Saturday 8 December 2018

West of England Regional adjudicators announced

The West of England Brass Band Association has announced the judges for the 2019 West of England Regional Championships. The event will be held on 9thand 10thof March at the Riviera Centre in Torquay, with the adjudicating comprising the following: Championship Section: Major David Barringer MBE & Ludovic NeurohrFirst Section: more

Saturday 8 December 2018

Bodmin Town launches its Youth Band

Bodmin Town Band recently launched its brand new Youth Band, which will work alongside the already well-established Training Band. The Youth Band’s Musical Director, Rachael Sargent commented, "We already have engagements and contests organised for the upcoming year. The Youth Band will also get to work alongside our established more

Saturday 8 December 2018

Busy Brass at RWCMD

The brass department at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama had a particularly busy day yesterday (7thDecember) taking part in both a special concert, attended by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in celebration of his 70th birthday and a festive performance at the capital’s premier concert venue, more

Monday 3 December 2018

A4 Brass Quartet become Honorary Associate Artists of the RNCM

In recognition of A4 Brass Quartet’s significant achievements in the music profession since graduating from the College, they have been appointed as Honoary Associate Artists of the Royal Northern College of Music. This new ambassadorial role will now see ensemble members Jamie Smith, Jonathan Bates, Michael Cavanagh and Chris more

Sunday 2 December 2018

Woodfalls to bid a fond farewell to Mark Pye

The award winning Woodfalls Band is holding a Christmas Concert at the St Francis Church in Salisbury on Saturday 8th December. The highly acclaimed local brass band, that represented the West of England at the Brass Band National Finals plan to give a traditional Christmas spectacle featuring a host of more

Sunday 2 December 2018

Parker and Stockport Silver Part Company

It has been announced that with immediate effect Stockport Silver has parted ways with its MD Alex Parker. The band returned to the contesting scene in February 2016 but has seen a drastic reduction in player numbers in recent months. Due to this the committee have decided to make the more

Sunday 2 December 2018

Russell Gray to lead Foden's in 2019

Following their recent Nationals victory Foden's have announced that the services of Russell Gray have been engaged, to lead the band at the North West Area, British Open and National Finals in 2019. Russell is no stranger to the band, in addition to the recent success at the helm, he more

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