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The Brass Band Conference, 7 October 2023, University of Huddersfield, a man looking at a cornet
31st August 2023
A record number of delegates have registered to attend this year's event in Huddersfield this October. See who's going and secure one of the remaining places.
30th August 2023
The Brass Bands Archive (BBA) is to receive £99,800 of funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to support its ongoing development and access to its collection.
BBE are looking for adjudicators for Youth Champs 2024
30th August 2023
BBE is pleased to announce that applications are now open for six adjudication positions at next year’s National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain (Youth Champs).
Parky of the BBE Team sits surrounded by items from the Brass Bands Archive. He holds a large book open on his lap
23rd August 2023
A special breakout session at The Brass Band Conference 2023 will offer delegates the chance to attend a talk about the development of the Brass Bands Archive (BBA) as well as participate in a guided tour of the Strong Room and view a temporary...
BBE expands critical safeguarding service
18th August 2023
BBE's popular safeguarding programme, BandSafe, is to be rolled out to the wider music community thanks to new partnerships with membership organisations Making Music and Music Mark.
Cost of living webinar
8th August 2023
Our communities are often full of individuals who appreciate the work of brass bands and actively want to support them. But, in an ongoing cost of living crisis, what can we expect from our supporters, financially?
8th August 2023
Youth Champs 2024 will take place in the South of England. In an attempt to break down further barriers to participation, we have highlighted rules of participation which allow for flexibility when entering a group of young players into the contest.
Young brass players walk up a staircase with their instruments. They are smiling and talking. One of them wears a Stetson as a performance prop.
25th July 2023
A new annual Brass Band Week is to launch in July 2024 with the aim of raising the profile of brass bands nationwide, with the first Week taking place from Saturday 6 - 14 Sunday July 2024.
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19th July 2023
The BBCA is looking at how it can best engage with and serve the conducting community, and have devised a short online survey to capture your views and ideas and would value your opinion.
See the shortlist announcement for the Brass Bands England Awards 2023
12th July 2023
Following an enthusiastic input from the brass band community that saw over 100 nominations made across the categories, BBE is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Brass Bands England Awards 2023.
12th July 2023
Secure your seats for the world's premier brass band entertainment contest.
The Brass Band Conference, 7 October 2023, University of Huddersfield, a man looking at a cornet
11th July 2023
The full programme has been announced for this year’s Brass Band Conference, an unmissable opportunity for banders from across the country to learn, share and network.