Sunday 3 July 2022

Graham’s service recognised by Whitburn

Whitburn Band has recognised the lengthy service of one of its legends. Jimmy Graham has dedicated more than six decades of his life to the organisation. Jimmy was Whitburn’s principal euphonium during the Major Peter Parkes era and played a huge part in the band’s successes over many years....read more

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Bold as Brass hits all the Right Notes

Bold as Brass, the new contest at the National Coal Mining Museum in partnership with Brass Bands England (BBE), got off to a flying start over the weekend. Six Bands took part in the contest that aims to show the modern face off brass bands within the context of bandings'...read more

Wednesday 29 June 2022

BIC Tickets On Sales

Tickets are now available for the 45th Brass in Concert Championship, occurring on Saturday 19 November 2022. This year’s event sees 12 of Europe's premier bands fight for the coveted title, with the contest being compèred by the evergreen Frank Renton. Competing bands will perform in the following order:...read more

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Glastonbury to Kerkrade

Black Dyke Band gave a thrilling performance last weekend on the iconic pyramid stage as part of the 2022 Glastonbury Festival. The band began proceedings on the third and final day of the famous festival and wowed the crowd with a 45-minute set which included Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and James...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2022

French National Tests Announced

The Confederation Musicale de France has announed the test pieces that will be used by the lower divisions at the 2023 French National Championships. The event will be held in St Etienne at Le Panassa Hall on the weekend of the 28th/29th January. The chosen works are below with the...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2022

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 by Lucy Pankhurst, with...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Success for St Dennis

Congratulations to St Dennis Band, led by MD Darren Hawken, who recently won the Championship section of the Bugle Contest. Principal Cornet, Luke Barker, helped the band to victory with his super performance in the set work, ‘On Alderley Edge’, winning himself the ‘Best Solo Cornet’ Award in the process....read more


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