Friday 27 November 2020

NYBBGB appoints Director of Artistic Planning

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has appointed Dr Robert Childs as its first ever Director of Artistic Planning. Dr Childs, who stood down as Chair of the Band earlier this year and will retire his role as a Trustee to take up the role, will be responsible more

Thursday 26 November 2020

Reg Vardy Advent Fundraiser

The Reg Vardy Band is aiming to raise £500 to support its local food bank, PACT House Stanley. For each day of advent, the band is presenting a socially distanced Christmas Carol. Commenting on the project a spokesperson for the band explained, “Please enjoy the Carol, then, in these troubled times, more

Thursday 26 November 2020

Sebastian Rowe is a Double Champion of Champions

The Band Association of New South Wales recently held is prestigious State Champion of Champions online event, where Sebastian Rowe won both the Under 15 and Under 19 Champion of Champions titles. The move to an online presentation saw an incredible response from performers with over three hundred entries across more

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Trumpeter donates ‘Sit Down’ Silver Disc

Trumpeter Andy Diagram is raffling his silver disc for James “Sit Down” single presented to him in 1991, to raise funds for a friend’s son’s cancer appeal. Joel is the 19 year old son of Ian Runacres, singer with Manchester band Dislocation Dance, with whom Andy played trumpet before joining James. more

Wednesday 25 November 2020

City of Chester Brass offers Festive Cheer

The City of Chester Band has decided to bring a bit of festive cheer to those most in need this Christmas. A spokesperson for the band stated, “With the end of lockdown in sight City of Chester Brass Band would like to offer a bit of Christmas cheer to care homes, more

Wednesday 25 November 2020

NYBBGB to collaborate with Royal Marines

The 80-strong National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will premiere a new arrangement for brass and military band of Dan Price’s ‘Andromeda’ with the Royal Marines Band Service in a joint virtual performance. Musicians from the Royal Marines will record the military band parts in advance and support a series more

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