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Emotions run high in Swansea

It was an emotional weekend in Swansea, with thoughts of the untimely passing of Welsh cornet legend Ian Williams, permeating the Brangwyn Hall. A lovely tribute was made by Dr Robert Childs and the brass band of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, who dedicated their performance ... read more

Childsplay at Torquay 

The Childs family had a very successful day at the West of England area with David Childs leading Flowers to victory, just ahead of his father Dr. Robert Childs and Woodfalls. Both bands gave wonderful performances of the set test by Kevin Norbury, with adjudicators Alan Morrison and David Roberts ... read more

Montreux beckons for Scottish Champions Whitburn 

Congratulations to the 2018 Scottish Champions, Whitburn. The band will not only represent Scotland at the National Finals in October with runners-up, Co-operative Funeralcare, but has also now on an invitation to the 2019 European Championships in Montreux. The win also completed a trio of impressive regional ... read more


  • CD Reviews

    In December 2017 / January 2018's BBW, Principal trombone of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Simon Cowen, reviews the news Foden’s Christmas ... read more

  • Music Reviews

    In December 2017 / January 2018's BBW Thomas Dunne reviews the latest batch of concert music published by Music Company, mf-musikverlag ... read more