News

9th July 2018
Brass Bands England (BBE) and Warwick Music Group’s Create a Buzz! competition has come to an end and the ‘Pennthorpe pBuzzers’, from Pennthorpe School in West Sussex (pictured above), have come out as the victors.
9th July 2018
The Stockport Plaza plays host this weekend, Saturday 16th June, to a celebration of the fine tradition of brass band music in Stockport with Stockport Schools’ Brass Bands (SSBB) marking its 40th year with a gala concert.
3rd July 2018
Brass Bands England is delighted to announce the results of the recent consultation on the future direction of the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, in addition to full details of the 2019 event.
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.