Monday 23 March 2020

Whitburn get Cutt

Scottish Open champion Whitburn, the current Scottish Open Champions, has announced that Garry Cutt will once again take the band to this year's National Championship at the Royal Albert Hall in October.Band Chairman, Charlie Farren stated, "Garry made a terrific impact at Whitburn last year. The band performed very well and...read more

Sunday 22 March 2020

Cory Raises Spirits

Cory Band has been trying to raise the spirits of the banding community by introducing its first attempt at social distance banding. The players and MD Philip Harper individually recorded themselves playing along to a click track, which was later edited to produce the final video version of, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang...read more

Thursday 19 March 2020

Todmorden Bandstand Saved

Following seemingly never-ending announcements of cancellations and postponing of much loved banding events, news of a more positive nature is very welcome: Calderdale Council formally agreed to work with local groups and save the historic Todmorden bandstand. The announcement follows a concerted campaign and a 2,000-signature petition to prevent the demolition...read more

Thursday 19 March 2020

NYBBS Easter Course Cancelled

The Scottish Brass Band Association has announced that it has taken the decision to cancel the Easter course of the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland. SBBA President Carrie Boax made this statement: "We take the health and well-being of all our students, staff, and conductors as our top priority and,...read more

Thursday 19 March 2020

Blackpool Spring Festival is Postponed

The organisers of the British Open have announced that the 2020 Spring Festival, which was due to take place on 9thMay, has been postponed. Following consideration of official government advice, medical recommendations and discussions with the Winter Gardens the Grand Shield, Senior Cup and Senior Trophy Contests have been postponed. Commenting...read more

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Royal Albert Hall closes its Doors

The Royal Albert Hall has joined suit with many concert halls and theatres in the UK and decided to cancel its performances in the wake of new advice to combat the COVID-19 virus. In a press release earlier today the hall made the following statement: “In light of the COVID-19 pandemic...read more

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Bugle Cancelled

The West of England Bandmen’s Festival has announced that it has had to cancel the 2020 Festival. Secretary Ian Powell made the following statement: “It is with a very heavy heart that we have to announce that the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival planned for Bugle on June 20th 2020 is...read more


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