Sunday 15 April 2018

Regional Retrospective

BANDING ODYSSEY The last coach has rolled out of town and the 2018 Regional Championships in the UK have drawn to a close. Mark Good reports on a frantic few weeks of banding action, with help from the BBW team of David Childs, Christopher Thomas, Malcolm Wood and Steve Jack. Read...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

Tribute to Ian Williams

THE EMBODIMENT OF TRUE CLASS One of the greatest cornet players to ever grace the brass band stage sadly died on 1 March at the age of 52. Lisa Fitzgerald-Lombard played in Cory Band’s cornet section with Ian Williams for more than a decade and pays tribute to the modest man...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

British press fanfares Smith-Watkins

A renovated cowshed in the middle of North Yorkshire, deep in the Howardian Hills, was the unlikely venue for a frenzy of national media interest in the bespoke instrument Company, Smith-Watkins. Nicola Bland discovered what all the excitement was about!Smith-Watkins has just completed five of a very special commission of 20...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

BBW Castaway: Ulf Rosenberg with Katrina Marzella

Although busy overseeing the build-up to the 2018 Utrecht ‘European’, European Brass Band Association President, Ulf Rosenberg, took some time to be cast from snowy Europe to his fantasy desert island, sharing with us his eclectic selections along the way. Read more… Read this article in full, featured in April 2018’s...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

2018 EBBC own-choice selections

Over the years, the top section Own-Choice competition of the European Championships has not only produced some phenomenal performances, but also many fantastic new works designed to elicit a magnitude of emotions through vast musical contrast. With the help of Gordon Simpson of BrassStats, David Childs surveys this year’s own-choice selections,...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

Know the score ahead of EBBC 2018

IF YOU’RE NOT OUTRAGED – WHY NOT? English composer, Paul McGhee, prepared Marco Pütz’s, Time for Outrage, for
the forthcoming Elite Section European Championships in Utrecht next month. Here, he introduces the score along with Hendrik De Boer’s Mystic Echoes, set as the test
 for the Challenge Section Read more… Read...read more

Sunday 15 April 2018

'Let's kick some brass' in Utrecht

The Netherlands is gearing up to host the 41st edition of the European Championships from 28 April - 6 May, when 17 top-flight bands compete across the Championship and Challenge sections, as well as youth and solo contenders in what promises to be a riveting edition of the festival. Nicola Bland...read more


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