Wednesday 30 December 2020

Besson Supports ‘Back to Basics’ in 2021

Leading wind instrument manufacturer Besson is supporting Brass Band England’s Online Development Programme, a series of webinars designed to encourage and develop the skills of brass players and bands. Broadcast fortnightly, the webinars will focus on different elements of performance, artistic direction and band governance, and will be delivered by members...read more

Monday 28 December 2020

Foden’s Winter Training Day Success

Following the recent announcement that Foden's had been successful in an application to Arts Council England for a three-year programme of events, the band launched their first funded session which was a free 'Winter' training day held on the 19th December. All the 50 places were subsequently taken within 48 hours...read more

Monday 28 December 2020

Funding opportunities for Bands in Wales

Welsh brass bands can now apply for two different strands of emergency funding help. A new fund of £100,000 aimed at community music making organisations has been launched in Wales alongside a re-launch of regular Lottery grants for music. Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government have each provided £50k for...read more

Monday 28 December 2020

2021 National Youth Championships cancelled

Brass Bands England (BBE) has confirmed the cancellation of the 2021 National Youth Brass Championships. The event was scheduled to have been held on the last weekend in March, but the ongoing concerns over the nationwide effects of the Coronavirus pandemic made this impossible. BBE Chief Executive Officer Kenny Crookston stated,...read more

Monday 28 December 2020

Yorkshire Youth Band 2021

The Yorkshire Youth Brass Band will start the New Year with an exciting 'virtual' one day course to be held on Sunday 17th January. In addition to full band playing, masterclasses and sectional rehearsals, there will also be a special 'chill-out' room to enjoy a relaxing break. Thanks to the support of...read more

Thursday 24 December 2020

A Christmas Service with Llwydcoed

The Llwydcoed Band, under the direction of its Musical Director, Christopher Turner, recently broadcast a virtual Christmas Service featuring some wonderful music from the band, a few Christmas Carols (complete with lyrics) for its virtual audience to sing along with, and further contributions from Father Richard Green of St. Fagan's Church...read more

Thursday 24 December 2020

300th BBW out for Christmas!

Subscribe today! The Christmas edition - No.300 - is out now!Check out the video for a brief glimpse at content from recent publications. Subscribe online today and gain access to every Digital publication to date! In our Christmas edition: COVER INTERVIEW – ROBERT CHILDSNicola Bland interviews Dr. Robert Childs on his...read more


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