Wednesday 23 December 2015

UK Regional judges announced

North of England: Championship, sections 3 and 4 - Dr. Roger Webster; sections 1 and 2 - Alan Morrison. North West: Championship Section - John Berryman and Stephen Roberts; Section 1 -Colin Hardy and David Hirst; Section 2 - Mike Kilroy and David Lancaster; Section 3 - Michael Fowles and David Roberts;...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Fairey on Sky Arts

Fairey Band can be seen and heard on the Sky Arts TV Channel in the lead up to Christmas following the band’s recent appearance on the British Pottery Throwdown programme.Fairey recorded A Brass Band Wonderland programme at the famous Peak Cavern caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, where it was joined by Hackney...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

EBBA Solo Championship deadline

The European Brass Band Association has also issued invitations to the 7th European Soloist Competition for Brass and Percussion, held from 26-28 April. The competitors selected to perform will give two performances (set-piece and own-choice) with piano and the best three will go forward to the Final on 28 April, when...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

European Youth tests announced

The European Brass Band Association has announced the set test pieces for the 3rd European Youth Brass Band Contest on 1 May 2016 in Lille, following the European Brass Band Championships the same weekend. Development Section: Music for Greenwich by Edward Gregson commissioned in 1980 by the Greenwich Theatre, London, for...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Grimethorpe appoint Associate Conductor

Dr Robert Childs is pleased to announce that Brian Grant has accepted his invitation to become Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s Associate Conductor. Bob told BBW: "Brian has been working closely with me and the band for the past twelve months. There is a great chemistry between us all and I'm thrilled to...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Perfect 10 for 3BA

3BA Band, at the forefront of what is rapidly becoming a flourishing brass band movement in Germany, recently marked its tenth anniversary with a concert at the Bavarian Brass Academy in Inglostadt. The Bavarian city marked the occasion with presentations before the anniversary was rounded off with a special concert performance....read more

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


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