Wednesday 5 February 2020

When Tuba Come One Win

Tuba quartet, When Tuba Come One, was declared the winner of the Bernard Brown Brass Ensemble Prize, following a thrilling evening’s performances on Monday 3rd February. The final took place in the beautiful Bradshaw Hall at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where world-renowned trombone quartet, Bones Apart, presided as the adjudicating panel. more

Tuesday 4 February 2020

Details announced for 3rd Saxhorn Fest event

Details of ‘Saxhorn Fest 2020’ have been announced. The incredibly successful event has gone from strength to strength and is now in its third year. In line with its growing popularity the event has increased its aspirations in inviting its first ever international guest, the incredible Belgian tenor more

Monday 3 February 2020

ODBBA Contest Line-Up Released

Thirty-Four Bands will be taking to the stage to compete in the forthcoming Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Contest. The competition will take place at Marlborough School in Woodstock, Oxford (OX20 1LP) on the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February, allowing bands to showcase preparations ahead of more

Monday 3 February 2020

Grenadier Guards Open Day

The Band of the Grenadier Guards would like to invite all woodwind, brass and percussion players to an open day on the 27th February 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity to spend the day with one of the finest military bands in the world. The event will take place at more

Friday 31 January 2020

Partnership between Cory and Drum Corps UK

The World’s Number One Ranked Brass Band, the Cory Band from South Wales, and the 2019 Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) Junior Class British Champions enter into a Development Partnership deal which will see the Cory Band travel to Essex on 16th to perform a guest slot at the Indoor more

Friday 31 January 2020

BBE granted Welsh Child Performance Licensing BOPA

Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced that it has been awarded a Body of Persons Approval (BOPA) by the Welsh Government, allowing the BBE BOPA system to also cover member bands’ performances within Wales, having previously covered bands’ activities within England only. Following the successful launch and implementation of its more

Friday 31 January 2020

Gregson used for Poignant Farewell

Well respected British Composer Professor Edward Gregson was commissioned by the BBC to write a piece to mark Britain’s exit from the EU. The piece, entitled ‘Notes between Friends’, uses elements of some existing well-known Classical pieces and featured today (31st January) on BBC Radio 4 at approximately 5.55pm. In more

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