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Brass Bands News

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22nd June 2021
Membership with Brass Bands England includes affiliate membership with Making Music, alongside access to all their services. Here the Making Music team walk us through their Charity Registration Service and tell us how it can help your band.
16th June 2021
It was confirmed by the Prime Minister on 14 June that Stage 4 of the roadmap to recovery will not take place on 21 June as planned. BBE, through working in conjunction with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), can confirm...
14th June 2021
The Brass Band Conductors’ Association (BBCA) is delighted to be able to announce the names of the four conductors who have been selected to go through to the final of this ye
Five children holding different coloured plastic mouthpieces to their mouths. They are wearing blue sweatshirts and white colors
12th June 2021
Working with BBE’s Brass Foundations team, Warwick Music Group and Denis Wick Products have donated over £5,000 worth of free plastic mouthpieces for use with schools and youth bands with the aim of kick-starting banding after the disruption of the...
10th June 2021
The Brass Band Conductors’ Association (BBCA) is preparing to announce the finalists of this year’s online conducting competition.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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!