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Foden’s: Welcome to the Bandroom

  Foden’s Band has announced the release of ‘Welcome to the Bandroom’, a project funded through Arts Council England, designed to create a definitive guide to the brass band that can be used by educators around the world for free.  The project features a specially commissioned piece ... read more

2022 Whit Friday

Black Dyke Band won the Saddleworth & Oldham Whit Friday for the first time since 2015.. Led by Director of Music, Prof Nicholas Childs and playing 'Knight Templar' the band were declared winners at Denshaw, Dobcross, Greenfield and Lydgate. Meanwhile in Tameside Foden's secured the ... read more

Groningen wins 2022 Dutch Open

  Congratulations to Provinciale Brassband Groningen on winning the recent Dutch Open title, which took place on the band’s home turf.  after a keenly fought Low-Countries battle in the heart of their home city.  Groningen, under MD Richard Visser, impressed the audience and adjudicators alike with its ... read more


  • Concert: Sparke Euphonium Concerto Première

    To celebrate his 60th Birthday, Steven Mead commissioned a new euphonium concerto from the pen of Philip Sparke. The world première took ... read more

  • CD: Keep the Music Playing

    KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYINGSolo trumpet: James FountainPiano: Elliot LaunnTredegar Town Band: Conductor: Ian PorthouseSlide Action/Lucy Knight/Classical / James Fountain, recently crowned ... read more