Monday 30 September 2019

Foden's Youth off to the Greatest Start

Over the weekend Foden’s Youth welcomed sixty members who have registered for this academic year. Saturday morning was spent with the youngsters auditioning for seating places in front of the Foden's principal players. Here was then time for a quick Dominos dinner before sectional and full band rehearsals began. Sunday commenced with...read more

Monday 30 September 2019

BBE Conference Success

The BBE Conference was an opportunity to highlight so much of the positive work that has taken place within the movement. The event included a key-note address from Professor Edward Gregson, which delivered in spades in his warning to those in attendance that it would be controversial and designed to challenge...read more

Monday 30 September 2019

Eikanger in fine form at the BrassWind Festival

Eikanger-Bjorsvik impressed at the BrassWind Festival in Bergen on Saturday 28th September. To coincide with the band’s 70th Anniversary Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, the event organizer, invited the to perform at the high profile festival. Band spokesperson Viggo Bjørge commented on the invitation, "The BrassWind Festival has become an important artistic event and...read more

Friday 27 September 2019

Leeds Best of Brass 2019/2020

Eight top class bands will be showcased in the 2019/2020 Leeds 'Best of Brass' series of concerts at Morley Town Hall this season. The discerning brass band audiences can look forward to being entertained by the very best, including performances from Black Dyke, Tredegar and Grimethorpe Colliery in 2019, as well...read more

Friday 27 September 2019

2020 London & Southern Counties Area Announcements

The 2020 London & Southern Counties will take place at the Stevenage Arts & Leisure on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd March. First, Third and Fourth Section bands will compete on Saturday in the Donald Craig Theatre, with Second and Championship Section bands in the Main Hall on Sunday....read more

Friday 27 September 2019

Knight wins Aeolus Tuba Prize

Yamaha Performance Artist and member Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ross Knight recently won the tuba prize at the prestigious Aeolus Competition for Wind Instrument's in Dusseldorf in Germany. Following three tough rounds, where Ross beat no less than 18 other world class tuba players, he won a place in the...read more

Friday 27 September 2019

Shipsey ‘adopted’ by City of Bristol

The City of Bristol band applied through the Making Music 'Adopt-a-Composer' scheme and will now work alongside composer Laura Shipsey on exciting new musical plans. 'Adopt a Composer' is a year-long project run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, which pairs leisure-time vocal and instrumental music groups with...read more


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