Principal Bass Trombone with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Roger Argente, has worked with the world’s top conductors and instrumentalists. Professor of Bass Trombone for Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Artistic Director of the brass dectet, Superbrass, tells BBW Editor, David Childs, how he made it to the top.
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As Grimethorpe Colliery Band notched up its fifth British Open win and first for 24 years, the band’s Conductor, Robert Childs, became the most successful living British Open conductor. Christopher Thomas brings highlights from the 163rd ‘Open’, where the test-piece divided opinion.
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Just 30 of the 506 bands competing in this year’s Regional Championships were led by female conductors and only three of the 89 members of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators are women. One active on the ABBA Executive Committee and leading the charge for female conductresses and adjudicators, Sarah Groarke-Booth,...read more