Thursday 15 June 2017

Salford University celebrates

50 years of Salford’s Musical Arts Programme The 50th anniversary of the University of Salford's Musical Arts Programme was recently celebrated with a showcase of soloists and ensembles. The University of Salford Brass Band entertained an appreciative audience with new works by the winners of the Kirklees Composing and Arranging Competition before the...read more

Friday 9 June 2017

New edition of BBW out now!

The June edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and it's full with fantastic features, articles, reviews and interviews from around the globe… EDITOR'S VIEWBBW Editor David Childs welcomes a diverse array of opinion and advice for percussion and brass players in the June edition. NEWSJudging panels revealed for Brass in...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

National Finals tests released

The Music Panel of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain has released the test-pieces for the 2017 Finals in September and October as follows: The Championship Section will square up to Howard Snell’s Gallery, published by Rakeway Music and commissioned by the Scottish Brass Band Association for the 2015 Scottish...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

New edition of BBW out now!

The May edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and it's full with fantastic features, articles, reviews and interviews from around the globe… EDITOR'S VIEW:BBW Editor, David Childs, considers the knee-jerk reaction to the UK only lifting a ‘European’ youth title by the Chairman of Brass Bands England, Mike Kilroy. NEWS2017...read more

Monday 8 May 2017

Contest music for Butlin's Festival announced

The Butlins Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival 2018 (incorporating The Butlins Youth Band Festival) plans to deliver it's most spectacular weekend of competition and entertainment to date. The challenging test pieces and a huge prize fund, which includes the £10 000 first prize in the Championship Section, are expected to...read more

Sunday 7 May 2017

Llwydcoed take SEWBBA Spring Festival title

Llwydcoed Band gave themselves a confidence boost ahead of next week's Grand Shield with a win at the recent South East Wales Brass Band Association Spring Festival contest. Under Musical Director, Christopher Turner, the band performed Stephen Robert's Reflections on Swan Lake, impressing adjudicator Melvin White, who also awarded Lywydcoed 'Best...read more

Sunday 7 May 2017

Childs premiere at Carnegie Hall

Euphonium star David Childs made a fourth appearance at Carnegie Hall last month,as a featured artist in the prestigious New York International Music Festival where he gave the world premiere of Bernard Kane's 'Seren Wen' — Concerto for Euphonium, accompanied by the Gwent Youth Wind Orchestra, conducted by Sean O'Neil. Unsurprisingly given...read more


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