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Robert Childs to lead Brass Band Summer School

The popular Brass Band Summer School (BBSS) will return to its regular, in-person format this August for what promises to be an extra special event, led by former Cory and Grimethorpe Colliery Musical Director, Robert Childs.Following the sad passing of long-serving MD, Richard Evans, the BBSS ... read more

Black Dyke make presidential appointment

Black Dyke Band is delighted to announce that John Wilson has agreed to become the band’s Honorary President. John Wilson is in demand at the highest level across the globe, regularly guest conducting the World’s finest orchestras. In recent seasons, these have included the London ... read more

Lewis Merthyr head to capital for platinum performance

This week the nation will celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and South Wales' Lewis Merthyr Band will play a central role in the UK capital On Thursday June 2nd, following the Trooping of the Colour and Red Arrows Fly Past, London ... read more


  • Concert: Sparke Euphonium Concerto Première

    To celebrate his 60th Birthday, Steven Mead commissioned a new euphonium concerto from the pen of Philip Sparke. The world première took ... read more

  • CD: Keep the Music Playing

    KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYINGSolo trumpet: James FountainPiano: Elliot LaunnTredegar Town Band: Conductor: Ian PorthouseSlide Action/Lucy Knight/Classical / James Fountain, recently crowned ... read more