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Brass Band World: October Edition now out

The latest edition of the world's leading monthly brass band publication is out now.

Martyn Brabbins
  The October edition of BBW magazine is packed with world beating features

BRASS BAND WORLD'S OCTOBER EDITION IS OUT NOW

The banding world's top magazine is out now — and packed to the gunnels with news, views, opinions, reviews, articles, features, spotlights, Rankings and fun...

The October edition of the banding world's top magazine is out now — and packed to the gunnels with news, views, opinions, reviews, articles, features, spotlights, Rankings and fun...

THE BBW INTERVIEW: MARTYN BRABBINS

English National Opera MD, Martyn Brabbins, last month returned to his brass band roots to conduct Dalmellington Band and The Wallace Collection at Cumnock Tryst festival

TRIBUTE: DEREK BOURGEOIS

Leading composer, Derek Bourgeois, died on 6 September. Tim Reynish charts the impact of one of England's most important composers and musicians, and the former players and trustees of Sun Life Stanshawe Band provide a hearfelt tribute to their friend and former conductor

LET'S DEBATE WITH SANDY SMITH

Sandy Smith on collaborating to find new audiences

PRO PRACTICE WITH ROGER WEBSTER

Resident Pro Practice host, international soloist, educator and adjudicator Dr. Roger Webster — offers advice to take pressure off freshers as the new academic term gets underway!

BBW CASTAWAY: HOWARD SNELL

Katrina Marzella meets Howard Snell, composer of Gallery — test-piece for the British National Final at the Royal Albert Hall, London, next weekend, as he selects his fascinating desert island listening

RETROSPECTIVE: THE CHELTENHAM FINALS

Sections 1 — 4 of the British National Finals were
under starters orders from 16 — 17 September at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. Chief Contributor Christopher Thomas and Malcolm Wood bring full coverage of a good weekend for the North West and Scotland

FEATURE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BESSON

The famous Besson name is currently celebrating 180 years of brass instrument development — BBW brings the Besson success story and an array of the brand's ambassadors pay personal tributes

PREVIEW: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY


The 2018 Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band Festival will present musical voyage over land and sea, including a clutch of UK and World premieres and a Gregson piece that is to resurface after half a century — BBW sets the scene

YOUNG VOICE: EMILY EVANS

Mark Good meets Flowers Band's talented young tenor horn star — Emily Evans

'EURO' BATTLEGROUND


Regis Gobet brings Swiss Open action and
 Thomas Dunne surveys the forthcoming battle for five European and Scandinavian crowns.

BBW CENTRE BAND

All the world's a stage for new British Section 1 National Champion — Pemberton Old Wigan DW, which has built its own concert hall

FEATURE: SEPTURA'S KLEPTOMANIA

Septura is set to showcase its precious 'loot' through its new Kleptomania concert tour — the group's trombone star, Matthew Knight, enlightens

BRASS IN CONCERT PREVIEW

There's something for everyone at Brass in Concert Festival in this year's stellar programme of artists, bands, judges and events

PRO PLATFORM: KEN YOUNG

Nicola Bland chats to one of New Zealand's leading orchestral composers and conductors — Ken Young

BOLSOVER GOES LIVE WORLDWIDE

BBW's Chief Contributor, Christopher Thomas and Iwan Fox of 4barsrest.com beamed into 32 countries as they fronted the live Internet stream of Bolsover Festival of Brass on 1 October. Christopher over-views the event's spirit of adventure

English National Opera MD, Martyn Brabbins, last month returned to his brass band roots to conduct Dalmellington Band and The Wallace Collection at Cumnock Tryst festivalBBW

NEWS

BBE announces national Bandstand campaign, BBC Radio 2 launches Young Brass Award 2018 and Scotland gears up for 2018 Festival

REVIEWS: CDS

The latest CD releases: Owen Farr's The Demonic Virtuoso; Grimethorpe 100; The ISB's Endeavour; Regionals 2018; and World of Brass 2017

MUSIC

The latest clutch of music to be released by Prima Vista Musikk, The Music Company, Experianza Music, Lake Music and The Salvation Army Eastern Territory, including fresh titles for forthcoming Christmas concerts

CONCERT REVIEWS

Septura at St. John's Smith Square, London; Brighouse and Rastrick at Ripon Cathedral; Black Dyke and Cory at Symphony Hall, Birmingham; and ENO MD Martyn Brabbins leads Dalmellington Band and The Wallace Collection at Cumnoock Tryst

PRODUCTS

Jonathan Sproule hosts a LefreQue sound bridges Workshop for the Band of the Welsh Guards and Household Divison at Wellington Barracks; Pickett Brass and Blackburn develop the next generation of trumpets and Simon Howell puts the Les Neish Signature Alliance Mouthpiece series for Eb tuba to the test

RANKINGS

Newly-crowned Swiss Open Champion, Brass Band Bürgermusikk Luzern, rocks up 14 places

DIARY DATES

What's on around the World in October and November

… AND ANOTHER THING

John Barber and Nezzy on probably the best warm-up ever!


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Welsh Open

Welsh Open adds Spring Festival link to Porthcawl attractions

December 13 • There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs at the Welsh Open next February — including a chance to qualify for the British Open Spring Festival


Shirley

Shirley showcases Christmas delights

December 13 • The Shirley Band and friends recently provided a sell out audience with plenty of Christmas musical treats.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke stars to lead youth workshop in West Yorkshire

December 13 • Star players from Black Dyke Band will lead free workshop tuition for school children in the heart of West Yorkshire next February.


Utrecht

Janssen drop-out Putz new work in line for European Championship

December 13 • The Luxembourg composer Marco Putz will now write the top section test-piece for the European Championships in Utrecht, as Dutch composer Harrie Janssen fails to meet commission time scale.


Strata Brass -

Wednesday 13 December • Rockingham Centre,Sheffield Road,Hoyland Common,Nr Barnsley S74 1DQ


South London Fellowship Band -

Wednesday 13 December • John Lewis Department Store. Bluewater. Kent DA9 9SA


Black Dyke Band - Queensbury Parish Church

Thursday 14 December • Queensbury Parish Church Halifax Road Queensbury BD13


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 14 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church Street. London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Emmanual Church

Thursday 14 December • Huddersfield Rd, Barnsley S75 1DT


Lindley Band

December 13 • SOLO CORNET (seat negotiable) required to join friendly team who enjoy a balance of good quality engagements and contests. Our bandroom is situated 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Rehearsals Monday and Wednesday evenings.


Rhyl Silver Band

December 12 • We have vacancies in our training band who have engagements in their own right.. We would welcome cornets, horn and basses.. Just check us out.


Rhyl Silver Band

December 12 • A friendly North Wales Band based has various vacancies due to a rebuild under our new MD Mr Alan Milnes.. We require front row cornets, back row cornets, solo horn, 2nd trombone and bass.. Come on give us a call.


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer