Friday 7 June 2019

BBE postpones this weekend’s training courses

Brass Bands England regret to announce that, due to very unfortunate and unforeseen family matters affecting two staff members this week, we must postpone the Better Banding workshops, due to take place at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on Sunday 9 June. BBE Partnership and development Manager, Alex Parker, commented: “Unfortunately this...read more

Monday 3 June 2019

An Audience with David Read MBE

One of the brass band world's most recognized and well respected personalities will return to the concert stage on 20thJuly for an afternoon of music and conversation in aid of local charities. David’s incredible musical career will be celebrated through a concert given by East London Brass and conductor Jayne Murrill....read more

Monday 3 June 2019

Whitburn perform at the Edinburgh International Festival

Whitburn Band is looking forward to making a second appearance at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival, when the band will perform ‘All the Hills and Vales’ by Sir James MacMillan. The concert, which is already a sell out will be held on Friday, August 16th at Greyfriars Kirk and will see...read more

Monday 3 June 2019

BOPA in place for Whit Friday

The organisers of the Saddleworth & Oldham and Tameside Whit Friday contests have confirmed that appropriate legal requirements have been put in place in respect to Child Protection and performance licensing for children under the age of 16. The contests are now in receipt of a Body of Persons Approval (BOPA)...read more

Monday 3 June 2019

BlechKLANG wins German Brass Band Entertainment

Congratulations to Brass Band BlechKLANG on winning the German Brass Band Entertainment Contest by an impressive 6 point margin. The Brass Band Entertainment Contest took place on Saturday 1st June as part of the German Music Festival in Osnabrück. Versatile show elements, outstanding soloists and best entertainment from the first to...read more

Monday 3 June 2019

British Open Brass Band Golf Championships

(Pictured L-R Alan Morrison, Laura Morrison, Martin Gill, Gary Collings, Andrew Bevan (organiser))Friday 24th May, 2019 saw 4 golfers representing Brighouse and Rastrick blow away the rest of the 11 team field at the British Open Brass Band Golf Championships at Rufford Park Golf and Country Club. Scoring 118 points, 13...read more

Sunday 2 June 2019

'Starter for 10' project

Band Supplies and Brass Bands England have teamed-up to launch the 'Starter for 10' project. The initiative is designed to provide ambitious bands with a kick-start in taking control of their own futures. Endorsed by Brass Bands England (BBE), it is hoped that the project will encourage well-founded groups working in...read more


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