Sunday 19 June 2022

U.S. Open moves to Michigan

It has been announced that the U.S. Open Championships will move to the Clarkston Performing Arts Center in Clarkston, Michigan later this year. The event will be held in partnership with the Great Lakes Brass Band Association (GLBBA) on November 19th. In a statement, U.S. Open co-founders Clark and Dallas Niermeyer...read more

Sunday 19 June 2022

B&R appoints McElligott as Resident MD

Famous Yorkshire outfit Brighouse & Rastrick has announced the appointment of its new Resident Musical Director Ian McElligott with immediate effect. A proud Yorkshire man with a background in military music, Ian rose to the rank of Major, and upon completion of a particularly successful and rewarding career as a Service...read more

Sunday 19 June 2022

2022 Whit Friday

Black Dyke Band won the Saddleworth & Oldham Whit Friday for the first time since 2015.. Led by Director of Music, Prof Nicholas Childs and playing 'Knight Templar' the band were declared winners at Denshaw, Dobcross, Greenfield and Lydgate. Meanwhile in Tameside Foden's secured the Whit Friday honours for the 19th...read more

Saturday 18 June 2022

Andrea Price is new MD at Wingates

The Wingates Band has announced the appointment of Andrea Price as their new Musical Director. Andrea graduated with a Masters from Salford, also winning the Mortimer Prize during her time at the university. She has also performed at the very highest banding level, including ten years as principal percussionist and...read more

Saturday 18 June 2022

2022 Borders Entertainment Contest

This year’s Borders Entertainment Contest will take place in Hawick on Saturday 5 November. The Scottish Borders Brass Band Association is inviting bands from Sections 2, 3 and 4 to register their interest in entering the competition by contacting contest secretary Christine Calvert at kernigal@me.com The contest will be capped at...read more

Saturday 18 June 2022

Groningen wins 2022 Dutch Open

Congratulations to Provinciale Brassband Groningen on winning the recent Dutch Open title, which took place on the band’s home turf. after a keenly fought Low-Countries battle in the heart of their home city. Groningen, under MD Richard Visser, impressed the audience and adjudicators alike with its impressive 30 minute...read more

Saturday 18 June 2022

BBCA Members' Virtual Networking Event

The BBCA will be running its fifth members’ networking event on Friday 24th June at 7pm with the focus on ‘Collaboration’. Whether it's commissioning a new work with your community, working with a dance troupe or a concert with a school choir, collaborations can enliven your event, be fun to do...read more


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