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Culross

New principal at YBS

December 30, 2006
The signings continue at the former European Champions as the highly regarded Iain Culross takes over the Principal Cornet seat.


Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe gain new sponsorship deal

December 30, 2006
Three fantastic pieces of news for the National Champions as they gain a new sponsorship deal, solo horn and pick up the 4BR Band of the Year title too.


Butlins

Record entry for Butlins

December 30, 2006
There are a record number of bands geting their lips in shape for the first major contest festival of the year, as Butlins announce the line up of competitors for Skegness.


Sellers International

Sellers Youth Band's Christmas Crackers

December 30, 2006
Just as their senior band have been busy over Christmas, so too have Sellers youngsters.


Test piece workshop set for South West

December 30, 2006
The South West Area of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors will be holding a workshop on the 3rd and 4th section area test pieces early next year.


Sellers International

Sellers close up after hectic Christmas schedule

December 30, 2006
Sellers International Band has finally shut the bandroom doors for the year after a hectic Christmas finale.


Ransome band

New and late arrivals at Ransome

December 30, 2006
The Ransome Band welcome back two players and the arrival of a new one (in perhaps 16 years time).


Old Hall latest to be 'Brassed Off'

December 30, 2006
Old Hall Brass are the latest band to take to the stage with the never ending story of Brassd Off.


Calling all former Stanshawe players

December 30, 2006
The trustees of the former British Open winners are holding a reunion next year.


Euro Brass

2007 Euro Brass Contest

December 30, 2006
Organisers reveal details of 2007 contest. If you are interested then find out more here.


Death of Alan Norton

December 30, 2006
The death of the former Yorkshire Bus Company and Yorkshire Traction Honley Band has been announced.


YBS

New sop at YBS

December 30, 2006
Claire Taylor is the new soprano at the YBS Band as they continue to rebuild in the post King era.


Shannan Lawrence

Enough is enough

December 30, 2006
With the road death tolls mounting, we are reminded of the tragic accident this time 12 months ago which claimed the lives of two members of the Lawrence family from Brisbane Brass.


NABBA announces new recording contest

December 29, 2006
The North American Brass Band Association announces the NABBA Recording of the Year contest for CDs released from December 16th, 2006 – December 15th, 2007.


Tanunda 150 Years

Monumental Celebrations

December 29, 2006
The combined 2007 South Australian State Competitions and 150th Anniversary celebrations of the Tanunda Town Band scheduled for the weekend of 5-7 October 2007 will return to the traditional venue of the Tanunda Show Hall.


EBBA

New sponsorship for Europeans

December 27, 2006
The European Championships are set for a financial boost as well as the return of an iconic trophy.


Brass in Concert

British Bandsman Award for Brass in Concert

December 27, 2006
The revitalised Brass in Concert contest gains prestigious award.


Advert: TP Music

December 27, 2006
Fancy naming a new piece of music and getting it free of charge as well?


YBS

Gresswell set to return

December 27, 2006
Star tuba player set to return to his former banding alma mater.


Hitchin

Hitchin up the funds

December 27, 2006
The Hitchin Band recently did their bit for a fantastic cause by helping to raise £5000 for Macmillan Cancer Support


Summer School heads for a posh venue

December 27, 2006
The longest running brass band summer school is set for a new home to celebrate its 25th anniverary — Uppingham — a real top school for toffs!


Eikanger

Eikanger celebrate Xmas in music

December 27, 2006
The Eikanger Band has had a busy time celebrating Christmas in a most musical fashion.


Band of the Year 2006

4BRDU Band of the Year

December 25, 2006
Who are the players (and conductor) we have chosen as the 4BRDU Band of the Year for 2006? There are some great performers chosen but do you agree with our choices?


Russell Gray

Russell Gray sends festive good wishes

December 22, 2006
Russell Gray, currently down under, sends his festive good wishes as he settles into a quiet Christmas


BRASS BAND AID

Final 24 hours for Grimethorpe auction

December 22, 2006
If you've not put your bid in yet on ebay for that chance to play with Grimethorpe, you've got just over 24 hours to do it as bidding stops at 9pm on Saturday. £340 is the highest bid at the moment.




Paul Cosh

Tuesday interview with Paul Cosh

January 18 • We speak to the highly respected player, conductor, teacher and lecturer about his new teaching publication — 'Brass Essentials — An Arban Collection'.


Littleport

Empty seats filled at Littleport

January 18 • Littleport Brass has filled their empty seats ahead of their Area challnge in a few weeks time.


New signings

New additions at Ratby Mid Band

January 18 • New faces young and old join the set-up at Ratby Mid Band in time for their assault on the Midlands Area title.


Grimethorpe

75 years of brass and coal

January 18 • The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.


Contest: 168th British Open

Sunday 23 January • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB


The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .


Shrewsbury Brass Band

January 15 • Are you looking for a change of scene or want to get back into banding with an ambitious and hardworking band? We have a vacancy for an experienced front row cornet player, BBb Bass player, and 2 percussionists.


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

January 15 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed **EEb BASS PLAYER ** to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


               

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