Wednesday 13 February 2019

West of England Regional announces the 2019 Competitors

The full list of bands that will compete for qualification places at the West of England Regional Championships in Torquay on the weekend of the 9 and 10 March have been announced. West of England Regional Secretary Sue Oldfield, commented, "We are looking forward to welcoming 80 bands to the...read more

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Treize Etoiles appoint Garry Cutt as Musical Consultant

Garry Cutt has been appointed the new Musical Consultant with former Swiss National Champion, Treize Etoiles. Perhaps best known as the MD of the Fairey Band, Garry will follow in the footsteps of James Gourlay working with Musical Director, Frederic Theodoloz, who will now lead them at all future contests....read more

Wednesday 13 February 2019

FTBBSS announce ‘An Evening with Farr and Neish’

The Fermanagh & Tyrone Brass Band Summer School (FTBBSS) has announced that Besson Musical Instrument stars Owen Farr and Les Neish will present 'An Evening with…' on Friday 15th February at Malone Presbyterian Church Halls, at 7pm on the eve of the annual Brass Band League Solo and Ensemble Competition....read more

Wednesday 13 February 2019

EBBA Announces 2019 Competitors

The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has announced the line-up of bands that will compete at the 42nd European Brass Band Championship in Montreux later this year.Tickets are already sold out for the blue-riband Championship Section event, where 13 bands will compete for the European Trophy. There are five competitors in...read more

Wednesday 13 February 2019

North American Brass Band Summer School

The North American Brass Band Summer School (NABBSS) is offering the opportunity for players to enjoy a wonderful musical experience and to be part of the World-renowned Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. NABBSS was founded in 2014 and has gone on to attract participants from all over the World. It boasts...read more

Monday 11 February 2019

Patrick King announced as RWCMD Head of Percussion

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama are delighted to announce Patrick King as its new Head of Percussion. As Principal Timpanist with the WNO, Pat brings a wealth of first hand experience of the ever-changing world of classical music, to lead and inspire students. Kevin Price, Director of Music...read more

Sunday 10 February 2019

4 in a Row for Eikanger

Congratulations to Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag, who under the skilful direction of Reid Gilje are the winners of the 2019 Norwegian National Championships. Although placed 3rd in the own choice section of the competition, a resounding win on the set test meant the band took the title for a 4th successive year,...read more


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