News

22nd May 2018
To those who played in the Famous Foden Band with him, or simply heard him play, Edwin Firth was by far the finest ever cornet player
21st May 2018
After the recent success of the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain (NYBBCGB), which saw over 1,300 young musicians take part at Warwick Arts Centre, organiser of the contest, Brass Bands England (BBE), is to launch a wide-...
18th May 2018
This weekend 70 brass banders will be marching with 16 year-old Brooke Taylor through the streets of Manchester as ‘Brooke’s Barmy Army’, hoping to raise £22,000 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH).
17th May 2018
Brass Bands England (BBE) announces that, due to forthcoming changes in the use of the building that currently houses the collection, the Brass Band Archive is to close in its current format with immediate effect.
10th May 2018
BBE has offered its congratulations to the youth brass bands that represented England at the weekend’s European Youth Brass Band Contest in Utrecht, where Youth Brass 2000 and Wardle Academy Youth bands won the Premier and Development sections...
4th May 2018
Advice to Bands Re: Protecting your Hearing   Introduction
23rd April 2018
Thank you to all those who took part yesterday! Thanks also to our adjudicators, traders, Unibrass, Warwick Arts Centre at the University of Warwick and to all the volunteers who helped to make the day a tremendous success.
16th April 2018
Make Music Day is a free celebration of music, taking place on 21 June. It takes place across the UK and in 120 countries worldwide on 21 June (summer solstice) every year.
6th April 2018
Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced that its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is to be Kenneth Crookston (pictured), currently the Proprietor and Managing Editor of British Bandsman.
3rd April 2018
As of 1st April 2018, Brass Bands England has entered a new 4 year funding cycle from Arts Council England.  Whereas BBE has previously been funded within the Arts Council's National Portfolio as an NPO (National Portfolio Organisation), w
26th March 2018
Informal guidance from BBE regarding the impending introduction of General Data Protection Regulations. Many people are becoming aware of the impending GDPR legislation which is scheduled to be introduced in the UK on May 25th, 2018. What it means...
8th March 2018
Grimethorpe Besson Youth Band Spring Workshop Saturday 5th May 2018 At The Civic – Barnsley 10am-4pm Open to Brass and Percussion players from grade 4 standard up to 19 years of age.