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Brass Bands News

A composition cover with a photograph of Mary Seacole
19th April 2022
Just over a week remains until the European Brass Band Festival kicks off its stay in Birmingham, beginning with a special prelude concert.
19th April 2022
The BBCA is delighted announce the panel for the live final of their conducting competition on 18th June.
Now is the Hour by Erima Kaihau and Clement Scott
14th April 2022
Volunteering for BBE is a rewarding experience, particularly when in researching specific pieces of music held in the archive, one finds a mystery.
Band Governance Bootcamp
13th April 2022
Our Band Governance Bootcamp returns this May, and we have five reasons you should register.
Line of children wearing green polo tops and playing brass instruments in front of a black backdrop
12th April 2022
For the first time in 15 years, the European Brass Band Festival is coming to England, offering a wealth of varied experiences for performers and listeners, with a particuarly exciting offer for young players.
Hands holding conducting baton
11th April 2022
There's still chance to enter the BBCA Conducting Competition.  Submit your videos by midnight on 30 April.
11th April 2022
Amongst the uncertainty of the past few years, a positive partnership between the NYBBGB and Royal Marines Band Service (RMBS) was formed and has continued to go from strength to strength.
John Fricker from BBCA with 2 young girls and a boy conducting
7th April 2022
With the help of the British Army Band Tidworth, the Brass Band Conductors' Association hosted two workshops for budding young conductors at this year's Youth Champs, attracting over 100 young people who took part and waved their magical conducting...
BandSafe Check and Challenge toolkit
6th April 2022
Our 'Check & Challenge' tool, developed in partnership with NSPCC, is a resource that can be used individually, in a small group, or by a committee/board of trustees to review and improve their current safeguarding practices, irrespective of...
31st March 2022
Arts Council England (ACE) has shown its support for the four-day European Brass Band Festival by awarding a £116,000 grant to the event’s organiser, Brass Bands England (BBE).
30th March 2022
Julie Allen MBE, the inspiration behind the Birkwood Primary Brass Band was presented with the Brian W Hicks Memorial Shield at a special performance ahead of the band's entry into the National Youth Brass Band Championships.
Seven musicians dressed in black and holding brass instruments standing in front of the glass exterior of Symphony Hall Birmingham
29th March 2022
EBBA has announced the full EBBC line-up which will see 11 bands in the Championship Section, four in the Challenge Section and eight the Youth Contest.