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sWISS nATIONALS

4BR to cover Swiss National Championship

28-Nov-2014

4BR is making the trip to Montreux this weekend to cover the 40th Swiss National Championship.


Geneva Cornet

Geneva sets stall out in Perth

28-Nov-2014

Geneva Musical Instruments will be making their mark at the Scottish Open Championship this weekend in Perth.


Arthur Butterworth

Butterworth tributes appear in media

28-Nov-2014

The first obituary tributes have started to appear in the national press for composer Arthur Butterworth.


Crofton Silver

Crofton Silver and Belcher to end association

28-Nov-2014

The forthcoming Butlins Mineworkers Championship will mark the end of the three year tenure between the band and MD Kevin Belcher.


Ratby

Ratby treble delight at contest successes

28-Nov-2014

The Ratby Co-operative Band organisation has been making a threeway contesting mark of late.


Langholm

Langholm look forward to 200th anniversary with CD release

28-Nov-2014

The oldest continuous brass band in Scotland will be celebrating its 200th birthday next year with their new CD.


Geneva

Geneva look to Van Looy to help conquer Belgium market

27-Nov-2014

Geneva Instruments hope to make further inroads into the European marketplace with the help of their latest Symphony performer, Glenn Van Looy.


Save Besses

Besses on the brink

27-Nov-2014

One of the most famous names in world banding needs help to secure its playing future...


Black Friday

Get ready for Black Friday at Ev-entz

27-Nov-2014

Make sure your spending puts you in the black this Christmas at Ev-entz - starting this Friday.


British Open winners

Dronfield to welcome double champions

27-Nov-2014

North East Derbyshire District Council will be hosting Black Dyke in concert and free workshop mode next March - so book early to avoid disappointment.


Perth Concert Hall

Perth gets ready for cross border Open battle

27-Nov-2014

There will be one heck of a cross border battle in Perth this weekend for the Scottish Open title - with a tasty Challenge Shield aperitif too...


Christmas

Fill your Xmas Stockings with 'Super 20% Off' deals at John Packer

27-Nov-2014

John Packer Ltd is offering some cracking deals this Christmas - so all you have to do is visit their website.


CCZ Hall

2014 Belgium National Championships

26-Nov-2014

A new venue hosts 15 bands battling it out to become the National Champions of Belgium this weekend.


santas

Christmas cancelled due to lack of interest

26-Nov-2014

Not even a stocking full of early Christmas prize money from Santa and plenty of festive fun could persuade enough bands provide some contest crackers...


Marsden

Marsden open up on Cantata

26-Nov-2014

If you want to hear the Scottish Open set work played in the heart of England then get along to Marsden's band club on Thursday night.


Trevada

Trevada lads enjoy busy weekends away...

26-Nov-2014

The hard working lads at Trevada have been enjoying their brass bands trips...


Jason Ham

Davoren enjoys proverbial Ham at Carnegie Hall

26-Nov-2014

Composer Tom Davoren has just returned from hearing a new version of his 'Proverbially' concertino given by American euphonium star Jason Ham at Carnegie Hall in New York.


Cornets

Report & Results: 2014 NIBBL Festival of Brass

26-Nov-2014

Downshire Brass lead the way on what proved to be an entertaining day of action in Belfast.


Schoonhoven

The future isn't orange for Janssen and Schoonhoven

26-Nov-2014

One of the most successful contesting partnerships in European banding has come to an end.


James Fountain

Geneva congratulations on Fountain appointment at RPO

26-Nov-2014

Geneva Instruments congratulate James Fountain on his appointment as Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


Music cafe

Lofthouse and Stretton provide tasty Cafe menu

26-Nov-2014

The combination of James Stretton and a huge musical menu of instruments gives the latest Lofthouse Band Music Cafe a great boost in customers...


Ron Cooper

Medway marks Cooper 70th

26-Nov-2014

The Medway Band has marked 70 years of remarkable service to the banding movement by cornet player Ron Cooper at their recent Kent Festival appearance.


bEAUMARIS

Report & Results: 2014 North Wales BBA Championship

26-Nov-2014

There was an excellent brass band contesting debut in Ruthin on the weekend as the North Wales BBA contest saw Beaumaris Youth lead the way


Leyland

Leyland masterclass thrills in Durham

26-Nov-2014

Richard Evans and leading players from Leyland Band have led a thrilling masterclass and concert in Durham.


Unite the Union

Unite awards for 2014

26-Nov-2014

Unite the Union Band has been handing out their own awards after an increasingly successful 2014 contest season.


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