Wednesday 24 November 2021

Concord wins the Danish National Title 

23 bands took to the stage in Musikhuset Aarhus at the Danish National Championships last weekend. Concord Brass Band, under the direction of Reid Gilje, found favour with the judging panel of Frode Rydland, Florent Didier, Jonathan Bates and were crowned champions of Denmark. In addition to the National more

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Scottish Festival of Brass Competitors Announced 

Twenty-seven bands will be taking to the stage in the Perth Concert Hall this weekend to participate in the Scottish Festival of Brass. On Saturday, 14 championship bands in the Scottish Open competition will play their choice of test-piece from a list of five compositions in the SBBA collection: 'St Magnus' more

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Wallace awarded Queen’s Medal for Music  

The Queen has approved the award of Her Majesty’s Medal for Music for the year 2021 to John Wallace CBE. An internationally renowned Scottish trumpet soloist, composer and educator, John Wallace is the seventeenth recipient of the award, following the celebrated organist Thomas Trotter, who received The Queen's more

Sunday 21 November 2021

Cory Triumphs at BIC 2021

Congratulations to Cory on completing a hat-trick of victories with this year’s Brass in Concert Championship title. The band performed with its usual assured confidence, and under the direction of Philip Harper, who brought his own inimitable style to the winning programme, Cory proved to once again be an unbeatable more

Sunday 21 November 2021

BBE to receive £127,000 from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Brass Bands England in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced last week. Brass Bands England (BBE), the national sector-support organisation for brass bands, has been awarded more

Sunday 21 November 2021

BBE launches Christmas Crowdfunder

On Friday 19th November the much anticipated #BrassBandsAtChristmas crowdfunding campaign has launched to the public. The campaign, which so far features over two dozen bands from across the country, has been designed to raise funds for the organisations taking part as well as raise awareness of, and appreciation for, brass more

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Welsh Open Entertainment Championship Returns in 2022

The popular Welsh Open Entertainment Championship is to return in 2022. The event will take place on Sunday 20th February at the new venue of the Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre in Newport. The contest attracts Championship and First Section competitors with the highest placed qualifying band gaining an more

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