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Brass Bands News

Hear the Call
4th June 2021
Bands everywhere will be honouring our NHS this July. Here's one way to do it, with our free new anthem by Liz Lane. Have a listen here to it being performed by the famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
NHS, social care and frontline workers' day is written in text overlaying a picture of a rainbow
2nd June 2021
What are you doing to celebrate the anniversary of the NHS? Complete our 2-minute form so that we can support you to spread the word, download your free copy of Hear the Call, and find out more about NHS Frontline Day.
A scattered crowd of people facing a performance and clapping. In the background there is a large warehouse-style building and some bunting
1st June 2021
We've joined forces with the National Coal Mining Museum for a special event. Perform with your band or attend as a guest.
Group of six young people jumping in the air in front of a black board, holding brass instruments. They are wearing bright yellow t-shirts and jeans.
1st June 2021
BBE forms new partnership to offer an exciting international professional development opportunity.
Three children are sitting on the edge of a grassy curb, holding brass instruments
28th May 2021
Brass Bands England's Sheila introduces MOJO week - a daily practice challenge for young brass players this half-term. Download your free practice sheet now!
UniBrass 2021
26th May 2021
Our friends at the UniBrass Foundation are delighted to announce that the 2021 UniBrass Contest will take place on Saturday 26th June at the University of Sheffield.
Group of people in rain at dusk are carrying brass instruments and wearing clear rain ponchos
25th May 2021
BBE has teamed up with photographer Kerry Harrison to showcase some excellent and emotive images of brass banding in action. Add your own to enter the competition!
BandSafe logo of an S shaped like a shield, next to a cornet being played
25th May 2021
We've scheduled a new batch of dates for our flagship safeguarding course, BandSafe, developed in partnership with the NSPCC.
Covid-19 virus particle with New Moon Insurance logo (sponsor)
18th May 2021
Brass Bands England (BBE) has been working in conjunction with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to confirm that, from 17 May, brass bands can return to both rehearsing and performing when social distancing is in place.
Hear the Call for brass band and optional voices, also playable by an ensemble of six or more insturments, music by Liz Lane and words by Andy Rashleigh
14th May 2021
A chance to take part in a day of special events to celebrate the NHS and perform a brand new piece by composer Liz Lane - plus it's your chance to win free BBE membership for your band.
Sam is sitting on the bottom of a series of wooden steps next to a patch of grass he has brown hair and is wearing a navy blue coat and jeans
13th May 2021
Find out about last year's Social Impact Award winner, Sam Wyne.
Boy standing in field in the sun shine playing a trombone which he is pointing up into the air
12th May 2021
Proms in the Playground is a new initiative by Brass Bands England to encourage bands to make links with their local community, schools and Music Education Hubs at the end of the Summer Term.