Thursday 2 September 2021

Brownless and Harrison receive Making Music nominations

Samantha Harrison, Musical Director of Elland Silver Youth Band has been nominated in the 'Best Instrumental Music Director' category, and Neil Brownless is featured in the 'Best Music Creator for Leisure time Music Groups' for the prestigious 2021 Making Music Awards. The awards celebrate the work and commitment of leisure-time music...read more

Thursday 2 September 2021

Brass Gala Concert programme Released

The programmes for the Brass Gala Concert at Symphony Hall on Sunday 12th September (2.30pm) have been announced. Black Dyke and Cory are still looking forward to entertaining the audience in Birmingham in spite of the British Open Championship being postponed until January 2022. Cory’s programme is an eclectic mix including Edward...read more

Thursday 2 September 2021

AoBBA Appoints Trainee Adjudicators

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) is pleased to announce a new cohort of trainee adjudicators. The trainee’s will commence their two-year training programme in September and will be involved in live adjudications in conjunction with the official AoBBA adjudicators. The new trainees are Stephanie Binns, Darren Hawken, Alan Hobbins,...read more

Thursday 2 September 2021

Farr to feature at Higham Hall

Besson Artist Owen Farr will be a featured guest tutor later this year at the 2021 Higham Hall 'Brass Band Weekend'. Owen will be joined by Andy Kershaw (tuba) and Martyn Grisdale (cornet) for the weekend, taking place from Friday 29th October to Sunday 31st October. The event is for brass...read more

Thursday 2 September 2021

New Flugelhorn at Fairey’s

Fairey’s has welcomed Nicóla Shaw as the band’s new Flugelhorn player. Nicóla joins having completed eight successful years with Wingates Band. Her main highlights with the band include being chosen as the featured soloist at the recent Brass Pass Festival (Halifax) in July, along with the opportunity to perform in some...read more

Sunday 29 August 2021

Calling all ex-Sun Life (Stanshawe) Players 

The trustees and players of the much loved and sadly missed Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band are planning a re union to keep the bands memory in the limelight and to meet up with old friends. The event will be held on the weekend of the 27th and 28th November in Wootten-Under-Edge....read more

Sunday 29 August 2021

The NYBBGB Weston Conductors’ Competition is now open for entries 

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, the UK’s leading brass bands for children and young people which next year celebrates its 70th anniversary, has just announced their first ever Conductors’ Competition is now open for entries. This, the Band’s inaugural conductors’ competition, supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation, is...read more


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