News

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.
11th February 2021
Representatives of banding bodies in the four UK nations today participated in a meeting with Caroline Dinenage MP. The DCMS has recognised that touring is hugely important for musicians’ careers at all levels and had opened the door for future...
4th February 2021
If you missed our recent virtual conducting webinar with the Brass Band Conductors Association, here's all the information and a link to the recording. Thanks to the 160 who joined us live!
4th February 2021
The European Brass Band Association has announced that the 2022 Championships are to be held at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The Championships will be hosted by Brass Bands England.
27th January 2021
If you’ve been thinking about enrolling onto the BandSafe training programme, this session will offer a helpful overview of what to expect, plus will look at writing your safeguarding policy and how to use the BBE national BOPA.
22nd January 2021
This week, BBE member organisation Kinetika Bloco is celebrating their 21st birthday by sharing successes, challenges and experience from various projects along the way.
20th January 2021
We're pleased to have teamed up with the Brass Band Conductors' Association (BBCA) to offer free support to aspiring or early-career conductors.
20th January 2021
What should be the focus of the next Big Brass Day? Young brass players aged 11-18 are invited to share their ideas for the focus of the next virtual youth workshop, to be scheduled for March 2021.
20th January 2021
We are pleased to announce that we have expanded the BBE team in order to support more players, bands and communities with practical advice and creative resources for banding.