Saturday 19 September 2020

Anna Hughes-Williams Steps Down

Anna Hughes-Williams has announced that she has made the difficult decision to leave Foden's and full-time playing. Speaking about her decision Anna stated, “Following a lot of thought during lock down, I have made the difficult decision to finish full time banding. After a long-playing career including spells with Wingates, more

Saturday 19 September 2020

Foden’s Youth Band Virtual Workshop Day

Foden’s Youth Band and Foden’s Junior Band are set to open their new season with a Virtual Workshop Day on 27th September. The bands, which meet monthly from September-June each year, will be joining together on Sunday 27th September from 10am – 3pm to take part in a practical more

Thursday 17 September 2020

BBE explains Rule of Six

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has now updated its guidance with regard to activity in England after the Government's announcement to limit social gatherings to groups of six. Brass Bands England (BBE) has been working in close contact with the DCMS over the interpretation of more

Wednesday 16 September 2020

BBC Radio 3 In Tune appearance for Edward Gregson

This afternoon, composer Edward Gregson will feature on BBC Radio 3's drivetime show: 'In Tune' presented by Sean Rafferty. The flagship show has a repution for broadcasting top-class live music from some of the world's finest classical, jazz, folk and world musicians. On today's show, in addition to a specially recorded more

Monday 14 September 2020

BrassFestUK Dance Monkey

BrassFestUK continues its outreach work with an opportunity for youth players across the globe to take part in Isolation Youth, massed band video for players under 19 years of age on the 1st November. Organiser Rob Tompkins stated, "Over 1000 players have signed up to the three Isolation videos more

Monday 14 September 2020

SBBA Learning Roadshow

The Scottish Brass Band Association had originally planned two Learning Roadshows for the east and west of Scotland during June and September with the intention of reaching out to brass band musicians with useful workshop and information sessions as a means of celebrating the organisation’s 125th anniversary year. Now, more

Monday 14 September 2020

Scottish Festival of Brass Postponed

After the latest retightening of the national rules on social gatherings to reverse the current rising numbers of Coronavirus infections, the decision was inevitable: SBBA has reluctantly agreed to postpone November’s annual Scottish Festival of Brass. The event, which traditionally takes place over two weekends, features the Scottish Open more

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