Sunday 20 March 2016

EYBB baton announced

The European Youth Brass Band (EYBB) will meet in Lille, France, at the 39th European Championships under the baton of the respected Dutch conductor, Erik Janssen. The 14th gathering of the EYBB, this year includes ten young musicians from all corners of Great Britain, and the ensemble will perform at the Final...read more

Sunday 20 March 2016

TYB inspires future stars

The Salvation Army Territorial Youth Band courses provide valuable instrumental teaching for scores of young people. Nineteen years ago, The Salvation Army’s annual Territorial Youth Band Course was inaugurated - in part perhaps as a response to regulation changes relating to membership expectations and the release of The Salvation Army’s band music...read more

Saturday 19 March 2016

Stomvi and Lippeat collaborate

Legendary flugel player, Stan Lippeatt, has collaborated with instrument manufacturer, Stomvi, to adapt the mouthpiece that he has played on for decades - originally developed in the 1800s and given to him by Alec Garbutt, who taught both Stan and Roger Webster. The new Stomvi Flugel Mouthpiece is a less ‘cupped’, straighter,...read more

Saturday 19 March 2016

Enhanced quality from Wessex

Having now been in business five years, this year finds Wessex Tubas with a real drive to ensure that the quality of its instrument brands matches the most expensive brands in the market. Jonathan Hodgetts, the owner of Wessex Tubas, told BBW: “We are aiming for German quality of instruments, whilst at...read more

Saturday 19 March 2016

High-flying Hammonds

The high-profile success of the artistic collaboration between Hammonds Saltaire Band and Indian musician, Shri Shriram, will reach new heights as they take to the skies over the coming year. British Airways decided to feature ‘Just a Vibration’ as part of their inflight entertainment after the CD was featured on several BBC...read more

Sunday 13 March 2016

Spring Festival details announced

The organisers of the 96th British Open Spring Festival have announced further details for the contests which will take place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Saturday 14th May. The Senior Cup will be the first event to go get under way at 10.00am, with the Grand Shield starting in the Opera House...read more

Sunday 13 March 2016

Yorkshire Regional 2016 Results

RESULTS YORKSHIRE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSVenue: St. Georges Hall, Bradford Full Results from the Yorkshire Regional Championships. Read Steven Mead’s full report on how the contest was won and lost by subscribing to BBW Digital today! Subscribe here Championship Section:Test Piece: Cambridge Variations (Philip Sparke)Adjudicators: Michael Ball and Philip Sparke 1. Black Dyke (Prof. Nicholas J...read more


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