Wednesday 22 June 2016

Leeds supports major 'Bands in the Park' promotion

The organisers of the Leeds International Concert Season have announced their support for open air concerts in their area with their 'Summer Bands in Leeds Parks' series. The series will include 100 concerts from 45 bands in 27 open air venues this summer. From the beginning of May until the end of...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Brass Bands England revisit Beethoven

Around 150 musicians representing 14 bands recently joined forces in Sheffield to play their part in the high profile Beethoven Revisited Festival. The event was co-ordinated by Brass Bands England's Liaison Officer, Rachel Veitch-Straw, and following a short rehearsal which saw the players perform amid the fantastic acoustics of the foyer...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Double appointment for Brett Baker

The Haslingden & Helmshore Band in Rossendale, Lancashire and Royal Buckley Town Band in North Wales have announced musical partnerships with Dr. Brett Baker. He becomes Musical Director at Haslingden & Helmshore and Musical Adviser at Royal Buckley with immediate effect. The partnership will also involve Brett assisting in the development...read more

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Ian McElligott joins Carlton Main Frickley

Carlton Main are delighted to announce a new conducting appointment. The new appointment saw the band team up with award winning conductor Erik Janssen in time for their Grand Shield success. Erik has taken up the Professional role and will work alongside side Musical Director, Ian McElligott (pictured here). Erik has...read more

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


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