Monday 13 September 2021

Steve Stewart leaves Cory

Steve Stewart has left Cory Band after 10 years in the soprano cornet chair. He has decided that, after the enforced 18 month layoff due to the pandemic, the time is right to relinquish his seat with the band. MD Philip Harper commented: "Steve has been a mainstay of the band...read more

Sunday 12 September 2021

Luke Barker is a Geneva Young Ambassador

Luke Barker is the most recent appointment by Geneva Group as a Young Ambassador. Commenting on the signing a spokesperson for Geneva stated, “We are delighted to welcome our latest Young Ambassador to the Geneva Group, Luke Barker. Luke is a fantastic young talent that was recently appointed principal cornet of...read more

Sunday 12 September 2021

Andrew Hedley joins Besson

Andrew Hedley, star euphonium player with Reg Vardy and the International Staff Band, has joined Besson as a performance artist. Andrew was born in 1998 and started learning to play at Chester-le-Street Salvation Army – the church he still attends. Initially playing the cornet, he moved onto the tenor horn before...read more

Sunday 12 September 2021

Brownless wins Making Music Award

Neil Brownless has won a prestigious Making Music Award in the 'Best Music Creator for Leisure time Music Groups'. The awards celebrate the work and commitment of leisure-time music and all too often, unrecognised talent that helps the music sector to flourish across the UK. The award winners were announced by...read more

Sunday 12 September 2021

Schedule change for Bolsover Festival of Brass

The Bolsover Festival of Brass Entertainment Championships has announced a revised timetable of draws for their popular event to be held on Sunday 3rd October at the new venue of Shirebrook Academy in Bolsover District. A revised pre-draw has been made and the organisers have asked bands to inform them of...read more

Sunday 12 September 2021

Tredegar to Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Vaughan Williams

Welsh champion Tredegar has announced that it will be working alongside renowned English National Opera Music Director Martyn Brabbins to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams with a major new recording project. 'Vaughan Williams on Brass' will be recorded in December this year on the...read more

Sunday 12 September 2021

Covid advice for Wychavon

The organisers of the forthcoming Wychavon Festival of Brass Entertainment Championships have issued bands with Covid-19 guidance that they are encouraging all to follow when they attend the event in Evesham on Saturday 30th October. Details have been sent to bands to inform of measures that will be put in place...read more


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