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Brass Bands News

Butlin's sign with giant cut-out letters sits behind a bed of poppies, sign also reads "Skegness Resort"
30th July 2021
Organisers of the Butlin’s Open Brass Band Festival have announced details of the 2022 event, to be held at Butlin’s Skegness Resort in January. Here's all your need to know.
18th October 2021
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support a number of significant banding events in 2022.
18th October 2021
Paul Richards, soprano cornet player of Flowers Band, has been elected to join the BBE Board as its latest Trustee, following this year’s Brass Bands England Annual General Meeting,
Development weekends
12th October 2021
We're excited for the return of our BBE Development Weekends in a few weeks' time, at our first stop, Cornwall.
Collection of hands painted red and placed together to form a heart
7th October 2021
This Monday 11 October at 7pm we'll be hosting an 'ask us anything’ drop-in session on the topic of charities, why your band has a charitable purpose, and all of the many benefits you can access on registration.
30th September 2021
Preserving Brass Band Heritage: call for volunteers to help make the National Brass Band Archive accessible to the public
Group of six young boys carrying a trombone or cornet are standing in front of a red floor in front of a red and yellow mural
30th September 2021
Support Cornetist Verity Flood as she launches her Brass for Africa crowdfunding campaign at the Royal Albert Hall this Saturday.
Woman wearing a red jumber and jeans with a Christmas hat is carrying a bass on her shoulder
27th September 2021
Following the success of the 2020 #SaveOurBrassBands campaign, it's time to sign up for our new crowdfunding campaign for the banding community.
Exterier of Symphony Hall Birmingham in the early evening shows a rectangular concrete and glass building with a large shallow square pool of water in front of it
27th September 2021
We are happy to announce important changes in the qualification process for English bands attending the European Brass Band Championships (EBBC).
Text reads "Youth champs" the Y of the logo is shaped like two horns and is placed over coloured splats
27th September 2021
Entry for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain is now open via the Brass Bands England website.
The Brass Band England Awards 2021
24th September 2021
The winners of this year’s Brass Bands England Awards have been revealed at a virtual ceremony at today's Brass Band Conference.
24th September 2021
We are excited to announce the composer of the set test for for the 2022 European Brass Band Championships, in association with World of Brass, to be held in Symphony Hall Birmingham. Find out more now.