Saturday 2 October 2021

Film Collaboration for GCB

When Jack Flint discussed his final project for Film Studies at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, he was certainly thinking big. To take on a lockdown project that involved thirty participants sending in remote videos and creating an arts collaboration video would be no mean feat. Jack contacted the World famous Grimethorpe...read more

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Butlin’s Welcomes Entries from All

The Butlin’s Open Brass Band Festival is looking forward to welcoming all bands and supporters to the Skegness Resort on the weekend of 7-10 January 2022. The organisers are also reminding bands that this is an “open” contest and entries are not by invitation only. Entries for all sections are now...read more

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Name Change for Fairey

The Fairey Band has announced that it will now be known as WFEL Fairey. Established in 1937 by Sir Richard Fairey, founder of Fairey Aviation in Heaton Chapel, Stockport, the band has rehearsed on site ever since. While the company has operated under several different names, perhaps most notably Williams...read more

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Benefit from crowdfunding this Christmas

Following the success of its 2020 #SaveOurBrassBands campaign, Brass Bands England is to run a new large-scale crowdfunding campaign for the banding community. #BrassBandsAtChristmas is here to help you raise funds for your band, as well as provide a chance for more people to enjoy brass band music during the festive...read more

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Change in EBBC qualification process

Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced a change in the qualification process for English bands attending the European Brass Band Championships (EBBC). For the 2024 EBBC, to be held in Palanga (Lithuania), England will be represented by the leading English band at the September 2022 British Open Brass Band Championships. Foden’s...read more

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Composers invited to submit works for the RNCM John Golland Award 2022

Composers aged 18 – 30 are invited to submit new, or previously unperformed, works for small brass ensemble for public performance on the morning of Sunday 30 January 2022, as part of the RNCM Brass Band Festival. The work should be written for an ensemble of between four and six players,...read more

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Entries are in for Willebroek Solo Contest!

Registrations for the Willebroek Solo Contest 2021 are officially closed. The first edition of this event is already poised to be a huge success. 76 brass players from no less than 6 different countries, means it promises to be a well-filled day with many talented musicians. The field of competitors comes...read more


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