Monday 15 April 2019

European Open Rehearsal in Brighouse

English European Championship representatives The Brighouse & Rastrick Band will be hosting an open rehearsal ahead of their European challenge in Montreux. Led by professional conductor Professor David King, the band will perform the set-work, 'Dear Cassandra' by Ludovic Neurohr, plus their own-choice selection to those who wish to listen and...read more

Sunday 14 April 2019

2019 Dublin Festival of Brass

Prior to the recent North American Brass Band Association contest in Fort Wayne, several bands performed at the popular Dublin Festival of Brass in Ohio. This year’s contest attracted record numbers since its inception in 2017. The format of march, slow melody and own-choice test piece has proved a winning...read more

Sunday 14 April 2019

Closing date looms for NABBC competition

The closing date for the 2019 National Association of Brass Band Conductors conducting competition is the 20thApril. Those still wishing to compete now have only a few days to submit their application. Competitors will be judged by world famous conductor Bramwell Tovey and respected publisher and producer Paul Hindmarsh. The...read more

Sunday 14 April 2019

National Youth Brass Band of Scotland Impress

The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland’s Easter Course, at Strathallan School in Perthshire, drew to a close this afternoon with a fabulous concert from both the Senior and Reserve Bands. Former NYBBS member Rachel Neil impressed as this year’s featured soloist performing a new piece by composer Tom Davoren. Musical...read more

Sunday 14 April 2019

2019 French National Championship

Congratulations to Hauts de France who won their fifth National Championship in Mégacité, Amiens under the skillful direction of conductor Luc Vertommen. Only a point separated the champions and runners-up Paris Brass Band and Paul Holland, Chairman of the Adjudicating panel was keen to pay tribute to the outstanding performances from...read more

Saturday 13 April 2019

NYBBGB gets underway

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has started its Easter 2019 residential course in style today. Following a hectic schedule of registration, auditions and an assembly the band began its ensemble music making in the traditional way, by playing the National Anthem, under the skilled direction of Guest Conductor...read more

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Foden’s is the Pride of Sandbach

In 2017 Sandbach Town Council were responsible for installing new town and village signs at several key locations in Sandbach making reference to Foden's Band. Foden's is extremely privileged to be informed that signs have now been erected at Sandbach Train Station courtesy of the 'Friends of Sandbach Train Station'. Friends...read more


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