Wednesday 14 July 2021

Leicestershire Brass Band Association contest Postponed

The popular Leicestershire Brass Band Association contest due to have taken place in November has been postponed. In a press release issued Association Secretary Adam Whittle they stated: "The committee at Leicestershire Brass Band Association are sad to announce the cancellation of our 2021 Annual Contest. Sadly, our venue provider...read more

Wednesday 14 July 2021

2021 Whitburn Band Virtual Festival

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

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Black Dyke Bandstand Tour Inspires

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

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Brass Band Summer School cancelled

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

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Yamaha ‘Artist Insights’ Podcast Series

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

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Future Talent application Extension

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

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Entries welcomed for Greenfield

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


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