Saturday 5 August 2017

New arrival at Stockport Silver

Stockport Silver Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Parker as their interim MD whilst regular MD Ian Colwell takes a sabbatical. Most people will know Alex as “Parky” from his work having recently run the enormously successful UniBrass contest and time spent with Brass for Africa in Kampala, more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Youth and education to shine at 2017 Brass in Concert Festival

Youth and Education will be integral to the 41st Brass in Concert Festival on 18 and 19 November, when the popular Workshops will be led by Cory MD, Philip Harper, and a team of tutors from Cory Band. Laura Jackson will lead the Elementary Group - this year expected to more

Thursday 3 August 2017

2018 ‘European’ set works revealed

The European Brass Band Association and local organiser, Zimihc, have announced that Dutch composers, Harrie Janssen and Hendrik de Boer, will write the Championship Section and Challenge Section tests respectively for the 2018 European Championships in Utrecht. EBBA President, Ulf Rosenberg, stated: "We are delighted that Harrie Janssen and Hendrik de more

Thursday 3 August 2017

2018 Butlin’s Festival to rock with high-octane acts

The 2018 Butlin's Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival, due to take place from 12-15 January, has lined-up the high- octane, high-profile entertainment package for which the holiday company is famous. The 2017 Butlin’s Champion, Virtuosi GUS, will give the main Friday night (12 January) concert in Centre Stage, whilst the more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Gary Curtin endorses Sterling

Euphonium soloist, Gary Curtin, is the latest addition to the Sterling Instruments line-up of international performance artists. The Foden's solo euphonium has earned a worldwide reputation having played for Wingates, Fairey, Black Dyke and Foden's bands, and told BBW: "When I joined Foden's, I was approached by Sterling Instruments about playing more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Dalmellington link with ENO’s Martyn Brabbins

Brass band music is to provide a central strand in Sir James MacMillan's 2017 Cumnock Tryst Festival in Ayrshire in Scotland. At its heart will be a performance by Dalmellington Band conducted by Martyn Brabbins, Artistic Director at English National Opera, whilst there will also be a world premiere to more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Inaugural BrassFestUK Delivers the Spirit of Brass Around the Country

Over the weekend of the 7th to 9th July, the inaugural BrassFestUK event was held. Over 130 brass bands across Great Britain performed to members of the public to show the country just how wonderful the sound of a brass band is. BrassFestUK was a project that set out to encourage more

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