Saturday 8 April 2017

New faces at Foden's

Foden's have announced the appointment of Jonathan Bates (pictured here) on Solo Horn from Grimethorpe. Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson told BBW: "Foden's are extremely pleased to announce that Jonathan has joined the band to fill a vacancy since last August. We are extremely grateful to Paul Bennett, Heather Linnell...read more

Saturday 8 April 2017

NYBBGB audition dates

Audition dates have been announced for the 80-strong National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBB) and the 60-strong National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain (NCBB). All those who audition are given a free-of-charge master class by a leading brass or percussion player and the audition dates are: Saturday 17 June -...read more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Salford supports mental health charity

The University of Salford Brass Band hosted a special concert to help support the invaluable work of the mental health and well-being charity 'Start in Salford'. The event was organised by University of Salford students and was directed by Conductor in Residence, Tom Davoren (pictured here). It forms part of on-going...read more

Saturday 8 April 2017

ACE grant for Market Rasen

Market Rasen Band has been awarded £13,000 through Grants for the Arts funding supported by using public funding by Arts Council England. The money will be used to part fund a project that will allow the commissioning of Paul Lovatt-Cooper and William Himes to write music for a largescale collaborative concert...read more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Fairey supports Stockport youth

Fairey Band has renewed it musical partnership with Stockport Schools Senior and Intermediate bands. Members of the Fairey Band helped tutor players from the Stockport Schools Senior and Intermediate Bands (SSBB), as they prepared for their recent appearances at the National Youth Championships of Great Britain. The training day at Stockport Music...read more

Saturday 8 April 2017

1st Old Boys win at the Valley

2017 BBLNI Brass in Concert Championships Fifteen bands took part in the recent BBLNI 'Brass in Concert' Championships in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. Held at the local Valley Hotel, the day began with some excellent performances in Section 4, which were much appreciated by the supportive audience. Letterbreen's 'American' theme secured victory...read more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Tovey leads Chicago Staff Band

On Thursday March 23rd, the Metropolitan Division Music & Gospel Arts department in conjunction with the Territorial Music & Gospel Arts department hosted an open rehearsal with the Chicago Staff Band (CSB) led by grammy award winning conductor Bramwell Tovey. This once in a lifetime opportunity for a Salvation Army ensemble...read more


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