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SP&S announce Xmas Best Sellers

SP&S Ltd have announced their top 10 best selling CD’s for both December and for 2002.


It makes interetsing reading, and shuld give you an idea of what is “hot” and what “is not” when it comes to brass band CD’s!

December Chart:

1. Jubilee Brass — ISB, Black Dyke & Don Lusher Big Band
2. THe Heaton Collection — ISB, Black Dyke
3. Grimethorpe in Concert — Grimethorpe (UK Coal) Band
4. At the Edge of Time — ISB, ISS
5. Celebration — Croydon Citadel Band
6. Seasons Greetings — Household Troops Band
7. Bridgewater Hall Live 2002 — Black Dyke, Williams Fairey, Fodens, HTB
8. Overtures — Fodens
9. Versatile Virtuoso — Ian Bousfield
10. Call of the Cossacks — Black Dyke Band

Some real surprises here, and perhaps a stronger than usual element of SA recordings. The real highlights though are the new entries of Jubilee Brass (watch out for the video of the same concert in the New Year) and Grimethorpe in Concert, taking advantage of 'advanced sales' having only been on sale for a week! Other surprises include the popular Croydon Citadel band coming back into the top 10 after a month out, and a real surprise package in Ian Bousfield, back in stock after a re-press and some suppressed demand!!


1. The Heaton Collection — Black Dyke, ISB
2. Call of the Cossacks — Black Dyke
3. The Sound of Britain — Household Troops Band
4. At the Edge of Time — ISB, ISS
5. Highlights of Euro 2002 — Various Bands
6. Celebration — Croydon Citadel Band
7. The Regionals 2003 — Various Bands
8. More Hymns for Everyone — Bristol Easton Band
9. Mumbo Jumbo — The Ransome Band
10. Jubilee Brass — Black Dyke, ISB, Don Lusher Big Band

Yamaha Neo

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Flowers Cheer

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14 • Flowers bloom again in Skegness as David Childs leads them to Butlins title.


Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness

Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 13 • Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

The Corsham Band

January 16 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Marshfield Band

January 15 • CONDUCTOR WANTED: We are a 4th section standard non-contesting band from the village of Marshfield near Chippenham. We perform at a variety of events in the region throughout the year and are seeking a new committed local conductor to lead us.

Matlock Band

January 15 • Matlock Band (Midlands 3rd section) Requires Solo Trombone player for regional competition and beyond.

Kevin Wadsworth

Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)