Saturday 12 November 2016

Eccles take Wychavon crown

Eccles Borough led the way at Wychavon Festival of Brass with a Championship and First Section double under the direction of Mareika Gray. Weston Brass and Ynyshir also claimed title success. Results: Championship Section: Eccles Borough (Mareika Gray) — 189 Filton Concert Brass (Glenn van Looy) — 188 Medway (Melvin White) — 187 DUT Yorkshire Imperial more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Shepway Brass Academy goes from strength to strength

Shepway Brass Academy, the children and young people’s brass band based in Folkestone, Kent, is going from strength to strength, and signed up six new beginners at its open day in October.SBA has been in existence for three years, and now has four sections: intermediate, training band, developers’ band and more

Saturday 12 November 2016

West of Scotland Solo and Ensemble Championships

Talented young brass players have gathered in Kilmarnock for the 2016 West of Scotland Solo and Ensemble Championships. The contest, which took place in the town's Salvation Army hall on October 29, was organised by the West of Scotland Brass Band Association and saw nearly 30 soloists taking part along more

Saturday 12 November 2016

World of Sound price-fix promotion

The World of Sound team based in Wellingborough, England, is taking a well-earned bow to the recordings market after discovering that it has recorded two-thirds of the BBW Band and Solo CD of the Year nominees, plus both this year's winning Band and Solo CDs! The good news is that this more

Saturday 12 November 2016

Pickett perfects Blackburn trumpets

At the beginning of the year, Pickett Brass acquired Blackburn Trumpets and the production of the esteemed trumpet range, designed and crafted by Cliff Blackburn for the past 30 years. Blackburn Trumpets produced world-renowned, high quality performance, trumpets and cornets, and was the only company using ambronze, a high quality copper more

Wednesday 9 November 2016

BBW Solo CD of the Year

Fantasy by Philip Cobb is the unanimous winner of BBW's Solo CD of the Year Award, chosen by an esteemed panel of judges including Roger Webster, Sheona White, Glen van Looy, Nicholas Hudson and Christopher Thomas. Not simply a ‘fantasy’, this disc is also a celebration and showcase of the breathtaking more

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