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Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now...

The latest edition of BBW is out now — and you can also enjoy a video preview of what's inside this month...

Brass Band World
  The latest edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out

The latest 2020 edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that add up to essential reading.

This month

COVER INTERVIEW — IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HEROES


Christopher Thomas interviews Black Dyke's longstanding principal cornet, Richard Marshall, about his life, playing for the Queensbury legends and staying at the top of his game

NEWS


Iles and Mortimer Medals for Ian Porthouse and Bramwell Tovey; Brass Band Summer School goes virtual; more major events cancelled; Malmö, Sweden, plans for the 2021 'European'

LET'S DEBATE — WHAT NEEDS ARE YOU SCRATCHING?


Richard Jones looks at community values in troubling times for BBW's Let's Debate this month and suggests it is not what the community can do for your band, but rather what your band can do for its community...

VIDEO PREVIEW:


https://youtu.be/6RakhnM-2V0

ADJUDICATION MYTHS


David Hirst, Public Relations Officer of the Association of Band Band Adjudicators, plays a game of 'true or false'

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU


The radio presenters keeping you entertained and your spirits raised all year, particularly during lock-down

PORTRAIT OF A NATIONAL TEST-PIECE


Composer, Dan Price, lends insight into the 'Elgarian' romantic nostalgia of his Section 4 National Final test

THE RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF LITHUANIAN BANDING


The inspiring story of British-style brass band development in the nation that was set to host the 43rd European Championships.

PRO PRACTICE


Dr. Robert Childs invites Dr. David Thornton to reveal the secrets of the expressive tool box

VIDEO PREVIEW:


https://youtu.be/6RakhnM-2V0

PROFILE


Black Dyke principal euphonium, Dan Thomas on becoming Harry of 'Brassed Off'

YOUNG VOICES


Jonathan Bates meets Harry Newton, who became the solo euphonium of a senior band aged just 14

BBW CENTRE BAND


Lithuania's flagship youth outfit, Aukstyn

BANDING SPIRIT


Helen Williams brings the spirited and innovative banding stories that are warming hearts during lock-down

BBW CASTAWAY


Cory's MD, Philip Harper, ramps up isolation with his top tracks

REVIEWS


The new recording of Edward Gregson's music on the Chandos label — 'Music of the Angels', the latest CDs by The Chicago Staff Band and the Royal Marines at the 2020 Mountbatten Festival; the new edition of American Festival Praise; and Band Bugermusik Luzern's operatic production

The May 2020 edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that add up to essential readingBBW

AND ANOTHER THING


Take a moment or two to smile with our resident wit and cartoonist, Rob Nesbitt, better known as 'Nezzy'.

VIDEO PREVIEW:


https://youtu.be/6RakhnM-2V0

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Fodens

Foden's ready to welcome the world to Whit Friday

June 4 • The Foden's Band will host 79 bands from across the world for their virtual Whit Friday on-line competition — so sit back and enjoy a fantastic few hours of brass band music making...


nYBBS

Scottish Youth work towards virtual grand finale

June 4 • Composer Alan Fernie has been working with members of the National Youth Band of Scotland towards a fantastic musical finale for their virtual 2020 course.


Rong

Rong to reach out to global concert audience

June 4 • There is a chance to enjoy a free brass band concert from Rong Brass this weekend — introduced by a familiar face and featuring some great music.


Elgar

Classic test-pieces revisited No 2: The Severn Suite

June 4 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Elgar's 'The Severn Suite' to find yet more intrigue and debate about its inspiration...


Regent Hall Concerts - International Trombone Ensemble

Friday 5 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Foden's Band - Parr Hall, Warrington

Thursday 11 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL


Black Dyke Band - Halifax Minster

Thursday 11 June • The Causeway, Halifax HX1 1QL


Black Dyke Band - Black Dyke Arts Festival

Sunday 21 June • The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD


Foden's Band - Prescot Festival

Friday 26 June • Prescot Church,, Church St, Prescot L34 3LA


Deepcar Brass Band

May 23 • Deepcar Band has a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a 3rd section contesting band, rehearsing Monday & Friday nights.Our bandroom is equal distance to Sheffield, Barnsley & Huddersfield.


Chadderton Band

May 21 • 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. Come along to one of our rehearsals.


Forest of Dean Brass

May 21 • We are currently looking for a Euphonium and Front Row Cornet to join our friendly and ambitious 1st Section Band. We undertake a broad range of activities from supporting community events, charities and Contests, coming 3rd at the West of England Areas.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


               

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