Thursday 3 August 2017

Gary Curtin endorses Sterling

Euphonium soloist, Gary Curtin, is the latest addition to the Sterling Instruments line-up of international performance artists. The Foden's solo euphonium has earned a worldwide reputation having played for Wingates, Fairey, Black Dyke and Foden's bands, and told BBW: "When I joined Foden's, I was approached by Sterling Instruments about playing their...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Dalmellington link with ENO’s Martyn Brabbins

Brass band music is to provide a central strand in Sir James MacMillan's 2017 Cumnock Tryst Festival in Ayrshire in Scotland. At its heart will be a performance by Dalmellington Band conducted by Martyn Brabbins, Artistic Director at English National Opera, whilst there will also be a world premiere to enjoy...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Inaugural BrassFestUK Delivers the Spirit of Brass Around the Country

Over the weekend of the 7th to 9th July, the inaugural BrassFestUK event was held. Over 130 brass bands across Great Britain performed to members of the public to show the country just how wonderful the sound of a brass band is. BrassFestUK was a project that set out to encourage as...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Brass Band Relay for £100 of Music

London is about to become the first city ever to host the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championship in one summer. England Athletics are keen to get all communities involved in creating a buzz around the Championships and are hosting a competition specifically for Brass Bands. It has been...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Scottish link for British Open

The organisers of the Fife Charities Band Association Open Contest have announced a new contesting link with the British Open Championship. The contest joins Brass at the Guild Hall, the Wychavon Festival of Brass and Bolsover Festival of Brass in offering an automatic invitation to compete in the Senior Trophy in Blackpool...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

New Principal Cornet at Milnrow

Milnrow Band are delighted to announce the appointment of David Gillson to the Principal Cornet seat. David joins the band from the Fairey Band of Stockport where he played Repiano Cornet and deputised as Principal Cornet too. For a young musician David has a wealth of experience to bring to the band,...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

2017 Brighouse Festival of Brass

The 18th Festival of Brass, organised by Brighouse & District Lions, featured 22 bands that produced plenty of stunning playing in the Town Hall Square. A record breaking crowd basked in the sunshine as All England Masters Champion Milnrow showed their quality to claim the £600 first prize as well as individual...read more


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