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As it happened: 2014 North American Championships

Coverage of the 32nd North American Brass Band Championships from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Results: 2014 National Youth Band Championship

Full results from the National Youth Championships in Salford.

Interview with Nigel Clark (Part 1)

In the first of a major three part interview, Chris Thomas talks to composer Nigel Clarke about his early life and musical influences.

April Editorial

This month we give our opinion on the deserving poor, radical top flight reform and praise our American friends...

2014 European Championships Denis Wick

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  • CD: Hosanna
    Steven Mead & Misa Akahoshi. Lidia Ksiazkiewicz (organ). Bocchino Music: BOCC 121. Total playing time: 74.37 mins
  • CD: Champions
    Goodwick Brass & Goodwick Community Band. Conductor: Matthew Jenkins. Dolce Productions. Total Playing Time: 62.17 mins
  • Concert: Brass and Voices
    Hendon & Regent Hall Bands. Conductors: Dr Stephen Cobb & Steven Hanover . Featuring: Fountain of Praise Choir. Regent Hall. Friday 11th April

"Perhaps we should stop looking up our own backsides and putting such an undue emphasis on Elite contesting and try to answer the conundrum of how we still manage to attract many quality young players while our audiences are fading into their graves."

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Corby Silver Band
BBb BASS . PERCUSSIONIST (Kit or tuned) . . Our ambitious and sociable band has vacancies for bass and percussion players to ...


European Brass Band Championships
Date: 4-May-2014
Venue: Mill Street, Perth. PH1 5HZ


Elland Silver Band
Date: 27-Apr-2014
Venue: Boarshurst Band Club,Greenbridge Lane Greenfield. Nr Oldham OL3 7EU

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Brian HarperBrian Harper
BA (Hons), (Hon) FNCM, ANCM

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator