Monday 2 December 2019

Solo and quartet entries wanted for Butlins 

The deadline for entries for the prestigious British Open Solo & Quartet Championships of Great Britain is December 12th. The events form a central part of the 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Festival to be held at the Butlins Skegness Resort on Sunday January 12th. With its generous prize packages it is hoped...read more

Monday 2 December 2019

Alan Gifford signs for GUS        

The GUS Band has announced the signing of Alan Gifford as their new solo trombone player.The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire graduate joins from Flowers and the Staffordshire Band. Having already performed with the band at the Nationals in October Alan said of his permanent appointment: "It's great to take on the...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

2019 SEWBBA Autumn Festival

Congratulations to City of Cardiff Band, winners of the third and final leg of the 2019 Welsh League series, which took place in Stanwell School in Penarth last weekend. It was an excellent day of competitive action hosted by organisers Kapitol Promotions on behalf of the South East Wales Brass Band...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

Hackett wins Conducting Award

The prestigious Eric James Memorial Welsh Conductor of the Year Trophy was presented to Newport Borough conductor, Robin Hackett. At the SEWBBA Welsh League series contest in Penarth last weekend. The purpose of the award is to recognise the hard work of 'grass roots' conductors in helping develop community bands...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

Bell leaves NASUWT Riverside 

John Bell, one of the most respected players in north east banding has announced his departure from the NASUWT Riverside Band stating: “I feel it’s the correct time to go and comes after talking about it at some length with the band management. “NASUWT is such a fantastic band. All the...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

SBBA 50 year award for John Wallace 

The Scottish Brass Band Association presented renowned trumpet player and educator John Wallace with his 50 year Service Medal at the recent Scottish Festival of Brass event in Perth. John has maintained a close link to the banding world, especially in recent years. A product of the Tullis Mills Band organisation...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

Withington to lead at Carlton Main 

Allan Withington has become the new professional conductor at Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. The partnership will make their contest debut together at the Yorkshire Regional Championship in March. Band Manager, Robert Browne stated, "We're obviously thrilled to have been able to secure Allan's services. His musical reputation speaks for itself...read more


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