Tuesday 9 February 2016

Foden's support youth of Armagh

On Friday 5th February Foden’s made its annual pilgrimage to Northern Ireland as guests of the Armagh Old Boy’s Brass Band. Now in its sixteenth consecutive year, this trip has become a highlight of Foden’s hectic concert schedule. On Saturday Foden's held a three hour rehearsal accompanying thirty-five young soloists as well...read more

Friday 5 February 2016

Brass day lifts the roof

Pangbourne College press statement: Awesome, sensational, and uplifting were three words one could use to describe the second annual Brass Day organised by Head of Brass, Mr Jonathan Corry, at Pangbourne College on the final Sunday of January. James Fountain (Principal Trumpet, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), encouraged and guided eight trumpeters aged...read more

Thursday 4 February 2016

Proud Brighouse play to six million

In November 1977, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart with its recording of The Floral Dance. With support from legendary broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan, the band held its position in the charts for nine weeks, only surpassed at the time by Mull of Kintyre...read more

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Gregson accepts Black Dyke residency

Black Dyke Band is thrilled to announce that through a three year initiative funded by Arts Council England, Edward Gregson has accepted the role of ‘Composer in Residence’ for 2016. Professor Gregson is well known to the Black Dyke Band, having begun his association with the band in 1971 with the premier...read more

Monday 18 January 2016

£10k win secures Flowers hat-trick

The Flowers Band has taken banding’s top money prize in emphatic style for a third consecutive year. Full results from the 2016 Butlin’s Mineworkers Brass Band Championships: CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION Set work: Breath of Souls by Paul Lovatt-CooperAdjudicators: John Berryman and Michael FowlesEntertainment set: 23 minutes own choice programmeAdjudicators: Micahel Fowles and Brian Rostron Flowers...read more

Thursday 14 January 2016

New Flugel at Foden's

Foden's Band have informed BBW that former repiano cornetist, Melanie Whyle, has been appointed as the band's new Flugel Horn Player. Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson told BBW: "Melanie has played Repiano with Foden's for 5 years and during this time has proved herself to be a very stylish, consistent, committed...read more

Tuesday 5 January 2016

Whitburn dish out the gongs

Whitburn Band has celebrated the end of 2015 by awarding some its longest serving members and current stars. The West Lothian band had reason to celebrate after winning every domestic contest the band entered in 2015, including the Scottish Championships and the Scottish Open, and also taking part in the celebrated Dark...read more


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