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Brass Bands News

Group of people in rain at dusk are carrying brass instruments and wearing clear rain ponchos
25th May 2021
BBE has teamed up with photographer Kerry Harrison to showcase some excellent and emotive images of brass banding in action. Add your own to enter the competition!
BandSafe logo of an S shaped like a shield, next to a cornet being played
25th May 2021
We've scheduled a new batch of dates for our flagship safeguarding course, BandSafe, developed in partnership with the NSPCC.
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18th May 2021
Brass Bands England (BBE) has been working in conjunction with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to confirm that, from 17 May, brass bands can return to both rehearsing and performing when social distancing is in place.
Sam is sitting on the bottom of a series of wooden steps next to a patch of grass he has brown hair and is wearing a navy blue coat and jeans
13th May 2021
Know a band that's made a positive impact on their local community? You can put them forward for our Social Impact Award. Find out about last year's winner, Sam Wyne.
12th May 2021
In collaboration with the Royal Marines Band Service, Brass Bands England presents a series of live interviews exploring the life and career options for Marine musicians.
11th May 2021
A ‘little idea’ has resulted in a big achievement for Sheffield’s Brass Banders, including members of our own BBE team. Find out more about Steel City Brass...
UniBrass where the 'a' has been replaced with a padlock
11th May 2021
UniBrass has created an album containing 14 tracks recorded in isolation (distance banding style) by various UK university bands and edited together as a project to keep everyone playing throughout the Covid-19 lockdown
Building Back to Band with Les Neish - Besson London
10th May 2021
Soloist, chamber musician, and educator Les Neish joins us for a webinar focusing on building up playing ability as you return to the bandroom.
Brass Foundations logo is a musical note shaped like an F on a white background shaped like a B
10th May 2021
Mark Wilkinson, Anri Adachi, A4 Brass, Robert Childs & Roger Argente, Mark Amstrong, Kirsty Abbotts and Paul Richard have all been recent guests on our Bring Back the Brass show with the BBE Brass Foundations team.
Two men wearing black suits and black shirts smiling at audience with raised hands held
5th May 2021
The BBCA has confirmed the adjudicating panel for the upcoming online version of its annual conducting competition, including a well-known special guest adjudicator!
Better Banding for All
5th May 2021
With the rise in stress and anxiety, exacerbated by the pressures and impact of Covid 19, there has never been a more important time to introduce and practice mindfulness.
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4th May 2021
Opportunity for young players to participate in Opera North's Brass Academy. £130 per person but bursaries and payment plans available. Enrole by Monday 17 May 2021.