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

Friday 13 May 2016

BiC announce adjudicating team

The organisers of the Brass in Concert Championship, which will be held at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 20 November in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman, have revealed the line-up of adjudicators for the 40th Festival. As extensively reported in the banding press, a new system was introduced four...read more

Friday 13 May 2016

Foden’s secures major award

Foden’s Band has secured a major award from Arts Council England through the Grants for the Arts for Three-year Strategic Music and Audience Development Plan 2016-2019. Grants for the Arts is supported using Public Funding by Arts Council England. The grant over three years is worth £31,020 towards a total...read more


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