Friday 19 March 2021

East Anglian 90th Anniversary Celebrations

The East Anglian Brass Band Association has announced a change of dates for events that will help celebrate the organisation's 90th anniversary later this year. The Solo & Ensemble contest planned for 15th May has been moved online (with a closing date for entries of 16th April and the popular Entertainments...read more

Friday 19 March 2021

BBE Webinar: Funding for your band in 2021

During these changing times, easyfundraising is a simple and effective fundraising option for your band. Find out how it works, get advice on how to make the most of it, and put your questions to the easyfundraising team. Whether your band is already registered with easyfundraising or not, you’ll find this...read more

Friday 19 March 2021

British Open considering a Pre-Draw

The organisers of the British Open Championships are asking the bands invited to compete at the proposed 2021 Contest at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on September 11th, if they would consider either a split-draw or a pre-draw as a 'one-off' amendment to the event. These options are being considered owing to...read more

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Scottish Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to the Whitburn Band members who made it a clean sweep at the weekend’s Scottish Solo and Ensemble Festival open event by taking the top three places. Euphonium player Scott Kerr came out on top with his performance of The Goblin’s Rondo. Runner-up was cornetist Callum Robb who played Zelda...read more

Wednesday 17 March 2021

BBE 2021 Awards

The Brass Bands England Awards exist to give credit to those who have made an exceptional contribution within the banding community and the wider community within which brass bands operate. Be it through leading innovative creative projects, bringing about positive social change, championing inclusion and diversity, or inspiring a new generation...read more

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Harper and Mead awarded Iles and Mortimer Medals

It has been announced that Philip Harper and Steven Mead will be awarded the 2021 Iles and Mortimer Medals in recognition of their service to the brass band movement. The awards, which were established in 1947 and 1995, are presented each year by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, one of the...read more

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Competitors and Judges Announced

Cory has announced the line-up of judges for the upcoming Kapitol Cory Online Championships, which runs from Friday 12th March (18:BST) to Sunday 28th March. The judging panels are made up of Cory Band players as well as Chris Osborn, representing UniBrass and are as follows: Championship Section (27-28 March): Nigel...read more


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