Saturday 8 April 2017

Foden’s recognised by Sandbach

Sandbach Town Council announces that new town and village entry signs have been erected to identify the individual villages of Elworth, Ettiley Heath, Sandbach Heath and Wheelock. The entry signs also recognise the role and importance of Foden's Band in Sandbach. John Barber, Chairman of Fodens Band, commented: “Foden’s is delighted more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Don't miss the NYBBGB Open Day

The 80-strong National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB) is to hold a free-of-charge Open Day on 11 April for young brass players and music teachers. The day will give brass and percussion players, aged eight to 18, the opportunity to play with the band, receive tuition from expert more

Saturday 8 April 2017

Dr. Childs for Woodfalls

Following success in Torquay, Woodfalls Band has announced a new three-year partnership with Dr. Robert Childs. The band was crowned champion of the West of England after giving a commanding performance of Herbert Howell’s Pageantry under Robert Childs, who agreed a three-year tenure as Musical Director of the Wiltshire-based band. more

Saturday 8 April 2017

New BBW edition out now!

The April edition of Brass Band World magazine is out and full with fantastic features, articles, reviews and interviews from around the globe… EDITOR'S VIEW:BBW's Editor, DAVID CHILDS, highlights the fundraising campaign to raise £90,000 for life-saving treatment - which is above the NHS funding threshold - for the 26-year-old ace more

Friday 31 March 2017

European own-choice tests and adjudicators announced

The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has released the list of own-choice works to be performed at this year’s event, which will take place in Oostende, Belgium during the last week in April. In addition to the set test-pieces, which were previously announced as Where Angels Fly by Belgian composer Kevin more

Friday 24 March 2017

Spring Festival format and judges announced

The organisers of the 97th British Open Spring Festival have announced further details for the contests taking place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on 13 May. The adjudicating team comprises: John DoylePaul HollandThomas HutchinsonIan PorthouseAllan RamsaySteve SykesThe pairings for each section will be announced on the day. F: First half drawS: Second half draw*denotes more

Friday 17 March 2017

Band Supplies to promote Jupiter and XO ‘Pro’ Brass

Leading UK-based brass retailer, Band Supplies, with outlets in Leeds and Glasgow, has formed a vigorous dealer partnership with Korg UK, which distributes the Jupiter student and XO Professional brass instrument ranges, to develop and promote the brands. Why, because the Managing Director of Band Supplies, Ronnie Tennant, firmly believes in more

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