facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Brass Band News becomes a digital resource for the 21st century

One of the historic brass band newspaper publications can now be accessed digitally thanks to a new project undertaken by the University of Salford.

BBN
  The Brass Band News newspaper can now be accessed digitally

The University of Salford Library is making the world's largest collection of Wright & Round's 'Brass Brand News' available for the first time in a digital format.

The newspaper and was published from 1881 until the 1950s, when brass band music making was still an intrinsic cultural phenomenon in the UK.

Research and enjoyment

The undertaking was launched at the University of Salford Library Brass Band Celebration concert last week, with Trevor Herbert, Emeritus Professor of Music at the Open University and Research Fellow at the Royal College of Music, telling 4BR that he believed that the project will open the door to launch new research as well as enjoyment.

He said: "Wright & Round's various commercial endeavours were fundamentally important to the cultural unification of brass bands in Britain; none more so than its monthly newspaper, which was awaited with enthusiasm across the country."

The collection was initially put together by Dr Roy Newsome, the well known brass band conductor and academic and a former Visiting Fellow at the University of Salford. He referred to his collection of Brass Band News as the 'jewel in the crown' of his personal research material.

Dr Newsome's collection was presented to the University Library following his death in 2011.

It will serve not just the brass band community, but a much broader array of musicologists, cultural historians and creative media practitionersDavid Clay, University Librarian

Resource

David Clay, University Librarian, added: "It's exciting to be bringing this material to a wider audience as a free and open digital resource.

It will serve not just the brass band community, but a much broader array of musicologists, cultural historians and creative media practitioners."



Bradord

Bradford's flower power draws the celebs

May 23 • An ensemble from the City of Bradford Band recently enjoyed a blooming good time representing Yorkshire at the Chelsea Flower Show


tAM

Quick reminder for your Doctor's visit

May 23 • If bands wish to compete for the big prize money of offer at the Dr Martin Wainstone Cup, then they had better be quick to get their entry prescription in...


Stockport

Stockport Silver face homelessness

May 23 • Stockport Silver Band is urgently looking for a new home after being given just 1 months notice to leave their current rehearsal premises.


Eventz

Last week of May Madness at Ev-entz

May 23 • There is still time to get your hands on some brilliantly bonkers deals at Ev-entz before the end of May.


Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 22 May • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400


Llwydcoed Band

May 23 • Llwydcoed Band (Championship Section) are looking for a committed Solo Cornet to sit Bumper up in our established cornet team. We are a hard working band with a good balance of contests/concerts/tours and social events. Lifts from Cardiff and West Wales.


The City of Wolverhampton Brass Band

May 23 • We are looking to appoint an MD with experience of brass band conducting to move us forward as a band. We rehearse Thursday evenings 7:30-9:40. Ideally, someone reasonably local to Wolverhampton.


Markham Main Colliery Band

May 22 • Markham Main Colliery Band Doncaster is looking for bass players, B and E flat.


John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor