LIVING THE DREAM - B&R bari star Amy Ewen chats to BB

Issue 6140

END OF THE ROAD - Jeans' tenure at GUS comes to a close

CONCERT REVIEW - Tredegar shines at Newbury Spring Festival

SADLY MISSED - Richard Evans laid to rest

BIDDING FAREWELL - Stephen Allen says goodbye to Lancaster British Brass Band


Artist scheme kicks off at UniBrass

Thursday 19 May, 2022 The UniBrass Foundation has introduced a major new initiative which will connect three university brass bands with a professional soloist or conductor to support expanded artistic exploration and reach new audiences. Read full article

BBE Award nomination date extended

Wednesday 18 May, 2022 Across the brass band landscape are individuals working hard to make things happen. Now there is more time for inspiring individuals to be recognised for their significant contributions, after the closing date for Brass Bands England award nominations was extended. Read full article

Jeans departs GUS

Tuesday 17 May, 2022 The GUS Band is marking the end of an era, following the news that its artistic director of music, Chris Jeans, has stepped down. Read full article

Midlothian brass workshop a success

Wednesday 11 May, 2022 Around 50 brass and percussion players from four Midlothian bands – Penicuik, St David’s, Newtongrange and MacTaggart’s Loanhead – gathered at Loanhead Miners Club recently to take part in a workshop. Read full article


Fountain City fantastic under David's direction

Monday 9 May, 2022 The European Championships may have taken centre stage recently, but 100 or so miles north of Birmingham, Alabama , another continent was holding its annual brass band contest — The North American Brass Band Championships (NABBA) took place in Huntsville. Read full article

Banding heavyweights join forces

Wednesday 6 April, 2022 Brass music fans were given a treat for the ears recently, as Brighouse and Rastrick Band joined forces with Black Dyke Band for a massed band concert in Huddersfield Town Hall. Read full article