Thursday 7 April 2016

Dixon leaves Dyke

Ben Dixon has informed Black Dyke Band that he has decided to leave his Principal Tuba position with the band so he can concentrate on his conducting and teaching duties at Rochdale Music Services. Ben has enjoyed many successes with Black Dyke including British Open, National and European titles and said, “ more

Thursday 7 April 2016

There’s life after Coal

For many years Brass Bands and the mining industries have been hand in hand, friendly rivalry and shared experiences driving loyalties to one’s own mine but more importantly one’s own band. July 2015 saw the closure of the last deep mine in the Nottinghamshire coalfield; Thoresby Colliery closed its doors more

Thursday 7 April 2016

New top man for Brighouse

Brighouse & Rastrick has announced that Dominic Longhurst will replace Kyle Lawson as their new principal cornet following Kyle's decision to return home to New Zealand where he will continue his role in the New Zealand Army Band. Kyle will continue to play on the cornet bench until the European more

Thursday 7 April 2016

Antique jug returns home

Black Dyke has been reunited with a beautiful memento of its rich history, after being presented with a rare commemorative water jug dating from 1883.It is one of just a few now in existence that records the prizes won by the 'Black Dike Band' at venues throughout the Great Britain more

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Brass at Hampton Court Palace

Music for the Tudor court: On 27th March 2016, aedelfrìth: brass quintet shall take their place as Tudor court musicians to put on a special Easter Sunday performance at the former residence of Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace. Led by trumpet player Nick Walkley, the group shall perform as part of more

Sunday 20 March 2016

Fowles to leave Ratby

The Ratby Co-operative Band Organisation have announced that their twelve year partnership with Musical Director Michael Fowles will be coming to an end following their performance at The Spring Festival Senior Cup on 14th May 2016. Speaking of his decision Michael told BBW: “It’s been a great 12 years with a more

Sunday 20 March 2016

Quintet of sponsors for Nationals

Geneva Instruments has again stepped forward as the Headline Sponsor of the 2016 British National Finals, whilst the, Denis Wick Products, Brass Band World magazine and Yamaha Percussion have also agreed to become supporters. Speaking about the quintet of Headline Sponsor and supporters, Philip Morris of Kapitol Promotions, which presents more

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