Thursday 26 May 2022

Robert Childs to lead Brass Band Summer School

The popular Brass Band Summer School (BBSS) will return to its regular, in-person format this August for what promises to be an extra special event, led by former Cory and Grimethorpe Colliery Musical Director, Robert Childs.Following the sad passing of long-serving MD, Richard Evans, the BBSS will be directed by the...read more

Thursday 26 May 2022

Black Dyke make presidential appointment

Black Dyke Band is delighted to announce that John Wilson has agreed to become the band’s Honorary President. John Wilson is in demand at the highest level across the globe, regularly guest conducting the World’s finest orchestras. In recent seasons, these have included the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw,...read more

Thursday 26 May 2022

Lewis Merthyr head to capital for platinum performance

This week the nation will celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and South Wales' Lewis Merthyr Band will play a central role in the UK capital On Thursday June 2nd, following the Trooping of the Colour and Red Arrows Fly Past, London Bridge City will be lighting a...read more

Saturday 21 May 2022

French Open ready for Return

​The 26th French Open Championships will take place over the weekend of the 3rd-5th June in the historic Loire Valley town of Amboise, following a two-year break. Nine bands will compete across four sections by performing an entertainment programme including the set test piece. Bands will also take part in...read more

Thursday 19 May 2022

​Tameside Whit Friday details announced

The details of the nine Tameside Whit Friday contests which take place on 10th June have been announced by Tameside Council. Bands and visitors to the contests are advised to check the new website address which gives the information needed for the various contests in their area. Go to: www.whitfridaybrass.org Prize...read more

Thursday 19 May 2022

​Northern Counties Contest Cancelled

It is with regret that Northern Counties has had to announce the cancellation of its Open Contest which was due to be held on Sunday 29 May. The number of withdrawals from the entertainment contest did not leave the organisers with any other option, explained Northern Counties president Jim Wishart:...read more

Thursday 19 May 2022

BBE Band Project of the Year

A brand-new award category ‘Band Project of the Year’ has been added to the Brass Bands England Awards in order to recognise the wealth of exciting and impactful projects being delivered by bands across the country. Did you and your band, or a band you know, deliver an exciting project...read more


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