News

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.
7th March 2018
We have recently welcomed two new members to our team. Dr Alex “Parky” Parker will join BBE as Relationship and Partnership Manager and joining BBE in the new role of Development and Education Coordinator is Sophie Anderson.
22nd February 2018
Brass Bands England invites the brass band community to support “Battle's Over” – a Nation's Tribute to the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1. On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100...
15th February 2018
The 2018 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, at the Warwick Arts Centre on Sunday 22nd April 2018, is fast approaching. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 28th February 2018, so just two weeks left!
6th February 2018
The Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint an outstanding and talented individual, with a proven track record and a passion for brass bands to fulfil the exciting role of Chief Executive.
31st January 2018
Tickets are now available for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2018 via Warwick Arts Centre's website.
17th January 2018
Tewkesbury Town Band has been announced as a category winner in the AVIVA Community Award Competition for 2017. Securing the second highest number of online votes the band won through as a finalist at the close of entries in November.
29th November 2017
Pemberton Old Wigan Brass Band is looking for community support, as they seek to raise funds towards the renovation of their new band room. They were chosen as one of the local causes for the Co-op Community Fund and now require the support of Co-op...
6th November 2017
A new partnership to attract young people to brass has been announced between Brass Bands England (BBE) and Warwick Music Group (WMG). The partnership will include a new nation-wide competition to engage youngsters and beginners.
2nd November 2017
Stockport Silver Band are hosting a free to attend Percussion Masterclass featuring Lucy Robinson, percussionist with British Open 2017 finalists Wingates Band. The event, supported by Wingates Band, is open to budding percussionists of all ages,...