Tuesday 28 November 2023

Scottish Youth Championships

Over 500 young musicians, together with their families and supporters, took over Perth Concert Hall last weekend to participate in the Scottish Youth Championships, the final event in this year’s Festival of Brass. The occasion brought smiles of joy to the faces of participants and audience alike as the percussionists and...read more

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Shaw joins WFEL Fairey

The WFEL Fairey Band has announced the signing of Pete Shaw on Flugelhorn. Pete began playing with Poynton Band before first joining Faireys at the age of 15 under Peter Parkes. Following a successful period as principal cornet of the BT Band, Pete re-joined Faireys in 2001 and went on to...read more

Tuesday 28 November 2023

NYBB Announces Conducting Finalists

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain’s second conducting competition, this year funded by the Garrick Charitable Trust, closed a few weeks ago, and after much deliberation between the judges, the four finalists have been announced. They are Andreas Ashikkis, Felicity Cliffe, Joshua Parkhill, and Craig Sanders. A spokesperson for the...read more

Sunday 26 November 2023

Coop retain Scottish Open

Perth Concert Hall was filled with the heavenly sounds of brass as 13 top-tier bands competed for the Scottish Open Challenge Trophy with their performances of the set test piece ‘Astralis’ by Philip Wilby. The cooperation band, conducted by Michael Fowles, took the top prize in a successful defence of its...read more

Sunday 26 November 2023

Euphonium and Baritone Additions at Wantage Band 

Wantage Band has announced two new additions to the euphonium and baritone line ahead of their festive engagements. The band would like to publicly thank Eddie Hindson for all his amazing performances over the past couple of years on Solo Baritone, most recently featured as the bands soloist at Wychavon Festival...read more

Thursday 23 November 2023

Firsts at Leicester

It was a day of firsts for the Hatfield and Askern Colliery Band at the recent LBBA Contest. Following the recent appointment of Musical Directing duo Richard Marshall and Vicki Kennedy, the band was awarded first place in the First Section competition earlier this month. Commenting on social media a spokesperson...read more

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Welsh Conductor of the Year 2023

The Eric James Memorial Trophy for Welsh Conductor of 2023 has been awarded to Gareth Ritter, conductor of Ebbw Valley Brass. Alyn James explained the origins of the coveted award, “The idea for the award came from a group of my father’s friends following his death in 1990. My father had...read more

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