Saturday 13 February 2016

Tommy Tynan takes up the Baton

Linthwaite Band in West Yorkshire are delighted to announce the appointment of 18 year old Tommy Tynan of Grimethorpe Colliery band as their new Musical Director. Tommy’s debut concert with the band was in December 2015, after being approached for the post. Chairman of the band, Bob Eastwood commented, “We are...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Battle of the Somme inspires new commission

Euphoniumist Micah Parsons has commissioned a new work for his instrument form the pen of Philip Harper. Speaking about how he got the idea for the commission Micah said, “2016 marks the 100th year centenary of the battle of the Somme which was fought in 1916 and cost the lives of...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Victorian 'Childs Play' for Dyke

Shirebrook Town Council has raised £75,000, most of which will be dedicated to brass band projects including a film project that Black Dyke Band and its Conductor, Nicholas Childs, will perform the live soundtrack at the premiere next year. The 14-minute film, narrated by Frank Renton, produced by former Desford player and...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Allan Withington's Conductor Summer School

How do we interpret music? Are there any rules? Which words and actions do we use to help our bands interpret different genres of music? Exactly how do we help? How does a dancer set to movement the music we play and, indeed, the way in which we play it? How...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Brass Band England appoint new 'Ops' Co-ordinator

Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced the appointment of Louise Jones as its new Operations Co-ordinator, replacing Graham Sandersfield, who left the post in December. Louise has been hailed by BBE as a potential high-quality replacement, who previously worked with BBE to provide the Virtual Box Office and additional marketing services for...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Black Dyke and NY Staff Band to join forces in the Big Apple

Black Dyke Band is the special guest at the New York Staff Band’s 129th Annual Festival at the Centennial Memorial Temple (120 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011) on 19 March this year - the second time that the two bands have appeared in concert together during the past year....read more

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


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