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Brass Bands News

Three children are sitting on the edge of a grassy curb, holding brass instruments
28th May 2021
Brass Bands England's Sheila introduces MOJO week - a daily practice challenge for young brass players this half-term. Download your free practice sheet now!
UniBrass 2021
26th May 2021
Our friends at the UniBrass Foundation are delighted to announce that the 2021 UniBrass Contest will take place on Saturday 26th June at the University of Sheffield.
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.
Covid-19 virus particle with New Moon Insurance logo (sponsor)
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.
Hear the Call for brass band and optional voices, also playable by an ensemble of six or more insturments, music by Liz Lane and words by Andy Rashleigh
14th May 2021
A chance to take part in a day of special events to celebrate the NHS and perform a brand new piece by composer Liz Lane - plus it's your chance to win free BBE membership for your band.
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
Find out about last year's Social Impact Award winner, Sam Wyne.
Boy standing in field in the sun shine playing a trombone which he is pointing up into the air
12th May 2021
Proms in the Playground is a new initiative by Brass Bands England to encourage bands to make links with their local community, schools and Music Education Hubs at the end of the Summer Term.
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.