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Brass Bands News

12th May 2021
In collaboration with the Royal Marines Band Service, Brass Bands England presents a series of live interviews exploring the life and career options for Marine musicians.
11th May 2021
A ‘little idea’ has resulted in a big achievement for Sheffield’s Brass Banders, including members of our own BBE team. Find out more about Steel City Brass...
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11th May 2021
UniBrass has created an album containing 14 tracks recorded in isolation (distance banding style) by various UK university bands and edited together as a project to keep everyone playing throughout the Covid-19 lockdown
Building Back to Band with Les Neish - Besson London
10th May 2021
Soloist, chamber musician, and educator Les Neish joins us for a webinar focusing on building up playing ability as you return to the bandroom.
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10th May 2021
Mark Wilkinson, Anri Adachi, A4 Brass, Robert Childs & Roger Argente, Mark Amstrong, Kirsty Abbotts and Paul Richard have all been recent guests on our Bring Back the Brass show with the BBE Brass Foundations team.
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5th May 2021
The BBCA has confirmed the adjudicating panel for the upcoming online version of its annual conducting competition, including a well-known special guest adjudicator!
Better Banding for All
5th May 2021
With the rise in stress and anxiety, exacerbated by the pressures and impact of Covid 19, there has never been a more important time to introduce and practice mindfulness.
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4th May 2021
Opportunity for young players to participate in Opera North's Brass Academy. £130 per person but bursaries and payment plans available. Enrole by Monday 17 May 2021.
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4th May 2021
Are you a woman in banding? Brass Bands England's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group would like to hear about your experiences within the brass banding sector.
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4th May 2021
With just weeks left to submit your nominations for the Brass Band England Awards, we’re highlighting the category that's all about supporting young people within the banding sector
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21st April 2021
Early 2021 has seen BBE delve into the Brass Band Archive - a vast array of sheet music and brass band memorabilia, accumulated over the past 50 years! Find out more...
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14th April 2021
We spoke to Band Supplies, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of brass and woodwind instruments and accessories, who shared with us five ways in which they can help you prepare for a return to banding.