Wednesday 22 June 2022

French National Tests Announced

The Confederation Musicale de France has announed the test pieces that will be used by the lower divisions at the 2023 French National Championships. The event will be held in St Etienne at Le Panassa Hall on the weekend of the 28th/29th January. The chosen works are below with the...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Foden’s: Welcome to the Bandroom

Foden’s Band has announced the release of ‘Welcome to the Bandroom’, a project funded through Arts Council England, designed to create a definitive guide to the brass band that can be used by educators around the world for free. The project features a specially commissioned piece by Lucy Pankhurst, with...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Success for St Dennis

Congratulations to St Dennis Band, led by MD Darren Hawken, who recently won the Championship section of the Bugle Contest. Principal Cornet, Luke Barker, helped the band to victory with his super performance in the set work, ‘On Alderley Edge’, winning himself the ‘Best Solo Cornet’ Award in the process....read more

Wednesday 22 June 2022

New Personnel at Brighouse

Brighouse & Rastrick has announced the signing of three new members. Adding to the bass team, James Brooks joinson BBb tuba. James started at Diggle band, and at 14 moved to Dobcross Silver Band on Solo Euphonium. In 2011 he made the move to Oldham Band (Lees), where he spent...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Changing of the Guard at Friary

Friary’s AGM in May saw the end of an era: long-serving chairman Nigel Stevens stepped down after 11 years at the helm and after 19 years as a player. During his tenure, Nigel oversaw the Band’s progression on many fronts, not least to a top twenty ranking at the...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2022

BBCA Announces Contest Winner

Boris Oppliger receiving 1st prize in the BBCA Conducting Competition 2022 from BBCA Chairman James Holt and Conductor of Eccles Borough Band/BBCA Exec Member Mareika Gray. On Saturday 18 June the live flagship Brass Band Conductors’ Association’s Conducting Competition returned to Eccles Town Hall with 11 semi-finalists battling it out for...read more

Sunday 19 June 2022

Taylor says goodbye to Excelsior

The 20-year musical partnership between Brisbane Excelsior Band and Musical Director Howard Taylor has come to an end. The band has enjoyed incredible success whilst under his direction bookended by winning the Queensland State Championship, his contesting debut, in 2002, and concluding his tenure with a win at 2019 Australian Championships....read more


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