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New Christmas Music Released

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Pennine Music are proud to announce that their new Christmas Music publications for 2017 have now been released, with some great new festive music on offer. Every year, bands across the globe strive to bring something different to their Christmas concerts to ensure their audiences have something new to look forward to. This year sees [&hellip more...

ARTICLE: Bad Ass Brass for Charity

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Bad Ass Brass, the Whit Friday scratch band whose popular street ‘march-downs’ have seen videos of the same go viral online, have revealed that nearly all their prize money from 2017 went to charitable musical causes. Over the last two years the band has won over £800, most of which has been donated to youth [&hellip more...

EYMS Strengthen Ranks Ahead of Scottish Open

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East Yorkshire Motor Services Band has announced two new signings ahead of its appearance at the Scottish Open with MD Stig Maersk in Perth on November 25th. Kevin Moxon returns to the soprano cornet seat he vacated in July 2008, joining from the York Railway Institute Band and Siobahn Thomas comes in on percussion from [&hellip more...

Blackburn & Darwen Announce New Signings

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Blackburn & Darwen Band are pleased to announce a number of new players joining the band. Joining on repiano cornet is former YBS and VBS (Poynton) cornet player Nicola Murray. Also joining on the cornet bench are Tom Helm on solo cornet and Hattie Nuttall. Both are products of the Rossendale Scout Band. Joining on [&hellip more...

RESULTS: National Championships of Great Britain 2017

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Brighouse & Rastick Band take their third National Championship title since the turn of the century… Full Results: Test Piece: Gallery (Howard Snell) Adjudicators: Luc Vertommen, Phillip McCann, Howard Snell 1. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King)** 2. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)* 3. Cory (Philip Harper)* 4. Fairey (Garry Cutt)* 5. Foden’s (Bramwell Tovey) 6. Whitburn [&hellip more...

Burnett takes baton for community service

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The experienced Bob Burnett has become the new MD at Rogerstone Community Band. more...

Black Dyke sign new cornet duo

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Black Dyke welcomes Jon Hammond and Adam Finch to their cornet section. more...

Bad Ass attitude is great news for charity causes

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The great Bad Ass Brass has been making sure their Whit Friday prize winning successes have been well spent... more...

Report & Results: 2017 National Championships of Great Britain

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Prof David King paints a series of evocative musical portraits to inspire Brighouse & Rastrick to their tenth National title success. more...

Results: 2017 National Championships of Great Britain

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Brighouse & Rastrick are crowned the 2017 National Championships of Great Britain that has taken place at the Royal Albert Hall, London. more...

More gallery portraits to be produced at Albert Hall

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One of the UKs leading reportage photographers will be taken post performance portraits of players and conductors for possible inclusion in an exhibition for a leading advertising agency. more...

Free ticket upgrade for Albert Hall!

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4BR and Yamaha are giving away 4 free Second Tier box tickets to the first person to visit the Yamaha Trade Stand at the Royal Albert Hall clutching a National Finals programme! more...

Report & Results: 2017 Queensland State Championships

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A world class series of performances from a world class band leads the way in Queensland as Brisbane Excelsior triumphs in style. more...

His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts set to celebrate 35th anniversary

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The pioneering brass ensemble will celebrate its birthday with a touch of renaissance music making in the heart of London later this month. more...

Fantastic Geneva deals at Ev-entz

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There are some brilliant deals to be had on ex-demo Geneva cornets at Ev-entz — so get in touch fast! more...

Trans-Atlantic connections grow for Centre Stage

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The trade routes to the North American market continue to grow for Centre Stage Uniforms. more...

Winter is here as King of the North returns to Manger

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Martin Winter returns to residency in Manger as Norwegian band announces major changes in personnel. more...

Osbourne looks back at personal Albert Hall gallery

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Bob Osbourne of Redbridge Brass will enjoy looking back at over 50 years of competitive experience at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend. more...

The Messiah is making a charity appearance in London on Saturday night

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If you want to enjoy Handel, a brass band and help a great charity cause after the National Finals then take a sherbet dab and head to St Stephen's Church on Gloucester Road by 8.00pm... more...

Radio: Listen to the Band

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More music and chat from Frank Renton on a visit pat and present to the centenary celebrating Grimethorpe Colliery Band. more...

New signings at Blackburn & Darwen

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There are more new signings at the Blackburn & Darwen Band as MD Neil Samuel adds to the ranks with youth and experience. more...

Quick acting tuba addition at St Austell

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St Austell add to their tuba section after James Kenney decides on a quick response... more...

New contact number for Butlins

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If you need to contact the Skegness Resort to sort out your rehearsal facilities then there is a new number you have to ring... more...

North of England Area judges announced

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The quartet of adjudicators who will sit in the various boxes in Durham next March have been revealed. more...

EBBA offers acoustic olive branch to Palanga

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A more conciliatory tone is heard from EBBA as it responds with an offer of re-engagement with Palanga over the future hosting of the European Championships. more...

