See also Services for bands for other sites
- Internet Brass Harry's Awards - 1998, 1999 and 2000 award winners, and details for the 2001 awards. The categories were: Best band association web site, Best band trade related web site, Best commercial use of a brass band web site, Best commercially produced band website, Best non-commercially produced band website, Most entertaining band website, Most positive contribution to promoting the movement on the internet, Best Contribution to the Brass Band Mailing List
- Copyright FAQ - questions and answers about copyright, particularly that of music
- Ask the Experts - a service covering some of the most common questions asked by brass band players of all standards and experience
- Brass Bands Events Diary - listing concerts, contests and festivals - submit your own events
- Classified Ads - brass band instruments that are for sale, or that people want to buy
- Deputies Database - list of players who are willing to deputise with other bands
- Finda-Bandsman - central location for brass bands to advertise positions and also for players to advertise their availability
- Learn to Play in a Brass Band - Bands offering to teach beginners
- News from the World of Brass Bands - a place where you can post news items about your band
- Situations Vacant - list of positions in brass bands
- Situations Wanted - list of players seeking positions in brass bands
- Listen to the Band - Concert diary of SCABA bands - Southern England
- Tips on hiring a brass band
- SETI Brass Band Group - Brass band people helping in the "Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence"
- You Name It - international name registry for brass bands and brass ensembles
News & Online Magazines
See also Books and Journals For print news and magazines.
- 4BarsRest.com - the leading online brass band news
- All4Brass - the latest brass band news
- Brass Crest- Salvation Army band news and information
- Brassinfo.nl - de Site voor Brassband liefhebbers
- BrassTastic - news, reviews and interviews within the brass and brass banding community
- Cuivres.org - to inform & facilitate the relations between the artists musicians of the brass family
Blogs, Wikis & similar
Discussion Forums & Online Communities
Some forums require you to register before you can join and post/view messages
- TheMouthpiece.com - brass band forum
- Brass-Forum.co.uk - forum for brass instrumentalists
- Brass Vibe - UK Brass Band Community
- Spit Valve - Brass Band Forum for Australasia
- Making A Difference - working with Brass Bands
- The Brass Band Forum - from the Brass Band Portal
- Scottish Brass Band Forum - for all Scottish bandsfolks (and those from further afield too)
- Brass Band Forum
- Brass Band Conductors Club
- Brass Band Talk
- Le café de BrassBand.fr
- The Passionate Musician - for the everyday amateur player
- OTJ Trombone Forum
- Forum Tromba
- Tuba-Euphonium Forum
- Deutsches Tuba Forum
- Band On The Net - online community for musicians
- Band Director Discussion Forum
- Brass BBS - for the discussion of all brass related topics, especially brass quintets
- Brass Music Freaks Forum
- Brassband Forum Nederland
- Swiss Brassband Forum
- Brass Quintet Discussion Group. The homepage is at http://www.roth-music.com/brassquintet
- BrassPuben (For likesinnede med en genuin brass-interesse) - A Norwegian discussion forum for brass enthusiasts
- Brassband Discussion Forum - a very easy to use Forum board
- Music Discussion Forum
- Percussion Pages Forum
- Band Chat Online - providing serious musicians interested in the wind ensemble and symphonic band, with current information pertinent to the field
- BandZone - Singapore band forum
- Horn-u-Copia - all brands of antique, obscure and out of production brass instruments
- Basement Register
- Belgian Brass Band forum
- Brass Band UK forum
- Brass Band People forum
- Brass Bands & Instruments forum
- Brass Gossip Forum - any
contributions are welcome, commercial or otherwise...concert announcements, items for sale, new products, publications, services, news, interesting links, pleas for help etc...
- BrassForum - Haugalandet Brass Forum (Brass band news in both English and Norwegian)
Individual Bands' fora
- Darebin City Brass - Preston Brass Band
- Harrogate Band
Email Lists and ICQ
- Brass Band Mailing List - (Managed by Nigel Horne)
- Brass Band ICQ user list - A directory of people who have ICQ ("I Seek You"). If you have ICQ you can join the list via this web page. For details of ICQ, visit their web page: www.icq.com
- Brass E-Mail List (Owner Ted Zateslo) - To subscribe to the Brass Email list send an e-mail to email@example.com, asking to be added to the list.
- A number of brass band or general brass related Yahoo Clubs exist. Perform a search using "brass" to see a selection. None of them seem to have much information or recent activity.
Community Music List
To subscribe to the Community Music list send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe community-music" in the body of the message. The list is for discussion and distribution of ideas relating to Community Music Ensembles, specifically community bands and
orchestras. The list address is email@example.com.
- A List of Musical Discussion Lists
- Contrabass E-Mail List
(discussion of bass and contrabass instruments of all kinds) - To subscribe to the Contrabass Email list send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the message "subscribe" in the subject line. The list address is email@example.com. You can also subscribe via the list home page. There are also archives of messages.
- Horn E-Mail List
To subscribe to the Horn Email list send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the message "subscribe trumpet". The list address is email@example.com.
Horn List at eGroups
To subscribe to the Horn Email list send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.egroups.com/subscribe/horn. The list address is email@example.com.
- Trombone E-Mail List
(Owner Eric Nicklas) - To subscribe to the Trombone Email list send an one line e-mail message (no Subject heading) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the message "subscribe trombone-l Your Name".
