Wednesday 10 July 2024

ISSBB Set for Swansea Summer Fun

Delegates from around the banding world will soon be heading to Wales to enjoy the week long International Brass Band Summer School course in Swansea. The course will conclude with a free Gala Concert at Swansea University's Great Hall on Friday 2nd August (7.00pm) conducted by Course Director, Prof Nicholas Childs....read more

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Youth Fest First

The inaugural Foyle Foundation Youth Fest saw Barnsley come alive with the sound of youth brass on Friday 28 June, as a number of school bands took the Barnsley Civic stage. Produced with financial support from The Foyle Foundation, this non-competitive event focused on participation and enjoyment of music. Alongside traditional...read more

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Letham is appointed Kirkton MD

Kirkton Brass Bathgate has announced that Kenneth Letham is the band’s new musical director. A former student of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Kenneth is a peripatetic brass instructor from Fife with experience of conducting, freelance performing, teaching and arranging. Most recently,...read more

Wednesday 10 July 2024

NYBBGB Ambassador Outreach

The Ambassador Ensemble of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain is preparing to set off on a tour of Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. This week (8th -12th July) the young musicians will be delivering a series of music education concerts in ten local primary schools, to over 3,000 children,...read more

Monday 8 July 2024

Holland is new MD at Woodfalls

Flowers Musical Director Paul Holland has accepted the role of MD at Woodfalls Band. He takes over from Resident Conductor Ben Halstead, whom the band has thanked for what they descried as his "invaluable contributions in fostering the band's growth" in the past year or so. The appointment will see the...read more

Monday 8 July 2024

2025 Elgar International Festival of Brass

Following the success of the inaugural Elgar International Festival of Brass in Bromsgrove the year, the 2025 event will go ahead at the new venue of Malvern Theatres. It will take place on the weekend of 7th-8th June and will feature Black Dyke, Cory and Foden's Bands alongside an appearance from...read more

Monday 8 July 2024

Golborne Skydive Fundraiser

Brian Pennington, an 85-year old supporter of Golborne Band recently completed a skydive from 15,000ft to help raise funds for the band’s trip to the Cheltenham National Finals later this year. Brian is Golborne through and through and other than serving three years national service in the army, has spent from...read more


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