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13th June 2016
Play the flute on Flamborough Head or a guitar solo in Grassington; record a recital in Reeth or sing in Swaledale. North Yorkshire’s music groups are invited to take part in a new campaign Play Far Away Day which will see remote spots in North...
9th June 2016
John Berry, a former member of Loxley Silver Band, has been accepted into the Household Cavalry Mounted Band; the only mounted band in the Army.
8th June 2016
Horse and Bamboo Theatre, The Boo, are holding their an annual Puppet Festival and want to include live music at the festival parade with the ‘BamBOOzle Band’. Can you help?!
7th June 2016
2016’s BBC Music day saw Unite the Union (Formerly City of Sheffield) Brass Band taken once again to their city’s hearts in a performance with much-loved - and particularly unique- Sheffield band The Everly Pregnant Brothers, with the help of Brass...
6th June 2016
BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) has opened the call for nominations for the 14th Annual British Composer Awards. The British Composer Awards celebrate the art of contemporary music composition in the UK, honouring...
2nd June 2016
Set in a rehearsal room, En avant, marche! celebrates the marching band community surrounding a dying, yet larger-than-life trombonist as he comes to terms with his lot – and his demotion to cymbal player.
1st June 2016
BBC Music Day is a UK-wide celebration of everything we love about music with the aim of bringing people from different generations and communities together. It returns bigger and better for 2016 with Duran Duran and Laura Mvula live at Eden, Travis...
31st May 2016
A collection of 300 players from four brass bands across South East Northumberland will perform together for the first time at the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic at Woodhorn on Saturday 11 June, 2016.
17th May 2016
On Saturday 7th May, around 150 musicians, representing a total of 14 brass bands, gathered in sunny Sheffield in a Brass Bands England spectacular. The event was co-ordinated by Brass Bands England’s Senior Liaison Officer, Rachel Veitch-Straw, as...
5th May 2016
What a finish to the 'Europeans' on Sunday afternoon! The European Youth Brass Band (EYBB) did a concert before the presentations for the Youth Contest and their closing piece, an arrangement of 'Thrift Shop', had the audience clapping along with...
26th April 2016
Music Net presents Mike Oldfield’s classic album performed live in the spectacular setting of St Peter’s Church by Tubular Brass - a 28-piece brass band featuring some of the UK’s finest players. Plus their world premiere performance of Mary Casio...
18th April 2016
Wow, what a day at the RNCM in Manchester yesterday! The first bands arrived at around 8.00am and the day finished with the presentations for the Championship section which concluded at 8.30pm. Both halls were packed for most of the day and the...