IBBSS Set for a Cracking 2017

Published on May 31st, 2017

IBBSS 2017 promises to be sun, sea and brass in the beautiful surroundings of Gower peninsular near Swansea. The delegates are drawn together from more than ten different countries and are guided through the week by... Read More


Bugle Contest Goes Dutch

Published on May 31st, 2017

The Red, White & Blue Tricolor Flag of The Netherlands will fly alongside the Black & White Cornish Flag of St Piran to open the 93rd West of England Bandsmen’s Festival in the traditional way on... Read More


BBC Sounds of Brass

Published on May 31st, 2017

BBC Sounds of Brass radio programme list – Sunday 4th June 2017 IMPERIAL ECHOES (Arnold Safroni) Roberts Bakery Band (Conductor Colin Cranson) SNOWDON FANTASY (T J Powell) BNFL Band (Conductor Richard Evans) WITH HIS FIRST BREATH... Read More


Stig In The Middle at VBS Poynton

Published on May 27th, 2017

VBS Poynton band are fortunate to be able to announce that Stig Maersk has taken over full time conducting responsibilities at the band after a successful spell under Neil Samuel. Stig conducted the band at the... Read More


Banders Unite for Manchester

Published on May 26th, 2017

The tragic and awful events of the 22nd of May 2017 have touched many lives up and down the country, but have also been characterised by ordinary people showing their kindness and resolve in the wake... Read More


REPORT & RESULTS: Holme Valley Contest 2017

Published on May 23rd, 2017

Holmfirth Civic Hall played host to the fantastic Holme Valley Contest last Sunday (21st May, 2017) which saw Hade Edge, Skelmanthorpe Prospect & Thurlestone Band taking gold in their respective sections. Competing in Section C, Thurlestone... Read More


Keith Fairburn Funeral Details Announced

Published on May 19th, 2017

The Kippax Band have confirmed the funeral arrangements for the Keith Fairburn whose death was announced earlier in the week. A service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Kippax at 1.00pm on Thursday 25th May... Read More


Bags Are Packed At Foden’s

Published on May 18th, 2017

On Saturday 20th May, Foden’s will travel to Aalborg, Denmark to provide a gala concert following the Aalborg Brass Festival as well as a day time concert on Sunday The Aalborg Music Festival was founded in... Read More


Death of Keith Fairburn Announced

Published on May 17th, 2017

It is with great sadness that the Kippax Band announce the death of Keith Fairburn. Keith passed away in St. James’ Hospital Leeds, after a short illness linked to ongoing health issues. It is especially poignant... Read More

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