Tuesday 26 May 2020

Hymn to the Angels

‘Hymn to the Angels’ is a short reflective work written by Karl Whelan, the winner of the Wind Band Association’s 20th Anniversary Composition Award. Karl, whose wife is a nurse, wrote the piece in direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the connotations of the words, “hymn” and “angels”, the...read more

Tuesday 26 May 2020

New MD at Fairey

The Fairey Band has the pleasure to announce the appointment of Adam Cooke as its Musical Director. Adam will take up his position with the band as soon as current health restrictions permit. Having spent three years as resident conductor with the Norwegian National Champions Stavanger Brass Band and following consistent success...read more

Friday 22 May 2020

Full Schedule for Fulham

June promises to be an exciting month for Fulham Brass Band with a packed schedule of Zoom Sessions set to replace rehearsal nights. Not wishing to neglect their health and wellbeing, the band members will be working out with DP fitness as they undertake an aerobics class on June 1st. The...read more

Friday 22 May 2020

New edition out now!

The May 2020 edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that add up to essential reading. Content listed below... COVER INTERVIEW - IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HEROESChristopher Thomas interviews Black Dyke’s longstanding principal cornet, Richard Marshall, about his life, playing...read more

Friday 22 May 2020

Geneva Group partners Regent Brass

Geneva Group continue to expand its influence and are delighted to add Regent Brass to its growing list of partner bands. Established in 1985, Regent Brass is an ambitious and forward-looking brass band based in central London. Led by their Musical Director Paul Archibald, the band pursues an ambitious...read more

Friday 22 May 2020

Change of seats in Stavanger Brass Band

Earlier this week Stavanger Brass Band elected, in their annual general meeting, a new chairman and leader of the board, Mr. Anders Rydberg. Mr. Rydberg is a well-known figure in Norwegian banding, as a former percussionist in the Stavanger Brass Band, and he has been heading up the Siddis Brass...read more

Friday 22 May 2020

Stellar line-up for BBSS

The tutors of the 2020 Virtual Brass Band Summer School are already excited about the prospect of this year’s course. David Childs, Owen Farr, Brian Taylor, James Fountain, Becky Smith, Les Neish, Lee Skipsey and Richard Evans all feature in a promotional video that will no doubt whet the appetite...read more


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