Sunday 22 July 2018

Changes at the top for Fairey’s

The Fairey Band has announced the appointment of Stephanie Wilkins as principal cornet and Adam Bokaris on solo euphonium. Stephanie Wilkins, a former student of the RWCMD in Cardiff, and Harry Mortimer Award Winner, joins the band following a successful seven year stint with Cory. Commenting on her relocation to...read more

Saturday 21 July 2018

British Open Championships 2018

The names of the 19 competing bands at this year’s British Open Championships has been released by the organisers. The 166th contest will be held at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Saturday 8th September and is already a ‘sell out’. Britain’s best, Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag from Norway and defending champion Valasia from...read more

Thursday 19 July 2018

'Legacy' - free for all

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service, the soprano cornet solo 'Legacy' written by Tom Davoren can now be downloaded free of charge to be performed in either a full band or solo version by any brass band, anywhere in the world. The...read more

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Alan Thomas Returns to the CBSO

The CBSO are delighted to announce that trumpeter Alan Thomas, former member of the CBSO and Principal Trumpet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, will re-join the CBSO this November as Section Leader Trumpet. Alan first joined the CBSO in 2004, performing with the brass section for 9 years before leaving the Orchestra...read more

Tuesday 17 July 2018

David Childs thrills at the BBC Proms

BBC Young Musician celebrated its 40th birthday at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday evening as the 3rd Prom of this year’s season. The concert featured illustrious past winners and finalists, including Nicola Benedetti, Freddy Kempf, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and euphonium virtuoso David Childs. The programme featured popular works by by Ravel...read more

Tuesday 17 July 2018

2018 New Zealand National Championships

Wellington clinch the 'double' as they win the New Zealand title under the direction of Nigel Seaman. Congratulations also go to winning Grade bands Brass Whanganui, Howick Brass, Roxburgh Pioneer Energy Brass and Nelson City Brass Academy. Adjudicator Russell Gray had a tough job trying to separate the top two bands,...read more

Wednesday 11 July 2018

NYBBW set for a super summer

The National Youth Brass Band of Wales will be performing three concerts following their summer course later this month. The band will be led by Philip Harper, with Black Dyke’s Principal Euphonium Daniel Thomas featuring as guest soloist. The repertoire will include John Golland's 'Euphonium Concerto', Etienne Crausatz's 'Balkan Dance' and...read more


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