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2019 Australian National Championship Results

Sydney City Brass and Musical Director Jason Katsikaris were crowned as first time Australian National Champions in Brisbane last weekend. The band impressed adjudicator Steven Mead with a terrific performance of the set work, ‘Handel in the Band’ by Kenneth Downie, but were equally impressive ... read more

2019 Dutch National Tests Announced

The test-pieces to be used at the 2019 Dutch National Championships have been announced. The music committee have chosen five set-test pieces to challenge the bands across all sections: Championship Division – Philip Wilby – ‘Vienna Nights’First Division - Jan Van der Roost – ‘Alpina Brass’Second ... read more

Butlins announces 2020 test-pieces

The Butlins Festival music panel have pleasure in announcing the test-pieces for the 2020 contest, which will take place at the Skegness Resort over the weekend of the 10-13 January. The festival will once again incorporate the increasingly popular Butlins Youth Band Festival, whilst the Championship ... read more

Reviews

  • CD: Metropolis 1927

    Metropolis 1927 - Peter GrahamBlack Dyke BandConductor: Dr. Nicholas ChildsTrumpet: Philip CobbTrombone: Peter MooreNarrator: Dale GerrardNaxos: CD8573968 Black Dyke Band’s latest CD release ... read more

  • CD: Regionals 2019

    Regionals 2019Desford Colliery BandCory BandVirtuosi GUS BandBlack Dyke BandFoden’s BandDOYEN: CD387 With this year’s contest season now underway, this release will not ... read more