Sunday 2 June 2019

National Association of Brass Band Conductors Competition 2019

The National Association of Brass Band Conductors has announced details of the musicians who have qualified to take part in the finals of their 2019 Conducting Competition to be held at Eccles Town Hall on Saturday 8th June. The twelve semi final competitors come from the UK, France, Norway, Italy and...read more

Sunday 2 June 2019

BiC reveals 2019 line-up

The organisers of the 43rd Brass in Concert Festival, held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman, have announced an exciting line-up for their 2019 event, to be held at Sage Gateshead on the weekend of 16-17 November. In addition to an impressive international band line-up in the Brass...read more

Thursday 30 May 2019

Brass Bands England BOPA

Brass Bands England (BBE) is pleased to announce that the Department for Education has awarded a national Body of Persons Approval (BOPA), making the organisation a one-stop shop for Child Performance Licensing for its member bands. As members of BBE, bands will gain cover from the BBE-held BOPA, which exempts them...read more

Thursday 30 May 2019

Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition

The inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition will take place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in July. An international jury of World class musicians comprising: Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet), Barbara Butler (trumpet), Frøydis Ree Wekre (horn), Ian Bousfield (trombone) and Oren Marshall (tuba) will make the important...read more

Thursday 30 May 2019

Grimethorpe Youth Band in safe hands

Grimethorpe Youth Band has appointed Paul Lovatt-Cooper as its new Musical Director. Paul will begin his new role in auspicious fashion on June 9th at the Youth Band’s next workshop day. The event will take place at Barnsley Civic Hall where principal players from Grimethorpe Colliery Band will join Paul to...read more

Thursday 30 May 2019

Change of venue for Brass Band Summer School

The 2019 Brass Band Summer School has had a venue change and will now take place at Harrogate Ladies College and not Giggleswick School as previously advertised. A spokesperson commented: "The facility which Harrogate Ladies College has to offer is top class and Harrogate being a Roman Spa town has great...read more

Thursday 30 May 2019

Dan Price world premiere will support East Lancashire Hospice

A concert featuring Brighouse & Rastrick, the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band and the Rossendale Male Voice Choir will feature a World premiere performance from the pen of Dan Price. The concert will take place at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on Friday 7thJune, with proceeds from the event going to support the...read more


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