Wednesday 23 December 2015

European Youth tests announced

The European Brass Band Association has announced the set test pieces for the 3rd European Youth Brass Band Contest on 1 May 2016 in Lille, following the European Brass Band Championships the same weekend. Development Section: Music for Greenwich by Edward Gregson commissioned in 1980 by the Greenwich Theatre, London, more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Grimethorpe appoint Associate Conductor

Dr Robert Childs is pleased to announce that Brian Grant has accepted his invitation to become Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s Associate Conductor. Bob told BBW: "Brian has been working closely with me and the band for the past twelve months. There is a great chemistry between us all and I'm thrilled more

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Perfect 10 for 3BA

3BA Band, at the forefront of what is rapidly becoming a flourishing brass band movement in Germany, recently marked its tenth anniversary with a concert at the Bavarian Brass Academy in Inglostadt. The Bavarian city marked the occasion with presentations before the anniversary was rounded off with a special concert more

Tuesday 22 December 2015

December edition of BBW out now!

In this month's edition... COVER STORY – SCOTTISH FESTIVALFull coverage of the two-weekend Scottish Festival in Perth NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDERContest favourites have toppled and some top seeded bands have reclaimed titles – read our coverage of 12 contests from around the world, including six ‘National’ championships and Brass in Concert THE WORLD’S more

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Foden's & Withington part company

Following a successful four year partnership Foden's have announced that they have parted company with Allan Withington by mutual consent. Speaking about the parting Mark Wilkinson commented, "All at Foden's would like to thank Allan for his four year association with Foden's. During this time we have enjoyed working with him more

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Baritone star wows Fife youngsters

Young brass players travelled across Scotland to learn from one of the shining stars in the brass band movement. Musicians from Fife, West Lothian and Inverclyde were among those who descended on Glenrothes earlier this month to take part in the workshop with Yamaha artist and Black Dyke Band solo more

Wednesday 25 November 2015

NYBBS in Malcolm Arnold recording

Members of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) recently met in Stirling to make a landmark recording of music by Malcolm Arnold. The project, developed in conjunction with the Wallace Collection and the Malcolm Arnold Trust, is saw the finest young brass players in Scotland record a selection more

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