Saturday 9 October 2021

New MD at Chapeltown Silver

Colum O'Shea has been appointed as the Musical Director of Chapeltown Silver Prize Band in Yorkshire. Colum is an experienced musician who has enjoyed playing and conducting roles in both the Midlands and Yorkshire. This includes recently playing for Grimethorpe Colliery Band as well as a successful period conducting Newark &...read more

Saturday 9 October 2021

Final call for Scottish Open and Challenge contests

This is a final call for bands wishing to enter the Scottish Open, supported by BESSON, and Band Supplies Scottish Challenge contests on 27/28 November. The deadline for applications is 30 October. Because of the current COVID situation, it has been decided there will be a pre-draw in early November for...read more

Saturday 9 October 2021

Applications invited for NYBBS 2022

Online applications are now invited for next year’s National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) summer course at Strathallan School in Perthshire. The residential course will take place from Sunday 31 July to Saturday 6 August 2022. Online registrations can be made at https://forms.office.com/r/P8uUjnLeAk The NYBBS Children's band will be performing...read more

Saturday 9 October 2021

European Composers Competition 2022

Composers are invited to apply for a place in the 8th European Composers Competition, to be held in Birmingham, England in 2022 as part of the 43rd European Brass Band Championships. Composers are invited to submit an original composition for brass band of maximum 12 minutes duration. The competition will consist...read more

Thursday 7 October 2021

2021 Bolsover Festival of Brass

Congratulations to Easington Colliery, Milton Keynes, Shirland Welfare, Whitworth Vale & Healey and Matlock on winning their respective section contests of the recent 2021 Bolsover Festival of Brass. Easington Colliery won Championship Section top prize with a programme based on a heroic theme. MD Danny Brooks, took the Major Peter Parkes...read more

Thursday 7 October 2021

NYBBW open for Auditions

The National Youth Brass Band of Wales is inviting young players between the ages of 16-22 to audition for a place on the 2022 course. Any brass or percussion player who is Welsh, or lives/studies in Wales, is eligible to join. The audition process can be undertaken either in person or...read more

Sunday 3 October 2021

National Victory for Foden’s

Congratulations to Foden’s Band on winning the 2021 National Brass Band Championships. It was a very special event, set in the iconic Royal Albert Hall with 19 of the UK’s top bands competing against one another to be crowned the National Champion Band of Great Britain 2021. The competing bands had...read more


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