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2005 July (Downunder)

July 4, 2005
This month we give our opinion on the National Band Council of Australia elections, National Bands and the growing cross-pollination of UK and Downunder players.


2005: July

June 30, 2005
This month we give our opinion on the Imps affair; Euro qualification and the trouble with the youth of today.


2005: June

June 7, 2005
This month we look at the Besson's no vote on the European; Whit Friday and the inability of top bands to play quietly.


2005: May

May 13, 2005
This month we give our views on the future of the EBBA European; the Spring Festival need for expansion, and the great Brian Evans.


2005: April

March 31, 2005
This month we have a look at the World Championships, the possibility of a Nationals Solo Contest and the last word on the Europeans.


2005: March

March 2, 2005
This month we look at the Ibstock affair; Praising the men in the box and why can't we prodcue a nice sound anymore.


2005: February

February 1, 2005
This month we give our views on the BBC and the Bands; YBS and the European Saga and the Regional test pieces.


2005: January

December 22, 2004
Our views on 2004 — A Vintage Year?; Money, Money, Money and possible European Union?


2004: December

December 3, 2004
Our views on missing crowds; the trouble of the Christmas Spirit and even 4BR going full time.


2004: November

November 3, 2004
The European question takes up all our thoughts this month.


2004: October

October 1, 2004
Age shall not weary them...; The Open Question; Is Albert still the best Hall?


2004: September

September 7, 2004
Our thoughts this month on the World Championships, Explaining the adjudication process at the Open and getting bands on the television.


2004: July & August

July 25, 2004
This month we give our views on the SP&S takeover of the British Bandman, the need for devolution in England and the need to support the New Zealanders at the Open.


2004: June

June 7, 2004
Our views this month on the Golden Rule to successful banding, Opening up the Open and Sickness.


2004: May

May 12, 2004
This month we give our views on the judging at the Europeans; Sending a National Team to the World Championships and the continuing success of the Grand Shield Festival.


2004: April

April 2, 2004
This month we give our views on Contesting Crossroads, Leylandgate and other and looking forward to a Glasgow Kiss.


2004: March

March 1, 2004
This month we give our views on meaningless titles, the need for consistency and good brass band coverage.


2004: January & February

January 2, 2004
This month we give our views on 2003, 4BR Soapbox wishes and a new Nationals.


2003: November & December

November 3, 2003
This month we give our views on Bully Boy MD's, the lack of audiences at our major contets, and the delights of Prestatyn and Dundee.


2003: July, August, Spetember & October

July 31, 2003
This month we give our views on the Masters adjudication problem, where do all the students go and yet another episode of Welsh woe.




Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG


The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

February 19 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist