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Radio: World of Brass

19-Dec-2014

Great music to enjoy over the Christmas period with John Maines.


John Packer JP175 flugel

Christmas Quiz: Sponsored by John Packer Musical Instruments

18-Dec-2014

How would you like to get your hands on a fantastic JP175 flugel horn worth over £400, in time for the start of the 2015 contesting year?


pATRICK vERGERES

Yamaha announce new Neo artist

17-Dec-2014

Leading Swiss cornet player Patrick Vergères has been announced as the latest high profile Yamaha Neo artist.


Rambert meets Tredegar

Rambert and Tredegar link Dark Arteries

17-Dec-2014

The first musical links between the Rambert Ballet and Tredegar have been connected through the 'Dark Arteries' of Gavin Higgins.


Flowers in action

Flowers set for Swiss finale

17-Dec-2014

The end of a memorable year sees Flowers get set for a pre-Christmas tour to Switzerland.


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield

Irish eyes smiling in Chesterfield

17-Dec-2014

There will be plenty to celebrate this Christmas for Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band as they look forward to a return to the First Section.


Bude Metric

Death of Tony Burton

17-Dec-2014

The death has been announced of the popular bandsman and conductor Tony Burton.


Rhondda Fach

Rhondda youngsters make great first impression

17-Dec-2014

The young players of the newly formed Rhondda Fach Youth Band has already made a great first impression with their playing...


oN AIR

Radio: Listen to the Band

17-Dec-2014

February listening with Frank at the BBC...


Christopher Bond

Cory announce Bonding process

16-Dec-2014

Cory appoint Christopher Bond as Associate Composer with an eye for future commissions.


VBS Poynton

Mr Livingstone I presume...

16-Dec-2014

Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Band finds Livingstone euphonium...


Abertillery

Community spirit rounds off year in Abertillery

16-Dec-2014

There was a great valley's get-together in Abertillery with the local band leading the musical way.


ISB

Death of Lt. Col. Ray Steadman-Allen

16-Dec-2014

The death has been reported of the the highly respected Salvation Army composer Ray Steadman-Allen


Brighosue cornets

Cornet Christmas bargain from Geneva

14-Dec-2014

Fancy getting your hands on eight Brighouse & Rastrick Xeno cornets in time for Christmas?


Brian Taylor

Taylor made celebration

14-Dec-2014

The popular soprano player Brian Taylor has been honoured for his sixty years in banding.


Last Train to Elvet

Tredegar set to join the last circus in town...

13-Dec-2014

An innovative partnership between poet Ian McMillan, renowned cartoonist Tony Husband and Tredegar Band will see the circus come to town at the Durham International Festival next year.


2014 winner Matilda Lloyd

BBC Young Brass Award semi-finalists announced

13-Dec-2014

The eight talented semi finalists have been announced for the Radio 2 Young Brass Award 2015 competition.


Kippax Band

Lancaster leaves MD role at Kippax

13-Dec-2014

David Lancaster has resigned from his role as MD of the Kippax Band in Yorkshire.


Vergeres

Swiss stars to shine bright this Christmas

12-Dec-2014

A trio of Treize Etoile stars Patrick Vergères, Jeremy Coquoz and Stéphane Rudaz will be embarking on a short domestic concert tour this weekend...


Tromba trumpet

Get a tromba for Christmas from Band Supplies

11-Dec-2014

There is still plenty of time to get your hands on a brilliant tromba trumpet in time for Christmas from Band Supplies.


Pride

Pride film nominated for Golden Globe Award

11-Dec-2014

The British film Pride, with its brass band soundtrack has been nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe in the USA.


Harrogate Bafta

Harrogate provide musical help for BAFTA Award

11-Dec-2014

The Harrogate Band certainly played its part alongside the great Bernard Cribbens and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra is claiming a BAFTA.


Pippen and Davoren in action

Pippen provides the wow factor to Gloucestershire Youth

11-Dec-2014

Trombone star Jonathan Pippen has been providing the wow factor alongside Tom Davoren at a recent Gloucestershire Music Service Workshop.


Paddington Bear

Mayoral welcome for 2015 Action Medical Research launch

11-Dec-2014

The gold bling and Paddington Bear have been out in force to welcome the launch of the 2015 Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships of Great Britain.


Stalybridge Old

New for Old as Stalybridge aim for more overdue success

11-Dec-2014

Five new players, a great new work ethic and bags of confidence under their new MD means Stalybridge Old could be enjoying a lot more success in 2015.


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