News

5th June 2017
BBE is saddened to hear the announcement of the death of our former secretary, Ken Hirst. Grimethorpe Colliery Band said "Ken was associated with the band for 40 years. He was to many people "Mr. Grimethorpe", the way he worked tirelessly for the...
31st May 2017
On Sunday 28th May, a team of 70 banders, representing 22 different bands, marched the Manchester 10k to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Brooke's Barmy Army have raised well over their target of £12,000, which will finally...
24th May 2017
Some months ago, Mike Kilmartin of Hatfield Band, was toying with the idea of organising a "benefit" concert. After considering which charity would benefit from the proceeds raised, he decided all the monies raised will be donated to Breast Cancer...
18th May 2017
Brass Bands England has announced changes in its organisation following Michael Waterson’s decision to step down as Treasurer after almost four years of service. He will be replaced by former BBE Treasurer and European Brass Band Association Auditor...
26th April 2017
If your band have an engagement over the weekend of the 7th to 9th July, then BrassFestUK want to know about it! BrassFestUK is a project designed to encourage 100 brass bands (or more) across the UK to ‘go out and play’ to the public over the...
24th April 2017
With new initiatives such as Bandsafe and the BBE Virtual Box Office, we are happy to welcome three new members this month, Egham Youth Band, Pencoed Silver Band and Sound House Brass. Remember, if you are a member and you have a story you'd like us...
20th April 2017
Following an invitation from the local tourism team, Doncaster bands enjoyed a tour of new, not so new, and very different venues in their town.
19th April 2017
Brass Bands England are very pleased to confirm that Lucy Pankhurst has agreed to join our Music Panel for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. BBE has recently worked with Lucy on the Brass ReMade project when Yorkshire...
18th April 2017
Brass Bands England’s new initiative to canvas young peoples’ opinions of brass banding, in the form of a Youth Forum, has already given the organisation some food for thought. The first Forum was held on 2nd April at the National Youth Brass Band...
10th April 2017
Yorkshire band Barnsley Brass performed in two matinee concerts in an inflatable White Cube on Saturday 25 March at 1pm and 3pm, in an Arts Council England-funded world premiere - a premiere not only of music but of instruments!
3rd April 2017
Thank you to all those who took part yesterday! Thanks also to our adjudicators, traders, Unibrass, the University of Salford and to all the volunteers who helped to make the day a tremendous success. The results for the four sections were as...
22nd March 2017
This year the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain will be held on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at The University of Salford. The venue has a newly refurbished café area in Maxwell Building and we will be using the main hall in Maxwell...