facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Childs returns to US for workshop lead

Euphonium star David Childs returns to the USA with colleagues this weekend to help develop American banding movement.

David Childs
  David Childs returns to the USA this weekend to help develop the banding movement.

This weekend the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival will take place at Rowan University, Glassboro in New Jersey.

The trio of guest clinicians for this year's event includes international euphonium star David Childs, ex-pat conductor and arranger Dr Keith Wilkinson, and Welsh conductor and North American Brass Band Summer School co-founder Craig Roberts.

Five bands

Five bands, including former NABBA Champions Atlantic Brass, Penn View, Rockville, Rowan University and Rowan Prep, will benefit from expert guidance from the UK clinicians in the form of a series of workshops, lectures and performance feedback sessions.

Development

Speaking about the Festival, Craig Roberts told 4BR: "It's a pleasure for all of us to be invited to MABBF, to work with the bands and witness and support the further development of the brass band movement in North America.

Building upon the excellent work of NABBA, and initiatives such as the North American Brass Band Summer School, MABBF and other regional festivals, brass banding in Canada and the United States can only continue to go from strength to strength throughout the coming years."

It's a pleasure for all of us to be invited to MABBF, to work with the bands and witness and support the further development of the brass band movement in North AmericaCraig Roberts

Further information

Further information on this weekend's festival, including the full MABBF schedule, can be found at: www.midatlanticbrassbandfestival.com

Information on this summer's North American Brass Band Summer School can be found at: www.nabbss.com



aRM sCHOOL

Last minute chance to get Dr Martin entry in

August 23 • There is just one slot available for the Dr Martin Wainstone Cup contest left — but you will need to be quick if you want to bag it.


Symphony Hall

Extra security measures in place for British Open

August 23 • Both bands and audience will need to make sure they adhere to the security requirements at Symphony Hall for the British Open this year.


Cheltenham 2017

Polo perfection for Cheltenham

August 23 • If you want to look as well as play the part at Cheltenham then make sure you get in touch with the lads at Your Logo Here for your brilliant band polo shirts


Salvation Army

Job opportunity at Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd

August 23 • There is a marketing coordinator job opportunity at Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd.


Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 26 August • Scarborough Spa South Bay Scarborough Y011 2HD


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Snape Maltings

Saturday 26 August • Snape Maltings, Snape IP17 1SR


Cory Band - Isle of Wight

Saturday 26 August • 159 Fairlee Rd, Newport P030 2EW


The Hepworth Band -

Sunday 27 August • The Butchers Arms, Hepworth HD9 1TE


Friary Guildford Brass Band -

Sunday 27 August • Godalming Bandstand, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DY GU7 1DY


Lostock Hall Brass Band

August 23 • Musical Director Vacancy LostockHall band welcomes applications from enthusiatstic and hardworking musicians to continue the development of the band 2-3 contests/year with a number of local engagements Rehersals Mon/Fri 8-10 own bandroom near Preston


Dodworth Colliery M.W Training Band

August 23 • We are looking forward to competing at Butlins Championships in 2018. Due to a few members leaving to further their professional and playing careers we have vacancies for Solo Horn, Trombone and Euphonium. We also wish them well with their moves.


Derwent Brass

August 22 • DERWENT BRASS | CHAMPIONSHIP MIDLANDS seek applications for percussion. At Derwent Brass percussion is an integral part of the band & we are looking for a talented percussionist, preferably with tuned ability, to join the section.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor