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Results: French National Championships

Frank Renton leads Brass Band Nord-Pas-de-Calais to victory in Paris.



The French National Brass Band Championhips were held held in Paris on 25th January, where Frank Renton led Brass Band Nord-Pas-de-Calais to victory.

Narrow half point

Their performances of the set work 'The Die is Cast' by Michael Forsyth and their own choice selection of 'Malcolm Arnold Variations' by Martin Ellerby gave the band a narrow half point victory over the pre contrest favourites Brass Band Aeolus.

As a result of their win Nord-Pas-de-Calais will represent France at the European Championships in Linz in 2010.

As a result of their win Nord-Pas-de-Calais will represent France at the European Championships in Linz in 20104BR


Honors Division:

1. Brass Band Nord-Pas-de-Calais
2. Aeolus

Excellence Division:

1. Brassage
2. Brass Band d'Amiens

1st Division:

1. Latinus Brass Band
2. Brass Band A Tout Vent

2nd Division:

1. Brass Band Sagona

3rd Division:

1. Brass Band en Seine

Adjudicators: David Read, Michaël Forsyth, Jacques Mauger

Hardaw Scar

Hardraw Scar open for entries

February 18 • One of the most famous open air brass band contests in the world is open for entries.

Brass quartet

Final chord call for A4 Quartet composer competition

February 18 • There are just a few days left to get you entry in if you want to get your work performed by the award winning A4 Brass Quartet.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 18 • More great music with a taste of Cornwall from Philip Hunt


Report & Results: 2018 UniBrass Trophy

February 17 • The students of the Royal Northern College of Music retain their hold on the UniBrass Trophy

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

February 19 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator