News has reached Brass Band World that star baritone soloist and Yamaha artist, Katrina Marzella, has relinquished her position of solo baritone at Black Dyke.
Katrina Marzella revealed: “I am excited to share the news that I am expecting our second child in May 2020. My husband Brenden Wheeler and I are...read more
It was another exciting weekend in Perth for the Scottish Open with Whitburn declared the winners, under the direction of Professor Nicholas Childs. There were several fine performances at the Perth Concert Hall throughout the day, but it was the Cooperation Band under Michael Fowles really set the bar high from...read more
The impressive Auditorium Stravinsky in Montreux hosted 63 bands during the weekend for the Swiss Nationals. In the Excellence division there were ten superb performances of Philip Wilby’s ‘Jazz’ yesterday and own choice works showcased today, with the victory spoils going to Valaisia and their conductor Arsene Duc. This is the...read more
Youth bands from across Europe are invited to apply for a place at the European Youth Brass Band Contest 2020. The event will provide a platform for Europe’s finest youth brass bands to perform a programme of musical excellence which is also entertaining in a competitive environment. Organisers hope this will...read more
Yamaha artist Katrina Marzella is joining forces with the Halle Brass Quintet as they take part in a 'Big Brass Day!' on Sunday 1st December at Tadcaster Grammar School. The Black Dyke Baritone virtuoso and the world class brass ensemble will help young brass musicians to explore different styles of music,...read more
Congratulations to Northop Silver Band who led the prize winners at the annual North Wales BBA contest at Ysgol Brynhyfryd in Ruthin last weekend. Performances of the march 'The Cossack' and their own-choice test-piece 'Titan's Progress' saw adjudicator Mark Wilkinson award them claim a clear victory over local challengers Seindorf Arian...read more