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Cory set for World assault

January 07, 2009
European champions set their eyes on World domination in Kerkrade in 2009.

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Rankings: End of year/January update

January 06, 2009
The final World of Brass – 4barsrest Rankings for 2008 confirm Cory as the world’s leading band, following a year that saw it win the European Championship for the first time in 28 years.


Childs claims player award

December 14, 2008
David Childs has picked up the Cory Band 'Player of the Year' Award to put on his crowded mantlepiece this Christmas.

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Rankings: December update

December 07, 2008
The latest World of Brass – 4barsrest Rankings see Cory Band back at the top following the Welsh band’s win at Brass in Concert.


Undisputed number 1

November 20, 2008
Bob Childs talks to 4BR about the recent Brass in Concert win, being the number 1 band in the world and the plans for the Cory future.


Solo success for David Childs

November 20, 2008
David Childs has spoken to 4BR about his personal delight at winning the prestigious Solo Awasrd at Brass in Concert — and his plans for the future.

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Results: 2008 Brass in Concert Championships

November 16, 2008
Full results of the 2008 Brass in Concert Championships from The Sage, Gateshead


Cory open up for Gateshead

November 10, 2008
European Champion open the doors ahead of Brass in Concert challenge.


European champs to help SA celebrations

October 20, 2008
Cory and three world premieres set to help Canton SA Band Band celebrte its 125th Anniversary.


Cory to open for Nationals

October 06, 2008
European champion to open their doors ahead of National assault.


Cory lose Ibbotson

October 02, 2008
Star soprano to bow out with European Champions after London finale.


Cornelius returns to Cory

September 11, 2008
Former principal horn returns to Cory for Nationals.


Open Champs to showcase defence

September 10, 2008
Cory to open their doors on Thursday to showcase their Rococo Variations.


Only Men Aloud for Cory

September 08, 2008
The Open champs recently teamed up with those nice singing lads for a night of stirring Welshness for the BBC...

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Danford on tour

August 26, 2008
Percussionist Dave Danford is preparing for a major solo recital tour which launches in October.


Cory sign Pritchard

August 12, 2008
Star percussionist joins Open & European Champion.

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Rankings: May update

May 23, 2008
The latest World of Brass – 4barsrest World Rankings see significant changes following the recent Eupropean Championships and other contests.


Cory tour cancelled

May 18, 2008
European Champions tour to Switzerland cancelled.


RWCMD celebrate Cory win

May 16, 2008
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has been joining in the celebrations of Cory's recent European victory.

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Childs delight at overdue Euro title

May 03, 2008
Dr Robert Childs has spoken to 4BR about his delight at finally winning the European title with his Welsh band after a gap of 28 agonising years.


Cory overcome tuba trouble

May 03, 2008
Welsh champion overcomes some tuba problems on trip to Stavanger.


Cory open the Blotter

April 17, 2008
Welsh contenders to hold open rehearsal on European test pice ahead of Stavanger challenge


Good news for Cory

February 26, 2008
David Childs will be back to help Welsh champion defend title in Swansea.

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New Childs at Cory helm

February 06, 2008
With the MD away and still recovering from a major operation, David Childs has taken up the baton with the Welsh Champion.


Childs undergoes surgery

January 08, 2008
Euphonium star David Childs has undergone major surgery that could rule him out of playing for at least a couple of months.

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All that jazz and more...

May 21 • Two ensembles from Brass Band of Battle Creek made sure the local population was left in no doubt who was in town this weekend...


French Open maintains attraction

May 21 • The 26th French Open Championships will take place in the wonderful Loire Valley town of Amboise next month.


Sounds of Summer brass returns to Leeds

May 21 • The wonderful sounds of brass bands playing in public bandstands will be heard again in Leeds this year.


Double attraction at Oxford Contest

May 20 • There is something for both bands and composers to aim for at the Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Entertainment Contest later this year.

Perth Festival of the Arts - The Brewin Dolphin Gala Opening Concert

Thursday 19 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ

Perth Festival of the Arts - Reverie: The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy

Friday 20 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ

Perth Festival of the Arts - Perthshire Brass at Perth Festival of the Arts

Saturday 21 May • St Paul's Church Plaza, St Paul's Square PH1 5PA

Black Dyke Band - 2nd Rossendale Scouts, Rossendale Male Voice Choir

Saturday 21 May • The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, M2 3WS

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Brass for YAS Charity Concert

Saturday 21 May • St Austin's Theatre, Wakefield, Wentworth Terrace. Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3QN United Kingdom WF1 3QN

Otley Brass Association

May 22 • Musical Director - Otley Brass Band. . Required:. Our enthusiastic, unregistered band is looking for a new MUSICAL DIRECTOR. Located in Otley to the North West of Leeds we rehearse on Tuesday Evenings from 1930-2145 at the Otley Courthouse

Avonbank (Evesham) Brass Band

May 21 • We're a happy second section band in Worcestershire and we'd love you to join us on our front row or, if you prefer, on the back. We have a full summer and autumn programme planned and want to welcome you to our ranks! Please get in touch!

Stretford Band

May 20 • Tenor horn required. We are a local, friendly band with a varied concert programme in the following months. If you are returning to banding or looking for a change please come along and meet the band.

John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


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