The Banks Group


At the Banks Group we provide development solutions that help meet our society’s demand for property, surface-mined resources and renewable energy in a sustainable and considerate way.

Development with care is our way of working and creating economic, social and environmental benefits for communities. It is at the heart of all that we do. | 0844 209 1515 |




Yamaha are dedicated to the brass band movement and are proud to support the Brass In Concert Championships, the World’s premiere entertainment contest. However Brass In Concert has grown into much more than just a competition and is now a two day celebration of all that is great about brass bands. Yamaha’s dedication to high quality music is reflected in it’s new Neo range of brass band instruments which are the culmination of over 125 years of musical instrument manufacturing. These great instruments along with our support for Brass In Concert are just a small part of our commitment to secure the future of British Brass Bands and music education.


World of Brass


At World of Brass, you will find the best brass band recordings from the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. We aim not just to offer the latest releases but to present the finest brass band recordings from the last 15 years or so. Our catalogue includes award-winning recordings from Black Dyke Band, Cory Band, Foden’s Band, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, YBS Band, The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army and many more.


British Bandsman


Established in 1887, British Bandsman is the biggest selling weekly publication in the international brass band market and a household name throughout the world.

During its 125-year pedigree, British Bandsman has been edited by many of the brass movement’s most influential figures and continues to prove its relevance and authority by providing a well-researched, informed and entertaining window on worldwide brass affairs. Each week, the magazine offers up-to-the-minute incisive news, reviews, investigative features, comprehensive contest coverage, in-depth event previews, expert music analysis, technical know-how and tips, product information and thought-provoking opinion.

Musicians Union

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The Musicians’ Union was established in 1893 and represents over 30,000 musicians working in all genres of music.  As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services tailored for the employed or self-employed by providing assistance for professional and student musicians of all ages, in their work performing, teaching or writing.