Tuesday 30 July 2019

Brass Band First in Peru

Brass Band Tempo, believed to be the first ever brass band in Peru, gave its debut performance in Lima recently. Besson Artist Patricio Consentino, best known as an international tuba soloist and Musical Director of Brass Band BlechKLANG, has been the driving force behind the inititiative. With the support of Music...read more

Tuesday 30 July 2019

BBW and Kapitol Promotions to support Foden’s Solo and Quartet Competition

Brass Band World and Kapitol Promotions Ltd, which promotes and organises the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, have joined forces with Foden’s Band to support the Sandbach outfit’s successful annual Solo and Quartet Competition. Philip Morris, for Kapitol Promotions commented, “Besson has supported the competition loyally for many years,...read more

Thursday 25 July 2019

Connaught Brass wins the Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition

Connaught Brass, a quintet from London, are the winners of the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition held at the RNCM last weekend. The group comprising five final year students from the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, impressed the panel of adjudicators: Reinhold...read more

Thursday 25 July 2019

Super start in Scotland

More than 170 talented young musicians arrived at Strathallan School in Perthshire on Sunday for the start of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) summer course. During the course the young brass players and percussionists are taking part in action-packed programme of rehearsals, concerts and social activities. It...read more

Tuesday 23 July 2019

NYBBGB ready for Summer Residency in Repton

Following on directly from the NCBB concert at the 400 Hall, The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will also meet at Repton School from 27th July to 3rd August for its Summer Course. The band is extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Garry Cutt as guest...read more

Tuesday 23 July 2019

International support for Brighouse

Following the departure of Dr. David Thornton, Brighouse and Rastrick has just announced a new partnership between the band and Lee Harrelson. Lee will travel from his home in the US to work with Musical Director Prof David King as Visiting International Professor. Lee Harrelson is a Professor of Music at...read more

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Battle of the Brass Bands broadcast on Sky Arts

Sky Arts has announced that their new four part documentary series, 'Battle of the Brass Bands' will be aired later next month. It showcases the competitive nature of brass bands through events such as the Whit Friday, British Open, National Final and Brass in Concert Championships. Twofour, the production company followed...read more


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