Friday 1 February 2019

Child Performance Licensing - how will it affect your band?

Child Performance Licensing - how will it affect your band? As bands prepare for the most intense part of the contest season, Brass Bands England wants to ensure that they are on the right side of the law regarding Child Performance Licensing requirements. The need for Child Performance Licenses is becoming more...read more

Sunday 27 January 2019

Nigel Seaman moves on from City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)

Nigel Seaman has resigned his position as Professional Musical Director of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) band. Commenting on the decision Nigel said, “Recent developments within the band’s organisation have meant that the time is right to move on from what has been an enjoyable and fruitful association with the Championship section...read more

Friday 25 January 2019

Elland marks 30th Anniversary of Slow Melody Contest

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Elland Silver Band's popular annual Slow Melody contest. To mark the occasion Elland has rejuvenated the event and attracted a new sponsor in Band Supplies Ltd. It will place on Saturday 22nd June at the local Blackley Baptist Church, which has excellent facilities for...read more

Friday 25 January 2019

Lucerne Ensemble gets ready for Swiss tour

The Lucerne Brass Ensemble, a critically acclaimed septet is set to launch its 'New Horizons' project where the group will premiere works from leading composers on its upcoming Swiss tour. The group has strong links to both the classical and brass banding worlds and works have been specially commissioned from Daniel...read more

Friday 25 January 2019

Sheffield Youth Brass Collective debut

The Sheffield Youth Brass Collective enables brass and percussion players up to the age of 18 and of Grade 3 to Grade 8 level, to take part in the exciting project created thanks to a partnership between the Sheffield Music Hub, the Sheffield Brass Network and Brass Bands England. The newly...read more

Friday 25 January 2019

Philip Cobb leads a Masterclass at RBC

B&S, Besson Courtois artist and London Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet Philip Cobb visited the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire last week to give a masterclass. He worked directly with students, gave an invaluable insight into the life of a professional musician and performed ‘Jubilance’ and‘Dark Haired Marie’ with the RBC Brass Band. Students...read more

Friday 25 January 2019

North West Regional Championships announces competitors

The first of the 2019 Area contests is due to take place on 24thFebruary with 75 bands set to compete across five sections. As usual the contest is hosted by the Winter Gardens, Blackpool with tickets available from £10 when the hall opens to the public at 8.20 am. Richard Milton...read more


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