Sunday 1 December 2019

Hackett wins Conducting Award

The prestigious Eric James Memorial Welsh Conductor of the Year Trophy was presented to Newport Borough conductor, Robin Hackett. At the SEWBBA Welsh League series contest in Penarth last weekend. The purpose of the award is to recognise the hard work of 'grass roots' conductors in helping develop community bands...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

Bell leaves NASUWT Riverside 

John Bell, one of the most respected players in north east banding has announced his departure from the NASUWT Riverside Band stating: “I feel it’s the correct time to go and comes after talking about it at some length with the band management. “NASUWT is such a fantastic band. All the...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

SBBA 50 year award for John Wallace 

The Scottish Brass Band Association presented renowned trumpet player and educator John Wallace with his 50 year Service Medal at the recent Scottish Festival of Brass event in Perth. John has maintained a close link to the banding world, especially in recent years. A product of the Tullis Mills Band organisation...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

Withington to lead at Carlton Main 

Allan Withington has become the new professional conductor at Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. The partnership will make their contest debut together at the Yorkshire Regional Championship in March. Band Manager, Robert Browne stated, "We're obviously thrilled to have been able to secure Allan's services. His musical reputation speaks for itself...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

Archibald becomes a Geneva Artist

The Geneva Group has announced Paul Archibald as their newest Geneva Artist. Paul is well respected as an acclaimed trumpet player, arranger and educator. As part of his role Paul will also be involved in the design and production of the range of Geneva trumpets, cornets and mouthpieces as well as...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

2020 European Youth Championship test pieces announced 

The Music Commission of the European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has announced the set-test pieces for the 6th European Youth Brass Band Championships to be held in Palanga next year. The Premier Section contenders will perform 'The Baltic Way' by Jan de Haan. The work is inspired by a huge mass...read more

Sunday 1 December 2019

Band Supplies Scottish Challenge 2019

Congratulations to The Unison Kinneil Band who completed the year with a fine victory at the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge Shield in Perth. The band’s performance of Peter Graham's 'Metropolis 1927' under conductor Chris Shanks saw them claim the trophy, by a margin of two points,plus £300 first prize ahead of...read more


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