2015 is the 42nd anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS – events involving tuba players playing carols together - presented throughout the world each year.
TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902.
Although largely an American tradition,...read more
Rory Boyle's 'Muckle Flugga' has won the Wind Band / Brass Band category of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors 2015 Awards.
Other composers shortlisted in the same category included: Andy Scott for A Child Like You; and Robert Saxton for Sonata for Brass Band on a Prelude of Orlando...read more
Brian Elliott has decided to bowout from his administrative rolein south-west banding at nextyear’s 70th anniversary South West Brass Band Association (SWBBA) Championships, after giving 60 years of outstanding dedication to brass banding. Brian plans to spend moretime with his wife, Joyce, who first introduced him to his lifelong love of...read more
Don't miss your chance to be part of Brass at the Guild & British Open Youth at the Guild taking place in Preston's Guild Hall & Charter Theatre on Sunday 24th January 2016.
This fantastic event organised by Lancashire Contests will enable bands to showcase a choice of either their set works...read more
The Cory Band, in partnership with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), announces the 2016 RWCMD Cory Band Composition Prize details. After the success of the inaugural 2015 event won by Lewis Furber for English Counterpoint, entrants are invited to submit pieces of no more than ve minutes...read more
North of England: Championship, sections 3 and 4 - Dr. Roger Webster; sections 1 and 2 - Alan Morrison.
North West: Championship Section - John Berryman and Stephen Roberts; Section 1 -Colin Hardy and David Hirst; Section 2 - Mike Kilroy and David Lancaster; Section 3 - Michael Fowles and David Roberts;...read more