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Brass Bands News

23rd February 2022
The Brass Band Conductors’ Association is delighted to announce the return of its ‘live’ flagship conducting competition
Women playing bass on top of moors
22nd February 2022
What's it like to be a woman in banding? Last year, the BBE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group asked just that, conducting a survey to gather the positive and negative experiences of those identifying as female in banding. Read the...
17th February 2022
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are all words that are increasingly being used by public organisations and within the media. But what do they really mean? Is EDI something your band needs to be worrying about?
14th February 2022
Join the team on 22 February for our #BreakTheBias webinar, where we'll share the survey findings and host a virtual round-table panel discussing how BBE can support its members to improve the experiences of women-identifying members of the banding...
11th February 2022
Brass Bands England are delighted to partner with experts at Goss Consultancy to deliver a training session focused on promoting ‘Disability Confidence’.
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31st January 2022
Our brand new fundraising service is here! All the help you'll need to locate funding and submit your grant applications.
29th January 2022
BBE CEO Kenny Crookston speaks to Nicola Bland in the latest edition of Brass Band World magazine.
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29th January 2022
BBE Brass Foundations team update us on their work with bands, schools and young people via their new Twitter account.
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29th January 2022
We're challenging our member bands to #BreakTheBias by taking part in the Race for Equality this March.
5 steps to BandSafe
28th January 2022
To the uninitiated, the topic of Safeguarding can at times seem daunting, confusing or overwhelming, but it doesn't have to me. Read our Five Steps to BandSafe.
26th January 2022
Brass Bands England has teamed up with experts from to bring a free VAT information session to the brass banding community.
19th January 2022
Brass Bands England (BBE) has carried out the draw for the 2022 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain (Youth Champs), which promises a fantastic weekend of music making as it returns after a two-year pandemic-enforced absence.