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Revised Line Up For Spring Festival Announced

Published on April 26th, 2017

The organisers of the 97th British Open Spring Festival have confirmed the full line up of bands that will compete at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Saturday 13th May. Following the withdrawal of Vernon Building Society Poynton... Read More


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New Principal Appointment at Rothwell

Published on April 25th, 2017

The Rothwell Temperance Band is delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Hammond as its new principal cornet. Former Principal Cornet and Drum Major of the King’s Division Band and long-time soprano cornet player at Rothwell,... Read More


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BBC Sounds of Brass

Published on April 25th, 2017

BBC Sounds of Brass radio programme list – Sunday 30th April 2017 Celebrating the Centenary of The Grimethorpe Colliery Band THE DIPLOMAT (George Allan) NABUCCO OVERTURE (Giuseppe Verdi arr. William Rimmer) Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band... Read More


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Brass In Concert Draw Revealed

Published on April 24th, 2017

The organisers of the Brass in Concert Championship, to be held on Sunday 19 November in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman, have announced the draw for this year’s event. The draw was held... Read More


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Flowers Blooming for Carole Crompton

Published on April 24th, 2017

Flowers Band has announced the signing of Carole Crompton as their new solo baritone. The former Desford and Foden’s player recently moved to Worcestershire and was delighted that she was able to pick up her playing... Read More


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Waiting Lists Only for the Bolsover Festival

Published on April 24th, 2017

Carole Hirst, the organiser of the 2017 Bolsover Festival of Brass has announced that due to the demand from bands wishing to compete at the event, they have now opened a waiting list for prospective entrants... Read More


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BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Winner Revealed

Published on April 24th, 2017

Isobel Daws, 17, who plays the trombone, took the overall BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award for 2017 in a spectacular night of performance on Friday 21 April at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.... Read More


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Funding To Bands Available For The Unremembered

Published on April 24th, 2017

Small grant funding & accompanying resources are available to brass bands and other community groups for First World War project, The Unremembered The project marks the centenary of the Labour Corps in WWI. It is publicly... Read More


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Doncaster Brass On Tour

Published on April 24th, 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. As part of the continued rejuvenation of Doncaster Town Centre, Richard... Read More


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