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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.




Mode for

Positive Mode for support on International Women's Day

March 8 • Gyda Matland, Helen Harrelson and Toni Durrant become Artists in Association with Mode for... to help support well being and positive mental health in the brass band movement.


bbw

Wales to lead on Women in Brass Bands

March 7 • New Welsh body to host an free open forum discussion on the topic of women in brass bands.


Hutchinson

Hutchinson to help National Youth Band to open virtual doors

March 7 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will host a 'virtual open-day' in April — and its free to attend.


BMLTalents

BML has all the talented dance moves

March 7 • The young players of the BML Talents Band in Switzerland have been inspired to add a few dance steps to their repertoire.


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

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


Contest: 168th British Open

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


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


The Marple Band

March 2 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown has ended. The Marple Band are a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player and tutti cornets.


Crewe Brass

February 26 • Following the Government announcement, Crewe Brass are looking to resume COVID compliant rehearsals in the summer. We are looking for a Tuned Percussionist. We have all the gear & instruments and need someone to play them !! They are here waiting for you.


Chadderton Band

February 25 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Michael Bennett

BSc, RNCM (Perf)
Performer, Composer, Arranger, Teacher


               

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