Saturday 13 February 2016

Pro Platform: Jonathan Pippen interviews Simon Cowen

While holding the position of principal trombone with the Brighouse and Rastrick band and during studies at the Royal Northern College of Music Jonathan Pippen was appointed the founder Principal trombone of Portugal's Remix Ensemble. He later returned to the UK as a freelance player and has appeared as guest principal...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

"Excuse me Sir" with John Barber

This month Foden's trombone ace, John Barber, presents 'And another thing' providing an insight to life as a music teacher, with considerable wit. Teaching music in a boy’s school to young men full of 11-18-year-old ideas, quirks and hormones can sometimes present challenges, unexpected points of view and, on occasion, raise a...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Young Voice - Kyle MacCorquodale

Twenty-year-old Kyle MacCorquodale - bass trombonist from Carluke in South Lanarkshire - may belong to the low end of the brass family, but his flourishing performing career continues to scale new heights. He has just been crowned Scottish Solo Champions and has reached the Semi-final of the BBC Radio 2 Young...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Katrina Marzella meets Thomas Gansch

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Brass Band World’s inaugural version of Desert Island Discs and our first castaway is Austrian trumpet star, Thomas Gansch. Thomas is a founding member of Mnozil Brass: the outlandish, hugely versatile, unbelievably talented and downright hilarious brass septet. He hails from St Pölten, a...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Exclusive Interview with Philip Sparke

As top section bands rehearse Cambridge Variations for the forthcoming British Regional Championships - a work commissioned by the All-England Masters Championship nearly 25 years ago, Christopher Thomas caught up with its composer, Philip Sparke CT: As hard as it is to believe, it’s nearly a quarter of a century since you...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Let's debate with James Gourlay

As the international brass band contest season kicks off with the French National, Butlin’s, Brass at the Guild, the Norwegian National and the British Regional Championships, international tubist and River City Brass Artistic Director, James Gourly, ponders what it’s all about... BAND CONTESTS - WHY BOTHER? We all know the drill: Set the...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

All I want for Christmas...

As we all get set for Christmas, Robert Childs, Garry Cutt, Richard Evans, John Maines and Philip Harper put their last minute requests in to Santa! Here is the feature, in full, from December's edition - Merry Christmas from all at Brass Band World. Dear BBW Santa, Please could you arrange for...read more


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