Thursday 14 April 2016

Gresswell teams up with GUS

One of the banding world's finest exponents of the tuba has been lending his experience to benefit GUS' 'Bass End'. Yamaha Neo Performing artist, Simon Gresswell, recently spent an enjoyable day working with Midlands Area champion and reigning All England International Masters champion; the Virtuosi GUS Band. The former Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, B&R, more

Thursday 14 April 2016

Heritage grant for Black Dyke

Black Dyke awarded Heritage Lottery funding for archive project Black Dyke Band has a rich heritage and one of the largest collections of artefacts and memorabilia worldwide, which thanks to National Lottery players will be made accessible to the public including a wealth of original hand written manuscripts, music recordings (33s, 78’ more

Monday 11 April 2016

Starter grant success for Strathearn

The future is bright for a Perth and Kinross brass band after it secured a funding boost to help nurture the next generation of musical talent. Brass Central Strathearn, based in Crieff, celebrated after it received a starter grant from the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA), with recruitment plans now well underway. more

Saturday 9 April 2016

Listen to the Band day change

Listen to the Band is moving from Thursdays to Tuesdays. Still at the same time of 11.30pm but starting Tuesday 12 April you can find the programme on the same day each week. On this first Tuesday programme Frank Renton looks forward to the Radio 2 Young Brass Award Final more

Friday 8 April 2016

The Triumph of Time for the Open

Press Release from the British Open Championships 8 April 2016: We are delighted to announce that the Test Piece for the 2016 British Open to be held at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Saturday September 10th will be ‘The Triumph of Time’ by Professor Peter Graham. Commissioned by Professor Nicholas Childs more

Thursday 7 April 2016

British Nationals: Music and line-up

The Music Panel of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain have announced the set tests for the 2016 National Finals on 17/18 September at The Centaur, Cheltenham and on 8 October in London’s Royal Albert Hall. CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION: Journey of the Lone Wolf by Simon Dobson - published by more

Thursday 7 April 2016

Foden’s to partner Keele University

Foden's Band are pleased to announce a new Partnership with Keele University, as well as a free workshop and concert on 23 April. Keele University Music & Music Technology is calling all keen brass instrumentalists to come and play with the legendary Foden’s Band in a fantastic free workshop. The workshop more

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