Sunday 8 May 2016

Final line-up for Spring Festival

The organisers of the 96th British Open Spring Festival have announced the full line-up for the forthcoming contests taking place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on 14 May. Marsden Silver and Mount Charles have withdrawn from the Grand Shield, whilst Newstead Brass has withdrawn from the Senior Cup. As Unite the Union...read more

Sunday 8 May 2016

Tom Hutchinson in Sapporo

Northern Crystal Band Sapporo will present a British Brass Band Festival with the finest bands in Northern Japan taking part on 8 May. In addition, a Festival Band of the city’s elementary school pupils features with Cory Band’s Principal Cornet, Tom Hutchinson, taking centre stage as the guest soloist. The event takes...read more

Sunday 8 May 2016

Brass with Beethoven

On Saturday 7 May, eight Sheffield bands will participate in a celebration of brass as part of the Beethoven Revisited Festival. The Festival is the creation of Sheffield’s Music in the Round, which specialises in promoting chamber music to a wide audience. At the heart of this Festival is a rich...read more

Thursday 28 April 2016

Brass in Concert line-up announced

The Brass in Concert management team has announced the line-up for this year's Brass in Concert Championships at Sage Gateshead on 19 November. Foden’s Band have reluctantly withdrawn from this year’s Championship, following a recent fire that destroyed their bandroom. However, Hammonds Saltaire Band will now appear at this year's event in...read more

Thursday 28 April 2016

European Championship livestream

This weekend World of Brass team up with Hafabra Livestream to broadcast the European Brass Band Championships in Lille, France direct to your computer! You can register here to sign up for the livestream subscription which includes the championship section set test (Friday 29 April) and all events taking place on Saturday...read more

Thursday 28 April 2016

Foden's fire tragedy

Foden’s Band can confirm that a fire which started on Sunday 17th April has destroyed most of their Bandroom which has been their home since 1993. Following a significant and lengthy investigation by Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service and Cheshire Police, it has been deduced that the cause of the blaze is...read more

Thursday 21 April 2016

Top 50 UK Music Millionaires

The Music Millionaires top 50 is released today, ahead of the 28th annual Sunday Times Rich List to be published this weekend. The 2016 Sunday Times Music Rich List is headed by Sir Paul McCartney, who with his wife Nancy Shevell, shares a joint fortune of £760m, up £30m on last...read more


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