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Mike and Kenny stand outside the gates of Buckingham Palace. Both wear dark blue suits with yellow ties.
29th May 2024
BBE was represented at a recent Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, celebrating the contribution to the nation of the cultural arts sector.
A graphic of a phone set up to look like a podcast is playing. On the screen is written Introducing the Brass Bands Archive
24th May 2024
In need of a new podcast to listen to? We've got you covered. This week we launched 'The Brass Band Podcast: Archive Edition' and the first episode is available wherever you get your podcasts.
BBCA logo with hand holding a baton
21st May 2024
The ten shortlisted semi-finalists in the Brass Band Conductors’ Association's flagship Conducting Competition have been announced.
14th May 2024
Bold as Brass contest, held at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield and delivered in association with Brass Bands England, returns on the 15th June 2024, where 10 bands will participate in the inclusive contest. 
Burbage band members are sitting down in a circle band formation playing instruments, wearing red brass band blazors, the conductor is standing at the front facing the band
10th May 2024
Another success for a BBE member band using our Fundraising Service
Group of four primary-school aged girls wearing red sweatshirts stood looking at each other in field holding brass instruments and smiling
9th May 2024
Download the new #PromsInThePlayground song sheet music and backing tracks for music-making with schools this July.
9th May 2024
Another month, means another blog from the Brass Bands Archive! This time our volunteers explore a selection of beautiful manuscript scores were donated to the Brass Bands Archive in 2022.
4th May 2024
Find out the order of play for Brass in Concert 2024 - Championship and Youth contest.
A band playing. All are seated apart from a young girl standing playing a hore and the conductor.
25th April 2024
Eleven bands will perform at the Glasshouse International Centre for Music this November in the 47th Brass in Concert Championship, presented in association with World of Brass, Banks Group and Yamaha, and delivered in partnership with Brass Bands...
Brass Band Conductors' Association Conducting competition logo. A hand with a baton.
23rd April 2024
Two pieces have been chosen for entrants to conduct in the semi-finals of the Brass Band Conductors' Association Conducting Competition 2024.
19th April 2024
For the first time since 2021, eight of the UK’s leading youth bands will take to the Sage 1 stage to compete for the prestigious title of Youth Brass in Concert Champions.
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11th April 2024
Support received from the Foyle Foundation means bands wanting to take part in Youth Fest can apply for travel bursaries.