Monday 18 January 2016

£10k win secures Flowers hat-trick

The Flowers Band has taken banding’s top money prize in emphatic style for a third consecutive year. Full results from the 2016 Butlin’s Mineworkers Brass Band Championships: CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION Set work: Breath of Souls by Paul Lovatt-CooperAdjudicators: John Berryman and Michael FowlesEntertainment set: 23 minutes own choice programmeAdjudicators: Micahel Fowles and Brian Rostron Flowers...read more

Thursday 14 January 2016

New Flugel at Foden's

Foden's Band have informed BBW that former repiano cornetist, Melanie Whyle, has been appointed as the band's new Flugel Horn Player. Speaking about the appointment Mark Wilkinson told BBW: "Melanie has played Repiano with Foden's for 5 years and during this time has proved herself to be a very stylish, consistent, committed...read more

Tuesday 5 January 2016

Whitburn dish out the gongs

Whitburn Band has celebrated the end of 2015 by awarding some its longest serving members and current stars. The West Lothian band had reason to celebrate after winning every domestic contest the band entered in 2015, including the Scottish Championships and the Scottish Open, and also taking part in the celebrated Dark...read more

Monday 4 January 2016

Award winners and new president for Cory

Cory Band held its annual Awards Evening on Saturday 2 January 2016, to celebrate achievements in the previous 12 months. There were several awards and announcements made over the course of the evening, with principal cornet Tom Hutchinson winning the coveted Player’s Player of the Year Award, having performed with distinction throughout...read more

Monday 4 January 2016

Brass at the Guild line-up announced

Lancashire Contests are delighted to announce the list of competing bands and adjudicators for this year's Brass at the Guild, which will take place at The Guild Hall, Preston on Sunday 24th January. The competing bands will have the opportunity to showcase either their set work for the forthcoming Area contests or...read more

Thursday 31 December 2015

Besson Scottish Solo & Ensemble Championships

Budding soloists and ensembles are reminded to get their entries in ahead of the Besson Scottish Solo and Ensemble Championships, featuring the youth contests on Saturday February 6 2016 in Livingston's Howden Park Centre, and the open competitions in the Regal Theatre, Bathgate on Sunday February 7. Urging people to...read more

Thursday 31 December 2015

A4's mammoth new music venture

Over the past 12 months, the A4 Brass Quartet have embarked on a mammoth new music venture, teaming up with World of Sound and working alongside composers such as; Thomas Doss, Oliver Waespi, Edward Gregson, Martin Ellerby and Nigel Clarke to name but a few, to provide the quartet with brand...read more


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