Saturday 18 March 2017

Young Voice - Mina Kristine Ravndal

Norwegian bass trombone player, Mina Kristine Ravndal, is going places. The 20-year-old has returned home to Stavanger to study after spending her gap year at one of Norway’s leading folkehøgskoles - an experience she will treasure forever, as Mark Good found out. How did you get involved in playing a brass instrument?...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Wessex Tubas: Encouraging the next generation

Wessex Tubas is passionate about encouraging the next generation of players and has backed that passion with action by harnessing ‘pro’ player talent to design instruments specifically for the young, starter player – Nicola Bland reports There are so many reasons to encourage children and young people to not only to start...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Boston Symphony play Yamaha

Yamaha develops ‘New York’ Trumpet with Boston Symphony Orchestra Yamaha has developed a unique model of the ‘New York’ C trumpet with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), utlising the Yamaha ‘YM’ bell developed with the BSO and its world-renowned Symphony Hall. With all the trademarks of a Yamaha trumpet in place (flexible sound,...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Denis Wick: Pro mutes at student prices

Denis Wick has just added the DW5572 Synthetic Trumpet/Cornet Cup Mute to the company’s line of mutes. With an economy price, the materials, workmanship and performance are billed as ‘far better than economy.’ Said MD, Stephen Wick: “Like all Denis Wick mutes, this mute has impeccable tuning and, unlike others in this...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Pro Practice with Roger Webster

TAKE A DEEP BREATH Take a load off your mind with Besson Artist, Roger Webster, who this month, deals with how to slay the ‘debilitating monster’ - performance anxiety… Read this article, featured in March’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the printed magazine delivered by post: £40 (UK); £68...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Pro platform - Dean Wright

BROAD HORIZONS Dr. Robert Childs chats to Dean Wright about his early influences, banding days and life in the fast ‘pro’ player lane as principal trumpet for the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera - a position he has held since 1997 Read this article, featured in March’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

BBW Castaway - Peter Graham

Katrina Marzella discovers the desert island listening of Black Dyke Band's 'Composer in Association' and recent North American Brass Band Association President's Award recipient, Peter Graham Read this article, featured in March’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the printed magazine delivered by post: £40 (UK); £68 (Europe); £81...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

Reaching the corridors of Cambridge academia

Why do people join and play in brass bands and, in particular, in the rarified academic circles of the collegiate education system? Peter Bassano interviews the Mistress of Cambridge University’s Girton College, Professor Susan Smith, a long-time brass band aficionado, and discovers why brass bands epitomise Girton’s foundational principle and educational...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

RWCMD at heart of Welsh banding

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama combines passion with academia and sits at the heart of Welsh community brass banding. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) is proud of its role in helping to bring a number of Welsh bands to the forefront over the last 12...read more

Friday 17 March 2017

High performance at Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield stands at the forefront of music education, offering a conservatoire-standard BMus Performance course blended with a university campus experience Not only did the University of Huddersfield win the Queen’s Anniversary Prize last year, enabling it to appoint Robert Adlington, formerly of Nottingham University, Chair of Contemporary Music, but...read more


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