Thursday 26 October 2017

SBBA recognise 60 years of dedication 

The Scottish Brass Band Association has awarded Stuart McNab, Musical Director with Creetown, a special honour in recognition of his services to brass bands spanning over 60 years. Stuart began his playing with Kirkintilloch before leaving to start work as a teacher at the Douglas Ewart High School in 1983 more

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Gregson nominated for British Composer Award 2017 

Britain’s foremost contemporary composers have been revealed today, with thirty composers nominated for the British Composer Awards, spanning 33 works across 11 categories. From a community project exploring the refugee crisis and featuring Donald Trump quotes, to a work examining societal perceptions of women through the metaphor of birds, to more

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Brass Factor supports Martin House Hospice 

Brass Factor 2017, has pledged to support local Wetherby based charity, Martin House Hospice. The charity provides family led care for children with life-shortening illnesses in Yorkshire. It is a vital place where families can come and stay to find much needed support, respite and practical help. Commenting more

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Community Grant for Elland Silver Youth Band  

Elland Silver Youth Band are delighted to announce they have been awarded a grant of £2000 from the Community Foundation for Calderdale. The grant has been funded through the Kathleen Mary Denham Legacy to contribute towards the costs of financing the youth bands trip to the European Youth Band Championships more

Tuesday 24 October 2017

2017 NIBA Championships  

The NIBA Championship celebrated their centenary on 20th October at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh last weekend, with brass bands featuring at the forefront of the event. The Championship Section was of a great standard, although for adjudicator Derek Broadbent, the clear winners by a three point more

Monday 23 October 2017

Tubular Bells at UniBrass 2018

As momentum gathers for UniBrass 2018, the committee are excited to announce further details for the 2018 event, including details for the Gala Concert and information for registering bands. In the last few years, the Gala Concert has become a key part of the UniBrass atmosphere, with the intention more

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