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 wereâ€¨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
Regis Gobet brings Swiss Open action andâ€¨ 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
BBE announces national Bandstand campaign, BBC Radio 2 launches Young Brass Award 2018 and Scotland gears up for 2018 Festival
The latest CD releases: Owen Farr's The Demonic Virtuoso; Grimethorpe 100; The ISB's Endeavour; Regionals 2018; and World of Brass 2017
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
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
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
Newly-crowned Swiss Open Champion, Brass Band BÃ¼rgermusikk Luzern, rocks up 14 places
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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