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Product: LP review: The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain — Vol IX

September 2, 2020
Conductor: Stanley Boddington
Soloists: Gordon Higginbottom; Colin Aspinall
Virtuosi Recordings: VR 7609 Stereo


Concert: Eikanger Bjorsvik & Manger Musikklag

August 29, 2020
Conductors: Reid Gilje & Martin Winter
Soloists: Jonas Puntervoll (tuba); Vidar Nordli (trombone)
Knarvik Kyrkje
Bergen
Saturday 29th August


Product: CD review: Experimental Brass

August 26, 2020
The Amsterdam Brass Quintet
Thomas Piet, Thomas Geerts, Misha Sporck, Rolf Hoogenberg, John William Banther
Featuring: David Thornton, Ilja Reijngoud
CD: ABQ:001


Product: CD review: Reflection

August 24, 2020
Lions Youth Brass
Conductors: Nigel Birch; Tom Hancock; Jamie Sharp
WOS Recordings: WOS 157


Product: Instrument review: Yamaha YCR-4330GSII Cornet

August 16, 2020
Yamaha continues the high quality evolutionary process with its upgraded Intermediate cornet model.


Product: LP review: Spectrum

August 9, 2020
The Rise to Fame of the Stanshawe (Bristol) Band
Conductor: Walter Hargreaves
SAYDISC Recordings: SDLB 262


Product: Product review: Brand plastic mouthpieces

August 3, 2020
A combination of Swiss engineering precision and allergy free plastic looks to make an impression on being the name on lips of a growing niche market.


Product: CD review: The Origin of the Species

August 2, 2020
Virtuoso Victorian Brass Music
The Wallace Collection
Conductor: Simon Wright
Soloist: John Wallace
Nimbus Recordings: NI 5470


Product: LP review: British Music for Brass Band

July 26, 2020
Black Dyke Mills Band
Conductors: Major Peter Parkes & Roy Newsome
RCA Red Seal 25078


Product: CD review: Foursome for Brass

July 21, 2020
Music for Brass Quartette
Derek Garside; William David Thomas; Haydn Harris; Lyndon Baglin
SAYDISC Records: CDSDL 254


Product: Instrument review: pBugle

July 13, 2020
The latest addition to the Warwick Music Group stable of plastic instruments seems something of an anomaly, but it could also kick start another education revolution...


Product: CD review: Music for Isolation

July 12, 2020
Rie Takeuchi & Gideon Juckes
Digital Album
Gururiyoza Records


Product: LP review: Festival of Championship Brass

July 7, 2020
Featuring: Black Dyke; Brighouse & Rastrick; City of Coventry; Cory; CWS (Manchester); Fairey; Grimethorpe; GUS (Footwear); Hampshire Youth; Ransome, Hoffman & Pollard; Rochdale; Stanshawe; Tredegar Junior; Yorkshire Imperial
Decca Recordings: STBC 7-9


Product: Instrument review: Besson BE120 Prodige cornet

June 29, 2020
The student model market place is highly competitive, so has Besson struck the right balance on cost and quality with its revamped and upgraded 'Prodige' cornet?


Book review: James Ord Hume

June 28, 2020
The March King
Dr Timothy Thirst
Price: £15.95 (paperback) (UK)


Product: LP review: Golden Melodies

June 27, 2020
The National Brass Band
Conductor: Geoffrey Brand
Soloists: Jim Shepherd, Gordon Higginbottom, Derek Southcott, Ray Farr, Brian Evans
K-tel Records: ONE 1075


Product: CD review: Nigel Clarke — Mysteries of the Horizon

June 20, 2020
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Conductors: Nigel Clarke, David Thornton, Sandy Smith
Soloist: Harmen Vanhoorne
Naxos Recordings: 8.574097


Product: Product review: Denis Wick mute corks

June 14, 2020
Mute corks for cornet to tuba
Denis Wick London
Prices: Vary


Product: LP review: Carnaval

June 11, 2020
Wynton Marsalis
Eastman Wind Ensemble
Conductor: Donald Hunsberger
CBS Records Masterworks
CB 331


Book: Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonial Legacies, and local Music Making

June 10, 2020
Edited by: Suzel Ana Reily and Katherine Brucher
SOAS Musicology Series
Ashgate Publishing




The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Chadderton Band

September 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.


Amesbury Town Band

September 16 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Bollington Brass Band

September 14 • To complete our band line up once COVID restrictions are lifted we require a Bass Trombone, Percussionist (Kit) and 2nd Baritone player. We practice Mon and Thurs 8-10pm at Bollington Arts Centre. (Nr Macclesfield/Stockport) Currently NW 1st Section.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


               

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