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Women in Banding

Woman playing a bass on top of the moors

Brass Bands England's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group would like to hear about your experiences of being a woman or identifying as female in brass banding, whether positive or negative. Perhaps you've not given it much thought and your gender makes no difference.  Or maybe your gender has shaped your banding experience dramatically.  We would like to hear all angles to this story.  Responses will be used to frame an overall picture of what it is like to be a woman in banding today to share with others and guide our activities.  

This survey closed on 25th June 2021.  We are in the process of analysing the findings and producing a report which will be added to our website.

International Women's Day is celebrated on the 8th March each year.


Watch our women in banding related videos


Bring back the brass with Anri Adachi - May 2021


Femmes Fortissimo celebrate International Women's Day 2021


Women in Brass Bands at the RNCM

At the RNCM Brass Band Festival 2020, BBE's Education and Development Co-ordinator Sarah Baumann chaired a discussion on the topic of 'Women in Brass Bands', joined by Sheona White, Liz Lane - ComposerHalldis Rønning, Kate Lock of Femmes Fortissimo and Nicki Tonge of World of Brass.


Celebrating International Women's Day 2019


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