Saturday 18 May 2024

New Signing at Foden’s

Foden’s has announced the arrival of Oliver Webb as the band’s new 2nd Trombone player. Oliver, a current student at the Royal Northern College of Music is a former long-serving member of both Sandbach's own Lion’s Youth Brass and Foden’s Youth Band. Most recently he has held the Principal Trombone seat with...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

Hepworth Inspires with Youth Brass Day

Hepworth Band recently teamed up with Katy Jones of the Hallé Orchestra and HD9 Community Brass to help inspire the next generation of brass players. The band's first ‘Youth Brass Day’, supported by Brass Bands England, Holme Valley Parish Council and One Community Foundation, saw youngsters from across the local area...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

Bold as Brass Details Released

Bold as Brass contest, held at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield and delivered in association with Brass Bands England, returns on the 15th June 2024, where 10 bands will participate in the inclusive contest. The format of the event plays with the idea of a traditional March and Hymn...read more

Saturday 18 May 2024

National Forum

The National Forum, which is responsible for overseeing the rules and structure of the National Championships, is comprised of representatives from the eight Regions, including the Scottish Championships, the six English regions, and the Welsh region his Forum had their post-Regional Championships meeting earlier this week in Birmingham. Several matters were...read more

Saturday 11 May 2024

BBE helps secure funds for The Burbage Works

Burbage Band (Buxton) has successfully secured a total of £36,885 for their brand new and exciting project entitled The Burbage Works. The Burbage Works is a multi-faceted project, consisting of a specially written and composed performance showcasing a history of the band and brass band music from their formation in 1861...read more

Saturday 11 May 2024

Entries Invited for Scottish Open and Challenge

Entries are now invited to the Scottish Open, supported by Besson, which will take place on Saturday 23 November as part of this year’s Scottish Festival of Brass. The event, which will start at approximately 11.45am in Perth Concert Hall, will be adjudicated by Owen Farr and Christopher Bond. Interested bands should...read more

Saturday 11 May 2024

National Tickets to go on Sale

Tickets for the Championship Section National Final which will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on 5th October will go on sale from Tuesday 21st May. Twenty bands will gather at the iconic London venue to perform Peter Graham's 'Harrison's Dream'. There will also be a Gala Concert before the announcement...read more


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