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Yeovil line up

December 28, 2004
The 12 bands hoping to take the 28th Yeovil Brass at the Octagon title for 2005 have been announced.


David King

Rankings: YBS head 2004 final rankings

December 27, 2004
Professor David King and his YBS not only took awards from our readers, they also finished the year top of the 4BR World Rankings as well.


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Advert: January trom Sales at Normans

December 27, 2004
Plenty of great trombone bargains to be had at Normans if you need some new instruments for the new contest season ahead.


Sellers Seniors close Xmas — at last!

December 27, 2004
The Senior players at Sellers have finally called a halt to their successful 2004.


Christmas Concert is a ‘Sell Out’

December 27, 2004
Verwood Concert Brass sell out their annual concert.


Young Scot off to Romania

December 27, 2004
Perthshire "Drum Up" Support for Romania as Grant Roper heads for the town of Cluj to support charity work.


Sellers Youth kept busy for Xmas

December 27, 2004
The Youth Band of Sellers International have been a busy lot this festive season.


Leighton Rich

Rich award from the Queen

December 24, 2004
The popular conductor receives his MBE off the Queen (Charles anyway).


Eikanger gain financial support

December 24, 2004
Eikanger-Bjørsvik has been granted financial support from the Arts Council of Norway.


2005 Besson Youth Championships

December 24, 2004
Deatails released by the organisers for the 2005 event at the RNCM.


Jacket upstages new euph star

December 24, 2004
Thoresby's new principal euph has been upstaged it seems by his splendid new jacket!


Woodfalls busy, busy, busy

December 24, 2004
SWT Woodfalls have been dashing all around the place like Rudolph and his friends it seems.


Michael Garasi

TubaChristmas — Florida style

December 24, 2004
Michael J Garasi has been headhunted to conduct the high profile event in Florida.


Ray Farr

Sage and Vardy for Xmas

December 24, 2004
Ray Farr and his Reg Vardy (Ever Ready) are the first with the Sage for Christmas.


New faces for Brighouse

December 24, 2004
Santa brings two new players to the ranks of Brighouse and Rastrick.


Rankings: End of year update

December 24, 2004
With another 12 months contesting under the belt, where does your band lie in the top 200 list.


Graham O'Connor

Ransome's Christmas Cracker

December 21, 2004
Graham O'Connor leads Ransome in their annual Chrsitmas bash and hand out theor own awards as well.


YBS Band launch new web site

December 21, 2004
European Champions launch their brand new website.


Jim Cant

New MD at Besses

December 21, 2004
Besses O' th' Barn has announced Jim Cant as their new MD.


Glyn Williams

Wedding Bells for Fodens star

December 21, 2004
Glyn Williams is set to tie the knot for Christmas with Julie Ann Bedder.


Double success for Simon Minshall!

December 21, 2004
Prestigious award for 13 year old trombonist from the National Children's Orchestra.


Richard Evans

All Stars set for Charity Concert

December 21, 2004
Glossop Bandroom will be filled with the sounds of an Richard Evans and his All Star Band raising money for Cancer Charities. Make sure you are there!


Newstead’s Festive Season of Note

December 21, 2004
Newstead Welfare complete their festive season in fine style.


Chris Wormald

Smithills set for BBC

December 21, 2004
Chris Wormald and Smithills join forces with Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra for BBC.


Houlding set to coach

December 21, 2004
Opera North trombone star is set to coach North Cheshire Concert Band.




Brass Bands Wales

Brass Bands Wales looks to set up virtual library of works

November 25 • New Welsh body looks to find and curate the rich collection of works written by Welsh composers and compositions for Welsh bands.


Radio

Radio: Top Brass

November 25 • John Maines has a great selection of brass band music to enjoy over the airwaves.


Gavin Higgins

Higgins work set for BBC broadcast

November 24 • 'Sadly Now the Throstle Sings' by Gavin Higgins will receive its premiere orchestral studio performance this evening on Radio 3.


Eikanger

Eikanger centre future plans on education

November 24 • Eikanger Bjorsvik looks to the future with ambitious education plans for their rehearsal base.


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.


Shipston Town Band

November 1 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests


Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger


               

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