Sunday 20 March 2016

Fowles to leave Ratby

The Ratby Co-operative Band Organisation have announced that their twelve year partnership with Musical Director Michael Fowles will be coming to an end following their performance at The Spring Festival Senior Cup on 14th May 2016. Speaking of his decision Michael told BBW: “It’s been a great 12 years with a wonderful...read more

Sunday 20 March 2016

Quintet of sponsors for Nationals

Geneva Instruments has again stepped forward as the Headline Sponsor of the 2016 British National Finals, whilst the BandMusicShop.com, Denis Wick Products, Brass Band World magazine and Yamaha Percussion have also agreed to become supporters. Speaking about the quintet of Headline Sponsor and supporters, Philip Morris of Kapitol Promotions, which presents the...read more

Sunday 20 March 2016

Royal Marines Graduate Scheme

The Royal Marines Band Service (RMBS) has just launched a five-day Graduate Placement Scheme Something new and special took place in Portsmouth last month as members of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB) joined The Band of HM...read more

Sunday 20 March 2016

EYBB baton announced

The European Youth Brass Band (EYBB) will meet in Lille, France, at the 39th European Championships under the baton of the respected Dutch conductor, Erik Janssen. The 14th gathering of the EYBB, this year includes ten young musicians from all corners of Great Britain, and the ensemble will perform at the Final...read more

Sunday 20 March 2016

TYB inspires future stars

The Salvation Army Territorial Youth Band courses provide valuable instrumental teaching for scores of young people. Nineteen years ago, The Salvation Army’s annual Territorial Youth Band Course was inaugurated - in part perhaps as a response to regulation changes relating to membership expectations and the release of The Salvation Army’s band music...read more

Saturday 19 March 2016

Stomvi and Lippeat collaborate

Legendary flugel player, Stan Lippeatt, has collaborated with instrument manufacturer, Stomvi, to adapt the mouthpiece that he has played on for decades - originally developed in the 1800s and given to him by Alec Garbutt, who taught both Stan and Roger Webster. The new Stomvi Flugel Mouthpiece is a less ‘cupped’, straighter,...read more

Saturday 19 March 2016

Enhanced quality from Wessex

Having now been in business five years, this year finds Wessex Tubas with a real drive to ensure that the quality of its instrument brands matches the most expensive brands in the market. Jonathan Hodgetts, the owner of Wessex Tubas, told BBW: “We are aiming for German quality of instruments, whilst at...read more


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