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COVID-19 Update โ€“ 19 th August 2021

COVID-19 Update โ€“ 19 th August 2021

Following the recent move to Alert Level 0 in Wales, Brass Bands Wales is able to present a series of recommendations for the safe continuation of rehearsals and performances by brass bands across Wales. From 7th August 2021, all premises have been permitted to be...

FUNDING YOUR PROJECT

FUNDING YOUR PROJECT

Weโ€™re delighted to present our next free virtual event, centred on the subject of funding and sourcing funding for you, your band or community group. Do you have a specific project you want to develop? Want to learn more about different funding sources? Need help on...

๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด

๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด

Join Brass Bands Wales and Tabby Kerwin of Mode For and creator of โ€˜Brass on the Mindโ€™ in a ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ bespoke awareness training course (virtually) as you and your band look to return to rehearsals, concerts and contests. One of our ambitions is to support brass bands in...

Announcement

Announcement

Brass Bands Wales invites all its Band and Associate Members to our General Quarterly Meeting - an opportunity to find out how weโ€™re supporting, developing and promoting brass bands across Wales, hear about our forthcoming events, and for you to have your say....

Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

Following the latest guidance issued by the Welsh Assembly Government regarding the relaxing of restrictions for group activities, Brass Bands Wales in conjunction with Tลท Cerdd would like to share their suggested guidance information, for bands wishing to explore a...

โ€œ๐—”๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ท๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟโ€

โ€œ๐—”๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ท๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟโ€

๐š†๐šŽ๐š๐š—๐šŽ๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐šข ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ๐š๐š‘ ๐™ฐ๐š™๐š›๐š’๐š• ๐Ÿฝ:๐Ÿน๐Ÿถ๐š™๐š– ๐™ต๐š๐™ด๐™ด Brass Bands Wales presents an evening with Association of Brass Band Adjudicators secretary, Nicholas Garman, and Head of AoBBAโ€™s Trainee Adjudicator Programme, Martin Heartfield, who between them will look at all aspects of...

TALKING TECHNICAL with Nigel Seaman

TALKING TECHNICAL with Nigel Seaman

Why is my band out of tune? Have you ever spent ages with an electronic tuner getting a certain note bang in tune with either a piano or another brass player only to find that a different note is way off key?Thatโ€™s nothing then to do with the tuning slide; itโ€™s all...

Jonathan Bates Music has released a brand new arrangement of the iconic hymn-tune, Aberystwyth, with ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Jonathan Bates Music has released a brand new arrangement of the iconic hymn-tune, Aberystwyth, with ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Weโ€™re delighted to continue to team up with a number of leading brass band music publishers to provide our members with discount on music purchases, with all details available on โ€˜The Hubโ€™ - our members-only area of our website. Jonathan Bates Music has released a...

Press Release

Press Release

In light of the latest announcement from the First Minister, Mark Drakeford, regarding COVID guidelines in Wales (applicable from 27 March 2021 onwards), there areย no changes to the restrictions imposed regarding brass bands being allowed to meet and perform indoors....

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ

We would like to extend our thanks to all those who took the time to attend our open meeting yesterday and are greatly encouraged by the messages of support that have followed.Over 40 people took the opportunity to join the Zoom platform hosting where our Chairman...

LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month

At Brass Bands Wales, weโ€™re very proud to support LGBT+ History Month, and are delighted to share this super โ€˜Proud Councilsโ€™ calendar resource which details virtual events where you can find out more: Here to tell us more about why LGBT+ History Month is so important...

Website & Membership Launch

Website & Membership Launch

A new dawn has broken for brass bands in Wales with the website and membership launch of a new nationalrepresentative body, Bandiau Pres Cymru / Brass Bands Wales. The launch follows two public consultations and fivemonths of planning by an elected Steering Group of...