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Brass Bands News

Butlin's sign with giant cut-out letters sits behind a bed of poppies, sign also reads "Skegness Resort"
30th July 2021
Organisers of the Butlin’s Open Brass Band Festival have announced details of the 2022 event, to be held at Butlin’s Skegness Resort in January. Here's all your need to know.
Photo of James Holt conducting a brass band
28th July 2021
At the Brass Band Conductors’ Association (BBCA) online Annual General Meeting on 17 July existing Chair Mareika Gray reported that the previous year had been
Text reads "Youth champs" the Y of the logo is shaped like two horns and is placed over coloured splats
23rd July 2021
Information for those wishing to enter has been released ahead of the entry date in order to give band leaders’ time to prepare for application for the event.
Man and woman are clapping they are standing in front of a string of coloured bunting
16th July 2021
A special event this Saturday 24 July will see top brass bands performing for free to visitors at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.
Children standing in a circle in a school tarmacked playground all playing a brass instrument
16th July 2021
Brass Bands England’s Proms In The Playground initiative has been giving many schools the opportunity to round off the school year on a positive note. Dozens of schools have taken part in the national programme, which runs 5 - 23 July, and many...
Red covid molecule with text Covid advice supported by New Moon Insurance
16th July 2021
The Government has announced that Stage 4 of its recovery roadmap will begin on Monday 19 July. Despite the relaxations in specific COVID-19 mitigations, the legal requirement for bands to follow actions to minimise risks to members remains due to...
Red Covid molecule with text BBE Covid Guidance is supported by New Moon Insurance
14th July 2021
We are currently in conversation with the DCMS and hope to issue an update this week on Covid-19 regulations and guidance for bands.
Unibrass Band Camp 25 - 30 August
9th July 2021
UniBrass Presents “Band Camp”, a new exciting playing and social experience for university students, or anyone 18-25 not studying at university. This 5 night residential workshop will be based near Sheffield and musically led by David Thornton (...
Unibrass Band Camp 25-30 August
9th July 2021
The UniBrass foundation will benefit from new funding sources in order to deliver an exciting new playing and social experience for young musicians. The new sources of income will allow enhanced musical tutoring and a number of extra workshop...
1st July 2021
"It started early one morning on Thursday 6 May. The little red tardis was loaded up with boxes of pBuzzes..." our youth specialist Paul McLaughlin updates on us on his latest series of schools workshops
28th June 2021
The Brass Band Conductors’ Association (BBCA) is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 online Brass Band Conducting Competition. 1st place goes to CJ Wu
Band Governance Bootcamp
28th June 2021
"Absolutely excellent, really informative, perfectly timed."