Wednesday 18 November 2020

Stephanie Wilkins endorses Geneva

Stephanie Wilkins becomes another Black Dyke star to join Geneva as a Performance and Development Artist. Stephanie hails from Cornwall, where she started playing the cornet, aged 8 with the Mount Charles Youth Band, under the direction of the late Euphonium player Shaun Thomas. Steph progressed through to the Principal Cornet...read more

Wednesday 18 November 2020

New Rep at Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe Colliery Band are delighted to announce the signing of Seb Williman as its new Repiano Cornet. Currently a student at the Royal Northern College of Music, Seb is taught by two former Principal Cornets of Grimethorpe; Richard Marshall and Roger Webster. Seb has also previously held the Assistant Principal Cornet...read more

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Help Save Bilton Silver

Bilton Silver band is at a critical stage in its 127 year history. With over a hundred enthusiastic members aged from 6 to 90, all from the local community, but they have not been able to play together since March. A spokesperson from the band commented, “We have a fantastic band...read more

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Butlin’s reluctantly cancels 2021 January date for Festival

With great reluctance and sadness, organisers of the Butlin’s Open Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival announces that it has cancelled the 2021 January edition date due to the continuing uncertainty and recurring lockdowns caused by the pandemic.However, the Festival’s Artistic Director, Steve Walker, is currently in talks with the main...read more

Monday 16 November 2020

Cory is BIC Champion of Champions

Inspite of Covid-19 organisers of the Brass in Concert Championships were determined to showcase the finest in original brass band entertainment. In an online highlights Festival, on the originally planned weekend of 14 & 15 November, we treated to a magnificent top quality show, all streamed for free by World of...read more

Sunday 15 November 2020

UniRun: Bangor to Sheffield

Swapping trombones for trainers: four Trustees of the UniBrass Foundation are set to run the distance from Bangor to Sheffield in a bid to raise much needed funds for the charity. The challenge involves running the 176km distance from Bangor University’s Pontio Arts Centre (2020 contest host) to Sheffield University’s Octagon...read more

Sunday 15 November 2020

Sam Fisher is BBE’s Safeguarding Officer

Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced that Sam Fisher is the successful candidate in the search for the first dedicated Safeguarding Officer with responsibility for the organisation and administration of the organisation’s groundbreaking BandSafe programme. Sam was chosen for the role from an outstanding field of 82 applicants, ten of which advanced...read more


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