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The Return of the Besses Boar

December 30, 2001
The famous Besses Boars head has been found after being stolen. Aaaahhhh!

JAGS catch the Big Cat of Bodmin

December 29, 2001
Jag Mount Charles announce some Xmas signings.

Aveley suffer Xmas fire setback

December 28, 2001
London Champs suffer fire setback for Festive season.

Call for Trombone Solos

December 27, 2001
Fancy writing a piece for trombone and getting it performed by Black Dyke? We have all the details.

Burglers Holiday for Besses

December 27, 2001
Besses get burgled and lose a treasure whilst Dyke and YBS get new recruits and St. Helens start to work.

More Player Moves for Xmas

December 19, 2001
One King leaves as the Police get a Fodens man on the beat. All this and more..

All We Want for Xmas

December 16, 2001
Some bands get player prezzies for Xmas, whilst others have empty stockings.

Yeovil take Wessex Crown

December 15, 2001
Yeovil Band under Philip Bailey won the recent Wessex Association contest in Poole

Pritchard separates from Lancashire Pair

December 15, 2001
Gareth Pritchard has announced he has left both Besses O' th Barn and Glossop Old bands.

Star departures announced from YBS

December 14, 2001
Morgan Griffiths has announced he is to leave the European and Open winners. Could others follow?

A National Qualification Problem?

December 7, 2001
Could there be some problems on the horizon for the Regionals in Yorks and Lancs?

It's Checkmate for Blackpool

December 3, 2001
It's a trio of seriously hard pieces for the Grand Shield weekend in Blackpool 2002.

Oenkerk From Amsterdam!

December 3, 2001
De Bazuin Oenkerk are crowned 2001 Dutch Champions.

Winter Wille Warmers!

December 3, 2001
Willebroek are the 2001 Belgium Champions after taking the title in Brussels

Druid's Playtime

December 2, 2001
There's a strange but very interesting job on offer. Interested?

An Irish Euro for 2004?

November 30, 2001
Could the 2004 European Championships be on their way to Belfast?

Flowers Uprooted in Gloucester!

November 30, 2001
Flowers get dead headed by a lower section own choice attack.

Treize Bien! Parkes and Co win Swiss National

November 29, 2001
It's another "Major" win for Peter Parkes — this time in Switzerland with Trieze Etoiles

Shock Horror in Blackpool!!! — just kidding

November 24, 2001
Guess who won the Mineworkers Contest? We have the full results.

Miners Strike for Glory in Blackpool

November 23, 2001
Full details and predictions for the weekends Mineworkers Championships.

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Arrow Valley Brass

March 16 • Arrow Valley Brass is developing well under Andy Culshaw and seeks to appoint an experienced front row cornet player. We are based in Inkberrow, Worcs.and our main rehearsal is on Sunday morning. Full programme of concerts, contests etc.

Garforth Brass

March 15 • Following on from their success in coming second in the 4th Section in Huddersfield, GARFORTH BRASS are now looking for a SOLO/TUTTI CORNET player to join the team in preparation for their appearance at Cheltenham in September.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist