Saturday 13 February 2016

Ewan Easton takes the helm at City of Chester

The City of Chester Band is delighted to announce that Ewan Easton, Principal Tuba with the Hallé Orchestra, has agreed to work with the Band as Musical Director. Ewan Easton studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) before spending 19 years with the Ulster Orchestra. Ewan currently teaches at...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Smithills Complete Latest Marathon

Smithills School Senior Brass Band and MD Chris Wormald have completed their latest, annual 10 hour, non-stop sponsored Sunday marathon rehearsal (February 7th) to help raise funds for their forthcoming tours to both Ireland and the USA. Repertoire The annual 9.00am till 7.00pm Sunday rehearsal saw the band rehearse repertoire including ‘Knight Templar’...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

President's Own & Royal Air Force for Davoren

Following the premiere of his new work for brass band, Divinity of Hell with Fairey Band at the RNCM Festival, Welsh composer, Tom Davoren, flew to Washington DC for a performance with the famous President’s Own United States Marines Band. The Central Band of the Royal Air Force and Brass Band of...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Brighouse swap Huddersfield for Dewsbury

Brighouse & Rastrick Band travel just a little further to a fresh venue for their traditional March concert but are sure to provide the height of entertainment when they locate to Dewsbury Town Hall for their own spring promotion on the 19th March. Major roof repairs at Huddersfield Town Hall have...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Tommy Tynan takes up the Baton

Linthwaite Band in West Yorkshire are delighted to announce the appointment of 18 year old Tommy Tynan of Grimethorpe Colliery band as their new Musical Director. Tommy’s debut concert with the band was in December 2015, after being approached for the post. Chairman of the band, Bob Eastwood commented, “We are...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Battle of the Somme inspires new commission

Euphoniumist Micah Parsons has commissioned a new work for his instrument form the pen of Philip Harper. Speaking about how he got the idea for the commission Micah said, “2016 marks the 100th year centenary of the battle of the Somme which was fought in 1916 and cost the lives of...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Victorian 'Childs Play' for Dyke

Shirebrook Town Council has raised £75,000, most of which will be dedicated to brass band projects including a film project that Black Dyke Band and its Conductor, Nicholas Childs, will perform the live soundtrack at the premiere next year. The 14-minute film, narrated by Frank Renton, produced by former Desford player and...read more


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