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29th June 2017
isitors and traders alike had a wonderful day at the BrassEx exhibition last Saturday. The event, devised by Sheffield-based Foundry Studios, and supported by BBE’s Rachel Veitch-Straw, aimed to offer information, ideas, and support for all things...
28th June 2017
Friday 23rd June, saw 12 brass bands attend the first BandSafe seminar. Generously hosted, in Rochdale, by the North West Area Brass Band Association a total of 20 people attended the evening. Following the launch of BandSafe at the BBE National...
21st June 2017
Returning for its 11th year, Durham’s popular Brass Festival celebrates the best of brass across 10 days in one of the North East’s most stunning cities, Friday 7 - Sunday 16 July 2017. Organised by Durham County Council, this year’s festival is the...
20th June 2017
Last weekend saw the members of the North East Midlands Youth Brass Band meet to celebrate their first anniversary with a workshop day and concert. Membership has grown from 24 to 58 over the year and with funding confirmed for the next year,...
16th June 2017
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6th June 2017
The new hymn tune setting of Manchester, released to raised funds for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, has raised over £1,000 in less than a week. Pennine Music Publishing, the publishers of the work have made the arrangement available...
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...