News

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...
21st March 2017
We are pleased to announce that b# are to sponsor the Best Instrumentalist prizes at the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. The event being held on the 2nd April 2017 at the University of Salford is one of the world’s leading...
20th March 2017
With new initiatives such as Bandsafe and the BBE Virtual Box Office we are happy to welcome two new members this month, Chalford Band and Cory Band. We also welcome two members who are returning to us Besses Boys Band and Ifton Colliery Band....
16th March 2017
Fifteen-year-old Brooke has been a patient at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) since the day she was born. Brooke underwent lifesaving surgery at 11 days old to remove a huge pelvic tumour.
2nd March 2017
Brass Bands England has announced the appointment of a Chief Executive with immediate effect. Andrew Coe joins the executive team on an interim basis in order to provide a focus to the organisations operational functions. Andrew has wide experience...
13th February 2017
The 2017 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, at the University of Salford on Sunday 2nd April 2017, is fast approaching. *Closing date for entries is Tuesday 28th February 2017, so just two weeks left!*
31st January 2017
Our friends The University of Sheffield, who are running BBE's research into music and wellbeing, have another project they would like our help with. Their new and exciting academic research project is looking at how opinion influences the choices...
15th December 2016
It has been Astley Youth Band's dream, for many years, to build a Community Hub which will house a Bandroom, with all the necessary storage and rehearsal facilities, to build a secure future for the bands and the people in the local area. Well, it’s...
15th December 2016
After an arson attack caused severe damage to an Oxted band hut, the band were left searching for a new temporary home. About 20 percent of the building was damaged by fire and the rest of the building was damaged by smoke.
8th December 2016
On Tuesday 6th December, bass legend, Shri Sriram won the BASCA British Composer Award in the Wind Band/Brass Band section for his project "Just A Vibration", where Indian music meets the traditional brass band. Shri is currently working on his next...