Thursday 3 August 2017

CD: Robbert Vos - Vox

VOX Robbert Vos, Euphonium Brass Band Schoonhoven Conductor: Ivan Meylemans Fanfare Psalm 150, Dinxperlo Conductor: Tijmen Botma Koninklijke Harmonie Oefening and Uitspanning, Beek En Donk. Conductor: Fried Doppelstein Robbert Vos has a long reputation as a fine solo performer and, in VOX ,he raises the bar higher still, presenting a tantalising...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

CD: Joe Cook - Debut 2

Anyone that has spent 14 years as a principal player with Black Dyke Band deserves immense recognition within the brass playing fraternity and Joe Cook gets just that. His shy, quiet persona is betrayed the moment he picks up his tuba, and everything from that point on is totally engaging and...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Book: Samba for Schools

Upon opening the package in which the book was sent, I must confess to being slightly taken back when I spotted the word ‘Samba’ on the front page. I soon realised that despite playing percussion for some 20 years, primarily in brass bands, I actually know very little, or in fact...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Product: Bach Flugelhorn

Black Dyke’s Zoe Hancock tells readers why she has switched to the new rose gold bell Bach Stradivarius USA 183G Flugelhorn I have enjoyed playing my Vincent Bach Stradivarius Flugel for the last 12 years and never thought it could be replaced. When I had the opportunity to be an artist for...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Product: Soprano mouthpieces by Alliance

Alliance soprano mouthpieces are put through their paces by soprano star, Paul Richards Having three new Alliance mouthpieces thrust in my hand and being asked for a view was a new experience for me. I've never been a big mouthpiece aficionado, having really
 only used one when I was a cornet player...read more

Thursday 3 August 2017

Concert: Black Dyke - Glastonbury Festival

Black Dyke Band has enjoyed a proud history spanning over 160 years. It has played in some of the World’s most prestigious concert venues, collaborated with a spectrum of artists, produced numerous recordings and emerged victorious at all ‘major’ contests time and time again. However, on 25 June the band broke...read more


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