Thursday 7 April 2016

Comings and goings at EYMS

East Yorkshire Motor Services Band and its new musical director Stig Maersk are set to make history later this year at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. The 32-year-old Copenhagen-born MD will in October become the first Dane to conduct at the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. He...read more

Thursday 7 April 2016

SBBA Awarded £100,000

The Scottish Brass Band Association has been awarded more than £100,000 of funding from the Scottish Government's Youth Music Initiative. SBBA was named as one of the recipients of the £1.1 million of funding, receiving £100,000 following an announcement last month. Carrie Boax, SBBA president told BBW, "I'm delighted that the Scottish...read more

Thursday 7 April 2016

Higgins shortlisted for RPS Award

Rambert and Gavin Higgin’s collaborative work Dark Arteries has been shortlisted for the RPS Music Award for Large-Scale Composition. Dark Arteries, which premiered at Sadler’s Wells in May 2015, is inspired by the miner’s strike which took place 31 years ago. A collaboration between Rambert Artistic Director Mark Baldwin and composer Gavin...read more

Thursday 7 April 2016

Euro adventure in Halifax

In preparation for the European Championships, the Brighouse & Rastrick Band is thrilled to welcome Elland Silver Youth Band to its European Adventure concert in Halifax Minster on 9 April. Formed in 1995, Elland Youth conducted by Samantha Harrison, continues to develop as one of the most outstanding youth bands in the...read more

Thursday 7 April 2016

Malcolm Arnold Competition

The Malcolm Arnold Fantasies Competition, initiated by The Wallace Collection, sees four outstanding brass musicians selected to contribute to a unique recording project and perform at the forthcoming Malcolm Arnold Festival on 15th October 2016. The audition panel included John Wallace and Tony George of The Wallace Collection, and after completing...read more

Thursday 7 April 2016

Long Service Awards for City of Chester

Whilst the City of Chester Band did not feature in the prizes at the recent North West Regional Championships, the band did have cause to celebrate as at the conclusion of the contest three band members received awards for long service to the brass band movement. Malcolm Kerry, 78 (living...read more

Thursday 7 April 2016

Dixon leaves Dyke

Ben Dixon has informed Black Dyke Band that he has decided to leave his Principal Tuba position with the band so he can concentrate on his conducting and teaching duties at Rochdale Music Services. Ben has enjoyed many successes with Black Dyke including British Open, National and European titles and said, “I...read more


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