Thursday 13 October 2016

A youthful French connection

The Tewit Youth Band, based in Huby near Harrogate, have just returned from a fantastic trip to Bagnes de Luchon in France to celebrate the ‘Fete des Fleurs’ (festival of flowers). After a record breaking year, this wonderful youth band entertained the thousands of visitors to the festival with a virtuoso display...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

Solo residency for horn star

Brassband Willebroek have announced the appointment of Tim De Maeseneer as 'Soloist in Residence' for the period 2016/2017. Willebroek's Musical Director, Frans Violet, is a former teacher of Tim's, and was keen to continue working with the Besson tenor horn artist following his appearance with Willebroek at the British Open Brass...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

The show goes on for Oxted

Despite an arson attack on Oxted band's rehearsal hall on the afternoon of Wednesday 5th October, the band's Autumn Concert on Saturday 29th October at St John’s Church, will go ahead as planned. The theme of this year’s concert is CLASSIC BRASS. We shall not only be showcasing music from the great...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

SBBA supply Scottish Challenge line-up

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) has confirmed the line-up ahead of the 2016 Band Supplies Scottish Challenge. Twenty five bands from sections one to four are due to take to the stage in Kilmarnock's Grand Hall on Saturday, November 19, to perform own choice test pieces in a bid to...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

Andy Prior meets Smithills

Smithills School Senior Brass Band and MD Chris Wormald have raised over £300,000 for the RNLI and Bolton Hospice over the past 26 years and together they are to increase this amount with two concerts on two successive evenings this month. On Friday October 14th Smithills will be performing in the...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

Yamaha supporting youth

Over 80 young brass players from all over Leicestershire and beyond recently spent a rewarding weekend developing their playing under the guidance of Yamaha Neo tutors Russell Gray, Lucy Cutt, Steve Walsh and Simon Gresswell. Richard Walker, Jack Fisher and Sean Doughty joined the Yamaha team as the youngsters, aged from...read more

Thursday 13 October 2016

A moonlight serenade in Switzerland

BBW Editor and International Euphonium Soloist, David Childs, recently returned from Switzerland where he performed as guest soloist at the Moonlight Festival with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic under the direction of Manfred Obrecht.The outdoor concert took place in Zofingen and was given to a capacity audience, many of whom had not heard...read more


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