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Brits return from memorable USA trip

December 12, 2003
Two sturdy British banders have just enjoyed themselves in Las Vegas — playing in a band it seems!

Results: Leamington Spa Own Choice

December 12, 2003
Results of the recent contest which saw victory go to SWT Woodfalls and Steve Bastable.

World Premiere of new work for brass

December 12, 2003
A major new work entitled "Purpled Steel" is soon to be performed at the RNCM.

Who said brass bands were not getting radio coverage?

December 12, 2003
It seems someone has been working hard to increase the audience for brass bands.

Death of Jan Garside

December 12, 2003
The talented pianist and wife of Derek has passed away.

Garry Cutt goes to Leyland

December 12, 2003
It's all confirmed. Garry Cutt is the new MD at the Masters Champions.

Youth Band honour Stalwart

December 12, 2003
Powys Youth Band say a big thank you to a great servant and get 6k of percussion as a bonus!

NABBC confirm Yorkshire venue and date

December 12, 2003
The National Association of Brass Band Conductors have confirmed the Yorkshire venue for 2004.

LSO extend Murphy Contract for 12 more months

December 12, 2003
Age shall not weary him! Super Murphy just goes on and on and on.

Denis and Maud Wright Composition Award

December 12, 2003
Four talented composers in line for the inaugural Award.

Could Mr McCann be making a playing comeback?

December 12, 2003
Could Phillip McCann be the man to make a short term return to assist the National Champions? The rumour mill is in overtime again!

National Champs to miss Masters?

December 12, 2003
Could the "Double" Champions Fairey FP (Music) be missing from the 2004 All England Masters?

Bendix Kingswood Band entertain and reshuffle

December 10, 2003
Welcome homecoming for Brighouse flugel

Results: Wessex Brass Band Association Contest

December 8, 2003
Yeovil head the winners at the Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth.

Don't buy a dodgy cornet for Xmas!

December 8, 2003
If anyone around Marple is offering a Yamaha cornet on the cheap for Xmas, we think it may belong to someone else.

Young Conductor Competition 2004

December 8, 2003
Steven Tan wins London and South heat in the latest heat to find the best young brass band conductor in the land.

Alan Widdop and Marsden part company.

December 8, 2003
Partnership ends after 12 fine years.

GMR Radio

December 8, 2003
Programme details for John Maines popular show for 14th, 21st and 28th December.

Youth Music Roars for Endangered Species

December 8, 2003
Top players support £1 million initiative. David Childs, Roger Argente, Herbie Flowers all set to save endangered instruments.

Smithills pledge

December 8, 2003
Howard Goodall has set a time amd place for his pledge to work with top Youth Band.

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Saturday 2 June • Amboise 37400

Lofthouse Brass Band

May 24 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a DRUMMER to complete their line up. We are a friendly 3rd section band who rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm and Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon at Outwood WMC.

The Corsham Band

May 24 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Littleport Brass Band

May 23 • Littleport Brass are seeking cornets and a baritone (position negotiable).. Littleport Brass is a 2nd section contesting and friendly band from Littleport near Ely in Cambridgeshire. We rehearse once a week on a Wednesday evening.

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator