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2009: October

October 6, 2009
This month we give our opinions on incompetent adjudicators, the time for a benign dictator and in praise of Harrogate...


2009: September

August 31, 2009
This month we give our opinions on bums on seats, 40 years of percussion and praise good baton work...


2009: August

August 4, 2009
This month we give our opinions on resisting media stereotypes, replacing the lost generation and in praise of David Childs...


2009: July

July 2, 2009
This month we give our opinions on finding contest sponsors, the rise of 20/20 banding, and praise the demise of the Norwegian box...


2009: June

June 3, 2009
This month we give our opinions on the growing pains of the English National, the voting process in the North West and in praise of Black Dyke...


2009: May

May 12, 2009
This month we give our opinions on European reform, musical mercenaries and in praise of Rothwell Temperance.


2009: April

March 28, 2009
This month we give our opinions on Regional reform, Conflicts of interest and in praise of good old grit and determination.


2009: February/March

February 3, 2009
This month we give our opinions on the evolution of the RNCM Festival of Brass, the need for new Research markings and praise the great Bramwell Tovey.


2009: January

January 6, 2009
This month we give our opinion on the dawn of the new age of the Stepford Wife principal cornet; Forgetting the Olympic bandwagon and in praise of Gilbert Vinter.


2008: December

December 7, 2008
This month we give our opinions on the points balance of Brass in Concert, the Paganini Syndrome, and praise the mysterious Arthur Wills.


2008: November

November 4, 2008
This month we give our opinions on inventive programmes, the preoccupation with numbers, and praise the quartet.


2008: October

October 15, 2008
This month we give our opinions on Nationalising the Registry, no more points and praise young soprano players.


2008: September

September 5, 2008
This month we give our opinions on Waiting for Godot, the Credit Crunch and praise Wilfred Heaton.


2008: August

August 5, 2008
This month we look at the need for vibrato, the need for a contest break and in priase of school being out...


2008: July

July 4, 2008
This month we look at spiritual and non spiritual aims and objectives, European weighting and in praise of Kevin Crockford.


2008: June

June 3, 2008
This month we look at the need for a Registry, conductor casualties and in praise of French banding.


2008: May

May 18, 2008
This month we look at the future sound of the brass band, conspiracy theories and write in praise of Peter Moore.


2008 April (Downunder)

April 8, 2008
This month we consider the broader picture of contesting, and the upcoming inaugural Australasian Open.


2008: April

April 3, 2008
This month we look closely at the health of the regional championships and the need for change at First Section and Fourth Section level.


2008: March

March 14, 2008
This month we give our opinion on regional success; Good grace and in praise of Australia's Band World magazine




Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

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


Black Dyke Band - Worsley Parish Church

Thursday 22 February • St Marks, Worsley Brow Worsley, Manchester M28 2YA


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

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


Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.


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.


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer