News

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...
9th April 2016
We are pleased to announce further details of the 2016 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, to be held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on Sunday 17 April 2016.
22nd February 2016
As many of you will remember, the Boxing Day floods caused havoc across many parts of the country including Hedben Bridge in West Yorkshire. Unfortunately, Hebden Bridge Junior Band lost their home as well as a large quantity of cases, music,...
22nd February 2016
Brass Bands England have been given an exclusive ticket offer for Dark Arteries, Rambert’s dance work with brass band music at its heart! From 23 - 25 February, the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band will be joining Rambert’s dancers on stage at...