Wednesday 23 December 2015

Highs and lows of 2015

At the end of another 12 months of highs and lows, fresh collaborative artistic adventures, resurgence, regional domination, new thinking, old thinking, enlightened thinking, flawed thinking - it’s been a cornucopia of achievements to celebrate, losses to mourn and failures to shrug off! In the latest edition of BBW Christopher Thomas...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Let's debate with John Barber

In this month’s BBW John Barber, Director of the Love Music Trust, the Music Education Hub for Cheshire East, Director of Music at Sandbach School and Principal Trombone of Foden’s Band, debates the efficacy of First Access/Wider Opportunities lessons for young brass instrumental learners. “As a boy growing up in the south,...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

The versatile Rodney Newton

Composer and former orchestral timpanist, Dr. Rodney Newton, celebrated his 70th birthday in July and a composing career that started when he was just 12. In this month’s BBW Christopher Thomasmeets the multi-faceted, eclectic septuagenarian, who has contributed a rich seam of music for brass bands at all levels.To read this...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Champions of the World

In this month’s BBW we bring you extended coverage from the Brass In Concert Championship and the Scottish Open Festival. In addition we also provide reports from the Dutch, Swiss, Danish, Swedish, Belgian and Austrian ‘Nationals’, as well as Norway’s SIDDIS Championship, the US Open, Welsh League and NIBBA’s Entertainment Championship!...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

The World's the limit...

The age of the virtual music lesson is here! In this month's BBW Christopher Turner, founder of Online Brass Lessons and Cornet Professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, explains how students can get quality tuition using the latest cyber technology. “I’ve been using the medium of online lessons...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Pro player Andy Duncan

In this month’s BBW Les Neish goes ‘head-to-head’ with fellow tubist and the Principal Tuba of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andy Duncan with our regular ‘Pro-Player Q&A’.Find out how Andy began playing the tuba, his education, highlights, practice techniques, and his thoughts for the future of brass bands by subscribing...read more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Summer School Preview

In this month’s BBW, as we enter the depths of winter and relax after Christmas lunch to consider holiday options, we bring you a full preview of 2016 brass band ‘summer schools’ taking place in Framlingham, Swansea, Bolsover, Halifax Nova Scotia, and New York! With the help of Club Europe Music...read more


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