Monday 25 July 2016

Brass for Africa fundraiser

This Sunday (31 July) Kenny Crookston, former Whitburn cornetist and Editor of the British Bandsman magazine, will be biking his way around the 100 miles of the London 100 to raise money for the amazing charity, Brass for Africa. In Kenny's own words: "If you would like to support the charity and,...read more

Monday 25 July 2016

Mead records with Buizingen

Ten years since Steven Mead recorded his award-winning album ‘Euphonium Virtuoso’ with Brass Band Buizingen (BBB) and conductor Luc Vertommen, the star soloist, band and conductor meet in the studio once again. As with all of Steve’s albums, it is repertoire driven, with several of the works arranged by BBB's talented MD,...read more

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Grimethorpe sign Jonathan Bates

Following the recent resignation of Miles Davison, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is pleased to announce Jonathan Bates as Principal Horn. Speaking on behalf of the band, Musical Director, Dr Robert Childs told BBW: "I've known Jonathan for a number of years through the NYBBGB and his time at Black Dyke. His horn playing...read more

Monday 18 July 2016

Band of the Kings Division on parade

Tomorrow (19th July), the band of the Kings Division will be parading with the 2nd battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment in Barrow, exercising their freedom of the city. The parade will begin from the Holker Street Army Reserve Centre at 1100, marching to the Town Hall. On Thursday (21st July), they will...read more

Monday 18 July 2016

Tongwynlais appoint new principal

Tongwynlais Temperance Band has appointed 18 year-old Harvey Rees as its Principal Cornet. The appointment follows the decision of the band’s Principal Cornet of two years, Charlotte Chambers, to take a step into the Repiano Cornet seat due to increased working commitments. Charlotte’s tenure saw the band qualify for the National Finals at...read more

Monday 18 July 2016

Cornet boost for Cory

Cory Band is delighted to announce the signing of South Wales-born Dai Hale, who joins as assistant principal cornet, working closely with principal cornet Tom Hutchinson. The move is somewhat of a reuniting for the pair, who were previously together at Rothwell Temperance Band where Dai was principal cornet from 1997. An...read more

Monday 27 June 2016

Gregson headlines IBBSS

Special Guest at the International Brass Band Summer School This year’s special guest at the International Brass Band Summer School will be the internationally renowned composer Professor Edward Gregson. Following on from previous years where the IBBSS has invited renowned personalities including Philip Wilby, Peter Graham and Paul Lovatt-Cooper, 2016 will see the...read more


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