Brass Band Podcast: Episodes 46 & 47

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The views on the banding world from the two Scottish sages... from Palanga to how to run a brass band properly more...

World Rankings — October update

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Valaisia and Whitburn reach new heights in the latest rankings release following their stunning efforts in Birmingham last month. more...

New Trio Arrives in Kippax

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The Kippax band are happy to announce three new arrivals to the band. Kippax band would like to welcome Mason Hirst and Colin Eastwood on to the trombone section a head of the last contest of the year and the upcoming Christmas season. Mason has moved up to Leeds from Nottingham to study at the [&hellip more...

Max Power for Friezland

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Friezland Brass Band have recently been celebrating a year with MD Max Stannard at the helm. The band, which faced the possibility of folding before Max took up the position, has had a successful year under his baton, which has seen the Saddleworth band able to contest the Whit Friday circuit for the first time [&hellip more...

North of England Announces Judging Panel

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The North of England Brass Band Association have announced that Howard Evans, Michael Fowles, Mareika Gray and John Roberts will form the judging panel for the upcoming Regional Championships, taking place at the Gala Theatre, on the 17th and 18th March 2018, in Durham. Regional Secretary, Tony Griffiths told A4B: “We offer a warm welcome [&hellip more...

Rochdale Contest Takes International Title

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The North West Area Brass Bands Association’s popular contest at Rochdale Town Hall has attracted bands from far and wide. The list of bands to take part in the senior contest on the 29th October includes bands from across the North of England, the Midlands, North Wales and for the first time Scotland. Contest organiser, [&hellip more...

Foden's solo contest draws made

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The draws have been made for one of the most significant solo and quartet contests in the country — with time for a few more quartets to take part. more...

Van Looy to premiere autobiographical concerto with a twist

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A brand new concerto from the pen of Swiss composer Ludovic Neurohr will see euphonium star Glenn Van Looy take an innovative time line musical journey. more...

Hat-trick rule scrapped for National Championship

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The historic convention of a fourth year bar has been scrapped by the organisers of the National Championships. more...

Heritage celebration for Brass Band of Western Reserve

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The Brass Band of the Western Reserve has just celebrated its 20th anniversary — helped by a brand new work from the pen of Philip Sparke. more...

Skelmanthorpe's prospects looking up for 2019 and beyond

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Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass has enjoyed a great 2017 — but is now planning for further success in the next 12 months. more...

Kippax welcomes trio of new signings

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Three new players help boost the ranks at Kippax. more...

Friezeland celebrates first Stannard anniversary

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A successful 12 months of partnership music making is being celebrated by Friezeland Band and their MD Max Stannard. more...

Centre Stage makes North American link

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Centre Stage Uniforms has announced a five year partnership agreement with the North American Brass Band Association. more...

Cross border welcome at Rochdale contest

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The forthcoming NWABBA Contest in Rochdale has a true cross border feel to it. more...

Reg Vardy add new signings as they showcase Gallery prep work

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There are a number of new signings in the Reg Vardy ranks as they get ready for their Gallery opening at the Royal Albert Hall. more...

National Champions open Gallery doors as they seek hat-trick triumph

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Cory will be showcasing its National Finals preparation work on Howard Snell's 'Gallery' installations ahead of their trip to the Albert Hall. more...

Remembrance releases from Pennine Music

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Pennine Music has a number of perfect musical choices that can enhance any Remembrance concert or occasion. more...

Brass Band World: October Edition now out

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The latest edition of the world's leading monthly brass band publication is out now. more...

Foden's inspire next generation

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The stars of Foden's Band have helped inspire the delegates at the latest East Anglian Brass Band Association Brass Training Day. more...

Cory stars to lead Mid-Winter Workshop

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Philip Harper, Tom Hutchinson and Glyn Williams will lead the popular Mid-Winter Brass Workshop, promoted and organised by the South West Brass Band Association next February — so book early. more...

Eccles welcomes new euphonium lead

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Peter McDonough becomes the new solo euphonium of Eccles Borough Band. more...

Re-Building of York Railway Band

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Following an intensive period of rebuilding the playing strength of York RI since the Regional Contest the band is pleased to announce the appointment of a number of new players. 12 months ago, and through no fault of their own, the York RI Band found themselves in the unenviable position of having 17 current or [&hellip more...

New Endeavours for Great Yarmouth Future

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The Great Yarmouth Brass Band has been successful in recent bids for funding and have been awarded a total of £2,500 from the New Endeavour Rangers Fund and the Brighter Future Fund. The awarded funds will enable the Band to run an outreach programme, working in partnership with local schools in order to offer instrumental [&hellip more...

Strong line-up on the menu board at Pogson Bray contest

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There should be plenty of great entertainment on the menu at Bertie's Banqueting Hall in Elland on Sunday. more...