Thursday 15 June 2017

City of Chester’s unsung hero

Throughout the City of Chester Training Band’s 17-year existence, one person has worked quietly, but steadfastly to progress the Training Band and to ensure that it is a viable organisation undertaking engagements in its own right, whilst also providing valuable support to City of Chester Band. That person is Tony Blain,...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Brass it up!

Returning for its 11th year, Durham’s popular BRASS Festival celebrates the best of brass across ten days from 7 – 16 July in one of the North East’s most stunning cities. Organised by Durham County Council, this year’s BRASS is the first under the leadership of new Artistic director, Paul Gudgin, and...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Northern Highlights for Clarence Adoo Trust

The Hendon Band of The Salvation Army is to join forces with Salvationist vocalist, Bobby Irvine, in a reprise of the first ever Northern Highlights Festival in aid of the Clarence Adoo Trust, sponsored by SP&S and Yamaha. The concert, Northern Highlights 2017, takes place on Saturday 10 June in Castleford....read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

New appointment for RNCM

RNCM announces New Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicholas Thompson as its next Head of the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion, commencing in September. Nicholas Thompson joins the RNCM from his position as Principal Trumpet of the...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Banding greats join together for Charity

Hatfield Band will be joined by banding greats, Alan Morrison, Mark Walters, Stephen Sykes and Kevin Holdgate, for an event on 22 July to raise funds for two great causes, which will be hosted by Stan Lippeatt. The concert has been organised by Mike Kilmartin, who commented: “Some months ago, I was...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

BBBC inspire

Brass Band Battle Creek Spring Concert ‘To bring joy, understanding and inspiration through the power of music’ is the mission statement of the Brass Band of Battle Creek (BBBC); a phrase the band certainly lived up to at the recent Spring Concert on 20 May 20 at the W. K. Kellogg Auditorium,...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Foden’s Solo Competition

Entries are open for Foden’s Band 7th Open Solo, Duet and Quartet competition on 29 October, supported by Besson Musical Instruments. One of the band’s Vice-Presidents, John Wallace CBE, will join the judges and the other adjudicators will be announced shortly. For further details of this year’s competition, email Fiona Rolfe: mailto:fiona-rolfe@hotmail.co.uk or...read more


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