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Park Life proves great success

The Music in the Park event proved to be a great success with players, listeners and Drivers...

Park Life
  Five bands provided wonderful entertainment for the audience at Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Country Park, near Oundle in Northants, was the host for a wonderful day of music making called 'Music in the Park'.

The day was supported by the Arts Council of England and Northants Community Foundation with help from sponsors such as East Midland Music.

Excellent entertainment

Five bands provided excellent entertainment for the audience with their well-chosen 50-minute programmes of easy listening music — with not a single repeat. The event was rounded off with a massed band performance of the specially commissioned work, 'Driver's Walk' written by composer Christian Overhead.

The work was very well received by players and listeners alike, although Christian admitted to 4BR that he felt 'a bit nervous'.

Our thanks go to the bands and the audience who did have to battle against some rain, but overall it was splendid to hear so much great music making in such a beautiful surroundingSpokesperson.


A spokesperson for the event told 4BR: "We were delighted by the way the day panned out.

Our thanks go to the bands and the audience who did have to battle against some rain, but overall it was splendid to hear so much great music making in such a beautiful surrounding."


It's All About You at Bolsover...

March 22 • The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School will have plenty of attractions for its delegates this year... led by Steven Mead.


EEBA announces adjudication swap

March 22 • Ian Porthouse and Russell Gray asked to swap roles to ensure EBBA's perception of anonymity in adjudication in Utrecht.


Regional thanks as well as concerns from AoBBA

March 22 • The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators has expressed its gratitude as well as their concerns following the recent series of Regional Championship events.

Flemish Open

Strong line-up for Flemish Open

March 22 • There is a strong line-up of competitors for the forthcoming Flemish Open in Mechelen.

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 23 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 23 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport SK72JT

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 22 • We are still looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life (you do not need to work for the Police!)


March 22 • Do you want to be part of one of the best run brass band organisations in the North West of England? Then look no further. The Pemberton Old Wigan DW organisation are holding auditions for the position of Conductor for their B band. The band is currently well placed in the 2nd section North West area and are looking for an ambitious and forward looking candidate who can take the band forward. No time wasters please.

Chelmsford Silver Band

March 22 • Chelmsford Silver Band require the following. Bb bass, Cornet and 2nd Baritone players. A non-contesting band, established for over 50 years and enjoy a good reputation performing at local and regional events plus organizing our own concerts.

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor