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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...




St Daivds

St David's trio honoured by SBBA

May 26 • Three players with St David's Brass have been honoured with Life Membership of the Scottish Brass Band Association to mark their service to the banding movement.


BBE Podcast

Brass Bands England launches new podcast series

May 26 • A new podcast series linked to the work and collections based at the Brass Bands Archive has been launched — presented by Kenny Crookston and Sarah Baumann.


Bond

No more M1 travel for Bond

May 26 • The musical partnership between Christopher Bond and City of Cardiff (M1) Band has come to an end.


Thomas

Death of Jeff Thomas

May 26 • 4BR has been informed of the passing of the much respected former flugel horn player of Cory Band.


Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Thurlston Band

Sunday 2 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ


Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR


Chiltern Hills Brass

May 25 • Seeking players! Chiltern Hills Brass are looking for new friends to fill vacant euph, front row cornet, and 2nd trombone chairs. We look forward to meeting you - come along to a rehearsal in High Wycombe to try us out.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a SOLO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a REPIANO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer


               

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