Wednesday 12 December 2018

Second Saxhorn Event planned for 2019

The second saxhorn festival will take place on Saturday 2nd February and will be run by founders Katrina Marzella and Helen Varley. The day will include a series of workshops based at the British Army bandroom at Catterick Garrison, including separate workshops aimed specifically at younger delegates. There will also be...read more

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Twice the TV Festive fun for Oldham (Lees)

Oldham Band (Lees), the current First Section National Champions will be making two separate TV appearances on Christmas Day this year. The band’s first appearance will be on BBC 1 at 10am when a small group will provide live carols at Oldham Parish Church. Later on the same day the band...read more

Monday 10 December 2018

2019 Regional Adjudicators Announced

Kapitol Promotions has now announced the line up of adjudicators for the 2019 Regional Championships. North West:Blackpool Winter Gardens Date: 24th FebruaryChampionship Section: Tom Davoren & Howard EvansFirst Section: Leigh Baker & John DoyleSecond Section: Derek Broadbent & Brian RostronThird Section: Ian Brownbill & Sarah Groarke-BoothFourth Section: Jim Davies & Andrew...read more

Monday 10 December 2018

Double departure from Grimethorpe

Kathleen Gaspoz and Philippe Schwartz have announced their resignation from Grimethorpe Colliery Band with immediate effect. Commenting on their decision to leave the band Kathleen stated, "This is a decision that we felt we have had to make. It would have been impossible to carry on playing with the band.”...read more

Monday 10 December 2018

Master Chef meets Music

The World famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band is teaming up with Chef, Simon Wood, best known to the public for winning the 2015 series of Master Chef. A small ensemble from the West Riding band will perform festive favourites whilst diners at the exclusive ‘The Wood’ restaurant enjoy their meals....read more

Saturday 8 December 2018

Johan de Meij celebrated at 65

Celebrated Dutch composer Johan de Meij, arguably best known amongst the brass band movement for his 'Extreme Makeover' and ‘UFO Euphonium Concerto’, has recently enjoyed his 65thbirthday. As one of The Netherland’s most popular composers, the occasion is being marked this weekend with a number of concert performances in The Hague:...read more

Saturday 8 December 2018

BBE Artistic Development seminar inspires again

Over 20 conductors and brass band enthusiasts attended BBE’s second Artistic Development seminar in Loughborough School, hosted by Philip Harper. Commenting on the day Kenny Crookston, BBE’s CEO stated, "We were yet again delighted with the turnout and level of engagement at Philip's seminar, which focused on a subject right at...read more


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