Wednesday 7 August 2019

Foden’s Hosts Band Safe Training

On Tuesday 13th August Foden's Band will host a Brass Band England 'Band Safe' event between 3pm and 6pm. BBE BandSafe Training, developed in partnership with NSPCC, is aimed at band safeguarding officers. Certification from the course is valid for two years and contributes to your band being able to use...read more

Tuesday 6 August 2019

James Gourlay honoured in Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA has named September 5th 2019 as ‘Dr James Gourlay Day’. City Mayor, Bill Peduto paid tribute to the impact Dr Gourlay has made on the artistic landscape of Pittsburgh stating that through his considerable contributions he has become, “a cultural icon.” James Gourlay has been...read more

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Llwydcoed wins the National Eisteddfod Championships

Congratulations to Llwydcoed Band for wining the 2019 Welsh National Eisteddfod, held in Llanrwst in Conwy last weekend. The Welsh TV channel S4C broadcast the brass band competitions showcasing Llwydcoed’s fantastic perfoemance that earned them £750 prize money and the Flintshire Territorial Army Cup. The band were on impressive form under...read more

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Richard Scott

It is with immense sadness we report on the sad passing of the highly respected Sound Engineer, Richard Scott following his steadfast and determined battle with cancer at the age of 64. Richard passed away peacefully at Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne on 4th August. Father to Michael and Stephen, and...read more

Tuesday 6 August 2019

British Open to be live-streamed across World

With agreement from the British Open, World of Brass and 4barsrest are to live-stream the forthcoming British Open Championships on 7 September, at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, making the event available to a worldwide audience. World of Brass and 4barsrest brought the successful live-stream of the 2019 European Championships in April from Montreux,...read more

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Flowers boost their ranks ahead of the Contest Season

After extensive searching and enquiries with players from all over the UK, the Flowers Band is pleased to announce a flurry of new signing into the Flowers family. They are: Kayleigh Mitchell (Solo Cornet), Luke Barker (Solo Cornet), Jessica Scott (Back Row Cornet), Jasper Dommett (2nd Baritone), Bethany Peck (2nd Trombone),...read more

Tuesday 30 July 2019

IBBSS in fine form for Gala Concert

The International Brass Band Summer School is in full flight, in the beautiful location of Swansea Bay in South Wales. This largest of all the Summer Schools is divided in to two bands, which alternate between full rehearsals under the expert guidance of Professor Nicholas Childs and tutorials with the fantastic...read more


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