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Gourlay

Top judge change at Bradford

December 19, 2008
James Gourlay steps aside as Steve Sykes takes to the box for the top section at Bradford.


RNCM

2009 RNCM Festival of Brass

December 19, 2008
Organisers announce details of 2009 event — with a focus on the great Gilbert Vinter at its musical core.


Sainsbury gift to Welsh College

December 19, 2008
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama gets a cool quarter of a million from Sainsbury — that's a lot of Xmas turkey's they've sold then...


Black Dyke

Bright and Black start for BTS Day

December 19, 2008
The British Trombone Society quartet competition got off to a bright start recently — with a win for Black Dyke.


Newstead

All change at Newstead

December 19, 2008
There has been a reshuffle of the pack at the Newstead organisation.


Melbourne International Festival of Brass

MIFB reveal 2009 plans

December 18, 2008
The Melbourne International Festival of Brass has released details on its programme for next year.


North Shore Youth Brass

North Shore Youth stride ahead

December 18, 2008
Contest success, lots of concerts, and a planned CD recording wraps up a great year for North Shore Youth Brass.


4BR

It's not too late to shop at 4BR!

December 17, 2008
There is still plenty of time to shop on 4BR for Christmas — and now with the 4BR Shopping voucher — you don't have to worry about giving something that somebody can't use...


Whit Friday

BBC death knell on big bands

December 17, 2008
It appears that the BBC have dropped the axe on big banding — so could brass bands be next for the radio chop?


Besson

Advert: Besson Musical Instruments

December 17, 2008
Besson welcome Swiss euphonium star Thomas Rüedi as instrument ambassador.


Seaman

Belgian checkmate for Seaman

December 17, 2008
Nigel Seaman recently took the helm to help the Kortrijk Band on their appearance at the Belgian Nationals.


Scottish Co-op

More dividends for Scottish Co-op

December 17, 2008
There was more good news for the Scottish Open champions with news of further funding from sponsors for 2009.


Kippax

Kippax hand out their gongs

December 17, 2008
Some very fine people picked up some well deserved awards at the Kippax Band Club — one for a fantastic 50 years of service.


NABBC

Test piece homework in Scotland

December 17, 2008
The National Association of Brass Band Conductors will be holding a workshop on the Regional test pieces early next year.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke hand out the awards

December 17, 2008
National Champions hand out their own awards at their recent Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony.


Brass Noir

Black Success

December 17, 2008
Brass Noir enjoy a dark night of musical success — and get a doubling of their fee for their troubles!


Fairlop

Fairlop thanks

December 17, 2008
The Fairlop Band has enjoyed a fantastic 40th anniversary in 2008.


Lofthouse

Grand present for Lofthouse

December 17, 2008
Lofthouse 2000 gain an early Christmas prezzie — a new set of cornets from Santa via York.


Gresley

Christmas comes early at Gresley

December 17, 2008
Santa Claus brings a new direction for Gresley Colliery Band.


Strata

Strata success

December 17, 2008
Awards for all at the recent Strata Brass Annual Concert — and plenty to celebrate too.


Phil Shaw

Elland celebrate a fine year

December 17, 2008
Phil Shaw and the Elland Silver Band have had plenty to celebrate in 2008.


4BR

4BR Best Sellers

December 14, 2008
With just a few more days to go before Christmas, the top ten ‘must have’ CDs from the 4BR site in the last month can be revealed…


Vibrass

Advert: Vibrass

December 14, 2008
Celebrate the festivities in Austrian style this year with a free CD this Christmas when you get your hands on the brilliant Vibrass.


santa baby

Guarding Santas sexy helper

December 14, 2008
Victoria Hart and the lads from the Guards Big Band are doing their bit to add some musical spice in time for Christmas and help a great cause.


Butlins

Butlins open the visitors door

December 14, 2008
Butlins announce cheap day visitor tickets to the 2009 Championships in just a few weeks time.




Blackdykewilson

John Wilson becomes Honorary President of Black Dyke

May 25 • The critically acclaimed big band and orchestral conductor has accepted the role of Honorary President of the Yorkshire band.


Whit Friday

Saddleworth Whit Friday details announced

May 25 • All 11 contests return on the Saddleworth Whit Friday circuit this year


McElligott

Final chord for Carlton Main and McElligott

May 25 • The successful six year partnership between Carlton Main Frickley and Ian McElligott has come to an end.


Coomber

Whit and wisdom fuel Comber Brass future

May 25 • A great youth band workshop day and a trip to the Whit Friday contests is fuelling the future plans for Coomber Brass


Perth Festival of the Arts - BBC Big Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Wednesday 25 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Brassed Off Live at The Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 25 May • Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London. SW7 2AP SW7 2AP


Perth Festival of the Arts - Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ


Perth Festival of the Arts - The Voice of Desire

Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ


Derwent Brass

May 25 • PRINCIPAL EEb TUBA. Derwent Brass (Championship Section, Midlands) are seeking a Principal EEb Tuba - could it be you? We rehearse from our own facilitiy with a fully attended rehearsal just once a week - Thurs 20:00 - 22:00 (increased prior contests).


Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including a friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band, and training band invites interested players to come along and see what we have to offer at your level.


Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band and learners band has vacancies for cornet players (position negotiable) to complete the team for contesting and concerts.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


               

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