Wednesday 23 December 2015

Muckle Flugga success story

Rory Boyle's 'Muckle Flugga' has won the Wind Band / Brass Band category of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors 2015 Awards. Other composers shortlisted in the same category included: Andy Scott for A Child Like You; and Robert Saxton for Sonata for Brass Band on a Prelude of Orlando...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Stalwart Brian Elliott retires

Brian Elliott has decided to bowout from his administrative rolein south-west banding at nextyear’s 70th anniversary South West Brass Band Association (SWBBA) Championships, after giving 60 years of outstanding dedication to brass banding. Brian plans to spend moretime with his wife, Joyce, who first introduced him to his lifelong love of...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Brass at the Guild 2016

Don't miss your chance to be part of Brass at the Guild & British Open Youth at the Guild taking place in Preston's Guild Hall & Charter Theatre on Sunday 24th January 2016. This fantastic event organised by Lancashire Contests will enable bands to showcase a choice of either their set works...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

RWCMD & Cory Composition Prize

The Cory Band, in partnership with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), announces the 2016 RWCMD Cory Band Composition Prize details. After the success of the inaugural 2015 event won by Lewis Furber for English Counterpoint, entrants are invited to submit pieces of no more than ve minutes...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

UK Regional judges announced

North of England: Championship, sections 3 and 4 - Dr. Roger Webster; sections 1 and 2 - Alan Morrison. North West: Championship Section - John Berryman and Stephen Roberts; Section 1 -Colin Hardy and David Hirst; Section 2 - Mike Kilroy and David Lancaster; Section 3 - Michael Fowles and David Roberts;...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Fairey on Sky Arts

Fairey Band can be seen and heard on the Sky Arts TV Channel in the lead up to Christmas following the band’s recent appearance on the British Pottery Throwdown programme.Fairey recorded A Brass Band Wonderland programme at the famous Peak Cavern caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, where it was joined by Hackney...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

EBBA Solo Championship deadline

The European Brass Band Association has also issued invitations to the 7th European Soloist Competition for Brass and Percussion, held from 26-28 April. The competitors selected to perform will give two performances (set-piece and own-choice) with piano and the best three will go forward to the Final on 28 April, when...read more


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