Sunday 27 August 2017

British Open contenders announced

With just over two weeks to go to go until the 165th British Open, the organisers have announced the list of the competing bands who will challenge for the title.With the contest sold out for the fourth successive year, the box office at Symphony Hall, where the eighteen bands will line...read more

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Flowers turn to Violet

Flowers Band confirm Lode Violet as Principal Cornet for the forthcoming British Open at Symphony Hall in Birmingham next month. The young Besson Artist has been instrumental in Willebroek's recent resurgence which saw the band from Belgium become World Champions earlier this year. Lode commented: "I'm very much looking forward to performing...read more

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Presteigne residency for Gregson

In the coming days, the music of Edward Gregson will be heard in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh borders, in a small town with a distinctive charm of its own - Presteigne.The Presteigne Festival runs from Thursday 24 August to Tuesday 28 August, and British comoser's residency at this year's...read more

Saturday 5 August 2017

New arrival at Stockport Silver

Stockport Silver Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Parker as their interim MD whilst regular MD Ian Colwell takes a sabbatical. Most people will know Alex as “Parky” from his work having recently run the enormously successful UniBrass contest and time spent with Brass for Africa in Kampala,...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Youth and education to shine at 2017 Brass in Concert Festival

Youth and Education will be integral to the 41st Brass in Concert Festival on 18 and 19 November, when the popular Workshops will be led by Cory MD, Philip Harper, and a team of tutors from Cory Band. Laura Jackson will lead the Elementary Group - this year expected to attract...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

2018 ‘European’ set works revealed

The European Brass Band Association and local organiser, Zimihc, have announced that Dutch composers, Harrie Janssen and Hendrik de Boer, will write the Championship Section and Challenge Section tests respectively for the 2018 European Championships in Utrecht. EBBA President, Ulf Rosenberg, stated: "We are delighted that Harrie Janssen and Hendrik de Boer...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

2018 Butlin’s Festival to rock with high-octane acts

The 2018 Butlin's Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival, due to take place from 12-15 January, has lined-up the high- octane, high-profile entertainment package for which the holiday company is famous. The 2017 Butlin’s Champion, Virtuosi GUS, will give the main Friday night (12 January) concert in Centre Stage, whilst the Youth...read more


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