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2021 Nationals: Sections 1-4
The Centaur, Cheltenham
18-19 September

As it happened...

Tayor

Taylor made for the Albert Hall

September 28
The Fairey Band stalwart star will be heading to the Royal Albert Hall once again — backed by a raft of new collegues.


Foden's

Social distancing option for Heroes

September 28 • Foden's Regent Hall pre-National concert will have the option of audience social distancing.


Champs

National Youth Championship entries open

September 28 • Youth bands at all levels are being invited to compete at the 2022 National Youth Band Championships.


Musicwear

Shipp ready to set sales again

September 28 • The leading brass band uniform and casual wear manufacturer is thrilled to be making a long awaited return.


NCBF

National Concert Band Festival gains ACE funding boost

September 28 • The UK's only wind band and big band music festival has been given an Arts Council England financial boost.


Foden's tuba Heroes team up with Mercer & Barker

September 28 • The Foden's foundation building quartet will perform on Mercer & Barker mouthpieces this weekend at the Royal Albert Hall.


Result: 2021 Besson Swiss Open

September 28 • Brass Band 13 Etoiles claims the Swiss Open title for a record 13th time in Luzern.


BBE provides Open English link to future Europeans

September 26 • Brass Bands England announces that its European Championship representatives will come from the British Open.


Award winners celebrated at BBE Conference

September 26 • The 2021 BBE Awards honoured inspirational youngsters, to on-line invention, community engagement, education, leadership and a lifetime of providing entertainment.


Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...


Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...


Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition


4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...


Fuel in the tank: Brass Bands England Conference 2021

Fuel in the tank: Brass Bands England Conference 2021

September 27 • Petrol may have been in short supply on the weekend, but collective confidence certainly wasn't at the BBE Annual Conference.


Cheltenham Postcard: Cold War tensions amid the success

September 21 • The success of the National Championship weekend in Cheltenham has also highlighted the need to get the main banding empire builders to at least start talking to each other.


2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Cheltenham preview

September 14 • Banding returns to the National stage this weekend — diminished in numbers but hopefully not in stature. The future may be a different matter though...


Scotland's Cheltenham challenge: We will drive 500 miles...

September 12 • Kingdom Brass, Annan Town and Langholm Silver will each make round trips of over 500 miles to try and return home with National titles.

Music review: The Lady with the Lamp (Andy Wareham)

September 16 • Nocturne for Brass Band & Percussion. BrookWright Music. Price: £32.41 (UK sterling)/$44.99 (US dollars). Sheet music


Concert: Brass Gala Concert

September 13 • Cory Band & Black Dyke Band. Conductors: Philip Harper & Prof Nicholas Childs. Symphony Hall. Birmingham. Sunday 12th September


Product review: Mercer & Barker tuba mouthpieces

September 8 • We have a look at the heavyweight offerings from the tuba mouthpiece manufacturers that are making a mark in the depths.


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Foden's Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guards Brass

Saturday 2 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Chinnor Silver

September 28 • Due to relocation we require a 2ND TROMBONE AND A TUTTI CORNET.. Rehearsals held on a Wednesday in our newly refurbished bandroom.. Concerts and contests planned.. .


Epping Forest Band

September 28 • Epping Forest (L&SC 2nd Section) have vacancies for Trombone, Tenor Horn and Euphonium players. We rehearse on Monday evenings in our own band room 8-10pm. The band aim for a sensible mix of contest and concert performances under MD Keith Schroeter.


Otterbourne Brass

September 27 • Otterbourne Brass, West of England 2nd Section, have immediate vacancies for trombones and basses. Rehearsals every Thurs, 7.30 in the Village Hall complex 2 min off junction 12 M3. Modern repertoire in preparation for several concerts to year end.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


               

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