Friday 28 June 2024

Queensferry Founder receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Scottish Brass Band Association secretary Tom Allan and honorary vice president Peter Fraser MBE attended a special evening concert by Queensferry Community Band to thank John Gilmour for his years of work and dedication to the band which he founded in the 1970s when he was the principal teacher of music...read more

Friday 28 June 2024

Hepworth win at Morley

Congratulations to the Hepworth Band who claimed the honours and £600 first prize under MD Ryan Watkins at the recent Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest. The band secured victory with fine performances of the march 'The Wizard' and hymn tune 'In Love For Me'. Principal cornet Claire Taylor took the 'Best...read more

Friday 28 June 2024

Last Chance for UniBrass Band Camp

Booking closes this weekend on 30th June to secure a place on UniBrass Band Camp. The residential camp offers a unique opportunity to develop playing, meet new friends, and perform in iconic venues for brass and percussion players aged 18-25. Band Camp is led by David Thornton as musical director, supported by...read more

Friday 28 June 2024

National Competitors Confirmed

Kapitol Promotions has confirmed the official list of 96 bands that have accepted the invitation to compete at the 2024 National Finals. The Section 1-4 Finals will take place at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse over the weekend of the 14th & 15th September. 76 bands have qualified to represent their...read more

Friday 28 June 2024

SBBA increases Flexibility

The executive committee of the Scottish Brass Band Association has taken the decision to reduce the time a player has to wait before transferring back to their releasing band from six months to three months. Members accepted a proposal from the Membership & Governance Subcommittee to amend Rule D2.6 with immediate effect,...read more

Tuesday 25 June 2024

RWCMD Honorary Fellowship for Childs

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has announced that David Childs will be made an Honorary Fellow. This recent accolade is the latest in what has been a very successful year for the euphonium virtuoso. Earlier this year he became a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North...read more

Tuesday 25 June 2024

Sparke Test at 2025 Youth Champs

Following a post-pandemic break from the customary test piece, the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, Youth Champs, has reinstated its Championship section test piece for the 2025 event. Youth Champs is organised by Brass Bands England (BBE) and is held annually at different locations across England as a...read more


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