Friday 7 February 2020

Elland Silver Slow Melody Competition

2020 marks the 31st anniversary of Elland Silver Band’s annual Slow Melody contest. Over the years the contest has had the pleasure of welcoming some 1600 musicians; many young players have gone on to become some of countries leading brass players, conductors and music educators. This year’s event will be held...read more

Thursday 6 February 2020

Geneva Group announced as EBBC Main Sponsor

The Geneva Group and European Brass Band Association (EBBA) are delighted to announce a further three-year sponsorship deal, where Geneva Group will be the main sponsor of the European Championships, to be held later this year in Palanga, Lithuania. President of EBBA Ulf Rosenburg, CEO of Geneva Group Tim Oldroyd and...read more

Thursday 6 February 2020

Palanga Competitors Confirmed

The European Brass Band Association has confirmed the line-up of bands for the 43rd European Brass Band Championship, in association with World of Brass, which will be held in the newly build Concert Hall in Palanga on the Baltic Riviera, Lithuania. A total of 16 bands will take the stage in...read more

Thursday 6 February 2020

European Set Test Pieces Revealed

The European Brass Band Association has announced the set test pieces for the 43rd European Brass Band Championships in association with World of Brass, Palanga, Lithuania (1 & 2 May 2020). The works have been commissioned by the host organiser, Palangos Orkestras with the support of the Lithuanian Council for Culture....read more

Thursday 6 February 2020

West of England Bandsmen’s Festival 2020

Entries are now open for this year’s open-air West of England Bandsmen’s Festival on Saturday 20th June at Bugle in mid Cornwall, with its march through the village by the Bands on their way to the Contest Field to start the day. Applications can only be made on line through the...read more

Thursday 6 February 2020

New baritone at Brighouse

The Brighouse and Rastrick band has announced the appointment of Amy Ewan as their new solo Baritone player. Amy is currently a final year student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Following her graduation in the summer, she will be commencing a Master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. Chairman...read more

Wednesday 5 February 2020

NYBBGB Easter Details Announced

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain Easter Course will take place from 4th to 11th of April, with the first of two concert performances taking place on Friday 10th April at the Winter Gardens Pavilion, followed by The Dora Stoutzker Hall in the Royal Welsh College of Music and...read more


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