Thursday 15 June 2017

Sterling choice for Kirkintilloch

Thornton to lead Kirkintilloch’s 2018 Scottish bid Sterling Artist and Resident Conductor at Brighouse and Rastrick, David Thornton, will direct Kirkintilloch Band at the 2018 Scottish Championship. Band spokesperson, Ian Squires, commented: "We are delighted by the news and look forward to starting work with David at the start of...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Bugle for new Chairman

The West of England Bandsmen’s Festival has announced the appointment of Geraint Richards as its new Chairman. Geraint Richards succeeds Leonard Adams (pictured above), who has stood down after ten years in the post. Recognising the commitment and support that Leonard Adams has given to the Festival during his term; the...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Eagley thrilled with Ripon win

Eagley Band and its recently appointed MD, Chris Wormald, are thrilled to have won the 2017 Ripon Cathedral Entertainment Contest held on 3 June. Band Chairman Deb Lyons enthused: “I cannot describe what this means to me personally and to the band. I have been in Eagley for 35 years and we...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

SATCOL acquires Studio Music Company

The Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCOL) has revealed that it has acquired Studio Music Company Ltd. The acquisition will see Studio Music relocate from Luton to Wellingborough, and Mhairi Reid and Heidi Sones, who have many years of music retail experience, will continue to supply the same high level of expertise that...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Misa Mead plays Wick

Euphonium star - Misa Mead becomes Denis Wick Artist Denis Wick Products has announced that Misa Mead, who plays the SM Ultra 4X mouthpiece, has become a Denis Wick Artist. Denis Wick’s MD, Stephen Wick, told BBW: “Misa is an internationally renowned euphonium soloist and her performing career takes her all around...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

New President for Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe Colliery Band has appointed, Richard Corbett, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, Honorary President. He commented: “I am thrilled to become Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s Honorary President in its centenary year. This iconic band has contributed so much to Britain’s artistic and cultural life throughout its long history, and I...read more

Thursday 15 June 2017

Salford University celebrates

50 years of Salford’s Musical Arts Programme The 50th anniversary of the University of Salford's Musical Arts Programme was recently celebrated with a showcase of soloists and ensembles. The University of Salford Brass Band entertained an appreciative audience with new works by the winners of the Kirklees Composing and Arranging Competition before the...read more


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