Sunday 25 March 2018

Golden Anniversary Celebration for Flowers 

This year the Flowers Band celebrates their 50th Anniversary and will mark the occasion with a ‘Celebration of Brass and Voices’ in Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 19 May at 7pm. A spokesperson from the band commented, "We are delighted that the presenter of the National Brass Band Championships of Great...read more

Saturday 24 March 2018

NYBBGB to hold free-of-charge workshop  

The 80-strong National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBB) - in which entry is by audition only - is to hold a free-of-charge workshop for young brass and percussion players. The day is open to young brass players aged between eight and 18 and their teachers or parents....read more

Saturday 24 March 2018

B&R to judge at Aalborg Music Festival 

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is excited to have been invited to provide the adjudicators for this year's competition at the Aalborg Music Festival in May. The team, led by Musical Director David Thornton, will include Kathleen Gaspoz (pictured), Sheona White, and Philippe Schwartz. The Aalborg Music Festival was founded...read more

Friday 23 March 2018

Chris Wormald Conducts Black Dyke in Bolton  

On Saturday night, Black Dyke played to over 700 people in Bolton people at its first Victoria Hall concert since 2005. During the fantastic concert which featured 'Journey into Freedom', 'March Slave' and a host of exceptional solos, star Flugel Horn player Zoe Hancock performed the solo 'Always on My...read more

Thursday 22 March 2018

Carole Hirst is Foden's Stategic Arts Funding Advisor 

Foden's are pleased to announce that Carole Hirst has accepted their offer to become the bands 'Strategic Arts Funding Advisor' Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson commented, "We are extremely pleased that Carole has accepted our offer. Carole is a previous Solo Baritone player with the band and has...read more

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Youth Music Initiative funding for SBBA 

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) has announced that it is to receive almost £90,000 from Creative Scotland through the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) 'Access to Music-Making Programme'. The money is to be used to assist with six proposed projects. SBBA President Carrie Boax said: "I'm delighted that we have been...read more

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Continued success for A4 Brass Quartet 

On Tuesday 20th March A4 Brass Quartet added another huge accolade to the already bulging trophy cabinet by winning the Royal Over-Seas League mixed ensembles class final. The members of A4; Jamie Smith, Jonathan Bates, Michael Cavanagh and Chris Robertson are delighted by the win. Not only do the group...read more


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