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2018 Regional tests announced

The five test pieces for the 2018 Regional Championships have been announced by Kapitol Promotions.

Royal Albert Hall
  Royal Albert Hall

Championship Section

Odyssey — Composer: Kevin Norbury
Duration 12.30

Kevin Norbury's powerful major work was selected as the Championship Section test piece of the 1999 European Brass Band Championships

First Section

Brass Metamorphosis — Composer: James Curnow
Duration 12.38

Theme and set of five variations.

Second Section

Ex Terra Lucem — Composer: Jonathan Bates

Ex Terra Lucem translated means "Out Of The Earth Came Light"
It is the motto for St. Helens in Merseyside.

Third Section

Napoleon on the Alps — Composer: Philip Harper
Duration approx. 10.00

This piece is based on the famous oil painting by Jacques-Louis David, 'Napoleon Crossing the Alps', painted between 1801 and 1805.

Fourth Section

World Tour — Composer: Rodney Newton

A four movement suite:
1. The Leaving of Liverpool
2. Chicago Rag
3. Pacific Paradise
4. Australian Walkabout and Homeward Bound



Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Clackmannan

Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Sage

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


hands

Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Paul Andrews


Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff