British Bandsman: www.britishbandsman.com/ British Bandsman - the world's leading brass publication British Bandsman was founded in London in September 1887 by Sam Cope (1856-1948) as The British Bandsman: A monthly magazine for Bandmasters and members of Military and Brass Bands. The magazine was printed monthly until its frequency was increased to weekly in 1902 after John Henry Iles purchased the publishing company Richard Smith & Co.
Subsequent owners have included Bandsman's Press Ltd. (prior to 1977), Austin Catelinet Ltd. (1977-2000), Kapitol Media and Events Ltd. (2000-04) and The Salvation Army (2004-15). In April 2015, British Bandsman was sold to KGC Media Ltd., a company formed by the publication's current Managing Editor. In edition 5946 of 1 October 2016, it was announced that British Bandsman would be subsequently be published monthly.
Brass Band Associations
Cornwall Brass Band Association: www.cornwallbrassbandassociation.co.uk/ The Association was founded in the 1950s to look after the interests of the brass bands of Cornwall, and to promote an annual brass band contest, now known as the Cornish Brass Band Championships.
South West Brass Band Association: www.southwestbrassbandassociation.co.uk/ The South West Brass Band Association, established in 1946, aims to support its members by delivering both funding and education, benefiting both players and audiences alike. The association is also proud to supervise and maintain the tradition of contesting in the region.
The Council of West of England Brass Band Associations: www.webba.org.uk/ The Council of WEBBA is responsible for the organisation of the annual West of England Regional Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.