Friday 18 June 2021

IBBSS Course cancelled

The popular International Brass Band Summer School Curse in Swansea has been cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns. The course, which has attracted hundreds of delegates from across the globe to Swansea University in Wales was due to have taken place from 1st-7th August. It has been working closely with...read more

Friday 18 June 2021

Dutch Open scales Down

Following the cancellation of the Dutch Open Brass Band Championships (DOBC), the contest organisers have announced a new scaled down initiative. A DOBC 'Mini Festival' will now take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of July at the venue, featuring a programme of music, including concerts by leading Dutch...read more

Friday 18 June 2021

AoBBA Adjudicator Trainee Scheme Invites Applications

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) is to increase trainee places from six to ten from September 2021. The scheme has been extraordinarily successful, and head of the trainee scheme, Martin Heartfield commented, “The adjudicator training scheme has been effectively embedded into our core activities and the Executive feels the...read more

Friday 18 June 2021

2021 WoS Entertainment Contest is Cancelled

With uncertainty still surrounding the moment when the UK can be completely freed from the lengthy restrictions imposed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the West of Scotland Brass Band Association (WoSBBA) has taken the reluctant decision to cancel this year’s WoS entertainment contest. The event, which replaced the Land O’...read more

Friday 18 June 2021

Annan percussionist awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Annan Town Band’s percussionist Jamie Brand on being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Music and Education. Jamie, who is celebrating 25 years with the band this year, joined the percussion team when he relocated to Annan, taking up a music teaching post at...read more

Friday 18 June 2021

Black Dyke Bandstand Tour

Black Dyke Band is thrilled to be going on tour this summer with support from ‘Culture Recovery’ Funding. As lockdown restrictions begin to ease and musicians and musical ensembles all over the country begin to return to live performance, Black Dyke Band is happy to announce that as part of...read more

Thursday 17 June 2021

Finalists announced for BBCA Conducting Competition

The Brass Band Conductors’ Association (BBCA) has announced the names of the four conductors who have been selected to go through to the final of this year’s flagship online conducting competition. Alan Duguid BBCA panel member said “the field of thirty-three entrants has been of an exceptionally high standard with...read more


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