Andrew Hedley, star euphonium player with Reg Vardy and the International Staff Band, has joined Besson as a performance artist. Andrew was born in 1998 and started learning to play at Chester-le-Street Salvation Army – the church he still attends. Initially playing the cornet, he moved onto the tenor horn before...read more
Neil Brownless has won a prestigious Making Music Award in the 'Best Music Creator for Leisure time Music Groups'. The awards celebrate the work and commitment of leisure-time music and all too often, unrecognised talent that helps the music sector to flourish across the UK. The award winners were announced by...read more
The Bolsover Festival of Brass Entertainment Championships has announced a revised timetable of draws for their popular event to be held on Sunday 3rd October at the new venue of Shirebrook Academy in Bolsover District.
A revised pre-draw has been made and the organisers have asked bands to inform them of...read more
Welsh champion Tredegar has announced that it will be working alongside renowned English National Opera Music Director Martyn Brabbins to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams with a major new recording project. 'Vaughan Williams on Brass' will be recorded in December this year on the...read more
The organisers of the forthcoming Wychavon Festival of Brass Entertainment Championships have issued bands with Covid-19 guidance that they are encouraging all to follow when they attend the event in Evesham on Saturday 30th October. Details have been sent to bands to inform of measures that will be put in place...read more