Monday 6 May 2024

Amersham to host Summer Course & Festival

The Amersham Band will host its inaugural 'Summer Brass Course and Festival' in July. The four day event from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July will be based at the band's modern headquarters, as well as the local St Mary's Church. A spokesperson for the band explained, “Building on our core...read more

Sunday 5 May 2024

Final Entries Invited for Morley Contest

Organisers of the Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest have issued a final call for competitors wishing to enter this year’s event. The popular competition will be held for a 16th time on Sunday 23rd June (starting 12.30pm). The closing date for entries is Friday 17th May. The contest is open to...read more

Sunday 5 May 2024

Redgate Marches to the Beat of his own Drum

John Redgate, a baritone player in North Lakes Brass, has successfully completed a fundraising effort which saw him walk from Dufton to Durham. The intrepid adventurer took on the challenge as his own personal ‘Camino’ at the same time as trying to raise funds for the Cumbria based band to purchase...read more

Sunday 5 May 2024

European Youth Brass Band Championships

The results are in for the final contest in this year’s European Brass Band Championships. Congratulations to Brass Band Sklepucini and conductor Vilmastas Vapsva on winning the Premier Section and to Smoras Skolemusikk and MD Magnus Brandseth on their success in the Development Section. Full results are below. Result:EYBBC Premier Section:Adjudicators:...read more

Sunday 5 May 2024

NYBB Summer Plans

Following the success of its Easter Course and critically acclaimed performances in Cardiff, Liverpool and London the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has announced details of its Summer Course. The course will be led by Professor David King with guest soloist James Fountain, principal trumpet of the London Symphony...read more

Sunday 5 May 2024

Mike Cavanagh takes new role at Purcell

Baritone virtuoso Mike Cavanagh has been appointed as the new Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at The Purcell School, starting in September 2024. Mike is a Professor of Baritone and Tutor in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). He is perhaps best known to brass band...read more

Sunday 5 May 2024

Treize Etoiles Defend Euro Title

The 45th European Brass Band Championships took place this weekend in the beautiful setting of Palanga in Lithuania. Congratulations to winners Treize Etoiles and their Musical Director Frederic Theodoloz. The Swiss band managed to successfully defend the Championship Division European Title with two superb performances of the set work ‘A Road...read more


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