Thursday 30 January 2020

RNCM Brass Band Festival – Read all about it!

The RNCM Brass Band Festival has always enjoyed widespread acclaim for its World class performances, challenging repertoire and pioneering vision. The 2020 Festival also caught the attention of the National press, with The Telegraph featuring the event in its media coverage. Given the plethora of outstanding performances on display...read more

Thursday 30 January 2020

Yorkshire Rivals Join Forces

The 75th anniversary year of the famous massed band concert series in Huddersfield will be celebrated in style on Saturday 28th March. Black Dyke will join hosts Brighouse & Rastrick in what is sure to be a memorable occasion. The concert will be conducted by guest conductor Prof. Nicholas Childs and...read more

Thursday 30 January 2020

Palanga Tickets on Sale

The European Brass Band Association is pleased to announce that on 1 February more tickets will be released for the 2020 ‘European Brass Band Championships in association with World of Brass’. The event is to be held in Palanga, Lithuania from 25 April – 3 May.Tickets can be ordered via a...read more

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Bethan Brown appointed Principal Baritone of Leyland Band

Highly rated young Baritone star, Bethan Brown, becomes Leyland’s second signing of 2020, strengthening the band in the lead up to the North West Regionals. Currently in her 3rd year of study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Bethan has already gained plenty of experience in the top flight of banding. At the...read more

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Double Delight for Easington

Easington Colliery Band is delighted to announce Ray Farr and Daniel Brooks as their conducting appointments for the upcoming contest season. Daniel will once again lead the charge for Albert Hall qualification at the North of England Championships at Durham in March and Ray has accepted the invitation to lead them...read more

Tuesday 28 January 2020

BTS Trombone Choir Competition Deadline

The British Trombone Society has confirmed that the final date to apply for entry to the 2020 BTS Trombone Choir Competition will be Sunday 1st March. The event will be held at Huddersfield University two weeks later on Sunday 15thMarch. Competitors are invited to enter one of three categories: College, Youth...read more

Sunday 26 January 2020

Barmy Army Trumpeter Billy Cooper Retires

For many, he's the soundtrack to the England cricket team, but Billy Cooper's trumpet will soon be no more. After 16 years of rousing England's fans and players alike with his greatest hits, Cooper, a classically trained musician who can usually be found in cricket grounds the world over, has decided...read more


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