Monday 8 February 2021

European Brass Band Championships return to England

The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has announced that the 2022 European Brass Band Championships (EBBC) are to be held at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The Championships will be hosted by Brass Bands England (BBE), which was originally scheduled to organise the event at Sage Gateshead in 2024. EBBA is currently in...read more

Monday 8 February 2021

Announcement of NYBBGB 2021 Season

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB), the UK’s leading brass bands for children and teenagers, has announced its 2021 concert and course season. Due to the ongoing pandemic the NYBBGB has drawn up a blended virtual and physical plan to help ensure that the two bands can perform...read more

Monday 8 February 2021

Whitburn Band legend Sam Knox passes away

It is with great sadness that BBW has learnt of the death of Sam Knox, who was part of the Whitburn Band for over 70 years. Sam was a member of the first-ever Scottish band to win a national title when Whitburn won the Third Section National Championships in 1954, and...read more

Sunday 7 February 2021

Bandiau Pres Cymru | Brass Bands Wales

A new dawn has broken for brass bands in Wales with the website and membership launch of a new national representative body, Bandiau Pres Cymru / Brass Bands Wales. The launch follows two public consultations and five months of planning by an elected Steering Group of individuals to get the organisation...read more

Sunday 7 February 2021

Royal Marines support Kapitol Cory Online Championships

Plans for the upcoming Kapitol Cory Online Championships have been given a further boost by the confirmation of major support from Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. As one of the world’s leading and most versatile military bands, the Royal Marines Band Service has a rich association with brass bands and remains committed...read more

Friday 5 February 2021

160 aspiring conductors ‘pick up the baton’

On Tuesday 26 January, the Brass Band Conductors’ Association (BBCA) led their latest webinar in conjunction with Brass Bands England titled ‘Picking Up the Baton’, viewed on the evening by over 160 people on Zoom and social media. North of England representative David Thornton led the presentation by defining the role of...read more

Friday 5 February 2021

Whitburn’s achievements featured at Scottish Parliament

Whitburn Band’s achievements and history have been featured at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. A motion was put forward by Neil Findlay, a Labour MSP for the Lothians, to recognise the band. The motion stated: “That the Parliament congratulates Whitburn Band on its 150th anniversary; understands that the brass band was...read more


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