Sunday 8 May 2016

Brass Tubular Bells

A brass band arrangement by Sandy Smith of the iconic 1970s album, Tubular Bells, will be performed in Manchester on 28 May. Mike Oldfield's progressive rock opus will be performed by Tubular Brass, a 28-piece brass band conducted by the arranger himself and featuring some of the UK's finest players. Sandy Smith commented...read more

Sunday 8 May 2016

Awards at Chapeltown

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band’s Annual Patrons’ Concert on 22 April saw Terry Hoyland present a donation, secured through his membership of the Tapton Masonic Lodge, from the Freemasons of Yorkshire West Riding, received on behalf of the band by two of its youngest members, Lucy Heeley (aged 11) and Daniel Morris...read more

Sunday 8 May 2016

New President at the RNCM

The Royal Northern College of Music is proud to announce the appointment of Sir John Tomlinson CBE as its new President, commencing in January 2017. The critically acclaimed bass has a strong connection to the RNCM after graduating from the Royal Manchester College of Music (RMCM) in 1970. Since then he...read more

Sunday 8 May 2016

Swift progress for City of Chester Training Band

Just a few months into the year and the City of Chester Training Band can proudly boast of more members making the grade with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Under the tutelage of Chris Hardy (Training Band Conductor) and the band’s personal tutor, Kirsty Blain, four members...read more

Sunday 8 May 2016

Witness the spectacle of beating retreat

Book to witness the spectacle of Beating Retreat on 25 and 26 May, featuring over 250 of the world’s finest military musicians of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and a ceremonial drill display from 100 Royal Marines Commandos. The world-renowned Beating Retreat celebrates the birthday of the Royal Marines’...read more

Sunday 8 May 2016

Investment in Youth by Laganvale

In January of this year, Laganvale Metal Technology Band began to invest in its future by forming a Youth Band of Children U18 from all around Northern Ireland.Conductor, Andrew Pentland, commented, “I am privileged to be entrusted with the baton and have received such an enriched experience making music with these...read more

Sunday 8 May 2016

A Brass Celebration

Be sure to book your tickets for A Brass Celebration, a special concert taking place on 19 June in Hamilton to recognise and celebrate Derick Kane’s outstanding 40 years as Principal Euphonium of The International Staff Band (The ISB). In addition to four performing soloists (Alex Ramsey, cornet/Co-operative Funeralcare Band; Stephen Kane,...read more


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