Saturday 13 February 2016

Allan Withington's Conductor Summer School

How do we interpret music? Are there any rules? Which words and actions do we use to help our bands interpret different genres of music? Exactly how do we help? How does a dancer set to movement the music we play and, indeed, the way in which we play it? How...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Brass Band England appoint new 'Ops' Co-ordinator

Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced the appointment of Louise Jones as its new Operations Co-ordinator, replacing Graham Sandersfield, who left the post in December. Louise has been hailed by BBE as a potential high-quality replacement, who previously worked with BBE to provide the Virtual Box Office and additional marketing services for...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Black Dyke and NY Staff Band to join forces in the Big Apple

Black Dyke Band is the special guest at the New York Staff Band’s 129th Annual Festival at the Centennial Memorial Temple (120 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011) on 19 March this year - the second time that the two bands have appeared in concert together during the past year....read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Yamaha boost for Italian banding

Yamaha International Performance artist, Arfon Owen, is set to help the emerging talents of the Italian brass band movement next month when he visits Rome to work alongside the Italian Brass Band, as part of a Yamaha initiative to help stimulate interest and participation in the Italian brass band movement. Arfon, currently...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

British transfer season

A clutch of new signings have been announced in advance of the British Regional Championships, the most recent of which sees Mike Eccles take the flugel horn seat at Brighouse and Rastrick Band. Following her departure from Brighouse and Rastrick, star flugel player Lucy Cutt returns to Fairey Band conducted by her...read more

Thursday 11 February 2016

Wizard of Oz to headline BiC Fest

James Morrison will headline the 40th Brass in Concert Festival The Organisers of the Brass in Concert Festival have announced that James Morrison - the 'Wizard of Oz' - will perform as guest soloist with Black Dyke, conducted by Nicholas Childs, in the World of Brass Gala Concert, the 'curtain-raiser' for the...read more

Wednesday 10 February 2016

February edition out now!

BBW Digital is here! Get the world’s favourite monthly brass band magazine direct to your desktop, tablet, and phone for just 30 GBP a year, beginning with this month's edition featuring… COVER STORY – CREATIVELY FREE Cambridge Variations composer, Philip Sparke, on finding artistic freedom LET'S DEBATE CONTESTS Where are my lucky pants? James Gourlay...read more


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