The French National, Brass at the Guild, British Open Youth Championships, and Butlin's Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival are all given full retrospective coverage in this month's BBW.
Later this year, for the first time in history, the European Brass Band Championship will take place on French soil. The venue will...read more
The 2016 Championships section British Regional test-piece, Cambridge Variations, has entered contesting folklore - composer and conductor, Tom Davoren, examines the reasons why and delves into the score...
For as long as I’ve trodden the boards of British brass band rehearsal rooms, there has been an aura surrounding Philip Sparke’s Cambridge Variations....read more
Brass Band World collaborates with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) in providing an adjudicator’s perspective on this year’s Regional test-piece selections for sections 1-4
SECTION 1Essay by Edward Gregson AoBBA adjudicator - Paul Holland It is expected that conductors will be as musically creative as possible within the bounds of...read more
This month's BBW 'Centre Band' is Japan-based Nexus Brass Band formed in 1995, in Ibaraki, as the very first British style brass band in the area.
Its debut concert was under the baton of Professor Takeo Yamamoto - the ‘Harry Mortimer’ of brass bands in Japan - after which the band invited...read more
This month, Yamaha Artist and Conductor, Russell Gray, completes his five-part master class on conducting for BBW readers by sharing his timeline to performance...
It’s important to have a timeline to hit certain targets on the way to the performance. I work backwards from the stage and this is my personal timeline.