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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.




Keeping on eye on things

Champion inspiration

June 23 • The Black Dyke Band Festival recently saw 140 players of all ages and abilities take to the stage at Huddersfield Town Hall.


Dr Corry

Corry leads Brass Day in New Jersey

June 23 • Dr Jonathan Corry recently led a day of communal music making in New Jersey for all ages on all sorts of wonderful music.


RWCM

Fellowship recognition for Childs in Wales

June 22 • David Childs is to become an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in recognition of his distinction in the creative and performing arts.


BrookWright

BrookWright Music: Nicaea — Band Warm-up (John Bacchus Dykes arr. Steve Kellner)

June 22 • The latest release from BrookWright Music is an essential ensemble warm-up by Dr. Steve Kellner.


Pontardulais Town Band - Annual Concert - The storytellers present.....

Saturday 22 June • Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Road, Pontarddulais. SA4 8PD


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Strata Brass

Sunday 23 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


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


Brass Bands England - Youth Fest 2024

Friday 28 June • Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ


Dobcross Silver Band

June 23 • Dobcross Silver Band seek applications for the position of BASS TROMBONE to join our talented section . We are a progressive 3rd section band who work and play hard. This is a rare opportunity to be part of something rather special!


Rainford Band

June 22 • North West Championship Section Rainford Band are inviting applications for a Solo Baritone player. . We rehearse on Monday and Thursday evenings 19.45 - 21.45 in our band room with good links to M6 and M62 motorways.


Harlow Brass Band

June 20 • Come and join our friendly and welcoming band. We have vacancies for TROMBONES, BACK ROW CORNETS AND PERCUSSION. We hold our own Spring and Christmas Concerts and play at various local events throughout the year.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator


               

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