Friday 5 August 2016

CYBB August auditions

The CYBB is making its annual appeal for young musicians to join it for the new season, starting in September. With eight monthly rehearsals and two residential courses from September-April each year, the CYBB offers an opportunity to work closely with well-known and talented musicians. This season Ian Porthouse, Musical Director...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

Innovative partnership brings ‘Child’s Play’ to life

In a groundbreaking venture on 15 October in Shirebrook, Black Dyke will celebrate the history, as well as the modern-day importance of child’s play via the première of a work entitled Child’s Play, as part of a multi-partnership. The 15 October première, broadcast live over the Internet, will see Black Dyke, led...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

New ‘Pro’ MD for Ratby

Ratby Co-operative Band has appointed of Mareika Gray as Professional Musical Director - an integral role within the new musical structure of the organisation. The well-established community band comprises five different ensembles, ranging from Beginner and Junior Bands, to its well- respected Championship Band. Mareika will provide the musical leadership and creative...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

Illinois Brass Band Day

It was a very special day for the 30 members of Illinois Brass Band on 11 June, when the band and its many alumni were honoured by House Resolution 824 declaring it 'Illinois Brass Band Day' in the state of Illinois. The resolution was sponsored by Steve Anderson (State Representative of the...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

New top euph at Flowers

Former BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award winner, Grant Jameson will make his contest debut on solo euphonium with the Flowers Band at next month’s British Open Championship. Grant moves up from second euphonium to take over from David Childs, who departed Flowers following the band’s victory at the French Open earlier...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

It's all about that bass for Les

Les Neish has had a busy Summer so far with two highly successful Summer Music courses in Switzerland and Northern Ireland. First stop was the beautiful setting of Samedan, only a few miles from St. Moritz. Les joined up with Phillip Cobb from the LSO and other top class...read more

Friday 5 August 2016

Geneva Group acquires Amati USA

Adding to its ever-growing portfolio, Geneva has acquired Amati USA on 73rd Street, New York, following several months of negotiation. Tim Oldroyd, CEO and Founder of the Geneva Group, said he was pleased to return to the UK with Geneva’s latest acquisition and that negotiations had been successfully concluded in the first...read more


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