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Robert Childs departs Grimethorpe

Dr Robert Childs has resigned as Musical Director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Having enjoyed a successful tenure with the South Yorkshire band, the Welsh MD has departed Grimethorpe to spend more time with his family in Wales. Robert told BBW: "Having done the job for almost three ... read more

2017 Regional tests revealed

The 2017 test-pieces for the Regional Championships of the British National have been announced on the new National Brass Band Championships website: Championship Section: Pageantry by Herbert Howells (R. Smith & Co.)Section 1: The Land of the Long White Cloud by Philip Sparke (R. Smith & ... read more

New BBW edition out now!

September edition out now. Featuring:

BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPSCory Band scores historic four titles with ‘Open’ win - Christopher Thomas reports, photos by Ian ClowesBRASS BAND WORLD NEWS2017 British ‘Regional’ tests revealed, Black Dyke’s ‘Team Girl’ tours Japan; Cory in concert at RAH, Foden’s in Parliament, British ... read more


  • Music: Colours in Rain

    Composer Rodney Newton reviews the latest publication from Grimethorpe Colliery Band's Young Composer in Residence, Dan Hall Described by the composer as ... read more

  • Instrument: Smith-Watkins trumpet

    Nick Walkley tries the new Mike Lovatt signature trumpet and discovers ‘an instrument for all occasions’ Those who have had the joy ... read more