Wednesday 1 February 2023

British Battleground Tests Unfolded

This year’s UK ‘Regional’ tests are unlocked, as Phil Lawrence and Rodney Newton present synopses of their respective works – A Day in the Life of a Knight and The Pilgrims’ Progress, whilst David Childs gleans some personal insight relating to Philip Wilby’s Red Priest, Stephen Bulla’s Chorale and Toccata, more

Sunday 28 October 2018

Jens Lindemann wowing Madison Square Garden, again!

Yamaha trumpet artist and Brass Band of Battle Creek member, Jens Lindemann returned to Madison Square Gardens to once again perform the National Anthems of Canada and the USA. Today, on his facebook page, the trumpet star posted the following video and text: "One week ago today I had the more

Monday 17 September 2018

RWCMD’s pathway to excellence

With an ever-developing Brass Band Pathway led by Dr. Robert Childs that has forged hugely beneficial links with links community bands, world-class tutors and a new Principal – the RWCMD should be top of any student’s study wishlist The launch of the Brass Band Pathway at the Royal Welsh College more

Monday 17 September 2018

'My first year at Chetham's'

As students at the UK’s largest specialist music school return for a special year marking 50 years of excellence in music education, 17-year-old trumpeter - Holly Clarke from Bolton - reflects on her first 12 months at Chetham’s During her first year, Holly cheered on fellow brass player, Isobel Daws, who more

Monday 17 September 2018

BBW Castaway: Aaron VanderWeele with Katrina Marzella

American euphonium extraordinaire and Director of Supplies and Purchasing for The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory, Aaron VanderWeele, drifts away to BBW’s imaginary desert island. This article is featured in the September 2018 edition of BBW. For more articles, news and reviews subscribe to BBW Digital, available to read online ( more

Monday 17 September 2018

Brass in Concert at the forefront of innovation

Full preview of the 2019 Brass in Concert Festival - set to offer two days of innovative entertainment with the main contest, a headline concert, the inaugural Brass in Concert Youth Championship, taster sessions and a Yamaha International Artist Master Class. This article is featured in the September 2018 edition more

Monday 17 September 2018

What a wonderful world

David Childs catches up with the former bandsman, and now professional trombonist, producer and composer based in South Africa - Bez Roberts, who had the courage to venture into the big wide world to forge a career. This article is featured in the September 2018 edition of BBW. For more articles, more

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