Wednesday 12 January 2022

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....read more

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Last Chance for European Combi Tickets 

2022 Heralds the EBBF’s first time back in England in 15 years. The Championships will form part of a wider four-day festival celebrating the best of brass banding. Events will take place in Birmingham at the Symphony Hall and Town Hall from 28 April to 1 May. Gaining one of...read more

Wednesday 12 January 2022

New Principal Eb Bass at Cory

Cory Band has announced the signing of Tommy Tynan to the Principal Eb Bass seat in the band. Tommy will be joining the band in time for the Welsh Regional Competition in March before completing his undergraduate music studies at Huddersfield University and then moving permanently to Wales later in...read more

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Flowers Win 2022 Butlin's Championship Section

Flowers notched up a ninth impressive victory at the recent Butlin’s Open Brass Band Festival in Skegness. Under the skilled direction of M.D. Paul Holland the band impressed with an excellent performance of Wilby’s ‘Paganini Variations’ in the set test piece section on Saturday, before returning the following day with an...read more

Sunday 9 January 2022

2022 Butlin's Sections 1-4 Results

Congratulations to Staffordshire Band, Bedford Town Band, Whitworth Vale & Healy and Golborne Band for winning their respective sections at this weekend’s Butlin’s Open Brass Band Festival. A full review of the contest will feature in next month’s magazine and results can be viewed below: Results:First Section:Adjudicator: Alan...read more

Sunday 9 January 2022

2022 British Open Solo & Ensemble Championships

Congratulations to the winners at this weekend’s British Open Solo & Ensemble Championships held at the Skegness Butlin’s Resort. There was plenty on show for the audience and adjudicator John Doyle to enjoy. The Solo titles were awarded to Skye Stokes, Jordan Ashman and Stephen Lomas in the Junior,...read more

Friday 7 January 2022

Butlin’s 2023 Cancelled

As the 2022 Butlin’s Festival gets underway BBW has been informed that the 2023 event will not go ahead. One of the Festival organisers Steve Walker made the following statement, “Butlins Resort Skegness is looking forward to welcoming all bands and guests to, what promises to be, another fabulous brass...read more


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