Saturday 29 April 2017

Hayes Music Instrument Replacement Scheme

Hayes Music, which has an extensive musical instruments, accessories, gifts and sheet music showroom in Southampton, as well as a new general music shop in Romsey, has launched a ‘Buy one and get three free’ offer on all brass instruments. Too good to be true? “No - the scheme really is more

Wednesday 19 April 2017

BBE inaugural Youth Forum success

Brass Bands England’s (BBE’s) new initiative to canvas young peoples’ opinions of brass banding, in the form of a Youth Forum, has already given the organisation some food for thought. BBE Trustee, Max Stannard, hosted the first Forum at the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Salford on 2 April and more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Paul Richards returns to Cornwall

Cornwall Youth Brass Band 2017 Easter Course and Open Day The young musicians of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band will be spending four days over the Easter weekend rehearsing and studying under the baton of their Guest Conductor Paul Holland, Musical Director of the Flowers Band, and the Band’s Soprano Cornet, more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Michael Dodd departs Grimethorpe

Following 20 years of distinguished service, Michael Dodd has resigned as principal euphonium of Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Michael joined Grimethorpe from Brighouse in 1997, having previously been a member of Grimethorpe Junior Band. Recognised as one of the finest euphonium players of his generation, Michael has won solo awards at the more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Historic appointment for B&R

Brighouse and Rastrick Band has appointed Kathleen Gaspoz as principal cornet - the first female to hold this position in the band’s long history. Kathleen, born in Switzerland, joins Brighouse from Black Dyke, where she has been part of the cornet section since moving to England in 2015. Kathleen is more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Plastic band helps disability charity

A brand new plastic brass band hopes to raise funds for a great charitable cause. It is for a one-off event later this year, where the band will perform an hour of 'plastic music' to help raise funds for the disability charity MK CIL. Organiser Chris Johnston commented on the venture: " more

Saturday 8 April 2017

New faces at Foden's

Foden's have announced the appointment of Jonathan Bates (pictured here) on Solo Horn from Grimethorpe. Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson told BBW: "Foden's are extremely pleased to announce that Jonathan has joined the band to fill a vacancy since last August. We are extremely grateful to Paul Bennett, Heather more

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