Friday 7 October 2016

Steven Mead reporting live from the National

Steven Mead will once again be providing BBW's live twitter commentary of the National Championships of Great Britain from the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow. Having won the coveted title as solo euphonium with both Desford and CWS Glasgow in the past, it is a competition and indeed a venue he will...read more

Friday 23 September 2016

Robert Childs departs Grimethorpe

Dr Robert Childs has resigned as Musical Director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Having enjoyed a successful tenure with the South Yorkshire band, the Welsh MD has departed Grimethorpe to spend more time with his family in Wales. Robert told BBW: "Having done the job for almost three years, the travelling has finally taken...read more

Wednesday 14 September 2016

2017 Regional tests revealed

The 2017 test-pieces for the Regional Championships of the British National have been announced on the new National Brass Band Championships website: Championship Section: Pageantry by Herbert Howells (R. Smith & Co.)Section 1: The Land of the Long White Cloud by Philip Sparke (R. Smith & Co.)Section 2: Rhapsody in Brass by...read more

Wednesday 14 September 2016

New BBW edition out now!

September edition out now. Featuring:

BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPSCory Band scores historic four titles with ‘Open’ win - Christopher Thomas reports, photos by Ian ClowesBRASS BAND WORLD NEWS2017 British ‘Regional’ tests revealed, Black Dyke’s ‘Team Girl’ tours Japan; Cory in concert at RAH, Foden’s in Parliament, British Open takes Euro lead, Frank Renton’s...read more

Monday 12 September 2016

Wallace Collection at Centaur Finals

The Wallace Collection, led by John Wallace CBE, will be performing workshops and recitals at the Cheltenham National Finals on 17 and 18 September, in The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse.Reborn for the 21st Century, The Wallace Collection has a passion for promoting the diverse world of brass music, and its workshops and...read more

Friday 9 September 2016

Cheltenham judges give pointers for bands aiming high!

The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Sections 1-4 Finals will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse later this month (17 and 18 September), where more than 70 bands will descend on The Centaur to compete for ‘National’ glory.At 9.30am on Saturday (17 September) Section 2 bands will get proceedings underway...read more

Friday 9 September 2016

Steven Mead reporting live from the 164th British Open

Steven Mead will be at Symphony Hall, Birmingham tomorrow (Saturday 10 September) to hear the 164th British Open Championship unfold. The former Desford Colliery and CWS Glasgow euphonium star has previously adjudicated this prestigious competition, and will once again be listening to every band as he follows Peter Graham's Triumph of...read more


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