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Brass Band World hits 300 not out

The new December/January 2021 edition of Brass Band World sees the leading monthly magazine hit the 300th issue landmark.

Brass Band World
  Brass Band World magazine reaches its 300th edition

The December 2020 / January 2021 edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that add up to essential reading. Content listed below...

The 300th edition is packed with great features...

COVER INTERVIEW — ROBERT CHILDS


Nicola Bland interviews Dr. Robert Childs on his career and vision as the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain's new Director of Artistic Planning

NEWS


Brass Band England's Crowdfunding campaign raises over £90k to save bands; RAF St. Athan goes mobile carolling

LET'S DEBATE — HAS COVID CHANGED MUSIC FOREVER?


David Childs explores Gianfranco Ceccolini's views on the effects of the pandemic on the music industry

FUNDRAISING IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS!


Brass Bands England's Relationship and Partnership Development Manager, Dr. Alex Parker, explores options for improving your band's financial outlook in these pandemic-hit, straitened times

NEW DAWN FOR WELSH BANDING


Spearheaded by Andrew Jones, Brass Bands Wales is making lightening progress with an agenda to 'support, develop and promote brass bands across the nation

SALUTING SALAPUTIA BRASS 'BOY BAND'


Salaputia Brass has just released its latest CD. Helen Williams catches up with the brass ensemble 'boy band' of top-notch professional virtuosos that simply ooze class

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Will events in 2020 be live, virtual or a continued mix of both? We preview what brave promoters are planning for you to look forward to in 2021.

PRO PRACTICE — STICK IT!


Trained percussionist, Sean Hooper, explores 'sticking' and the exercises he uses to help percussionists make the right choices!

PRO PLATFORM — CHILLING WITH MARK FROST


Nicola Bland catches up with Michael Rath Bass Trombone Artist, Mark (Frosty) Frost, who has always lived life in the fast 'professional' lane and has a fund of stories to tell

YOUNG VOICES


Jonathan Bates meets Elland Silver Band's talented principal cornetist, Lewis Barton — recipient of the prestigious Harry Mortimer Solo Prize at the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain's (NYBBGB) online summer course

CENTRE BAND


Season's Greetings from Thailand's Mahidol Band

BANDING SPIRIT


Helen Williams brings the spirited and innovative banding stories that are warming hearts this Christmas

CASTAWAY


David Childs catches up with Besson Artist, Tom Hutchinson, principal cornet player of the world-famous Cory Band, who reveals his desert island listening, book and luxury item

REVIEWS


The latest releases from Philip Cobb, Salaputia Brass, Stacie Mickens, Juilliard Trombones, BrookWright and The Chicago Staff Band; plus virtual Christmas concerts, the online Scottish Youth Festival and StAMP Conservatoire, as well as bell covers surveyed

AND ANOTHER THING


'Come Strictly Conducting' with resident wit and cartoonist, Rob Nesbitt, better known as 'Nezzy'.

VIDEO PREVIEW:

https://youtu.be/uLNx-PIoyT0

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Blackpool

Senior Trophy relegation details confirmed

May 20 • Just one band will be relegated from the 2024 Senior Trophy as organisers seek to restore a 20 band field to its 2025 event.


Besson

Roberston heads home for musical weekend

May 18 • Besson star Chris Robertson has a busy weekend of workshops and adjudications as he returns to Aberdeen and Perth.


Cross

Death of Keith Hollinshead

May 18 • The death has been announced of the former player, conductor and administrator who played a central role in the British Open Championships.


Whit Friday

Whit Friday emphasise Code of Practice to bands

May 18 • Organisers state that if you wish to take part in the Saddleworth & Oldham Whit Friday contests, then please respect and follow the rules, guidelines and event Code of Practice.


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR


West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF


Audley Brass

May 20 • Audley Brass are seeking a Principal Cornet player to lead the band into the First Section in 2025. The band have several fantastic events in the diary including the National Finals and no less than 6 of our epic beer festival sing-along nights.


Linthwaite Band

May 20 • We currently have a vacancy for either a 2nd Euphonium or 2nd Baritone, we have a busy varied list of engagements lined up for the summer, and are a friendly 4th section contesting band based just outside of Huddersfield, and welcome any new players.


Epping Forest Band

May 19 • Required: We are a friendly 2nd section band who are in need of a tenor horn (position negotiable) and percussion to complete our line


James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


               

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