Monday 12 December 2016

New BBW edition out now!

December 2016 / January 2017 edition out now, featuring: BBW INTERVIEW - HOWARD SNELLNow in his 80th birthday year, the keynote speaker at Brass Bands England’s recent first National Conference, Howard Snell, shares his fascinating views on brass bands with fellow musician - Sandy Smith. LET'S DEBATE - CREATIVE RISK-TAKING!European Brass Band Association...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

John Barber celebrates 20 years

John Barber, a popular contributor to BBW, has received special recognition for 20 years outstanding service to the Foden's Band. Foden's Principal Conductor, Bramwell Tovey, recently presented Solo Trombone player John Barber with a framed photograph containing quotes from leading conductors connected with Foden's, all paying tribute to his performance and...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Primary Brass televised on ‘Melody’

The highly popular Cbeebies ‘Melody’ is a series which introduces children to the different families of instruments found within the orchestra. The programme features a little blind girl, Melody, who meets and listens to each of the various ensembles. Last month the episode introducing the brass section featured the primary aged...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Brass in Concert update

International influences, an adjudicator change, and a band withdrawal announced by Brass in Concert The organisers of the Brass in Concert Festival, to be held at Sage Gateshead on the weekend of 19th-20th November in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman, have confirmed details of the international themed events that...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Schoonhoven 'triumph' at Dutch Nationals

2016 Dutch National Championships A superb rendition of Peter Graham's The Triumph of Time by Brassband Schoonhoven led by Ian Porthouse saw them lift the National title for the fifth time. The victory also saw Schoonhoven restored to the top of Dutch banding after a two year hiatus and gave a huge...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Heritage Lottery Funding granted for Foden’s

Foden's have announced that an application to the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' for a 'Heritage and Digital Project' for £26,400 against a total project cost of £35,520 has been accepted with work starting in December 2016 with a finished timeline of March 2018.Speaking about the successful bid Mark Wilkinson commented, ”We are...read more

Saturday 12 November 2016

New brass band book out for Christmas!

The rich heritage of the band movement in the east of Scotland has been chronicled with the release of a new book celebrating brass bands in Midlothian. Entitled the History of Midlothian's Brass Bands, the book has been written by Alan McLaren, honorary vice president of the Scottish Brass Band Association...read more


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