Wednesday 25 November 2015

Recording centenary for Wingates

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 more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Innovation tops BBW's 2015 CD Awards

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 more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Besses come to the aid of community food bank project

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 more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Alan Fernie makes a difference in Uganda

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 more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Happy 10th Anniversary Windcorp

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 more

Saturday 21 November 2015

LSO Brass at the Barbican

LSO Brass Ensemble performs Ayanna Witter-Johnson première at the Barbican Hall The LSO Brass Ensemble, made up of many of the first class players of the brass section of the London Symphony Orchestra, will perform a concert on Thursday 26th November at the Barbican Hall, London. The programme will include several more

Thursday 12 November 2015

November edition of BBW out now!

The latest edition of Brass Band World magazine has just been published and is packed with great features, interviews and articles. In this month's edition... COVER STORY - THE WIZARD OF OZMeet the remarkable multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison, plus a review of Merv Collins’s new book on the Australian’s incredible life-story. THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!Or more

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