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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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EBBA BANNER

Wales offers route to 2020 EBBC solution as it defers expression of hosting interest

October 22 • Wales has informed EBBA and Palanga of its decision not to further explore its expression of interest in hosting the 2020 Europeans by offering to support a conciliatory route of joint compromise.


Band Supplies

Spooktacular offers from Band Supplies

October 20 • There are plenty of truly frightening deals to be had for a treat this Halloween from Band Supplies...


Foden's

Foden's ready for Ford inspired festive tour

October 20 • Foden's will be bringing plenty of festive cheer to their fans this year with a tour alongside big band singer Matthew Ford.


sbba

SBBA honour Creetown stalwart MD

October 20 • The Scottish Brass Band Association has honoured the 60 years of dedicated work undertaken by Creetown MD, Stuart McNab.


Black Dyke Band - Skipton

Thursday 26 October • High St, Gargrave, Skipton BD23 1AH


The Hepworth Band - Frank Renton & Isobel Daws

Friday 27 October • Yeadon Town Hall


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 28 October • Menuhin Hall Stoke d'Abernon KT11 3QQ KT11 3QQ


Foden's Band - Brighouse & Rastrick - Massed Bands

Saturday 28 October • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Massed Bands concert with Foden's Band

Saturday 28 October • Huddersfield Town Hall. Corporation Street. Huddersfield HD1 2TA


York RI Golden Rail Band

October 23 • Principal cornet player, for York RI Golden Rail Band, a non-contesting 4th section equivalent band, which enjoys a good reputation and entertains at many local events.. Rehearsals are on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, in our bandroom in the centre of York


Filton Concert Brass Community Band (F2)

October 22 • Filton Concert Brass F2 (non-contesting) is looking for new players. All instruments considered, particularly cornets, euphonium and bass. Fun, but a good standard. We play at local events. Rehearsals once a week Wednesday evening, in Kingswood, Bristol


The Tilbury Band

October 21 • Tilbury Brass Band (Essex) have the following vacancies. . Cornet (position negotiable). Bass (position negotiable). Principal Euph . Percussion (Kit and Tuned). . We rehearse in our own Band Hall in Tilbury on Wednesdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7.30pm


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor