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Brass Bands News

Two girls and a boy playing silver brass instruments in front of a bright but cloudy sky
2nd April 2021
BBE is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Amongst other things his award will support our flagship rejuvenation project, Brass Foundations.
Covid-19 virus particle with New Moon Insurance logo (sponsor)
26th March 2021
Brass Bands England has received clarification today (26 March) from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to explain what brass band activity will be possible from next Monday.
17th March 2021
If you're new or fairly new to playing a brass instrument, join us for a free fun-filled live-streamed workshop day, delivered by the BBE Brass Foundations team.
15th March 2021
A lot of us in the world of banding will have needed to complete a DBS check at one time or another, but what exactly is a DBS check, and who needs one?
15th March 2021
Bring Back the Brass is a new Facebook Live interview series delivered by Brass Bands England's Brass Foundations team. Every Monday at 6.30pm we’ll be joined by an influential figure in the world of brass.
Boy playing a xylophone, holding three mallets in each hand
13th March 2021
This month, Chethams School of Music will be running a virtual musical Bootcamp for young musicians aged 8 - 18. Anyone can register to take part and it's totally free.
12th March 2021
Your chance to win BBE Membership by sending us your thoughts and opinions. Whether you're a BBE member or a non-member, we'd like to hear from you.
8th March 2021
Whether you’re interested in a musical career in the British Army, or just a supporter of the band, this behind-the-scenes webinar will offer you a way to find out more about one of the oldest and best-known military bands in the world.
25th February 2021
The Brass Band Conductor’s Association (BBCA) has announced that it will once again be holding its flagship Conducting Competition, this year as a virtual event, with judging of the 3 finalists taking place online on 27 June 2021. 
23rd February 2021
We have been working in conjunction with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to explain how brass band activity is planned to fit into the proposed roadmap for the removal of Covid restrictions in the coming weeks and months.
15th February 2021
Join the webinar for support on re-engaging with your youth band online. Plus contribute to the survey to help shape the future of the Brass Foundations programme.
12th February 2021
We have some exciting opportunities to explore our archive collection, as we seek volunteers to support cataloguing of the Brass Band Archive ahead of its move to a new home in the University of Huddersfield’s Heritage Quay archives collection.