Sunday 13 March 2016

March edition out now!

In this month’s edition… COVER STORY – MYSTERIOUS HORIZONSChristopher Thomas chats to Cornet star, Harmen Vanhoorne, about fresh vistas WE MEET AGAIN!Howard Snell rekindles his love affair with bands and shares his forthright views about where we are VIKING ORDERKatrina Marzella surveys the recent Norwegian National when Eikanger reclaimed the top title FIRST UK ‘AREA’...read more

Thursday 25 February 2016

Euro judges announced

EBBA have announced the team of adjudicators who will decide who takes the 2016 European Brass Band Championship title.On the Friday night (29 April) Championship section bands will battle it out on the set-test: a new work entitled, Fraternity by Thierry Deleruyelle. The men they will need to impress are: Michael Bach...read more

Thursday 18 February 2016

The Welsh Open

The Welsh Open Brass Band Entertainment Championship will be held at The Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl this Saturday (February 20). The contest started in 1948 as the South Wales Miners’ Eisteddfod in the same Grand Pavilion, and the championship winning trophy presented today is the original Miners Eisteddfod trophy valued at £7,000! Competing...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Lewis Merthyr Band in River Taff feature

BBC One Wales' tevelvision programme The River Taff with writer Will Millard recently featured the Lewis Merthyr Band. Throughout the series Writer and fisherman Will Millard travels the length of the wild River Taff in south Wales, from its source high in the stunning Brecon Beacons to the Bristol Channel. In the...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

High profile signing for Black Dyke

Black Dyke Band has appointed Gareth Small, Principal Trumpet with the Hallé Orchestra, as Artist-in-Association for 2016. Gareth will work with the band on a number of projects including solo performances, workshops and master classes for personal development within the cornet sections of Black Dyke, the Yorkshire Youth Band and the...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Ewan Easton takes the helm at City of Chester

The City of Chester Band is delighted to announce that Ewan Easton, Principal Tuba with the Hallé Orchestra, has agreed to work with the Band as Musical Director. Ewan Easton studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) before spending 19 years with the Ulster Orchestra. Ewan currently teaches at...read more

Saturday 13 February 2016

Smithills Complete Latest Marathon

Smithills School Senior Brass Band and MD Chris Wormald have completed their latest, annual 10 hour, non-stop sponsored Sunday marathon rehearsal (February 7th) to help raise funds for their forthcoming tours to both Ireland and the USA. Repertoire The annual 9.00am till 7.00pm Sunday rehearsal saw the band rehearse repertoire including ‘Knight Templar’...read more


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