Monday 20 November 2023

Kirkintilloch wins the Challenge Shield

Congratulations to The Kirkintilloch Band on following up its win at the West of Scotland entertainment contest with a convincing victory at the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge in Perth Concert Hall yesterday, establishing a clear three-point lead over second-placed Bathgate Band. Playing off the number 24 spot, it was Kirkie’s more

Monday 20 November 2023

LBBA Annual Contest Results

Congratulations to all involved in the Leicestershire Brass Band Association Annual Contest last weekend. Particular credit is owed to the bands that topped their respective sections: Sandhurst Silver, Hatfield & Askern Colliery, Raunds Temperance Band, Ratby Co-operative and Thapston Town. Commenting on the success of the day, LBBA Secretary Adam more

Monday 20 November 2023

Wilmington Virtosi prepares for Debut

Wilmington Virtuosi Brass, located in Wilmington, North Carolina is a welcome new addition to the North American brass band movement. The band has been formed by Richard Hillson, a former National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain player. Having lived in the USA for 14 years Richard has previously played more

Monday 20 November 2023

Double Award at Wells

Wells Cathedral School has been celebrating its trombone achievements after Year 11 pupil, Morgan Bland, won the prestigious 'Student of the Year' accolade at the recent British Trombone Society Annual Awards. Morgan is a specialist music pupil who started at Wells two eyas ago and has been inspired in his playing more

Sunday 19 November 2023

Foden’s Top Brass in Concert

Building on its runner-up spot at the National Finals last month, Foden’s delivered a Disney inspired programme of ‘Prince Ali - from Rags to Riches’ to clinch victory at the Brass in Concert Championships yesterday. The 46th Brass in Concert Festival took place this weekend at the newly named Glasshouse more

Saturday 18 November 2023

Eagley plays live for Vernon Kay

Eagley Band and MD Chris Wormald have been performing in the Bolton Wanderers Stadium at the invitation of the Zoe Ball BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show for Children in Need. The band was contacted in confidence some weeks ago and asked to have a number of specific pieces, fanfares and jingles more

Saturday 18 November 2023

Brass in Concert visits schools across the North East

Last week saw Helen Minshall, Youth Development Brass Specialist, from Brass Bands England visit seven schools throughout the North East of England. Brass workshops were delivered as part of the Brass in Concert Aspire programme, which culminated in a day at The Glasshouse yesterday (Friday 17th November) and a performance more

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