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
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
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
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