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Leyland Band have announced that Garry Cutt will spearhead their assualt on this years English Masters.

Commenting on the news Garry Cutt stated that he was very pleased with the work the band put in during the week leading up to the Area Contest, and was looking forward to working with the band on Pageantry.

Robert Westacott, the Bands Principal Cornet issued the press release which expressed their delight at the appointment following the successful qualification for the National Finals at Blackpool.

"Buy As You View" Cory are rumoured to have put their faith in "Harrison's Dream", the test piece that saw them secure the National title last year, as their own choice selection for this years European Championship.

The music by Peter Graham is one of best test pieces written in the last few years, and saw Cory give a brilliant performance in winning the National title by two clear points at the Albert Hall last October.

Yorkshire Building Society are rumoured to signed up Ian Brownbill from Rothwell Temperance to help out on the front row for the Europeans, but have failed in geting Les McCormack to join on solo horn.

No news at the moment at what their choice of test piece is though or from Ransomes. Two or more from the pen of Peter Graham though?

Graham Boag BA (Hons) LTCL has been appointed the new resident conductor of Camborne Band in Cornwall, a week before their attempt to win the West of England Championships, where Frank Renton takes them.

David Loukes ex — resident at Black Dyke has also been helping out of late with the preperation. Graham Boax was recently with Hanwell in London is about to leave the Central Band of the RAF.

Brass in Concert

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Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 25 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

The Corsham Band

November 21 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher