Thursday 13 October 2016

Torbay at the Opera

Torbay Brass Band took part in the world premiere of a new opera on Tuesday 27th September 2016. Called the Geo-Opera it tells the story of the 4.6 billion years of the earth’s history in that time. Chairman of the band David Wilkinson commented: “This was a unique opportunity for the...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

Extra brass for Langley

Langley Band is delighted to announce the creation of Langley Community Brass, a band for players of all abilities, ages and experiences in the heart of the Black Country. The new community band, which will aim to meet monthly to prepare music for performances in the West Midlands, is open to...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

Celebration for Imps

The Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band is marking its 80th anniversary on Saturday 22nd October with a special concert in Ossett Town Hall where present and former members of the band will join forces to celebrate the Band’s remarkable musical history.The band was originally formed in 1936 as The Yorkshire Copper...read more

Friday 7 October 2016

New BBW edition out now!

October edition out now, featuring: THE BBW INTERVIEWMaestro Bramwell Tovey rekindles his love affair with brass bands BRASS BAND WORLD NEWSBBC Radio 2’s hunt for Young Brass Musician is on!LET’S DEBATE – JUDGING THE SYSTEMInternational euphoniumist and educator, Steven Mead, debates the case for criteria judging and says ‘it’s ‘Time for more transparency’ INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVEHoward...read more

Friday 7 October 2016

Steven Mead reporting live from the National

Steven Mead will once again be providing BBW's live twitter commentary of the National Championships of Great Britain from the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow. Having won the coveted title as solo euphonium with both Desford and CWS Glasgow in the past, it is a competition and indeed a venue he will...read more

Friday 23 September 2016

Robert Childs departs Grimethorpe

Dr Robert Childs has resigned as Musical Director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Having enjoyed a successful tenure with the South Yorkshire band, the Welsh MD has departed Grimethorpe to spend more time with his family in Wales. Robert told BBW: "Having done the job for almost three years, the travelling has finally taken...read more

Wednesday 14 September 2016

2017 Regional tests revealed

The 2017 test-pieces for the Regional Championships of the British National have been announced on the new National Brass Band Championships website: Championship Section: Pageantry by Herbert Howells (R. Smith & Co.)Section 1: The Land of the Long White Cloud by Philip Sparke (R. Smith & Co.)Section 2: Rhapsody in Brass by...read more


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