Wednesday 14 September 2016

New BBW edition out now!

September edition out now. Featuring:

BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPSCory Band scores historic four titles with ‘Open’ win - Christopher Thomas reports, photos by Ian ClowesBRASS BAND WORLD NEWS2017 British ‘Regional’ tests revealed, Black Dyke’s ‘Team Girl’ tours Japan; Cory in concert at RAH, Foden’s in Parliament, British Open takes Euro lead, Frank Renton’s...read more

Monday 12 September 2016

Wallace Collection at Centaur Finals

The Wallace Collection, led by John Wallace CBE, will be performing workshops and recitals at the Cheltenham National Finals on 17 and 18 September, in The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse.Reborn for the 21st Century, The Wallace Collection has a passion for promoting the diverse world of brass music, and its workshops and...read more

Friday 9 September 2016

Cheltenham judges give pointers for bands aiming high!

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Sections 1-4 Finals will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse later this month (17 and 18 September), where more than 70 bands will descend on The Centaur to compete for ‘National’ glory.At 9.30am on Saturday (17 September) Section 2 bands will get proceedings underway...read more

Friday 9 September 2016

Steven Mead reporting live from the 164th British Open

Steven Mead will be at Symphony Hall, Birmingham tomorrow (Saturday 10 September) to hear the 164th British Open Championship unfold. The former Desford Colliery and CWS Glasgow euphonium star has previously adjudicated this prestigious competition, and will once again be listening to every band as he follows Peter Graham's Triumph of...read more

Wednesday 10 August 2016

British Open packs Symphony Hall

With just over a month to go until the 164th British Open, the organisers have announced that the competition has sold out for the third successive year. The box office at Symphony Hall, where nineteen bands will line up to play Professor Peter Graham's 'The Triumph of Time', advises that...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

New BBW edition out now!

July / August edition out now. Featuring:THE BBW INTERVIEW - PARALLEL REALITIESChristopher Thomas talks to David Thornton about breaking boundaries and thrilling audiences KNOW THE SCORE - TRIUMPH OVER TIMEComposer, Peter Graham, revisits the Belle Vue of 1973 - inspiration for his 2016 British Open test LET’S DEBATE - ‘TIME FOR A RETHINK’Edward...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

King’s Division to Smithills

The Band of The King’s Division are to spend a full day at Smithills School in October working with all of the senior brass and percussion players in the school and giving a joint afternoon concert with Smithills Senior Brass Band to a packed hall of invited primary schools and band...read more


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