Monday 20 November 2017

BBW Centre Band – Tales of the North Sea

Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag has just added to its Triple Crown of the Norwegian National, the European and SIDDIS, by taking the Brass in Concert title, performing its SIDDIS winning programme, Tales of the North Sea. Read more about the most successful band of 2017... Read this article in full, featured in November 2017’s...read more

Thursday 16 November 2017

Voice from the Past: James Watson

The fascinating transcript of a previously unpublished interview with the late trumpeter, conductor and educator of international repute, James Watson, by Lisa Fitzgerald-Lombard. Read this article in full, featured in November 2017’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the printed magazine delivered by post: £40 (UK); £68 (Europe); £81...read more

Thursday 16 November 2017

BBW’s CD Awards 2017

The time has arrive for BBW’s red-carpet CD of the Year accolades - who has won the Band and Solo CD of the Year Awards and who has grabbed a BBW ‘out of the ‘box’ award from our eminent judging panels of, for Band, Christopher Thomas, Florent Didier, Michael Fowles and...read more

Thursday 16 November 2017

‘Who are we to judge?’

Harmen Vanhoorne and Stan Nieuwenhuis have just held a very special launch of Harmen’s new crossover pop CD, doux - Ellis Island, inspired by photographs taken by Augustus Sherman from 1892 and 1854, when Sherman was Chief Clerk of Ellis Island, New York - an inspection station for millions of immigrants...read more

Thursday 16 November 2017

New European Order Heads for Utrecht

Brass Band De Wâldsang reclaimed the title of Dutch National Champion for the first time since 2009; something of a surprise occurred in the Austrian National Championships as a delighted Fröschl Hall beat back the pre-contest favourites to claim the band’s first-ever victory at the competition; Concord retained the Danish National...read more

Thursday 16 November 2017

BBW Castaway: Richard Evans with Katrina Marzella

BBW’s November Castaway is perennial Brass in Concert favourite - ‘Dick the Stick’ Richard Evans, who selects some real tearjerkers for his desert island listening! Read this article in full, featured in November 2017’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the printed magazine delivered by post: £40 (UK);...read more

Thursday 16 November 2017

Pro Platform – sound advice on vibrato

Professor Roger Webster looks at the age-old question of what constitutes a good sound and issues a warning about the vexed issue of vibrato. Read this article in full, featured in November 2017’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the printed magazine delivered by post: £40 (UK); £68 (Europe);...read more


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