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BrassFestUK Launches Youth Contest

Published on April 21st, 2018

Having recently declared the winner of the BrassFestUK composition contest for the Anthem of 2018 as ‘Into the Future,’ organiser Rob Tompkins is now looking to add to the list of BrassFestUK events and has announced... Read More


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John Packer Ltd Receives Queen’s Prestigious Award

Published on April 21st, 2018

John Packer Ltd has proudly received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. Announced officially on Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday on 21 April, the Queen’s Award is the highest official UK award... Read More


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Knapton Departs Kippax

Published on April 20th, 2018

Kippax Band have announced that Ian Knapton will be stepping down from his role of musical director in the near future after 18 months in charge. Ian’s work commitments had started to mean round trips of... Read More


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Gresley Colliery Youngsters Create A Buzz

Published on April 20th, 2018

Children from Pennthorpe School in East Sussex have joined forces with children from Gresley Colliery Youth & Training Bands to give their debut public performance. Brass Bands England, in partnership with Warwick Music Group set up... Read More


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British Open Test Piece Now Available

Published on April 20th, 2018

The Test Piece for the 2018 British Open, A Brussels Requiem by Bert Appermont, is now available to purchase, with some small changes being made in agreement with the Belgian composer, for the 166th contest that... Read More


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Frickley South Elmsall Disbanding Avoided

Published on April 17th, 2018

Frickley South Elmsall Brass Band is to reform in May, after a close call with potential closure of the band for good. The band has been in existence since 1969, starting in the fourth section and... Read More


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Simon Kerwin Appointed MD For GT Group Peterlee

Published on April 16th, 2018

The GT Group Peterlee Band is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Professional Musical Director, Simon Kerwin. The band has appointed Simon following a handful of highly successful rehearsals prior to the North of... Read More


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