Tuesday 23 July 2019

A ‘Grand’ day out for David Read MBE

A concert celebrating the musical career of David Read MBE has raised over £1,000 for his chosen charity, 'The Friends of Hinchingbrooke Hospital' near Huntingdon. The concert took place at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Godmanchester and featured the East London Brass under the skillful direction of Jayne...read more

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Ryan Watkins is new Hepworth MD

The Hepworth Band has announced that Ryan Watkins is to become their new Musical Director. Hepworth spokesperson David Clegg commented on the appointment: "We're delighted to have signed such a talented, charismatic and forward thinking young conductor to lead us. Whilst at Brighouse & Rastrick, under his musical mentor Professor David...read more

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Sit in and Play at NYBBW

Following the success of last years 'Sit in and Play day', the National Youth Brass Band of Wales is pleased to announce entries are open for 2019. Commenting on the event a spokesperson from the organisation said, “We would encourage any young brass or percussion players to sign up and be...read more

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Jonathan Kitchen joins Foden's

Foden's are pleased to announce the signing of Jonathan Kitchen who joins the band’s Percussion section. Jonathan studied cello at the Royal College of Music and has subsequently had a varied freelance career with all the major London Orchestras. For 20 years Jon was Co-Principal cello of English Touring Opera and...read more

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Yamaha adds to their Performance Artist portfolio

Yamaha has just announced the addition of Martyn Patterson, the solo euphonium of Welsh Champion Tredegar as one of their internationally acclaimed 'Performance Artists'. Commenting on the new partnership Martyn stated, “I'm thrilled to be a Yamaha artist and to perform on the Yamaha Neo instrument. It is the perfect instrument...read more

Wednesday 17 July 2019

No cooperation in Palanga

After many hours of debate and looking at various travel options, the management team at the cooperation band will not be taking up the invitation to compete at the 2020 European Brass Band Championships in Palanga. A spokesman for the cooperation band has informed BBW: “We have looked very closely at the...read more

Wednesday 17 July 2019

New signings for Brighouse

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is delighted to announce the signings of Mike Cavanagh and Charlotte Horsfield on Solo Baritone and 2nd Trombone with immediate effect. Charlotte Horsfield joins on the vacant 2nd trombone seat, following the departure of Ellena Newton with the news of expecting a baby boy. Charlotte currently...read more


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