Thursday 14 September 2017

Wychavon Festival of Brass

The organising committee for Wychavon Festival of Brass is delighted to announce a truly exceptional number of bands that have entered the entertainment contest for 2017.  Understood to be the largest entry of bands in the Contest’s history, 46 bands will give 60 performances across the day.  Entries are up 35%...read more

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Open title heads to Switzerland

Switzerland’s Brass Band Valaisia and Arsene Duc stormed to victory at the recent British Open, making history as the first band outside The Commonwealth to win brass banding’s oldest competition. British Open history was made in Birmingham on 9 September as Switzerland’s Brass Band Valaisia secured a sensational victory to become the...read more

Friday 8 September 2017

Steven Mead reporting live from the 165th British Open

Steven Mead will be at Symphony Hall, Birmingham tomorrow (Saturday 9 September) to hear the 165th British Open Championship unfold. The former Desford Colliery and CWS Glasgow euphonium star has previously adjudicated this prestigious competition, and will once again be listening to every band as he follows Thierry Deleruyelle's Fraternity score. Steven...read more

Thursday 7 September 2017

Open return for Stephen Sykes

Flowers band are delighted to confirm that Stephen Sykes has been appointed Principal Trombone and will make his contest debut with the band at this weekend’s British Open Championship.Stephen has been an inspiration to so many brass players and enthusiasts with his determined fight against lymphoma, a form of blood cancer...read more

Thursday 7 September 2017

Derek Bourgeois passes away

At approximately 3.40am on Wednesday 6 September, the prolific English composer, Derek Bourgeois, sadly lost his battle with cancer. Having graduated with a first class honours degree and a subsequent Doctorate from Cambridge University, Derek was a former Lecturer in Music at Bristol University, Musical Director of the National Youth Orchestra of...read more

Sunday 27 August 2017

Flowers appoint new Solo Horn

Ahead of the British Open Championships, Flowers Band have announced the signing of Emily Evans as their new solo horn player. Originally from Camborne, Emily has just completed her third year of study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD). A former Principal Solo Horn of the National Youth...read more

Sunday 27 August 2017

Hazel Grove flying high with Manchester Airport

Hazel Grove make it a backing trio In addition to sponsorship from local estate agent, Woodhall Properties, announced earlier in the summer, the band is thrilled to secure a grant from the Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund. This is the second tranche of support from the Airport, having previously helped to provide...read more


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