- Trumpet E-Mail List
To subscribe to the Trumpet Email list send an e-mail to email@example.com, with the message "subscribe trumpet". The list address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuba & Euphonium E-Mail List
(Carl Webster) - Web Page:
http://www.egroups.com/group/TubaEuph . To subscribe to the TubaEUph Email list send an e-mail message to mailto:email@example.com or subscribe via http://www.egroups.com/subscribe/TubaEuph.
- eGroups offers a large number of brass and band related mailing lists and discussion groups via its service (now combined with ONELIST). These are fairly new, and with a relatively low number of members. You can search the service with keywords for mailing lists of interest. Some of the brass related ones are:
Webrings provide a means of linking together web sites of a related topic. When you visit a webring member site you have a number of options for linking onwards to other sites in the ring.
- Brass Band Web Ring (over 400 active sites) - For more details, or if you would like your website to be included in this Web Ring, go to the Brass Band Webring Homepage.
You can enter the ring from here at a random point.....[Random brass band site]
- UK Brass Bands Webring
- (Brass) Music Webring
- Australian Brass Bands Webring
- The Japanese Brass Band Web Ring (in Japanese)
- Nederlandse Brassbands Webring
- De Nederlandse HaFaBraSho Webring
- Cycle of Fifths (Community Bands) Web Ring (133 sites) - For more details, or if you would like your website to be included in this Web Ring, go to the homepage: www.astro.com.au/~forte/CycleofFifths/.
You can list the ring entries from here..... [List Cycle of Fifths sites]
- Wind Bands Webring
- British Youth Bands Webring
- Bomis brass-band webring (56 sites) - This is an automatically generated webring based on brass band links from the Open Directory Project. The Bomis host provides a different mechanism for establishing webrings to that of www.webring.org. (You can still, however, create and manage your own webring in Bomis). See the BOMIS home page, or the brass-band webring home at www2.bomis.com/rings/Mclassical-brass_bands/.
- Baritone Web Ring (33 sites) - This ring is for all people that play a baritone, know what a baritone is, or that just want to be a member of this ring. - Homepage and List of sites
- Cornet Web Ring (7 sites) - This ring is for anyone interested in the Cornet. - Homepage and List of sites
- Drum Web Ring (50 sites) - The Drum Ring is a collection of web-sites that center on professional drummers and/or percussionists from around the world.- List of sites
- French Horn Player's Web Ring (35 sites) - This ring is for people who play the French Horn and who have horn related websites.- Homepage and List of sites
- French Hornist Web Ring (37 sites) - For all horn player sites, especially those who could not get into the French Horn Players webring. Join this webring for all the best French Hornist fun - Homepage and List of sites
- Low Brass Web Ring (103 sites) - The Low Brass Web Ring is for sites that contain low brass material or even some hate towards low brass. It doesn't matter what the site content is.. just join the ring! - Homepage and List of sites
- Marching Bands Web Ring (250 sites) - The marching bands ring is open to any and all marching bands. - Homepage and List of sites
- Marching Tuba Web Ring (35 sites) - The marching tuba ring is designed to tell about the tuba and the tuba players. It is open to anyone that has a site about the Tuba or any member of the Low Brass Family. - List of sites
- Official Trumpet Web Ring (90 sites) - The Official Trumpet Webring: dedicated to all trumpet players and the trumpet itself.- Homepage and List of sites
- Trombone Web Ring (40 sites) - The Webring for Trombonists around the world! Join this ring if you play the trombone or just think it is awesome (because it really is). Because life is boring without a trombone!! - List of sites
- Trombonists Web Ring (43 sites) - Linking all sorts of pages with content about the trombone, it's repertoire, uses, and playing techniques. Basically anything to do with the Trombone.- List of sites
- Trumpet Player Online! Web Ring (52 sites) - Linking Trumpet Players around the world. - Homepage and List of sites
- Tuba Web Ring (141 sites) - The home for all things...TUBA! - List of sites
- TubaEuph Web Ring (17 sites) - This is a ring of ALL low brass sites. Including trombones, tubas, baritones, and, of course, Euphoniums. - List of sites
- Japanese Euph & Tuba Ensemble Ring
- Japanese Tuba Ring
- Japanese Euphonium Ring
These are sites specially tailored for WAP phones. They are generally not visible to normal HTML browsers.
- BrassNet - www.brassnet.co.uk/wml/index.wml
- Chester Brass - www.chesterbrass.co.uk/wap
- Mid Rhondda Band - www.bango.net. The number is 00672263 (00-mrband for American diallers).
- Pontypool Brass - members.tripod.co.uk/pontypoolbrass/wap/index.wml
- Waterbeach Brass - www.waterbeachbrass.org/wap
Website hosting, advice and other services
Brass band related newsgroups are available via news://nntp.bandsman.co.uk. Currently these newsgroups are:
or you can subscribe directly via your normal news server to:
- alt.music.band-director - band directors' forum.
- alt.music.trombone - a discussion forum for trombonists.
- alt.music.tuba - music made by the lowest brass.
- rec.arts.marching.band.college - college marching bands.
- rec.arts.marching.band.high-school - high school marching bands.
- rec.music.makers.bands - for musicians who play in groups with others.
- rec.music.makers.french-horn - about horn players and playing.
- rec.music.makers.marketplace - buying & selling used music-making equipment.
- rec.music.makers.percussion - drum & other percussion techniques & equipment.
- rec.music.makers.trumpet - the exchange of trumpet related information.