Wednesday 23 June 2021

Countdown to Whitburn Band Virtual Festival

Thirty-seven brass bands from across Scotland are all set to perform next weekend at the Whitburn Band Virtual Festival. The event, which will be presented by Professor Nicholas Childs, will all be broadcast for free on Whitburn Band’s YouTube channel. Bands will compete in six sections of competition across three...read more

Wednesday 23 June 2021

UniBrass 2021: Final Details

UniBrass 2021 will be held at Sheffield University on Saturday 26th June. There are 11 bands competing in UniBrass 2021 across two sections: live and virtual. This is the first hybrid event of its kind for the brass band movement. Virtual Band entries have been recorded in advance, in one...read more

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Opportunities at Elland Silver

Elland Silver Youth Band are accepting applications for new members. Being widely recognised as one of the countries leading Youth Brass bands, directed by the inspirational Sam Harrison, Elland Silver Youth Band serves as an ideal platform for gifted and talented young musicians of grade 5 standard and above who are passionate...read more

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Robert Childs departs Woodfalls

Following a nine-year association with Woodfalls Band Dr. Robert Childs has taken the decision to resign his position as Musical Director, commenting: “After, discussing the current situation with my friend and Band Chairman Remus Sawyerr, we decided this is the right thing to do for me and for the Band. I...read more

Monday 21 June 2021

BiC draw postponed

Brass Band World has been informed that the decision has been made to postpone the Brass in Concert Championship draw. The draw for the World’s premier brass band entertainment festival, returning to Sage Gateshead on Saturday 20th November, was due to have taken place live on facebook today at Ringway Primary...read more

Friday 18 June 2021

Warwick Music and Denis Wick give youth banding a boost

Brass Bands England are delighted that Warwick Music Group and and Denis Wick Products are supporting our work in schools to inspire and engage the next generation of brass players. The organisations have kindly donated a whopping 500 mouthpieces to be used with BBE Brass Foundations schools workshops - that's 100...read more

Friday 18 June 2021

2021 SWBBA Online Solo & Quartet Contest

The recent South West Brass Band Association online Solo & Quartet contest was huge success with around 200 performances submitted. The event was sponsored by Trevada Music and adjudicated by Steve Sykes. SWBBA Chair, John Woods stated: "The entries came from across the banding world, and proved that with an inventive...read more


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