Wednesday 20 June 2018

Great designs from Hercules

Hercules offers equipment for the percussionist that just takes the stress out of performing on stage and recording, due to its extremely well thought-out designs and sturdy construction. Top of the list of ‘must haves’ for the percussionist is the DS800B Percussion Table with a load capacity of 25kg, which can...read more

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Top gear at Ev-Entz

EV-ENTZ Music has one of the largest stocks of Yamaha percussion equipment available for hire in the UK, ranging from a whole host of drum kits, to the magnificent five-octave marimba, as well as a full set of Majestic and Adams percussion for hire. Said Managing Director, Adrian Evans: “Stage...read more

Wednesday 20 June 2018

... And another thing

New resident wit, Rob Nesbitt – aka our resident cartoonist ‘Nezzy’ - translates what adjudicators really mean when they speak to the audience! Read this article in full, featured in June 2018’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the printed magazine delivered by post: £40 (UK); £68 (Europe);...read more

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Spring Festival retrospective

Hammonds triumphs over time The Spring Festival and, in particular, the Grand Shield provided the usual sharp contrasts of standard and interpretive approach as bands jostled in the snakes and ladders game of requalifying for the British Open. Christopher Thomas brings Grand Shield action, Malcolm Wood the Senior Cup and John...read more

Wednesday 20 June 2018

BBW Centre Band: Red Shield Brass Band

BBW Centre Band: The Red Shield Brass Band in Chicago gives hope through music…. Read this article in full, featured in June 2018’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the printed magazine delivered by post: £40 (UK); £68 (Europe); £81 (Rest of the World)...read more

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Tribute - Love flows in for Darrol Barry

The brass band world last week lost one of its much-loved characters, composers and arrangers in Darrol Barry, who died on 3 June following illness. Born in Salford in 1956, Darrol auditioned for the school band on cornet when he was 14, but ended up taking an Eb bass home, much...read more

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Preview - Durham's Brass 2018

Summer blows in with some fun festival fayre. Durham’s ten-day BRASS Festival is back with a bang and a programme guaranteed to entice the brass band aficionado, whilst Germany’s Bad Schlema welcomes ensembles from 40 different nations and BrassFestUK involves 170 bands! Nicola Bland previews summer’s happenings. ‘County Durham’s loudest festival is...read more


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