Monday 8 April 2019

RPO Brass Quintet to provide Prelude

Ahead of tomorrow evening’s (Tuesday 9thApril) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Concert, of Walton’s ‘Henry V’ and Vaughan Williams’ ‘Symphony No. 5’, the celebrated RPO Brass Quintet will be performing a short ‘Prelude’ recital of original American and British 20th Century brass music. RPO Preludes are a series of chamber concerts curated more

Monday 8 April 2019

Fountain City are NABBA Champions 2019

Congratulations to Fountain City Brass Band who retained the North American Brass Band Association National title this weekend. The band impressed with superb performances of 'Partita' by Wilfred Heaton and 'A Brussels Requiem'by Bert Appermont under the baton of Professor David King. The adjudicating panel of William Himes, Keith Wilkinson, more

Monday 8 April 2019

AoBBA Training Programme Enjoys Brass Band England Support

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) was delighted to receive support from Brass Band England at their recent National Youth Championships. James Holt who is currently undertaking the adjudicator training programme was given the opportunity to work alongside official judges Richard Ward and AoBBA member Stephen Sykes for the more

Sunday 7 April 2019

SBBA to showcase Berlioz and Snell for Scottish Open

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) has announced that in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz a revised version of Howard Snell's arrangement of his overture 'Waverley' will test the competitors at the Scottish Open Championship in November. Howard Snell's arrangement was used as the more

Saturday 6 April 2019

2019 National Finals test-pieces announced

Kapitol Promotions has announced the list of set-works that will test the bands at London (12th October) and Cheltenham (14th/15th September). The 20 Championship Section bands at the Royal Albert Hall will be faced with Hermann Pallhuber's 'Titan's Progress', which was originally commissioned by Brass Band Oberosterreich as their own-choice more

Saturday 6 April 2019

European Own Choice pieces revealed

The own-choice selections that will be performed by the competing bands at the forthcoming European Championships in Montreux have been announced by EBBA. As always audiences will need to wait until the event itself to find out which band will be playing what piece in both the Challenge and Championship more

Saturday 6 April 2019

Arkansas Musicworks Brass Band catapults to their first NABBA appearance

One week after a thrilling concert in Alma, Arkansas and clinic with Dr. Jonathon Corry (sponsored by Getzen), Arkansas Musicworks Brass Band travels to Fort Wayne, Indiana to compete in 1st section at NABBA in only their second year as a band. The band will make their inaugural NABBA performance Saturday, more

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