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December 5
The President of the New Zealand Brass Band Association has thanked the banding community for its support in 2021 as he looks towards a positive 2022.


Morvern calls time on decade of excellence at Rainford

December 5 • Morvern Sinclair has decided to step down as principal cornet of Rainford Band after 10 years of acclaimed excellence.


Tendring ensure local audience are not Brassed Off

December 4 • Tendring Brass has linked up with their local Amateur Dramatic Society to provide some wonderful 'Brassed Off' stage entertainment.

festive treat

Ancient festive treat brought online

December 4 • Jena Brass Band BlechKLANG will be performing their 'Tales from Ancient Times' Christmas Concert on line this year.

Derwent Brass

New additions bring life to Derwent resurgence

December 4 • Five new recruits have brought an injection of musical life into the band that has made a stir with its deathly entertainment.

SBBA Speaks to the world

December 4 • The first 'SBBA Speaks' podcast has taken to the airwaves

Last roll of the drum for Woollam

December 4 • Dave Woollam has stepped down from the Musical Director/Bandmaster roll at the Band and Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary.

Baker brings Police role to a close

December 4 • Leigh Baker has decided to step down from his role as Musical Director of South Yorkshire Police Band after 14 years at the helm.

Full menu of entertainment at UniBrass Championships

December 3 • There will be plenty of musical attractions at the 2022 UniBrass Championships in February.

Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...

Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...

Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 9 • The very best youth and elite level bands will be providing the entertainment at Brass in Concert this year.

The best of the best at Brass in Concert

The best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 4 • There will be a host of brilliant brass band entertainers on show at Brass on Concert later this month - so why not enjoy the action at Gateshead or at home

Daisy, Daisy...: Remembering a pioneering female cornet entertainer

Daisy, Daisy...: Remembering a pioneering female cornet entertainer

November 18 • As the brass band entertainers take to the stage at Brass in Concert this weekend, we look at the remarkable musical life of the pioneering female cornet star Daisy Squelch.

Take 5: A quintet of live National title winning performances

October 27 • Five memorable winning performances captured live from the stage of the Royal Albert Hall.

2022 RNCM Brass Band Festival: A catalyst flagship for the movement

October 10 • Artistic Director, Paul Hindmarsh offers a curator's perspective on what will be on offer at the UK banding movement's most important festival of repertoire in January.

Postcard from the Royal Albert Hall: Power to the people?

October 7 • Are we coming to an end to our banding history of the National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall? Hopefully not, but something needs to change.

Concert: York Railway Institute Band

December 4 • Conductor: Dr David Lancaster. Guest Soloist: Richard Marshall. St John University Chapel. York. Friday 26th November

CD review: The Nationals 2021

December 2 • Highlights from the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain . Featuring: Foden's; Black Dyke; Kingdom Brass; Hebden Bridge; Tewit Silver; Nailsworth Silver. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD410

Concert: Labour and Love

December 2 • Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag . Conductor: Garry Cutt. Peer Gynt Salen. Grieghallen. Bergen. Sunday 28th November

# Band Points
3Black Dyke863.89
4Brighouse and Rastrick668.74
6Valaisia Brass Band516.94
9Paris Brass Band365.05
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery326.18

Glossop Old Band - Besses o'th' Barn Band.

Sunday 5 December • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

VBS Poynton Brass Band - Christmas Concert

Sunday 5 December • Poynton Civic Centre SK12 1RB

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 5 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 10 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

York Railway Institute Band - Prima Vocal Ensemble

Saturday 11 December • Selby Abbey. The Crescent. Selby. YO8 4PU YO8 4PU

Easingwold Town Band

December 5 • Vacancies for Principal Cornet and a Tutti Solo Cornet in our 4th-section registered band, as we look to retain our North of England 4th-section winners title in March 2022. Rehearsals Monday 7.30 - 9.15 p.m.

Avonbank (Evesham) Brass Band

December 5 • Our lively Second Section Band requires an Eb and/or Bb bass player for the Regionals and a front or back row cornet player.. We rehearse Wednesdays at 7.30pm plus other rehearsals in the lead up to competition which takes place on Feb 26th 2022.

Rainford Band

December 5 • Rainford Band (Championship Section) requires a first class principal cornet player.. This is a rare opportunity to join one of the North West's leading bands. .

Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist


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