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Brass Bands News

30th September 2021
Preserving Brass Band Heritage: call for volunteers to help make the National Brass Band Archive accessible to the public
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30th September 2021
Support Cornetist Verity Flood as she launches her Brass for Africa crowdfunding campaign at the Royal Albert Hall this Saturday.
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27th September 2021
Following the success of the 2020 #SaveOurBrassBands campaign, it's time to sign up for our new crowdfunding campaign for the banding community.
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27th September 2021
We are happy to announce important changes in the qualification process for English bands attending the European Brass Band Championships (EBBC).
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27th September 2021
Entry for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain can be found on the Brass Bands England website.
The Brass Band England Awards 2021
24th September 2021
The winners of this year’s Brass Bands England Awards have been revealed at a virtual ceremony at today's Brass Band Conference.
24th September 2021
We are excited to announce the composer of the set test for for the 2022 European Brass Band Championships, in association with World of Brass, to be held in Symphony Hall Birmingham. Find out more now.
CJ Wu and BBE's Rosie standing in front of a large white backdrop with a soundwave. Rosie is wearing a white jacket and CJ is wearing black. They are both holding a clear rectangular plaque
22nd September 2021
Congratulations to CJ Wu, winner of this year's Brass Band Conductors' Association annual Conducting Competition. Here, BBE's Rosie  met CJ at Media City to present her with her winner's trophy.
Text reads "Youth champs" the Y of the logo is shaped like two horns and is placed over coloured splats
21st September 2021
Entry for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain is now open for youth bands of all levels, including a special debut section for those new to contesting.
20th September 2021
Charitable grant-making foundation Garfield Weston is the latest supporter of Brass Bands England activities, recently awarding a £50,000 grant to our organisation.
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20th September 2021
BBE training events are BACK. Join us in Cornwall or Leeds, and why not make a weekend of it?
20th September 2021
Ahead of his BBE webinar, we spoke to Sean Chandler about how you can become more deaf-aware, and how these strategies can ultimately benefit all members of your band.