Thursday 19 October 2017

Adjudicators announced for North of England

The North of England Brass Band Association have announced that the adjudicating team for the 2018 Regional Championships will comprise of Howard Evans, Michael Fowles, Mareika Gray and John Roberts. The contest will take place at the Gala Theatre, Durham on the 17th and 18th March 2018. Regional Secretary, Tony Griffiths more

Thursday 19 October 2017

Lofthouse provides beacon of brass band attraction  

A 'Learn to Play' initiative devised by Lofthouse 2000 Band and supported by the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund was a resounding success. The day was aimed at offering new as well as returning players the opportunity to play brass music. Enthusiastic youngsters lined up to try the instrument more

Thursday 19 October 2017

Euphonium Premiere for RNCM Festival 

An innovative autobiographical commission for euphonium star Glenn Van Looy will be premiered at the 2018 RNCM Brass Band Festival. The concerto, entitled BECH, is being written by Swiss composer Ludovic Neurohr and forms a travelogue that charts the development of Glenn's musical as well as personal life - more

Tuesday 17 October 2017

The NYSB Composer Contest 

The New York Staff Band is pleased to announce the very first NYSB Composer Contest. The competition is open to anyone, excluding current NYSB members, with the winner receiving 500 USD travel reimbursement and accommodation for a trip to hear the premier performance in New York City 2018. The winning more

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Farr has a magical time in Japan 

Virtuoso tenor horn soloist Owen Farr has just completed a very successful tour in Japan. Hot off the heels of recording his latest and soon to be released solo album, Demonic Virtuoso, Owen travelled to Japan. Upon arrival, the hosts whisked Owen off to Disneyland, for a magical start to more

Monday 16 October 2017

Brighouse & Rastrick take National Glory

Yorkshire’s Brighouse and Rastirck Band and Professor David King stormed to victory at the recent National Brass Band Championships held at the Royal Albert Hall. Victory was clinched with the final performance of the day, as the winning performance found favour with the crowd, as well as esteemed adjudicators Howard Snell, more

Sunday 15 October 2017

Brass Band of the Western Reserve celebrate 20 years 

Brass Band of the Western Reserve from Ohio in the United States of America is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The band was formed in 1997 under the leadership of Dr Keith Wilkinson and has continued to flourish since its inception. To mark this milestone in the band's history more

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