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New Year Awards for banding trio

December 31, 2011
Clarence Adoo, Tim Thirst and Derek Holvey are awarded MBE's in the New Year's Honour's List.


Maelor

Mealor hope for major work

December 31, 2011
The composer behind the record breaking Christmas number 1 would like to write a major contest work for brass.


Sage

Bands set for Brass in Concert discussions

December 31, 2011
Brass in Concert organisers take proactive approach to improve leading entertainment event.


Death of Bollington sop

December 31, 2011
The death has been reported of Bollington soprano player Jim Genders.


Porthouse

Porthouse set for Thoresby

December 31, 2011
Ian Porthouse will team up with Thoresby Colliery for Butlins.


Morley entries wanted

December 31, 2011
The Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest needs your entries for this year.


Troms to the fore in 2012

December 31, 2011
The British Trombone Society will be busy early in 2012.


St Dennis

St Dennis welcomes new euph

December 31, 2011
The experienced Neil Pascoe joins the St Dennis ranks for 2012.


Hunt

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 31, 2011
Phillip Hunt provides plenty of great early season music.


Helme

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 31, 2011
Plenty of great music for the New Year with Chris Helme.


Centre Stage

Advert: Centre Stage Uniforms

December 23, 2011
Success leads to expansion for leading uniform maker.


BBC Young Musicians set for Cardiff

December 23, 2011
The instrument category and semi finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition will take place in Cardiff in March.


Willson

Advert: Willson Christmas wishes

December 23, 2011
A huge top quality range of instruments has given Willson a world class reputation in 2011.


Portishead

Christmas signings at Portishead

December 23, 2011
Three wise men join the ranks of Portishead Town in time for Christmas...


Advert: Dennis Todd Musical Instruments

December 23, 2011
Looking for the perfect Xmas Sales instrument?


New Adoo CD planned

December 23, 2011
Following the success of the Dean Goffin inspired CD, the Clarence Adoo Trust will gain further help from Erik Leidzen.


Brighton

Brighton beats the Wurlitzer

December 23, 2011
Euph soloist Charely Brighton recently took on the might of an American Wurlitzer organ — and won...


Davoren

New BTM role for Davoren

December 21, 2011
Tom Davoren resigns from full time MD role at BTM, but continues with musical connection.


BBF Wales

Wales launches Brass Band Forum forum!

December 21, 2011
The new Welsh National brass band body has launched its interactive on-line consultation forum. So get those opinions aired!


IBBC

Belgium to host new international contest

December 21, 2011
Big prizes, innovations and top international bands promised at new International Brass Band Contest in Belgium in 2012.


Smithills

New bandroom for Smithills

December 21, 2011
The builders are hard at work at Smithills School.


Grimethorpe

Barra hangs up boots

December 21, 2011
Dave Barraclough, the last Brassed Off stalwart has finally hung up his Grimey boots.


Hannan

Death of former Dyke player

December 21, 2011
The death has been announced of former Black Dyke player Leslie Hannan.


Shirley

Surpirse for Shirley

December 21, 2011
The Shirley Band recently enjoyed their Christmas Concert with the aid of some surprise guests.


Glover

Glover rings in the clowns

December 21, 2011
Euph star Mark Glover helps the local campanologists ring in the clowns...




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


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer


               

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