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Scholarship award for young GUS cornet star

September 22, 2022
Jake Humphrey has become the inaugural recipient of a 2022/2023 Conn-Selmer Europe scholarship scheme.

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GUS adds to the ranks

August 30, 2022
Savannah Bone becomes the new solo trombone player at the GUS Band.

David Thornton

Thornton takes GUS baton

August 17, 2022
Dr David Thornton has been appointed Professional Conductor at the GUS Band.


Cave exploration at GUS

August 16, 2022
The GUS Band welcomes new signing Rhys Cave on flugel horn.

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New duo at GUS

June 30, 2022
Evie Elliott and Sam McCoy are the latest additions to the GUS Band ranks

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.

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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 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 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.


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...

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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...

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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.


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 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.


Brass cooperation brings mining tribute to dark cathedral life

September 29 • the cooperation band, Wallace Collection and Renfrew Burgh Band will join forces for an immersive musical celebration of the Scottish mining industry amid the pillars of Glasgow Cathedral.

Malcolm Arnold

Malcolm Arnold Festival to feature trumpet concerto

September 29 • The forthcoming Malcolm Arnold Festival will feature both his trumpet concerto and all his iconic dances...


Conductors' Association keen to say hello

September 29 • If you want to find out more about the Brass Band Conductors' Assocation then why not meet up with them on their forthcoming travels.


New signings at Newstead

September 29 • Newstead Brass will head to Bolsover this weekend boosted by a payer influx.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Octagon Theatre Yeovil

Saturday 1 October • The Octagon Theatre. Hendford. Yeovil. Somerset BA20 1UX

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Albany Theatre Coventry

Sunday 2 October • Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Sunday 2 October • Heritage High School, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

Boarshurst Silver Band - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 2 October • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 7 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

East London Brass

September 28 • East London Brass is looking for a new principal cornet. We're a friendly and ambitious band and would love to welcome a great player who knows how to lead, inspire and enjoy themselves!

Cheltenham Silver Band

September 28 • Cheltenham Silver Band are looking for a kit player/percussionist. We are a 3rd section contesting band with an exciting programme of performances and contests. We are a friendly and supportive band with a strong academy and regular social events.

Stape Silver Band

September 28 • We are looking for a new Musical Director for our friendly, family oriented band based in Pickering, North Yorkshire. We are looking for an inspiring MD who will help grow, improve and develop the band.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist


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