Tuesday 2 August 2022

Principal players take their seats at NYBBS  

Students, musical directors, tutors and pastoral staff alike have all settled into their accommodation at Strathallan School in Perthshire and members of the NYBBS Children’s, Reserve and Senior bands are now attending their first rehearsals in separate venues on the campus. A total of 150 young brass players and percussionists,...read more

Tuesday 2 August 2022

NYBB Children's Band Impresses at Wells

The Summer course of the National Childrens Band of Great Britain concluded on Friday with its traditional end of course concert held at Wells Cathedral. Of the 60 youngsters taking part in the week’s musical and recreational activities around 12 made their final appearance with the band this year, in contrast...read more

Monday 1 August 2022

The West Of England Bandsmen’s Festival 2023 

Following the successful return of the famous West of England Bandsmen’s Festival in June this year after the enforced pandemic break, arrangements for the 97th Festival on June 17th 2023 are well in hand. The organisers have announced that the Adjudicator for the open air competition will be Steve Sykes....read more

Monday 1 August 2022

IBBSS gets set for a ‘Great’ Gala Concert 

The International Brass Band Summer School has arrived at Swansea University, complete with glorious weather providing all the ingredients for ‘Sun, Sea and Brass’. Course administrator, Alison Childs commented, “We have nearly 100 delegates from many different countries. Everyone is enjoying the fantastic facilities and is finding the repertoire really...read more

Monday 1 August 2022

Last call for BBSS 2022

Later this week, on Sunday 7th August, the Brass Band Summer School will assemble in person for the first time since 2019 at Harrogate Ladies’ College for its 35th Anniversary Course, culminating in a Finale Gala Concert at Harrogate’s Grade-1 listed St Wilfrid’s Church on 12th August at 7.30pm. With...read more

Tuesday 26 July 2022

Michael Bach to take Grimethorpe for Open 

Grimethorpe Colliery Band has announced that Swiss conductor Michael Bach will lead the band at the British Open Championship in September. Speaking about the appointment, Michael said, “It didn’t take me long to think about the invitation. To conduct one of the world’s most famous bands at the British Open is...read more

Tuesday 26 July 2022

Children’s Band in Concert 

The National Youth Children’s Band is in full flight in Taunton for its annual residential course and looking forward to its summer concert celebrating music from around the world. The guest conductor Russell Gray hails from Scotland and has chosen a programme with an international flavour. The programme begins with Russian...read more


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