Wednesday 22 June 2016

New conductor for Brass Band Fribourg

Brass Band Fribourg, four times Swiss Champion and runners-up at EBBC in 2006 has appointed Maurice Donnet-Monay (pictured here) as its new conductor. Aged 27, this conductor and composer was appointed on 14th May 2016, taking over from Frédéric Théodoloz, who conducted the Band from 2012 to early 2016. Maurice Donnet-Monay...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Cory to feature at Welsh Proms

The Welsh Proms Cymru, Wales' national classical music festival, held annually at St David's Hall, Cardiff, have revealed the full programme of events for the festival's 31st season. Amongst grand scale performances of orchestral master works such as the Verdi Requiem and Holst's Planets, the Proms will again feature an evening...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Tom Hutchinson Tours Japan

Fresh from his victory at the European Brass Band Championships leading the Cory Band, Tom Hutchinson embarked on his first solo tour of Japan. The Besson Artist began his trip by travelling to Tokyo to prepare for a concert as guest soloist with the Northern Crystal Band as part of the...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Owen Farr goes Stateside

On 13th May Owen Farr began his American journey as the featured artist and guest soloist for the Dublin Youth Brass Band Course in Columbus, Ohio. The course, aimed at middle and high school students, included private lessons, sectionals, master-classes and concluded with a concert performance at Dublin Coffman High School....read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

New education partnership for Brass Bands England

The Symphonic Brass of London (pictured here) is delighted to announce its first Education Partner, Brass Bands England, following the formation of its new Education Department SBoL Head of Education, Martin Heartfield, commented: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Brass Band England, looking at developing more opportunities for young...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Steven Mead gets dreamy

A new CD from by top international euphoniumist, Steven Mead, was launched at the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference this month... Euphonium soloist, Besson Artist and one of the most recorded solo brass artists with over 70 CDs to his credit, Steven Mead, has just released a new CD - Dream Times - on...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

JHS to distribute pBone

John Hornby Skewes and Co. Ltd. has added the UK and ROI distribution of the successful and fast-selling pBone range of plastic instruments to its portfolio. Said the Company’s Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Alan Smith: “At the heart of what we do is a passion to widen access to playing...read more


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