News

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...
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...