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Brass Bands News

The Brass Band England Awards 2021
24th September 2021
The winners of this year’s Brass Bands England Awards have been revealed at a virtual ceremony at today's Brass Band Conference.
24th September 2021
We are excited to announce the composer of the set test for for the 2022 European Brass Band Championships, in association with World of Brass, to be held in Symphony Hall Birmingham. Find out more now.
CJ Wu and BBE's Rosie standing in front of a large white backdrop with a soundwave. Rosie is wearing a white jacket and CJ is wearing black. They are both holding a clear rectangular plaque
22nd September 2021
Congratulations to CJ Wu, winner of this year's Brass Band Conductors' Association annual Conducting Competition. Here, BBE's Rosie  met CJ at Media City to present her with her winner's trophy.
Youth champs 2022
21st September 2021
Entry for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain is now open for youth bands of all levels, including a special debut section for those new to contesting.
20th September 2021
Charitable grant-making foundation Garfield Weston is the latest supporter of Brass Bands England activities, recently awarding a £50,000 grant to our organisation.
Text reads "Development Weekends" next to an abstract pattern of trianges, clefs, a musical note and a heart, with triangular images of a music stand and a young girl playing the horn
20th September 2021
BBE training events are BACK. Join us in Cornwall or Leeds, and why not make a weekend of it?
20th September 2021
Ahead of his BBE webinar, we spoke to Sean Chandler about how you can become more deaf-aware, and how these strategies can ultimately benefit all members of your band.
Instrument and case on a table with close-up of a black jacket in the foreground with text Brass Bands England embroidered on it
18th September 2021
Make sure to use your BBE Member discount when purchasing your test-piece.
Band members are standing in line on a forecourt in front of a red brick building
18th September 2021
Read the stiry of Tidworth Army Band as they begin their public duties changing the guard in both London and Windsor.
The Brass Band Conference 2021 Improving Our Art
14th September 2021
Live-streamed on Saturday 25 September and free to access by all. Find out the full line-up of speakers here!
A glass jar on its side with coppe coins spilling out onto a wooden table
14th September 2021
A new role will support bands to become more financially sustainable - and applications for the position are still open!
Grey sword in front of sky with lightening bolts and text which reads "Excalibur Colin G. Dance Grade 3.5"
12th September 2021
BBE member Colin G Dance has had his work 'Excalibur' selected as the 3rd Section test piece for the finals of the National Brass Band Championships in Germany in 2022. Find out more about his catalogue of work.