MASTER OF HIS TRADE - Remembering Allan Littlemore

Issue 6082

COVID ROADMAP - Optimism at route out of restrictions

COMPOSER CAST - Christopher Bond meets Naomi Styles


Riverside Rookies bursting with excitement

Monday 1 March, 2021 Inverclyde-based Riverside Youth Band leaders Mark and Laura Good have created a free online programme for local youngsters to get an introduction to brass instruments - and such is the popularity of the scheme, it became fully subscribed in no time at all. Read full article

Green light for 2021 Band of the Year

Thursday 25 February, 2021 Brass band audiences have been given a boost with the news that the Band of the Year contest is due to proceed on July 3, 2021 at the Albert Halls in Bolton, following news of the route map out of COVID restrictions released recently by the UK government. Read full article

Hope remains for British Open

Thursday 25 February, 2021 The organisers of the 2021 British Open Championships, due to take place at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Saturday, September 11 have welcomed the indications outlined in the various proposed roadmaps for the stepped removal of COVID-19 restrictions throughout the UK over the coming months. Read full article

Eikanger welcomes new chair

Wednesday 24 February, 2021 Normal business may have come to a temporary halt for Eikanger-Bjørsvik, with the COVID-19 pandemic taking its toll on live music making, but the organisation has welcomed a new chairperson as it plans for a bright future. Read full article

BBE bringing back the brass

Saturday 20 February, 2021 Youth bands trying to reconnect with their members are to be supported by Brass Bands England as part of its newly-launched Brass Foundations programme. Read full article


Neil Jowett: a life in banding

Thursday 18 February, 2021 The brass band world recently lost another treasured bandsperson following the passing of Neil Jowett. British Bandsman revisits an article from Chris Helme as the band world pays tribute to the much-missed musician. Read full article

Lights, camera, action

Sunday 14 February, 2021 Fifty years ago, the Granada TV Band of the Year Festival appeared on our television screens and introduced a new dimension to brass band contesting. Read full article

Gracing the banding world

Thursday 11 February, 2021 Grace Barnett’s banding career is a fascinating tale. From being lined up against a wall and handed an instrument based on her size to letting her musical talent do the talking, Grace has displayed a steely determination which has endured across the decades. Read full article

Remembering a banding legend

Monday 1 February, 2021 January 2021 brought the sad news of the death of James Scott, an iconic figure in the brass band world and someone who was hugely respected as a performer, conductor and adjudicator. Read full article