Third round of applications for Elevate programme opens | Brass Bands England

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Third round of applications for Elevate programme opens

Monday, 19 February, 2024

The third  round of applications for our collaborative programme - ‘Elevate’ - is now open.

The programme will see BBE member bands looking to challenge their normal performance practice being paired with an artist who will support them to explore new ideas, genres and ways of working in a new collaborative partnership.

Elevate Artists

The final line-up of artists for pairing with bands is:

  • Sonic Threads Duo - classical Indian vocalist and harpist

  • Josh Coates - theatre maker

  • Calum Perrin - Composer, documentary maker and sound artist

BBE’s Chief Operating Officer Sarah Baumann commented: ‘The pairings in the first two rounds have been very different from each other and truly unique creative ideas - the potential of this programme is inspiring. We’re looking forward to welcoming more member bands to submit their applications to take part in the third round of the programme.’

More information on the artists who your band can collaborate with is available on the BBE website’s Elevate page.

How can my band apply?

Applications for brass bands to participate are open until Monday 25 March via the Elevate bands information page.

If you have any questions about the programme, please email