At approximately 3.40am on Wednesday 6 September, the prolific English composer, Derek Bourgeois, sadly lost his battle with cancer.
Having graduated with a first class honours degree and a subsequent Doctorate from Cambridge University, Derek was a former Lecturer in Music at Bristol University, Musical Director of the National Youth Orchestra of...read more
Ahead of the British Open Championships, Flowers Band have announced the signing of Emily Evans as their new solo horn player.
Originally from Camborne, Emily has just completed her third year of study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD). A former Principal Solo Horn of the National Youth...read more
Hazel Grove make it a backing trio
In addition to sponsorship from local estate agent, Woodhall Properties, announced earlier in the summer, the band is thrilled to secure a grant from the Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund. This is the second tranche of support from the Airport, having previously helped to provide...read more
Invitation to participate in the 8th European Soloist Competition for Brass and Percussion instruments to be held in Utrecht, Netherlands, 1 – 3 May 2018.
The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) is pleased to announce the invitation to the European Soloist Competition for Brass and Percussion Instruments to be held in conjunction...read more
The organisers of the Brass in Concert Festival, to be held at Sage Gateshead on the weekend of 18-19 November in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman, have announced significant funding boosts ahead of this year’s event. The additional funding, from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme,...read more