Call for Conference Contributors


The Brass Band Conference is for everyone involved in the world of banding. To ensure the programme reflects this, conference organiser Brass Bands England is seeking input from leading voices in the community, including top section bands and also those leading the way in education, community engagement, diversity and inclusion. The conference is scheduled for Saturday 22 October at The Life Centre at Sale, Manchester and will have both an in-person and online audience. Following previous conference themes of Contesting, Resilience & Sustainability and Improving Our Art, this year's focus is Banding for Life. 

Brass Bands England Staff and Trustees are now inviting relevant proposals for content sessions that can be delivered, from the brass banding community and beyond that seek to share best practice and promote forward-thinking ideas. The aim is to curate a diverse, inspiring programme of talks, practical workshops and creative elements that open up discussion and encourages critical reflection.

More information on session formats is available for download via this Call for Contributors document, Those wishing to submit a proposal are asked to follow this form. For an informal conversation about the conference and proposals, bands can contact Brass Bands England's Education and Development Manager Sarah Baumann on


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