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Chris Jeans

Jeans ends two decade link to The GUS Band

May 14, 2022
Chris Jeans has made the difficult decision to step down from his role as Artistic Director of The GUS Band.


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Humphrey signals further youth investment by GUS

March 25, 2022
16 year old Jake Humphrey is the latest investment in youth by the GUS Band.


GUS Band

GUS welcome new trombone signing

January 15, 2022
Matthew Brown makes the move from Carlton Main to GUS Band to take over as solo trombone.


GUS BAND

GUS thank departing soprano star

November 10, 2021
The GUS Band has thanked their sop star Jack Wilson who looks forward to a new musical chapter in his career.


GUS Youth Brass 2000

GUS & Youth Brass 2000 renew links

October 27, 2021
A 30 year link will be renewed between GUS Band and Youth Brass 2000 next month.


GUS BAND

GUS rebrands for future developments

March 28, 2021
The GUS Band has undertaken a comprehensive re-branding project to ensure it is perfectly pitched to make the most of an exciting future.


Jeans

Lord Jeans reaches landmark

September 24, 2020
Lord Blaston of Leicestershire — aka trombone star and conductor, Chris Jeans has been celebrating his 60th birthday today...


GUS Band

New signings boost GUS ranks ahead of Area challenge

March 06, 2020
The GUS Band will take to the stage at Bedworth with two new cornet players in the ranks.


Sheppard

New role for Sheppard at GUS

January 28, 2020
The GUS Band has strengthened its musical connection to composer Mike Sheppard.


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New trom signing at GUS

November 28, 2019
The GUS Band has welcomed the signing of their new solo trombone player Alan Gifford.


Signings

New signings at GUS

November 12, 2019
Two signings join the ranks at GUS Band.


Nathan Waterman

GUS to give Royal send off to Waterman

October 08, 2019
This weekend will see the respected Nathan Waterman take his final bow with the GUS Band.


Sheppard

GUS link with new composer in residence

August 31, 2019
The GUS Band has announced a Composer in Residence musical partnership with Mike Sheppard.


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The name of The GUS Band returns to the stage

May 01, 2019
One of the most evocative names in banding has made a rebranded return.


Jeans

Seascapes return for Jeans

March 08, 2019
Chris Jeans has enjoyed his return to tackling 'Seascapes', 31 years after he first played it in winning the National title with Desford at the Royal Albert Hall.


cHRIS jENS

Chris Jeans takes baton at GUS Band

November 27, 2018
The acclaimed trombone soloist takes on the role of Artistic Director of Music with Midlands champion, GUS Band


David Read

Legends of Brass — Episode 2: David Read (Part 1)

October 25, 2018
In the first of a two part interview 4BR Editor Iwan Fox taks to David Read MBE about his playing career...


GUS Band

GUS add youth to their Albert Hall experience

October 02, 2018
The Midlands Champion has added the signing of talented young percussionist to their ranks at the Royal Albert Hall.


Cross

Death of Terry Hext

September 27, 2018
The death has been announced of former GUS Band trombonist and highly respected conductor and music retailer Terry Hext.


Cooke

Cooke circumnavigates to new musical port in Stavanger

September 12, 2018
The five year partnership between Adam Cooke and GUS Band will end later this year as he moves to Norway to become the full time Resident Conductor at Stavanger.


Bedworth

Report & Result: 2018 Midland Regional Championships: Championship Section

March 11, 2018
Virtuosi GUS makes it five wins in a row in Bedworth as they head to London from the number 1 draw with Desford in tow.


Virtuosi GUS

Youth and experience added to Virtuosi GUS line-up

February 05, 2018
Two new signings add to the ranks at Virtuosi GUS ahead of Area title defence.


vIRTUOSI gus

Butlins champion boosted by pre-Skegness signings

January 07, 2018
Virtuosi GUS will defend their Butlins title with a trio of new signings.


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Young stars get deserved Christmas gifts at Virtuosi GUS

December 29, 2017
Two rising stars received special gifts for Christmas from Virtuosi GUS


Matthew White

GUS take White approach

September 08, 2017
Midlands Area champion Virtuosi GUS sign Matthew White as their new solo euphonium.




Ukraine

Brass Bands for Ukraine

May 26 • The banding movement is being asked to show its support for the people of Ukraine through a new initiative by composer Phil Lawrence.


Wales

Welsh youth looks to celebrate 40th birthday

May 26 • It is hoped that the 40th anniversary of the formation of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales can be marked by a special concert event later this year.


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


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.


Prof. Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator


               

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