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2009: October

October 6, 2009
This month we give our opinions on incompetent adjudicators, the time for a benign dictator and in praise of Harrogate...


2009: September

August 31, 2009
This month we give our opinions on bums on seats, 40 years of percussion and praise good baton work...


2009: August

August 4, 2009
This month we give our opinions on resisting media stereotypes, replacing the lost generation and in praise of David Childs...


2009: July

July 2, 2009
This month we give our opinions on finding contest sponsors, the rise of 20/20 banding, and praise the demise of the Norwegian box...


2009: June

June 3, 2009
This month we give our opinions on the growing pains of the English National, the voting process in the North West and in praise of Black Dyke...


2009: May

May 12, 2009
This month we give our opinions on European reform, musical mercenaries and in praise of Rothwell Temperance.


2009: April

March 28, 2009
This month we give our opinions on Regional reform, Conflicts of interest and in praise of good old grit and determination.


2009: February/March

February 3, 2009
This month we give our opinions on the evolution of the RNCM Festival of Brass, the need for new Research markings and praise the great Bramwell Tovey.


2009: January

January 6, 2009
This month we give our opinion on the dawn of the new age of the Stepford Wife principal cornet; Forgetting the Olympic bandwagon and in praise of Gilbert Vinter.


2008: December

December 7, 2008
This month we give our opinions on the points balance of Brass in Concert, the Paganini Syndrome, and praise the mysterious Arthur Wills.


2008: November

November 4, 2008
This month we give our opinions on inventive programmes, the preoccupation with numbers, and praise the quartet.


2008: October

October 15, 2008
This month we give our opinions on Nationalising the Registry, no more points and praise young soprano players.


2008: September

September 5, 2008
This month we give our opinions on Waiting for Godot, the Credit Crunch and praise Wilfred Heaton.


2008: August

August 5, 2008
This month we look at the need for vibrato, the need for a contest break and in priase of school being out...


2008: July

July 4, 2008
This month we look at spiritual and non spiritual aims and objectives, European weighting and in praise of Kevin Crockford.


2008: June

June 3, 2008
This month we look at the need for a Registry, conductor casualties and in praise of French banding.


2008: May

May 18, 2008
This month we look at the future sound of the brass band, conspiracy theories and write in praise of Peter Moore.


2008 April (Downunder)

April 8, 2008
This month we consider the broader picture of contesting, and the upcoming inaugural Australasian Open.


2008: April

April 3, 2008
This month we look closely at the health of the regional championships and the need for change at First Section and Fourth Section level.


2008: March

March 14, 2008
This month we give our opinion on regional success; Good grace and in praise of Australia's Band World magazine




The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Chadderton Band

November 17 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.


Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.


David Barringer

BMus(Homs)
Conductor and Adjudicator


               

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