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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...

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...

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...

Grant aid ends at Grimethopre

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Brian Grant has resigned as resident Musical Director at Grimethorpe Colliery Band due to health issues. more...

A working birthday for Scott

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Not even birthday celebrations could stop Richard Scott from his recording work... more...

York Railway Institute continues on the right tracks to future success

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From being close to being shunted into oblivion, York Railway Institute Band is now looking forward to a bright future. more...

Newtongrange prepares for 125th celebrations

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Newtongrange Band has a wonderful weekend of celebration planned next month — and you can join them if you want. more...

Schedule changes for North of England Area

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There has been a change in the contest day schedules for the 2018 North of England Area Championships. more...

Funding bids boost Great Yarmouth youth development

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A brace of successful funding bids will enable Great Yarmouth Band to invest in yet more youth development work. more...

Tredegar welcome new duo

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Welsh qualifiers take to Albert Hall stage with two new signings in their Gallery ranks. more...

Lofthouse provides beacon of brass band attraction

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A great 'Learn to Play' initiative by Lofthouse 2000 Band has proved to be a brilliant as well as loud success! more...

Woodfalls showcase Gallery portraits

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West of England champions are putting on an evening showing this week on their Gallery portraits curated by Dr Robert Childs. more...

New signings at Hade Edge

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Yet more new signings head to Hade Edge. more...

Wantage invests in university education

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Wantage Band starts a long term musical partnership with the students of Oxford University Brass Band more...