News

11th July 2019
Brass Bands England (BBE) is pleased to announce that the test-piece for the Championship Section of the 2020 National Youth Brass Band Championships will be Saint-Saëns Variations by Philip Sparke.
1st July 2019
Brass Bands England (BBE) is pleased to announce that the Department for Education has awarded a national Body of Persons Approval (BOPA) for BBE and member organisations.
27th June 2019
On Saturday 28th September Brass Bands England (BBE) will present The Brass Band Conference 2019.
26th June 2019
Researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Music and Wellbeing Unit have just released a detailed report on the benefits and challenges of playing in brass bands.
13th June 2019
Following the recent announcement that the Secretary of State for Education has granted Brass Bands England (BBE) a Body of Persons Approval (BOPA), which will alleviate the administration workload of its member bands in relation to Child...
12th June 2019
On Saturday 29 June, Brass Bands England (BBE) will bring its revolutionary Artistic Development workshops with Philip Harper, Musical Director of world leading Cory Band, to Yorkshire.  
31st May 2019
  BrassFestUK 2019 is off and running and over the weekend of the 5th, 6th and 7th July there will be a lot of brass bands out playing to the public, will your band be part of the BrassFestUK weekend?
22nd May 2019
Brass Bands England is delighted to announce record membership levels, recently topping 300 organisations with many comprising multiple band membership. With an increase in benefits and services, BBE has seen over 100 new organisations sign up in...
10th May 2019
  Music Education Council launches Child Performance Licensing Survey
9th May 2019
  Brass Bands England (BBE) has launched the next phase of its training and development programmes, designed to help brass bands at all levels thrive both on performance and administration fronts.
30th April 2019
Brass Bands England (BBE) is delighted with the announcement that the European Brass Band Championships is set to return to England for the first time in 17 years, to be held at Sage Gateshead in 2024.