Monday 26 February 2018

Mead stands in for Webster 

The Midlands Regional Championship Committee has announced that Dr Roger Webster has withdrawn from his role as adjudicator in the Championship Section of the forthcoming Area contest in Bedworth on Sunday 11th March, owing to ill health. Regional Secretary Lesley Bentley stated: "With Roger's help the Midland Regional Committee have been...read more

Monday 26 February 2018

NYBBS 60th Anniversary composing Competition 

National Youth Band of Scotland looks forward to celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and the Scottish Brass Band Association is seeking a composer to write a celebratory march to mark the occasion. The piece will be given its world premiere at the NYBBS 60th Celebration Concert at the Albert...read more

Monday 26 February 2018

Congratulations Paris Brass Band 

Congratulations to newly crowned National Champions of France, Paris Brass Band and Musical Director, Florent Didier. The band performed two superb performances of the set work, 'Music of the Spheres' and their own choice music, for which they were awarded 96 points, a two point margin over their closest rivals, Hauts...read more

Monday 26 February 2018

Hat-trick for Foden's 

Foden's band became the first regional winners of 2018, with a scintillating performance of 'Odyssey' under the direction of Professor Nicholas Childs. The band's draw of number 5 has proven to be somewhat of a good luck charm, as all three of their most recent regional victories have been from this...read more

Sunday 25 February 2018

Open Rehearsals in Yorkshire 

The reigning National Champion, Brighouse & Rastrick Band and reigning Yorkshire Champion, Black Dyke Band will host their open rehearsals on the set-work, 'Odyssey' ahead of the Yorkshire Regional Championships. The band has already experienced success with this piece when they won the set-work half of the European Championships in Munich,...read more

Sunday 25 February 2018

98th BRITISH OPEN SPRING FESTIVAL 

The organisers of the 98th British Open Spring Festival have announced further details for the contests which will take place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Saturday 12th May. The Grand Shield will be the first event to go get under way at 10.00am, with the Senior Cup at 10.45am and Senior...read more

Sunday 25 February 2018

Cory pay final respects to Bernard Jones OBE 

On Friday 23rd February members past and present of the Cory Band paid their final respects to Bernard Jones OBE who sadly passed away earlier this month at the age of 75. A group of players performed some of Bernard's favourite hymn tunes outside the crematorium as hundreds of people made...read more


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