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Luke BARKER

4BR Emerging Player Profile: Luke Barker

May 04, 2021
4BR talks to the talented player who has just claimed the Geneva Heritage Cornet title by impressing Phillip McCann and Kirsty Abbotts.


Cross

Death of Roger Thompson

January 31, 2021
The death has been announced of the Wright & Round publisher, Roger Thompson.


Lion

Put your money where your mouth is...

May 23, 2020
A brass band challenge that could spilt things in all directions has been launched by Flowers Band.


Holland

Flowers set sights on their tale telling preview

March 06, 2020
The defending West of England champion will preview their Area Championship credentials ahead of their title defence in Torquay.


Butlins

Report & Result: 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 12, 2020
Flowers set the benchmark for their major title aspirations with a commanding victory in Skegness under Paul Holland.


Harmen

Flowers gain Butlins boost with Belgian top man

January 08, 2020
Harmen Vanhoorne makes a detour to Skegness ahead of New Zealand future to spearhead Flowers Butlins challenge.


Signing

New signings for Flowers

July 30, 2019
The West of England Area champion has been busy in the Summer transfer market.


Flowers

Holland out of Band of the Year line-up

June 21, 2019
Paul Holland will not conduct Flowers Band at the BrassPass.tv 'Band of the Year' contest due to a herniated disc.


Flowers

Flowers enjoy Lithuanian welcome

April 07, 2019
An ensemble from the West of England Area champion has just returned from a superb musical visit to Palanga.


Paul Holland

Holland set for Flowers return

November 21, 2018
Paul Holland is set to return as Musical Director with the Flowers Band


Dean Radio

Brass band music heard in the Forest once again

August 24, 2018
Music from Flowers and Parkend Silver Bands mark the return of the popular 'Strike up the Brass' radio show.


Flowers

Kapitol sets out the cathedral Flowers

May 19, 2018
Flowers Band will be presenting the first of a series of Cathedral Concerts in Gloucester this evening — with music for all the family (the Royals included).


Dr Bob Childs

Father, son and the Flowers post...

April 25, 2018
Dr Robert Childs will take over from David Childs as the new Musical Director of Flowers Band.


Flowers

Flowers prepare for move to new home

April 20, 2018
The Flowers Band will return to the heart of Gloucester as they make final arrangements to move into new rehearsal home.


fLOWERS

Kapitol Promotions launch Cathedral Concert series

April 05, 2018
The organisers of the National Championships of Great Britain have launched the first of their Cathedral Concert series promotions featuring Flowers Band


Riviera Centre

Report & Result: 2018 West of England Regional Championships: Championship Section

March 11, 2018
It was a Childs double in Torquay as David and Robert lead Flowers and Woodfalls to Kensington.


Flowers Cheer

Report & Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14, 2018
Flowers regain contest prestige and ambition with Butlins victory under David Childs.


Brothers

Sykes thrilled at Open return

September 08, 2017
Trombonist Stephen Sykes will be making his contest return at the British Open this weekend with Flowers Band


Emily Evans

Flowers make EE horn connection

August 28, 2017
The talented young horn star Emily Evans is the latest signing at Flowers ahead of their British Open challenge.


Lode Violet

Flowers to lead with Violet colouring

August 23, 2017
One of Europe's finest young talents has signed for Flowers to lead their British Open challenge on principal cornet.


David Childs

Flowers confirm Open leadership under Childs

August 08, 2017
David Childs has been confirmed as Principal Conductor at Flowers Band and will lead them at the British Open next month.


Andrew Smith

Smith puts family first as he retires from top role at Flowers

July 11, 2017
Andrew Smith has called time on his principal cornet role at Flowers Band


Signing

Flowers make Crompton signing

April 20, 2017
The experienced Carole Crompton takes on the solo baritone role at Flowers Band.


David Childs

Childs to assist with guest baton role with Flowers

April 12, 2017
Following the departure of Paul Holland, it has been announced that David Childs will lead the band as a guest conductor.


Paul Holland

Holland resigns from Flowers role

April 11, 2017
After eight years of unprecedented success Paul Holland has resigned from his role as Musical Director of Flowers Band




Dennis Chalk

New trust fund set up to support young Wiltshire brass musicians

May 13 • A trust fund in memory of Dennis Chalk BEM will help young brass players for years to come in South Wiltshire.


Music brain

Why Mindfulness Matters for Brass Musicians...

May 13 • The latest BBE Webinar this evening will explore the benefits for everyone of mindfulness...


Alan Fernie

Fernie reflects on sense of banding optimism in Scotland

May 12 • Composer Alan Fernie has written five small ensemble works to enable bands to enjoy their forthcoming return to rehearsals...


Chethams

Chetham's invite for Brass Ensemble Academy

May 12 • Young players can enjoy the opportunity of developing their playing with the help of a day long course at Chetham's School of Music


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Percussionist required. Preferably with experience playing in Brass Band, Wind Band or Orchestra. We do not contest but play to a good standard and play a variety of contempory and historical music.


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Musical Director required. We are a friendly band, based in Chelmsford Essex with a core of competent players and perform at a variety of events across Essex and in surrounding areas. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Police HQ Chelmsford


St Dennis Band

May 10 • The St Dennis Band - Cornwall (Championship Section/Grand Shield) invites expressions of interest for the position of PRINCIPAL CORNET. Based in Mid Cornwall and just 5 minutes off the A30, the band rehearses every Monday and Thursday at 19:45.


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor


               

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