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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

Ian Williams

Williams memory at Brangwyn Hall

March 18 • There may be a keen battle for glory today in Swansea, but people will take time to remember one of the finest players to grace the Brangwyn Hall stage.

Brangwyn Hall

The return of Johnny Sop

March 18 • The lure of playing at the Welsh Regional Championships has been too much for one of Welsh banding's most respected players.


Expansion leads to great deals at EuphoniumStore

March 18 • There are lots more fantastic deals to be had at Steven Mead's EuphoniumStore — but you had better be quick...


Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • Sandhurst Silver strike gold as they head to Cheltenham as champions alongside qualifiers Amersham

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger