The recent Whitburn Band Virtual Festival was a huge success, with 37 Scottish bands and ensembles performing to a worldwide audience. The contest was presented by the band's professional conductor Professor Nicholas Childs and produced by the band's multi-media wizard, Ryan Bradley. Congratulations are due to Unison Kinneil, Kingdom Brass,...read more
Black Dyke’s Bandstand Tour rolled into the Whit Friday country for an impromptu concert outside the iconic Delph Band Club on the weekend. The Queensbury band was joined by Delph Band and their long serving Musical Director (41 years), Phil Goodwin. Phil commented, “It was great to hear the sounds of...read more
Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, the 2021 edition of the popular Brass Band Summer School (BBSS) has been cancelled. The course, which has attracted hundreds of delegates from across the globe was due to have taken place from 8th - 14thAugust at Harrogate Ladies’ College, with a stellar line-up of tutors...read more
Episode 2 of the new ‘Artists Insight’ podcast by Yamaha has dropped today and features trumpet player Louis Dowdsell. With over 15 million views online for his critically acclaimed Big Band, the pioneering trumpet player and producer Louis Dowdeswell is leading a resurgent interest in the genre. Hailing from the southwest...read more
The deadline for applications to gain assistance from the Future Talents Charity that helps break down barriers to transform the lives of young musicians across the UK, has been extended to 15th July.
The charity administers both a Junior and Development Programme to support gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds, providing...read more
There has been a great response from bands wishing to enter the new 'Autumn Leaves Brass Band Contest', organised by the Greenfield Whit Friday Brass Band Contest Committee. However there are still a few places left for any band wishing to perform on Ladhill Playing Fields in the village on...read more