Wednesday 28 June 2017

Brass Bands England wins large funding increase from the ACE

The Arts Council England (ACE) is to fund Brass Bands England (BBE) to the tune of £828,000 over four years from 6 April 2018 until 31 March 2022, which represents a 46% uplift on its 2014-18 ACE funding and gives the organisation £207,000 a year to spend. BBE is one of 831...read more

Tuesday 20 June 2017

University of Huddersfield to recruit new Head of Brass

The University of Huddersfield is looking for a new Head of Brass for its music department. Huddersfield has a long and deep heritage in the brass band movement and its brass students explore a range of styles including classical (solo/orchestral) brass playing, and brass band playing. The role involves activities such...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

HGBB secure sponsorship package 

Hazel Grove Brass Band backed by Woodhall Properties Woodhall Properties is providing a real helping hand in the form of sponsorship to local neighbours, HGBB. The deal delivers an injection of cash until the end of the year to help fund a series of events which includes a special 25th...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Brass in Concert Championship announces 2017 judges

The organisers of the Brass in Concert Championship have revealed the line-up of adjudicators for the 41st Festival, which will be held at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 19 November in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman. The confirmed adjudication panel and their respective roles is as follows (UK unless...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Rob Westacott returns to B&R

The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band has announced Rob Westacott as its new Chairman and assistant principal cornet.Rob is a former principal cornet of Brighouse and Rastrick, a position he also held with Grimethorpe Colliery Band. However, for the past 4 years he has conducted the Slaithwaite Band, having previously enjoyed...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

New faces at Grimethorpe

Grimethopre Colliery Band has announced that its former professional conductor, Allan Withington, will return to direct the band at the forthcoming British Open Championship, following the resignation of Philip McCann. Having enjoyed appearances with Grimethorpe at the Brass in Concert Championship, RNCM Brass Band Festival and Yorkshire Regional Championship, Philip announced...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

City of Chester’s unsung hero

Throughout the City of Chester Training Band’s 17-year existence, one person has worked quietly, but steadfastly to progress the Training Band and to ensure that it is a viable organisation undertaking engagements in its own right, whilst also providing valuable support to City of Chester Band. That person is Tony Blain,...read more


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