Tuesday 22 December 2015

December edition of BBW out now!

In this month's edition... COVER STORY – SCOTTISH FESTIVALFull coverage of the two-weekend Scottish Festival in Perth NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDERContest favourites have toppled and some top seeded bands have reclaimed titles – read our coverage of 12 contests from around the world, including six ‘National’ championships and Brass in Concert THE WORLD’S THE...read more

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Foden's & Withington part company

Following a successful four year partnership Foden's have announced that they have parted company with Allan Withington by mutual consent. Speaking about the parting Mark Wilkinson commented, "All at Foden's would like to thank Allan for his four year association with Foden's. During this time we have enjoyed working with him on...read more

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Baritone star wows Fife youngsters

Young brass players travelled across Scotland to learn from one of the shining stars in the brass band movement. Musicians from Fife, West Lothian and Inverclyde were among those who descended on Glenrothes earlier this month to take part in the workshop with Yamaha artist and Black Dyke Band solo baritone...read more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

NYBBS in Malcolm Arnold recording

Members of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) recently met in Stirling to make a landmark recording of music by Malcolm Arnold. The project, developed in conjunction with the Wallace Collection and the Malcolm Arnold Trust, is saw the finest young brass players in Scotland record a selection of...read more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Recording centenary for Wingates

Sounds of a Century - Wingates Band has reached a milestone in recording history. David Thornton, a former Principal Euphonium of the band, brings the background 1915. A year that saw the birth of Sir Stanley Matthews and Frank Sinatra, and the death of W.G. Grace; also a time of great darkness...read more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Innovation tops BBW's 2015 CD Awards

The six nominations for 2015 Band CD of the Year gave our panel of judges plenty to think about in considering a strikingly diverse collection of discs spanning a huge range of repertoire in 2014 and 2015. Nominations included discs featuring Black Dyke, Bürgermusik Luzern, Cory, and the International Staff Band...read more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Besses come to the aid of community food bank project

Volunteers at a church in Little Hulton were devastated when a polytunnel installed to help a church's food bank vegetable growing scheme in their community gardens was targeted by vandals. £1,500 of damage was caused, hampering their efforts to help local people through the Church's food bank and affordable community cafe....read more


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