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National Finals tests released

The Music Panel of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain has released the test-pieces for the 2017 Finals in September and October as follows: The Championship Section will square up to Howard Snell’s Gallery, published by Rakeway Music and commissioned by the Scottish Brass ... read more

Llwydcoed take SEWBBA Spring Festival title

Llwydcoed Band gave themselves a confidence boost ahead of next week's Grand Shield with a win at the recent South East Wales Brass Band Association Spring Festival contest. Under Musical Director, Christopher Turner, the band performed Stephen Robert's Reflections on Swan Lake, impressing adjudicator Melvin ... read more

New arrivals at Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe Colliery Band has announced a duo of new signings following the recent departures of flugel player Laura Hirst, horn player Jonathan Bates and euphonium star Michael Dodds.Helen Varley currently first horn at Black Dyke will be joining the band on solo horn when her ... read more

Reviews

  • CD of the Month: Affinity

    Affinity Les Neish, TubaMartyn Parkes, pianoWorld of Sound WOS 101  Les Neish really needs no introduction to anyone that knows anything about low ... read more

  • Music: Lake of Tenderness

    Lake of TendernessBy Ben Hollings Prima Vista Musikk Ben Hollings provides a delicate, atmospheric concert work utilising extended harmony reminiscent of modern choral ... read more