Saturday 1 December 2018

BrassFest 2019 welcomes Composition entries

BrassFestUK has announced that its 2019 Composition Contest is now open for entries, with the closing date of 24thFebruary 2019. Last year’s contest was won by Max Stannard with his piece 'Into the Future'which was published by Pennine Music, recorded by Cory Band and performed by many of the bands that...read more

Saturday 1 December 2018

Regional Judges Announced

The adjudication teams have been announced for the 2019 London and the Southern Counties, North of England and Scottish Regional Championships. The London and Southern Counties 2019 area will take place in the Gordon Craig Theatre and Main Hall at the Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre on the weekend of March 16thand...read more

Monday 26 November 2018

Four in a row for Valaisia

Valaisia Brass Band made it four wins in a row at the Swiss National Championships at the Stravinski Auditorium. The band failed to make its mark with their own choice selection of ‘Glass’ by Simon Dobson, resulting in judges Philip Harper, Tom Davoren, and Stephen Roberts placing them 4th, giving...read more

Monday 26 November 2018

Whitburn win the 2018 Scottish Open

In a closely fought contest at the Perth Concert Hall, adjudicators Frank Renton and Steve Sykes placed Whitburn ahead of the rest following a stunning performance of the band’s own choice selection; ‘Rococo Variations’ by Edward Gregson. The win was particularly significant for the band and Musical Director Professor Childs, as...read more

Monday 26 November 2018

Willebroek takes the Belgian National Title

Congratulations to Brass Band Willebroek and their Musical Director, Frans Violet on a resounding National win this weekend. The weekend was hosted by the CC Zwaneberg venue in Heist-op-den-Berg, organised by VLAMO and saw 12 bands perform at consistently high levels across all sections of competition. Brass Band Willebroek secured...read more

Sunday 25 November 2018

Llwydcoed is over the moon with SEWBBA win

South East Wales Brass Band Association's Autumn Festival Contest was held yesterday (Saturday 24th November) at Willows High School Cardiff. Congratulations to Llwydcoed, who were victorious in the Championship section, under the skilful direction of Christopher Turner, with a superb performance of ‘Between the Moon and Mexico’. As well as scooping...read more

Saturday 24 November 2018

Crowd-funding campaign for the 'Brass of the Saff’

In April this year 30 primary school children from Marriott Primary School on the Saffron Lane estate, Leicester went to the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Warwick to compete in the Beginners Section. A new band, and against the odds and with just a few months...read more


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