The latest official Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) guidance limits the playing of brass instruments in groups, or in front of an audience to professionals only.
July 10 • The April edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and once again its packed with articles, features, reviews and things of interest on every page...
July 10 • This will put a smile on your face this morning for all the right brass playing reasons...
July 10 • The Black Dyke tenor horn star will link up with Brit-award winning winning saxophonist Jess Gillam to inspire ideas for a new work by composer Liz Lane.
July 10 • Richard Marshall will be paying a virtual visit to Burry Port this weekend to host a free masterclass — and its open to anyone in the world!
July 9 • The National Youth and National Children's Bands of Great Britain will hold a Virtual Open Day for young brass and percussion players later this month.
July 9 • As widely anticipated, the National Championship Finals at the Centaur, Cheltenham and the Royal Albert Hall in London have been cancelled.
July 9 • Composer Stan Nieuwenhuis and cornet star Harmen Vanhoorne will talk about their musical inspirations in a special 'Music Masters' on-line talk.
July 9 • Delegates to the virtual Brass Band Summer School course in August will be able to take part in a world premiere performance of a new work by Jonathan Bates as part of the extensive attractions.
July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
June 17 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - 'A Moorside Suite' by Gustav Holst
July 9 • A mainstay figure of the banding movement — whose influence in helping bands and players fulfil their potential was based on his insightful musicality and disciplined work ethic.
July 3 • Beware the claims of quack doctors, pseudo-science, divine interventionists, oddballs, confidence tricksters and criminals and trust in proper research — its the only answer to get us back playing safely...
July 2 • With a need to reach out to a wider audience in the post Coronavirus era, can the brass band movement persuade any of these high profile composers and arrangers to write for us?
June 21 • When Howard Carter found 'wonderful things' in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, they included two trumpets that seemingly had a curse of their own...
July 7 • Featuring: Black Dyke; Brighouse & Rastrick; City of Coventry; Cory; CWS (Manchester); Fairey; Grimethorpe; GUS (Footwear); Hampshire Youth; Ransome, Hoffman & Pollard; Rochdale; Stanshawe; Tredegar Junior; Yorkshire Imperial. Decca Recordings: STBC 7-9
June 29 • The student model market place is highly competitive, so has Besson struck the right balance on cost and quality with its revamped and upgraded 'Prodige' cornet?
June 28 • The March King. Dr Timothy Thirst. Price: £15.95 (paperback) (UK)
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Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA
Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000
Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ
Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
July 9 • Cheltenham Silver Band is a 3rd section band looking for a new Musical Director.. We would like an enthusiastic conductor who will work closely with the band, committee and the training band MD to foster an enjoyable, supportive and creative atmosphere.
July 5 • Newbridge Celynen Brass Band are a 4th section band based in South Wales who have vacancies for the following seats:. . Front Row Cornets, Horns. Baritone, Euphonium. Bb Bass, Eb Bass. Tuned Percussion
July 3 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections EUPH and percussion. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.
Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator