Friday 15 January 2021

Brass Bands England reveals new appointments

Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced the successful candidates in its recent search for five Youth Development Brass Specialists, working as part of the organisation’s new Brass Foundations education project. Sheila Allen, Paul Fisher, Paul McLaughlin, Helen Minshall and Deirdre Waller-Box were chosen from an outstanding field of applicants and across...read more

Monday 11 January 2021

GBBA showcases Virtual Festival

From Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 6pm, the GBBA will share a series of showcases of the contest performances from their YouTube channel. The Showcase Series will run from Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th from 6pm, with each showcase celebrating performances from each class of the competition. You can watch the...read more

Monday 11 January 2021

Dutch Open Brass Band Championships 2021

Last year, due to the measures taken by the Dutch government concerning COVID-19, the organization of the Dutch Open Brass Band Championships (DOBC) and Groningen Brass Experience was forced to cancel the events for 2020 and postpone both events till June 2021. Due to the strict regulation in the Netherlands and abroad...read more

Sunday 10 January 2021

2021 North American Championships cancelled

2021 North American Brass Association (NABBA) National Championships, which was due to have taken place in on the weekend of the 17th April in what had become its popular venue in Fort Wayne in Indiana, has been cancelled owing to the ongoing pandemic. A statement issued by the NABBA Board of Directors...read more

Saturday 9 January 2021

RPO Trombones Launch Bootcamp

After the success of their courses last year, the trombone section of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has announced a new weekend course on the 13th and 14th February 2021. This course is open to players of all abilities: whether you’re a student, an experienced semi-professional or a keen amateur. The weekend...read more

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Morecambe and Morecambe!

Photographer Lorne Campbell was asked to produce an uplifting picture on behalf of the National Lottery, celebrating its 27th anniversary, which began in November 1994. Carol Porter, flugel horn with Morecambe Band in Lancashire was chosen to pose with the statue of the iconic entertainer, Eric Morecambe, on the promenade of the...read more

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Hursts Fundraise for Local Hospice

The amazing fundraising efforts of teenage brother and sister Matthew and Olivia Hurst has raised over £5700 for their local hospice. The duo has become a bit of a musical sensation in their local area over the festive period in support for a local hospice having given 34 carolling performances. The...read more


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