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Brass Bands News

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4th May 2021
With just weeks left to submit your nominations for the Brass Band England Awards, we’re highlighting the category that's all about supporting young people within the banding sector
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21st April 2021
Early 2021 has seen BBE delve into the Brass Band Archive - a vast array of sheet music and brass band memorabilia, accumulated over the past 50 years! Find out more...
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14th April 2021
We spoke to Band Supplies, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of brass and woodwind instruments and accessories, who shared with us five ways in which they can help you prepare for a return to banding.
Band Governance Bootcamp
13th April 2021
We are pleased to launch our brand new essential governance training for bands. Join our Bootcamp day for a detailed look at all aspects of good governance.
12th April 2021
371 people tuned into our exciting and interactive workshop day last week. Here's what they thought, plus your chance to watch again.
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9th April 2021
Brass Bands England Covid update Brass Bands England has today (9 April) received confirmation from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on what brass band activity will be possible as planned from next Monday (12 April).
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7th April 2021
Louis Dowdeswell. accomplished young British trumpet player, music producer and content creator, is the latest Yamaha Performing Artist to feature in our Online Development Programme.
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6th April 2021
The Brass Band Conductors’ Association’s annual Conducting Competition has a track record of discovering some of the very best conducting talent. And it’s open to all conductors, of all levels, wherever you are located. Just submit your existing...
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2nd April 2021
BBE is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Amongst other things his award will support our flagship rejuvenation project, Brass Foundations.
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26th March 2021
Brass Bands England has received clarification today (26 March) from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to explain what brass band activity will be possible from next Monday.
17th March 2021
If you're new or fairly new to playing a brass instrument, join us for a free fun-filled live-streamed workshop day, delivered by the BBE Brass Foundations team.
15th March 2021
A lot of us in the world of banding will have needed to complete a DBS check at one time or another, but what exactly is a DBS check, and who needs one?