Sounds of a Century - Wingates Band has reached a milestone in recording history. David Thornton, a former Principal Euphonium of the band, brings the background
1915. A year that saw the birth of Sir Stanley Matthews and Frank Sinatra, and the death of W.G. Grace; also a time of great darkness...read more
The six nominations for 2015 Band CD of the Year gave our panel of judges plenty to think about in considering a strikingly diverse collection of discs spanning a huge range of repertoire in 2014 and 2015.
Nominations included discs featuring Black Dyke, Bürgermusik Luzern, Cory, and the International Staff Band...read more
Volunteers at a church in Little Hulton were devastated when a polytunnel installed to help a church's food bank vegetable growing scheme in their community gardens was targeted by vandals. £1,500 of damage was caused, hampering their efforts to help local people through the Church's food bank and affordable community cafe....read more
Scottish musician Alan Fernie has returned home following a trip to Africa to work with young performers in Uganda. The trip took place thanks to his association with the Brass for Africa project and saw the composer, arranger and adjudicator holding a workshop with the Mlisada Senior Band and introducing three...read more
Reigning Swedish National champion Windcorp Brass Band is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and marked the occasion with a special gala concert evening in Gothenburg on November 7th.
Professor Garry Cutt was the Musical Director for the evening, who is no stranger to the band, having led them to victory...read more