Sunday 6 September 2020

Grimethorpe locked down…but living

Grimethorpe’s recent recording of ‘Dial H for Hitchcock’ by acclaimed composer Nigel Clarke is being used as part of an innovative dance performance project. Studio Wayne McGregor, Northern Ballet and Gary Clarke Company are uniting in a world-premiere triple bill of contemporary dance and ballet called ‘Locked Down, Locked In, more

Friday 4 September 2020

Wobplay launches to deliver brass on demand

wobplay - the first ‘Netflix-style’ on-demand subscription audio and video streaming service for brass performance, was launched yesterday (3 September) by World of Brass, offering unparalleled audio and video listening and viewing.Having invested in audio and video recordings for over two decades, World of Brass has arguably the most extensive more

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Patrick Vergeres departs Treize Etoiles

Patrick Vergeres, one of Swiss banding's most respected cornet players, has announced his departure from Brass Band 13 Etoiles following a staggering 27 year association with the band. He began in the B Band before progressing to the A Band where he worked his way through the section from more

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Eikanger and Manger Impress

Norwegian bands Eikanger and Manger Musikklag have gained plaudits and encouragement from across the globe for their live post COVID-19 broadcast concert from Bergen on Sunday 30th August. The special evening concert was held at a church in Knarvik just 500 meters or so from the Eikanger rehearsal facility, where more

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Australian National Online Festival of Bands

The National Band Council of Australia (NBCA) has announced the cancellation of the 2021 National Championships which were due to be held in Newcastle, New South Wales in Easter next year. The decision was made by the NBCA in conjunction with the Band Association of NSW in light of the more

Tuesday 1 September 2020

WoS Entertainment Contest

The West of Scotland virtual entertainment contest on Sunday (30 August) attracted a worldwide audience of over 5000 viewers. And after counting the votes in an online poll, it emerged that Kinneil’s performance was clearly the people’s favourite. A total of six bands took part in the competition, intent on more

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Wychavon Festival of Brass is Cancelled

The organising committee of the Wychavon Festival of Brass has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Entertainment Competition in the light of the continuing difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking about the decision, Chair Dr. Val Trim stated, "Like everyone we all hoped the virus would have been under more

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