Thursday 6 May 2021

Adjudicators Announced for BBCA Conducting Competition

The Brass Band Conductors’ Association (BBCA) has confirmed the adjudicating panel for the upcoming online version of its annual conducting competition. The judging panel will include Paul Holland, BBCA South West Regional Representative, and Brendan Breslin, former winner of the competition and current Irish Representative. A special guest adjudicator will also be...read more

Thursday 6 May 2021

SWBBA Online Contest

The SWBBA inaugural Online Solo and Quartet Contest has attracted an incredible 150 entries and 180 performances from all over the UK and abroad. SWBBA Vice-Chairman,John Woods, commented, “Due to the extremely large entry we have had to delay our ‘Results Showcase’ launch as the evaluation and processing has taken longer...read more

Thursday 6 May 2021

Ambitious plans for Jena brass bands

After almost 30 years, an era has come to an end in Jena, Germany on 29 April 2021: Dr Ulrich Richter, after a total of 28 years on the board, 24 of which as chairman at the forefront, handed over the baton of the association leadership of the "Blasmusikverein Carl...read more

Wednesday 5 May 2021

NABBA Announces 2022 Test Pieces

The Board of Directors of the North American Brass Band Association has announced the required Test Piece works for the 2022 North American Brass Band Championships to be held April 29-30, 2022 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Championship Section: ‘And From the Darkness’ – Paul Lovatt-Cooper First Section: ‘Facets...read more

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Whitburn Band in archive search

Following its 150th anniversary last year, Whitburn Band is continuing in its search for any memorabilia relating to the band. The band’s archivist Robert Fraser would like to hear from you if you have any archive materials, including photographs, of Whitburn. Some of the items will be featured in a new permanent...read more

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Vulcan Brass win PJBE Prize

Congratulations to Ffion Morris, Chloe Eagleson, Jack Lythaby and Josh Dickens of Vulcan Brass for winning the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Prize held recently at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The esteemed adjudicators were the well respected trombonist Christopher Mowat and Ursula Jones who also generously sponsors the...read more

Wednesday 28 April 2021

NYBBGB Launches Bursary Fund

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has set up a Bursary Fund to ensure that no young musician is excluded from the NYBBGB experience due to cost. The band hopes to raise £6,000 to provide 10 bursaries for young musicians attending courses this summer. A spokesperson for the organisation...read more


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