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Versatile Brass leaves its Legacy

January 13, 2016
The final ever concert performance by the James Shepherd Versatile Brass is now available on DVD.

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Last notes ring out for JSVB

December 19, 2015
43 years of fantastic music making comes to an end for the James Shepherd Versatile Brass group and its iconic founder.


JSVB proceeds to go to National Childrens Band of Great Britain.

November 12, 2015
The proceeds of the last ever concert of the iconic James Shepherd Versatile Brass will be donated to a very special banding cause...


Details announced of final JSVB concert

October 17, 2015
Details have been announced for the final James Shepherd Versatile Brass concert performance.

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Final coda reached for JSVB

September 13, 2015
The final musical coda has been reached for James Shepherd Versatile Brass — with the announcement of their final ever concert.

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Eager wait for JSVB Renaissance

September 12, 2014
The famous James Shepherd Versatile Brass ensemble will be releasing their first new commercial recording for 30 years later this month.


Versatile composers wanted...

July 1, 2014
The world famous James Shepherd Versatile Brass group is looking for innovative composers to write for them.

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New MD takes the reins at JSVB

April 30, 2014
The experienced Martyn Evans joins a famous list of conductors to lead the equally famous James Shepherd Versatile Brass group.

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Web link for JSVB

December 31, 2013
The famous James Shepherd Versatile Brass ensemble has a 21st century presence to reach out to their global fans.

James Shpeherd

Triumphant return for JSVB

July 10, 2013
One of the most famous names in banding has made a triumphant concert return.

Foden's Band - Sandbach Transport Festival

Sunday 22 April • Sandbach Town Centre CW11 1AE

Contest: National Youth Championships

Sunday 22 April • Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry CV4 7AL

The Hepworth Band - Wakefield Grammar School Foundation Chorus

Sunday 22 April • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS). Northgate. Wakefield WF1 3QX

Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE

Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

April 21 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we are developing rapidly under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.

Chinnor Silver

April 21 • we require a Bb BASS player to replace one of our award winning section who is moving away.. Good book of concerts and contests planned. We would also like to hear from back row cornets as we would like to strengthen this area

Blidworth Welfare Band

April 20 • Assistant Principal Cornet and Percussionist. Having recently secured 5th place at the Midlands Area Championship Section and a new Principal cornet we are looking for applications for the above positions. The band operate a sensible diary of engagements.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer