Wednesday 10 May 2017

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 Band Association for the 2015 Scottish...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

New edition of BBW out now!

The May edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and it's full with fantastic features, articles, reviews and interviews from around the globe… EDITOR'S VIEW:BBW Editor, David Childs, considers the knee-jerk reaction to the UK only lifting a ‘European’ youth title by the Chairman of Brass Bands England, Mike Kilroy. NEWS2017...read more

Monday 8 May 2017

Contest music for Butlin's Festival announced

The Butlins Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival 2018 (incorporating The Butlins Youth Band Festival) plans to deliver it's most spectacular weekend of competition and entertainment to date. The challenging test pieces and a huge prize fund, which includes the £10 000 first prize in the Championship Section, are expected to...read more

Sunday 7 May 2017

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 White, who also awarded Lywydcoed 'Best...read more

Sunday 7 May 2017

Childs premiere at Carnegie Hall

Euphonium star David Childs made a fourth appearance at Carnegie Hall last month,as a featured artist in the prestigious New York International Music Festival where he gave the world premiere of Bernard Kane's 'Seren Wen' — Concerto for Euphonium, accompanied by the Gwent Youth Wind Orchestra, conducted by Sean O'Neil. Unsurprisingly given...read more

Sunday 7 May 2017

Cory at the London Palladium

Cory Band, under the baton of Philip Harper, recently appeared on ITV's 'Tonight at the London Palladium' hosted by household favourite, Bradley Walsh. Their performance was recorded live in front of an audience of 2,200 people and was broadcast to over 5 million people on 3rd May. Although Cory are not the...read more

Sunday 7 May 2017

Personnel changes at Flowers

After 8 years at the helm, Paul Holland has resigned from his role as Musical Director of Flowers Band. Commenting on his time as MD Paul said, “In short, every engagement has been a pleasure to conduct." He continued to explain the decision to part company with the West of England...read more

Sunday 7 May 2017

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 commitments are completed in June, whilst...read more

Saturday 29 April 2017

‘Euro’ download videos to be released

World of Brass is to offer download audio and video of the 2017 ‘European’, thanks to sister company World of Sound Once the dust has settled on this weekend's European Brass Band Championships, the winner crowned and the hype over until next year, wouldn’t it be wonderful to sit back in the...read more

Saturday 29 April 2017

Brass in Concert Draw

Stellar cast of stars for 2017 Brass in Concert The organisers of the 41st Brass in Concert Festival, to be held in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman on the weekend of 18-19 November at The Sage Gateshead, have announced the line-up and order of play for the 2017 Championship,...read more


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