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Brass Bands News

Brass Band England Band Safe in partnership with NSPCC logo - a close up of a young girl playing the cornet. She has dark hair which is tied up and wears a red waistcoat with a white shirt underneath.
25th October 2021
Our flagship safeguarding programme, BandSafe, has had a makeover, seeing a complete overhaul of the training programme and its accompanying suite of resources. Here's everything you need to know...
1st December 2021
Following the announcement of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, Brass Bands England encourages its members to ensure they continue to assess the risks of activity and have measures in place to ensure...
Instrument and case on a table with close-up of a black jacket in the foreground with text Brass Bands England embroidered on it
19th November 2021
BBE is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund, to enable us to support the brass banding sector to fully reopen and engage with audiences and communities
Woman wearing a red jumper and jeans with a Christmas hat is carrying a bass on her shoulder
19th November 2021
Today the much anticipated #BrassBandsAtChristmas crowdfunding campaign has launched to the public, endorsed by popular TV presenter and music-lover Angellica Bell.
Close up of three children each playing a cornet, they are each wearing a red jumper
27th October 2021
Following a break in recent years, the Brass in Concert Elementary Programme is back in business, this time stronger than ever.
Carole has short blonde hair and is wearing a black t-shirt and black and white patterned trousers. She is standing in a park next to a vintage truck which is serving ice creams.
24th October 2021
We recently said farewell to long-serving Administration Officer, Carole Salter, who has retired from BBE after 11 years’ service.
Youth champs 2022 - enter your band now!
21st October 2021
Changes to the 2022 event have been put in place to help support as many youth bands as possible to return to public performance after Covid-19 restrictions on playing.
A women's back she is wearing an orange t-shirt which says Volunteer on the back in white all caps
18th October 2021
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support a number of significant banding events in 2022.
Side-profile of paul playing a soprano cornet. He is wearing a black jacket and glasses. The room is dark and a conductor can be seen in the distance
18th October 2021
Paul Richards, soprano cornet player of Flowers Band, has been elected to join the BBE Board as its latest Trustee, following this year’s Brass Bands England Annual General Meeting,
Development weekends
12th October 2021
We're excited for the return of our BBE Development Weekends in a few weeks' time, at our first stop, Cornwall.
Collection of hands painted red and placed together to form a heart
7th October 2021
This Monday 11 October at 7pm we'll be hosting an 'ask us anything’ drop-in session on the topic of charities, why your band has a charitable purpose, and all of the many benefits you can access on registration.
30th September 2021
Preserving Brass Band Heritage: call for volunteers to help make the National Brass Band Archive accessible to the public