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Brass Bands News

A brown leather case containing a selection of different shaped horns and a garden hose
16th August 2021
BBE Brass Foundations youth specialist, Paul McLaughlin, introduces us to the now infamous "gardenhoseaphone" !
BBCA logo is a treble clef with two arms lifted in a conducting movement
11th August 2021
The Brass Band Conductors' Association is looking at how it can best engage with and serve the conducting community, both BBCA members and those who haven't yet joined!
The Brass Band Conference 2021 Improving Our Art
11th August 2021
The Brass Band Conference is back! Live-streamed from The LifeCentre in Manchester, this year’s theme of ‘Improving our art’ will highlight a diverse range of creative topics, speakers and performances.
Group of musicians standing in the rain at dusk, wearing transparent rain ponchos
10th August 2021
As we all began to make a return to banding earlier this summer, we have also been looking back at our favourite banding memories from years gone by. See the winning photograph and top honourable mentions.
Hade Edge band stand in front of industrial buildings at the Coal Museum site. They are wearing red jackets and holding their instruments
8th August 2021
A special launch event for Gala Day! at the National Coal Mining Museum provided an opportunity for culture-seekers of all ages to experience three excellent brass bands.
Butlin's sign with giant cut-out letters sits behind a bed of poppies, sign also reads "Skegness Resort"
30th July 2021
Organisers of the Butlin’s Open Brass Band Festival have announced details of the 2022 event, to be held at Butlin’s Skegness Resort in January. Here's all your need to know.
Photo of James Holt conducting a brass band
28th July 2021
At the Brass Band Conductors’ Association (BBCA) online Annual General Meeting on 17 July existing Chair Mareika Gray reported that the previous year had been
Text reads "Youth champs" the Y of the logo is shaped like two horns and is placed over coloured splats
23rd July 2021
Information for those wishing to enter has been released ahead of the entry date in order to give band leaders’ time to prepare for application for the event.
Man and woman are clapping they are standing in front of a string of coloured bunting
16th July 2021
A special event this Saturday 24 July will see top brass bands performing for free to visitors at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.
Children standing in a circle in a school tarmacked playground all playing a brass instrument
16th July 2021
Brass Bands England’s Proms In The Playground initiative has been giving many schools the opportunity to round off the school year on a positive note. Dozens of schools have taken part in the national programme, which runs 5 - 23 July, and many...
Red covid molecule with text Covid advice supported by New Moon Insurance
16th July 2021
The Government has announced that Stage 4 of its recovery roadmap will begin on Monday 19 July. Despite the relaxations in specific COVID-19 mitigations, the legal requirement for bands to follow actions to minimise risks to members remains due to...
Red Covid molecule with text BBE Covid Guidance is supported by New Moon Insurance
14th July 2021
We are currently in conversation with the DCMS and hope to issue an update this week on Covid-19 regulations and guidance for bands.