Sunday 10 February 2019

Staffordshire strengthens the team

The Staffordshire Band are delighted to announce that a haul of new players have joined this successful, Midlands-based outfit, that came Runner Up at the First Section National Finals last September. Under its new Musical Director and hugely experienced bass player, Craig Williams, the Band over the past few weeks have...read more

Saturday 2 February 2019

Red Admiral Youth Academy fundraising for Instruments

The Red Admiral Youth Academy is trying to raise £1,500 to buy another 50 brass instruments for the children and communities of their local Croston, Mawdesley, Bretherton and Tarleton communities. A spokesperson for the organization stated, "We have spent all we can on brass instruments and are still short of 50...read more

Saturday 2 February 2019

Tabby Kerwin to take on judging role at Diggle

The Diggle Whit Friday committee has announced that Tabby Kerwin will take over the role as adjudicator for their famous contest this year. The appointment follows the sad death of Tabby’s husband Simon, who himself was the adjudicator at the event on a number of occasions. Commenting on the news, Tabby...read more

Saturday 2 February 2019

Bathgate Band host 8th Annual Conducting Seminar

Russell Gray is to lead a conducting seminar weekend in collaboration with the Bathgate Band. The event will take place on 23rdand 24thMarch based at the band’s headquarters, concluding with a concert at 7.30pm in the Regal Theatre featuring the conducting delegates.The course will begin with Russell taking the delegates through...read more

Saturday 2 February 2019

Brass on a Bike - The Cory Cycle

For the 17th year in a row, Cory Band will be representing Wales at the European Brass Band Championships, which this year are to be held in Montreux, Switzerland on 26-27 April. Commenting on the venture a spokesperson from Cory stated, “We are hugely looking forward to competing once again,...read more

Saturday 2 February 2019

Jason Lewis appointed as Associate Principal Trumpet at the RSNO

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has recently announced the appointment of Jason Lewis to the Associate Principal Trumpet position. Jason started the trumpet at the early age of 8, quickly progressing to the National Youth Brass Band of Wales by the age of 11. Three years later he gained a place...read more

Saturday 2 February 2019

Foden’s and Love Music Trust announce Composers’ Competition

Foden's are pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership with the 'Love Music Trust' (LMT) to launch an exciting new composers’ competition. Speaking about the competition Mark Wilkinson commented, “Foden's are pleased to strengthen our existing partnership with the LMT by announcing the launch on an exciting composers...read more


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