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Brass Bands News

Better banding for all
25th August 2021
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our board. Could this be you? Get in touch with us now!
Exterior of Symphony Hall in the early evening, The building is a large block with multiple levels of large glass windows
23rd August 2021
Don't miss your chance to attend the European Brass Band Championships in Birmingham in 2022! Gain priority booking in the £1 BBE TIcket Lottery. Here's the full programe...
Group of young people holding brass instrumentsm they are all pointing towards a man playing the trombone
18th August 2021
A group of talented young brass players will unite to form a new 'National Universities Brass Band', which will present a series of free concerts in and around Sheffield over the bank holiday weekend.
Conductor's hands holding a baton
18th August 2021
Join the BBCA for a chance to network with other conductors, meet the Exec, and be the first to hear the results of the national Conducting Survey. Register for your place now.
Two girls and a boy sitting on a curb in front of a flower bed, each holding a cornet
17th August 2021
Following the success of the first six months of this ground-breaking brass education programme, we are thrilled to announce that BBE Brass Foundations has been extended until July 2022!
A brown leather case containing a selection of different shaped horns and a garden hose
16th August 2021
BBE Brass Foundations youth specialist, Paul McLaughlin, introduces us to the now infamous "gardenhoseaphone" !
BBCA logo is a treble clef with two arms lifted in a conducting movement
11th August 2021
The Brass Band Conductors' Association is looking at how it can best engage with and serve the conducting community, both BBCA members and those who haven't yet joined!
The Brass Band Conference 2021 Improving Our Art
11th August 2021
The Brass Band Conference is back! Live-streamed from The LifeCentre in Manchester, this year’s theme of ‘Improving our art’ will highlight a diverse range of creative topics, speakers and performances.
Group of musicians standing in the rain at dusk, wearing transparent rain ponchos
10th August 2021
As we all began to make a return to banding earlier this summer, we have also been looking back at our favourite banding memories from years gone by. See the winning photograph and top honourable mentions.
Hade Edge band stand in front of industrial buildings at the Coal Museum site. They are wearing red jackets and holding their instruments
8th August 2021
A special launch event for Gala Day! at the National Coal Mining Museum provided an opportunity for culture-seekers of all ages to experience three excellent brass bands.
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