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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




Foden's Band - Annual Patrons Concert

Tuesday 19 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert with Church Without Walls

Saturday 23 February • Broughton Fields Primary School. Milton Road. Broughton MK10 9LS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 23 February • Brooksbank School Victoria road Elland H50QG


Arrow Valley Brass

February 20 • Third Section based in Inkberrow Worcs. Main rehearsal Sun. am. Seek MUSICAL DIRECTOR. Extensive programme of engagements small number of contests.Expenses etc. by negotiation.Further information ring 01527852485 or from arrowvalleybrass.co.uk


Poulton-le-Fylde

February 20 • Poulton-le-Fylde Band (based near Blackpool in North-West), vacancies for Trombone (Tenor), Euphonium & Kit player. Our friendly band offers a good mix of contests/concerts. We are also flexible and welcome players of all ages/abilities


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

February 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone, euphonium, basses, but all welcome. We play at local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger