Saturday 15 January 2022

New Solo Trombone at GUS

GUS have announced the appointment of Matthew Brown to the band on Solo Trombone. Matt joins the band after most recently being a member of the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, as well as successes conducting the Milnrow band and his appointment as a member of the Association of Brass...read more

Saturday 15 January 2022

Mixed emotions at Abbey Brass

During lockdowns and banding moving to online Zoom calls to keep in touch the bandroom owned by Oxfordshire based brass band Abbey Brass suffered a collapsed roof, on closer inspection the damage was found to be worse than first thought and the band were unable to continue using the building....read more

Saturday 15 January 2022

Weston Conductors’ Competition Final

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain’s newest event is set to take place at the end of this month as six conducting finalists will take to the stage for the Final of the Weston Conductors’ Competition. Commenting on the event NYBBGB CEO Mark Bromley explained, “After such a...read more

Saturday 15 January 2022

Trombone Spectacular at UniBrass Gala Concert

UniBrass is all set to feature a cross genre trombone spectacular on 5th of February at the University of Sheffield’s Octagon Centre for a UniBrass 2022 Gala Concert like no other, featuring the Friary Brass Band alongside guest soloist, jazz trombonist Dennis Rollins, and performances from trombone quartet, Bone-afide. The...read more

Wednesday 12 January 2022

John Maines announces NYBBGB Retirement

Following 42 years of unstinting service to the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, John Maines announced his retirement from the organisation. Beginning as a member of the band in 1963, John has since gone on to be trombone tutor, librarian and trustee as well as conducting the majority...read more

Wednesday 12 January 2022

2021 Salford International Online Brass Soloist Competition

Congratulations to the competitors and winners of the recent 2021 Salford International Online Brass Soloist Competition. The adjudicators for the competition were Tom Hutchinson, Brett Baker and Mark Wilkinson, whilst generous support for the initiative came from Band Supplies Leeds and composer Dan Price, who kindly donated a solo with accompaniment...read more

Wednesday 12 January 2022

BBE highlights new funding opportunities for bands in 2022

There’s no doubt that 2021 had not been the recovery year expected. With that in mind, Brass Bands England is pleased to highlight two funding opportunities for brass bands that are quick on the horizon. In June, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British monarch to celebrate...read more


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