Saturday 18 September 2021

2022 Regional Tests Announced

The test-pieces for next year’s area qualifiers were announced today at the Cheltenham National Finals to coincide with the release of the CD recording that features all five works. The choices made by the Kapitol Promotions Ltd Music Panel of Robert Childs, Sandy Smith, Richard Evans, John Maines, Brian Buckley and...read more

Friday 17 September 2021

NYBBGB Auditions go Live

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain is delighted to announce that live audition dates are returning this autumn for those who would like the opportunity to join one of the bands for 2022. The NYBBGB Children's Band auditions are for young players of brass band instruments (including percussion) aged...read more

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Wantage Youth Brass Launched

Wantage Band is delighted to announce the launch of Wantage Youth Brass. Led by Sara-Jane Wallbridge, the band is for young players aged between 11 and 18 and becomes the seventh band within the successful organisation. Wantage Youth Brass is providing young players with opportunities to extend their musical skills and...read more

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Smithills & Eagley Band Player features in London Film Premiere

Oscar-nominated actor Richard E. Grant recently held the world premiere of his new film 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' at the Royal Festival Hall. 20 year old Lauren Patel stars in the film as Pritti Pasha, but is better known to the banding fraternity as a valued member of Eagley Band. From...read more

Tuesday 14 September 2021

New fundraising support for BBE member bands

A new role will support bands to become more financially sustainable - and applications for the position are still open! Brass Bands England is delighted to announce new funding from The Backstage Trust to create a new position of Fundraising Manager to support the organisation and its members. This key member...read more

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Brass Band Conference Line-Up Revealed

The Brass Band Conference is back! Once again Brass Bands England’s annual Conference will be live-streamed so you can take part at home. This year’s theme of ‘Improving our art’ will highlight a diverse range of creative topics, speakers and performances. To open the conference there will be a short performance...read more

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Friary does Proms in the Park

“You wait more than 18 months for a gig, then two come along in less than two weeks!”, joked a spokesperson for Friary Brass. But there were no complaints from Friary Brass when the Band returned to the idyllic riverside setting of Phillips Memorial Park in Godalming for Proms in...read more


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