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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.


Results: 2018 UniBrass Trophy

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


Results: 2018 UniBrass Shield

February 17 • Bristol University come out top in the battle for the UniBrass Shield

Filton Concert

Results: 2018 Welsh Open

February 17 • Filton Concert reclaims Welsh Open title under the direction of Tom Davoren


Strong line-up for Scottish titles in Perth

February 17 • There will be plenty of keenly fought action at the Scottish Championship in Perth next month, with national representation, titles and qualification up for grabs.

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

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

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

The Corsham Band

February 15 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Alan Widdop

Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)