News

26th July 2016
Last October, after receiving a small startup grant from their local “Staying Well” project, Elland Band began an initial 6-week pilot project offering a brass class aimed at “Adults”. The main aim of the pilot was to see if they could reach out to...
21st July 2016
It is the end of an era at Middleton Band as Bob Tresadern and Sylvia Risby have decided that the time is right for them to retire from playing after a whopping 65 years of service each. Both Bob and Sylvia both began their playing careers around...
20th July 2016
In January of this year, the musical Director at Loxley Silver Band set himself a weight loss challenge. Lee Dunkley confirmed: “My aim is to lose 3 stone by the end of July and whilst benefiting myself I'm very much hoping to benefit Loxley Silver...
13th July 2016
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport are running a fantastic competition during their #CreateUK week giving some young people the chance to spend a day behind the scenes at one of the UK’s most exciting creative companies.
12th July 2016
Restructured in 2012, Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. As part of your membership with BBE, you can request DBS forms to be checked and processed by BBE without an admin (saving £12.50...
11th July 2016
The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will host one of its innovative free-of-charge open days on 4 August at Wymondham College, Norfolk, which will enable talented youngsters from across the UK to experience the NYBBGB for a day. Open to...
7th July 2016
Middleton band are set to celebrate 140 years of music making with an exciting international collaboration with Neo Brass. Neo Brass is a British style brass band based in Japan.
5th July 2016
After many weeks of anticipation, ‘Chris Hazell Day’ finally arrived this week at the Loxley Silver Band rehearsal room. The date has been eagerly awaited since soon after Chris’s daughter Ruth joined the band on repiano cornet. Chris Hazell studied...
24th June 2016
The Incredible Plastic Street Band is a dynamic 30-piece brass ensemble made up of Mossley and Stalybridge schoolchildren aged 7-11 years.  Funded by the Arts Council and Youth Music and playing pbone plast
23rd June 2016
Following the success of the album launch with Hammonds Saltaire last year, ‘JUST A VIBRATION’, a stunning experience of different sounds with strong melodies and an adrenaline-fuelling percussive drive, is coming to Sage Gateshead in July with the...
22nd June 2016
Brass Bands England were lucky enough to be invited for a “behind-the scenes” look at the unique and inspirational event that was this year’s Northumberland  Miners’ Picnic.
21st June 2016
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has received a unique musical birthday gift composed by former BBC Inspire Young Composers’ Competition winner, Thomas Brown.