Wednesday 9 November 2016

Scottish Youth Championships draw

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) has unveiled the draw for the 2016 Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships. Forming part of the Scottish Festival of Brass, the event will see hundreds of talented young brass and percussion players gather in Perth Concert Hall on November 26 and 27. John Gilmour, contest controller, said:...read more

Wednesday 9 November 2016

BBW Band CD of the Year

War Memorials, featuring Tredegar Town and Cory bands, has won this year's Band CD of the Year Award, adjudicated by Christopher Thomas, Paul Cosh, Erik Jansson, Nigel Clarke and Professor Michael Alcorn. Masterminded by Paul Hindmarsh, this collaborative CD not only spans the bridge between the brass band and classical worlds, but...read more

Monday 7 November 2016

New BBW edition out now!

November edition out now, featuring:THE BBW INTERVIEWChristopher Thomas interviews Ian Bousfield, international trombone soloist and former Principal Trombone of the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Symphony and Hallé orchestras, and a band currently celebrating its 80th anniversary – ‘Yorkshire Imps’ BBW CD OF THE YEAR AWARDSRoger Webster, Sheona, White, Nick Hudson, and Glenn...read more

Sunday 16 October 2016

Scotland to host International Tenor Horn and Flugel Day

Scotland is to host the third International Tenor Horn and Flugel Day - and players of all levels of experience are being invited to get involved. Led by tenor horn virtuoso and Besson Artist Owen Farr, the free event is taking place in Woodside Community Centre, Glenrothes, on November 12 and will...read more

Sunday 16 October 2016

BiC fringe events detailed

Brass in Concert confirms youth and education event details The organisers of the Brass in Concert Festival have announced final details of the Arts Council England-supported youth and education events at this year’s 40th Festival. These popular events, commencing with Workshops and Taster Sessions, will once again be an integral part of...read more

Friday 14 October 2016

'National' downloads available

World of Brass are offering downloads of all 20 performances of Simon Dobson’s Journey of the Lone Wolf in both mp3 and higher quality FLAC (CD quality lossless audio) formats. Why not download them all and see if you agree with the adjudicators? The World of Sound team were hard at work...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

Brassed Off set for RAH

Beloved British movie Brassed Off, will receive a special 21st birthday screening next year, including a pre-show Q&A and the film’s score played live by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band – all on the iconic stage where its famous finale takes place - the Royal Albert Hall. The classic 1996 film, starring Stephen...read more


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