MARVELLOUS MARCUS - BB meets composer and performer, Marcus Venables

Issue 6103

NATIONALS UNCERTAINTY - Bands withdraw amid COVID concerns

TIME CAPSULE - Sandy Smith on a magical moment in time for Black Dyke


Concern over Nationals update delay

Thursday 5 August, 2021 The organiser of the National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain has faced criticism over the time taken to issue COVID-19-related guidance after one of the qualifying bands claimed it was left with no option but to withdraw amid the uncertainty. Read full article

New MD at Dodworth

Wednesday 4 August, 2021 Following the departure of the long-serving Eliot Darwin, Dodworth Colliery Band has appointed the experienced John Morahan as its new musical director. Read full article

2022 return for Youth Champs

Monday 2 August, 2021 Following a COVID-enforced absence, youth bands will be able to enjoy a return to the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, which are to take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 2022. Read full article

Foden's to provide Nationals preview

Saturday 31 July, 2021 Audience members preparing to attend the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain will be able to whet their appetites with a preview on the eve of the contest, led by Foden’s Band. Read full article

Countdown on to NYBBS 2021

Thursday 29 July, 2021 Excitement is building as more than 100 young people from all over Scotland prepare to descend on Perthshire for the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland (NYBBS) summer courses. Read full article
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