Friday 27 August 2021

Fritze wins BrookWright Prize

The much awaited results of the inaugural BrookWright International Brass Ensemble Composer Competition 2021 (IBECC) have been announced. Receiving the Overall Prize, awarded by the judges James Curnow, Dr. Liz Lane and Paul Hindmarsh, is American composer Gregory Fritze. His work ‘Cool Bop’, for brass quintet, is written in the more

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Cooperation band Youth Solo Competition

The cooperation band recently held its own very successful online Youth Solo Contest, with winner of the Advanced Section, Lewis Blackwood, being invited to perform with the Scottish Champion as a guest soloist when they return to the concert stage later this year. A spokesperson for the contest stated, "The more

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Ashman wins Davison Young Musician Award

Virtuosi GUS Band and NYBBGB percussionist, Jordan Ashman, is the winner of the 2021 Davison Young Musician Award. He received his award from patron of the Davison Young Musicians Award, Commodore Duncan Lustig-Prean, at Ely Cathedral on August 12, 2021. Jordan, from Milton, performed his winning piece – Hombre d’Août more

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Lode Violet adds Gregson’s Cornet Concerto to his recording projects

If you missed the release on Sunday, make sure to check out the streaming services on a new recording by Lode Violet from an outstanding work for the cornet: ‘Cornet Concerto’ by Edward Gregson. The last year gave the cornet virtuoso the opportunity to launch some small recording projects. Several more

Tuesday 24 August 2021

BBCA virtual networking event and conducting survey results launch

On Tuesday 21 September, the Brass Band Conductors’ Association will be hosting an online networking session providing a chance to chat to other band conductors from the comfort of your sofa. The event will also offer a chance to meet a number of the BBCA’s local Area Representatives and Executive Committee, more

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Brass Foundations extended through National Lottery Funding

Brass Bands England has announced that their BBE Brass Foundations programme has been extended until July 2022. Following the success of the first six months of this ground-breaking brass education initiative, Arts Council England have awarded £48,000 for the programme through its National Lottery Project Grants. Brass Foundations currently operates more

Tuesday 24 August 2021

BBE invites new trustees to the Board

Brass Bands England (BBE) is set to hold its online Annual General Meeting on 25 September, ahead of the BBE Conference, and is encouraging people to put themselves forward if they think they could make a valuable contribution as a new trustee on their Board. Chair Mike Kilroy commented “We more

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