Friday 27 March 2020

Arts Council Support

Theatres, galleries, museums and artists in England who have been hit by the impact of coronavirus will have access to a £160m emergency fund. Arts Council England has announced the cash injection to help artists, venues and freelancers in the cultural sector.It comes after venues like theatres and galleries were ordered...read more

Monday 23 March 2020

Ev-entz provides radio assistance

Newport based music company Ev-entz, run by percussionist Adrian Evans, has stepped up and provided much needed technical support to the local Royal Gwent Hospital. Speaking to BBW, Adrian explained, “Dave Mitchell, a long-time friend, whose wife is a paediatric nurse in the Accident and Emergency department of the RGH,...read more

Monday 23 March 2020

Scottish Opera Helps

The Scottish Opera have embraced the well known superstore tagline of ‘Every Little Helps’ as they support the UK supermarket chain, Tesco during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the coronavirus pandemic causing the closure of theatres, the Opera’s performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Gondoliers, along with all other...read more

Monday 23 March 2020

Whit Friday Marches Cancelled

It has been announced that the organisers of the Saddleworth & Oldham Whit Friday contests and the Tameside Whit Friday contests have made the decision to cancel the event on 5th June. The statement from Adam Pickles, Chairman of The Friends of Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band Contest Committee reads: "In...read more

Monday 23 March 2020

A4 Composition Competition

There are just a few weeks left to get your entries in for A4 Brass Quartet’s 3rd annual Composition Competition. A representative from the ensemble stated, “We've already received a number of entries from around the world and looking forward to welcoming the rest of the entrants before the Friday 10th...read more

Monday 23 March 2020

Massed Bands Postponed

Amidst the current Covid-19 crisis, Brighouse & Rastrick Band has regretfully announced that the Massed Bands concert with the Black Dyke Band in Huddersfield Town Hall on 28th March has now been postponed until Saturday 27th March 2021. Band spokesperson Natalie Morrison stated, “Whilst we are bitterly disappointed that this eagerly...read more

Monday 23 March 2020

NABBSS cancelled for 2020

The North American Brass Band Summer School (NABBSS), due to take place in the dynamic waterfront city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, has regrettably been cancelled. NABBSS, founded in 2014, has a close relationship with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (RNSIT) and for the past six years has played an...read more


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