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Brass Bands News

Grey sword in front of sky with lightening bolts and text which reads "Excalibur Colin G. Dance Grade 3.5"
12th September 2021
BBE member Colin G Dance has had his work 'Excalibur' selected as the 3rd Section test piece for the finals of the National Brass Band Championships in Germany in 2022. Find out more about his catalogue of work.
12th September 2021
“Surtaal Celebrates” is the exciting new musical fusion project by Grimethorpe Colliery Band, composer Liz Lane and RSVP Bhangra.
6th September 2021
Brass Bands England (BBE) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Besson, strengthening the return of the National Youth Championships in 2022. At the event, which will take place at Corby Business Academy on 26-27 March, Besson’s...
Better banding for all
25th August 2021
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our board. Could this be you? Get in touch with us now!
Exterior of Symphony Hall in the early evening, The building is a large block with multiple levels of large glass windows
23rd August 2021
Don't miss your chance to attend the European Brass Band Championships in Birmingham in 2022! Gain priority booking in the £1 BBE TIcket Lottery. Here's the full programe...
Group of young people holding brass instrumentsm they are all pointing towards a man playing the trombone
18th August 2021
A group of talented young brass players will unite to form a new 'National Universities Brass Band', which will present a series of free concerts in and around Sheffield over the bank holiday weekend.
Conductor's hands holding a baton
18th August 2021
Join the BBCA for a chance to network with other conductors, meet the Exec, and be the first to hear the results of the national Conducting Survey. Register for your place now.
Two girls and a boy sitting on a curb in front of a flower bed, each holding a cornet
17th August 2021
Following the success of the first six months of this ground-breaking brass education programme, we are thrilled to announce that BBE Brass Foundations has been extended until July 2022!
A brown leather case containing a selection of different shaped horns and a garden hose
16th August 2021
BBE Brass Foundations youth specialist, Paul McLaughlin, introduces us to the now infamous "gardenhoseaphone" !
BBCA logo is a treble clef with two arms lifted in a conducting movement
11th August 2021
The Brass Band Conductors' Association is looking at how it can best engage with and serve the conducting community, both BBCA members and those who haven't yet joined!
The Brass Band Conference 2021 Improving Our Art
11th August 2021
The Brass Band Conference is back! Live-streamed from The LifeCentre in Manchester, this year’s theme of ‘Improving our art’ will highlight a diverse range of creative topics, speakers and performances.
Group of musicians standing in the rain at dusk, wearing transparent rain ponchos
10th August 2021
As we all began to make a return to banding earlier this summer, we have also been looking back at our favourite banding memories from years gone by. See the winning photograph and top honourable mentions.