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Brass Bands News

The Brass Bands England Awards 2022 text is written on a grey background with twinkling lights
9th May 2022
Nomination deadline extended to 29 May for BBE Awards
The outdoor stage at the European Brass Band Festival
6th May 2022
From 28 April - 1 May, Brass Bands England (BBE) brought the European Brass Band Championships back to the UK as part of a wider festival of banding, with an awe inspiring ‘boom’ that projected brass bands far into the public sphere.
Proms in the Playground - find out more about that and other events
6th May 2022
Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes big events in our calendar.
5th May 2022
As a parent of a child of school age, you have a direct hotline to the people that brass bands need to talk to in schools.
Award plaque being presented to Sam who has blond hair and is wearing a red band jacket
28th April 2022
With nominations for the 2022 Brass Bands England Awards due to close in just a couple of weeks, we’re shining a light on one of the most popular award categories - the Outstanding Contribution Award.
Hands holding conductor's baton
27th April 2022
Midnight on Saturday 30th April is the closing date for this year’s BBCA conducting competition, which is open to conductors of all levels, and we invite entries from anywhere in the world.
26th April 2022
A new music education initiative is taking Gloucestershire schools by storm and has seen communities come together to make it happen for the benefit of our county’s young musicians.
25th April 2022
With the European Brass Band Championships set to take place this weekend in Birmingham, get sneak peek at the Championship Section set test-piece, Saints Triumphant, written by Professor Philip Wilby.
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.