Wednesday 20 June 2018

Cory celebrates Battle of Britpop for Decca

Decca Records has just released a CD marking 25 years of Britpop and its iconic ‘anthems’, featuring none other than Cory Band led by its MD, Philip Harper, produced by the big ticket pop industry producer, Rupert Christie. Nicola Bland finds out why a monolithic recording company opted for a brass...read more

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Young Voice: Joseph Heartfield

Joseph Heartfield was recently named principal trombone at Rothwell Temperance Band at the age of just 13. Mark Good speaks to the flourishing young performer…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...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

Centenary flypast for RAF

The Royal Air Force marks its centenary this year - Nicola Bland charts the development of the RAF Music Services, which will be front and centre stage of the 100th celebrations. Read more… Read this article in full, featured in April 2018’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

BBW Centre Band: Friary Guildford

Friary’s upward trajectory Friary Guildford recently retained the London and Southern Counties Regional Championship crown for a fourth consecutive year and, in doing so, completed a whole decade of equalling, or bettering its previous year’s result. Read more… Read this article in full, featured in April 2018’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

The legendary Chandos sound

Chandos has just released a new CD, Latin Winds, featuring the RNCM Wind Orchestra, conducted by Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. Captain Sam Hairsine interviews the two about the project, which draws on brass players and the legendary Chandos sound. Read more… Read this article in full, featured in April 2018’s...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

Pro practice with Roger Webster

This month, BBW’s resident Pro Practice host, Professor Roger Webster, advises how to take your best contest performance with you onto the stage. As we move from the UK Regional contests to the European Championships at the end of April/beginning of May, I feel it necessary to bring up the ever-present subject...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

Rising Star: David Karran

Mark Good finds out about the remarkable journey of David Karran – City of Bradford’s hot seat cornet. Read more… Read this article in full, featured in April 2018’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital. Alternatively, subscribe to the printed magazine delivered by post: £40 (UK); £68 (Europe); £81 (Rest of...read more


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