Thursday 28 December 2017

Whitburn hurtles to fourth Scottish Open

Mark Good brings coverage of the 2017 Scottish Open, at which Whitburn finished the year in dominant fashion, as well as brings coverage of the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge an Youth Championships…read more Read this article in full, featured in December 2017 / January 2018’s BBW, by subscribing to BBW Digital....read more

Thursday 28 December 2017

BBW Centre Band: Wantage

WANTAGE’S CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE The backwaters of Oxfordshire would not necessarily be where one might expect to find an oasis of brass music making, but with six bands and a new MD in Paul Holland, Wantage Silver Band has the firepower to succeed…read more Read this article in full, featured in December...read more

Thursday 28 December 2017

2018 brings seismic shift

As ever in the worldwide brass band community, the last 12 months have brought highs and lows - highs for Eikanger and Valaisia bands, which have taken two of the UK’s most prized titles back to Norway and Switzerland, but some harsh lessons for UK banding with this developing seismic shift...read more

Thursday 28 December 2017

Book your holiday in 2018

The winter Holiday Season is the time to consider your summer holiday destination for 2018, so BBW has compiled a guide to the top summer schools that combine sun (hopefully), fun and first class tuition, plus festivals that showcase fantastic brass performances. BBW brings details of the 15th Future All Stars...read more

Thursday 28 December 2017

Heroes of the 369th Infantry Harlem Hellfighters

American composer, Sandy Coffin, helped to organise and played in a concert at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in July, which reinvented the Harlem Hellfighters Band of
1917 - 1919. Here, Sandy charts the fascinating band of musicians celebrated for their innovative performing style and heroism during World War I -...read more

Thursday 28 December 2017

Europe's Heavyweights head for Utrecht

In November's edition we brought coverage of 2017's first three National contests that took place across Europe. This month, we report on four more National contests across mainland Europe and Scandinavia, where Valaisia scored a Swiss hat trick, Italian scored a double, Willebroek notched up its 20th Belgian title and Göta...read more

Thursday 28 December 2017

BBW Interview: Paul Hindmarsh

VITAL LEGACY OF LABOUR AND LOVE RNCM Brass Band Festival Artistic Director, 
Paul Hindmarsh, has created an important repertoire legacy and is responsible for the only major serious performance platform for the brass band genre, as well as influences music selection
at the European Championships, for which he is Chair of the Music...read more


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