Saturday 18 May 2024

Contest Controllers’ Forum

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) has announced the inauguration of a Contest Controllers’ Forum with the aim of engaging with all interested contest organisers and relevant organisations to have open and transparent dialogue regarding all aspects relevant to adjudication and contest organisation. One of the primary objectives of the forum...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

Government Recognition for Eikanger

Lubna Jaffery, the Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality, has congratulated Eikanger Bjorsvik on their recent runner-up placing at the 2024 European Brass Band Championships in Palanga. Eikanger stated on its social media platforms, "We wish to thank the Minister for her congratulations on behalf of the Norwegian Government in recognising our...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

Cheltenham Canal Walk Challenge

As part of the band’s fundraising efforts to attend the National Finals in Cheltenham in September, two players from Croy Silver will be walking the length of the Forth and Clyde Canal, from Lock 1 at Carron Sea Lock, to lock 40 at Bowling Harbour. Secretary and cornetist Carol Devlin and...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

Clackmannan Quartet Receive Life Awards

Congratulations to Shona Caldwell, Brian Hodge, Dorothy Hope and Debbie Ross of Clackmannan District Band on receiving Scottish Brass Band Association life membership medals for over 40 years service to brass banding. Brian, who has notched up over half a century in bands, started his brass journey in 1968 with the Raploch...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

Family Ties for Barber and Galashiels

Galashiels Town Band recently welcomed Foden's solo trombone, John Barber, as guest soloist for its annual Spring Concert at Langlee Community Centre. John was thrilled to be part of the concert as it gave him a rare opportunity to play alongside his niece, fellow trombone player Iris Deane, the solo trombone...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

Gray hands the baton back to Ratby

The musical partnership Ratby Co-operative Band and its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Mareika Gray has come to an end. The announcement was made prior to the band's participation at the recent British Open Spring Festival and concluded a highly successful eight-year tenure topped by an outstanding fifth place finish at...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

Kingdom Brass Showcases ‘VINCENT’

Renowned musician Katrina Marzella took to the stage leading Kingdom Brass as part of an exciting collaborative project last night (Friday 17th May) at the Adam Smith Theatre. Sharing the stage with hosts, Burntisland & Kinghorn Rotary Club, Dysart Colliery band and Kingdom Youth Brass Band, the event was a successful...read more


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