Saturday 18 June 2022

  2023 Fife Festival Announcements

Make a note in your diaries - early notice of the date for next year’s Fife Brass Band Festival has been announced as Saturday 22 April 2023. As Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall will not be available for the entertainment contest, the venue has been switched to the Lochgelly Centre. The event is...read more

Saturday 18 June 2022

Entry open for Scottish Festival of Brass 2022

The Scottish Festival of Brass returns in November as a twin-weekend event after being compressed into a single weekend last year for logistical reasons during Covid. Entry forms are now available for the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge (for bands in Sections 1-4) which will take place on Saturday 12 November and...read more

Saturday 18 June 2022

Nicóla Shaw endorses Adams

Born in the UK, Nicóla started her musical journey aged 7 as a Soprano Cornet player with the Golborne Youth Brass Band, inspired by her Granddad an ex-miner. At the age of 16 she joined the Wingates Band on Repiano Cornet for 4 years before she was approached to take up...read more

Thursday 9 June 2022

2022 French Open Championships

Congratulations to Paris Brass Band on winning the recent French Open Championship in Amboise. Under the calm direction of Laurent Douvre this was the band’s first appearance at the contest since winning in 2012. The band impressed the adjudicators with its programme including Peter Graham’s set-work ‘Dynasty’ with...read more

Thursday 9 June 2022

Bill Geldard receives British Empire Medal

Renowned trombonist and arranger Bill Geldard has been awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Music in the 2022 Queen's Birthday and Platinum Honours. Born in 1929, he has enjoyed a remarkable musical career, becoming a professional musician at the age of 15 and going on to play with...read more

Thursday 9 June 2022

RCS bridging programme for budding Music Teachers

Calling all young (and not-so-young) Scottish brass players who may be contemplating a career as a music teacher. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is running a BEd Bridging Programme in Fair Access to support young musicians who want to be music teachers. This programme is designed to enhance people’s understanding of...read more

Thursday 9 June 2022

WFEL Fairey in The Wrong Trousers

Nearly 30 years since the film premiered in the UK, WFEL Fairey Band is preparing to bring to life a screening of ‘Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers’, complete with live brass band accompaniment. The performance will take place at Stockport Plaza on July 17 at 3.30pm and will see the...read more


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