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

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Hallé conductor to lead NYBBGB

The celebrated 80-strong National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB) is to be guest conducted for its annual Easter course by Jamie Phillips, the Associate conductor of the Halle Orchestra. Jamie, who until July 2015, was the Halle's Assistant Conductor, is also the Music Director of the Halle Youth Orchestra, and...read more

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Cory 40 USA

With just a few days to go until Cory Band departs on its six-date tour of the USA, it was joined in its band room on Monday (8 February) by six members of the previous USA tour from 40 years ago. Pictured with the current Cory Band members and Musical Director, Philip...read more

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Foden's support youth of Armagh

On Friday 5th February Foden’s made its annual pilgrimage to Northern Ireland as guests of the Armagh Old Boy’s Brass Band. Now in its sixteenth consecutive year, this trip has become a highlight of Foden’s hectic concert schedule. On Saturday Foden's held a three hour rehearsal accompanying thirty-five young soloists as well...read more


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