Venue announced for The Brass Band Conference 2024 | Brass Bands England

You can become a member of BBE either as an organisation or as an individual

Venue announced for The Brass Band Conference 2024

A close up of members of the banding community networking at The Brass Band Conference 2023
Wednesday, 22 November, 2023

Following last month’s announcement of the theme and date for The Brass Band Conference 2024, BBE can now share that London’s China Exchange will host the event on Saturday 19 October.

Located in Central London’s Chinatown, the China Exchange is housed in the iconic BT Telephone Exchange and describes itself as a home for “ideas, discussion and creative expression.”

This year’s conference proved to be a roaring success, with participants calling it “informative and entertaining” and a “large and engaging event”. Those who were unable to attend, or those who wish to rewatch sessions, can find a range of recordings in the Member Resource Library.

BBE’s Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Baumann, commented: “Next year’s conference follows the theme of ‘Creative Communities’, so it was important to us that we found a venue that reflected this. The China Exchange’s location in the heart of the West End perfectly reflects the aim of the theme, which is showcasing the importance of bands within the fabric of their local and wider communities. 

We’re delighted that after a number of years in the North we are bringing our Conference day closer to our Southern members. We hope to see lots of new and familiar faces there for a fantastic day of learning and networking.”

Save the date

Booking will open in early 2024 when each BBE Member Band will be entitled to claim one free ticket. Additional tickets will be priced at £20 for BBE members, £50 for non-members and free for Under 23s. Individuals are asked to save the date in their diary now.

A call for contributors and sponsorship opportunities will open in early 2024. For more information please email