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Limited edition 'Masquerades' and 'Maunsell Forts' together with a new payment system — PayPal


A special limited edition print of the National Finals results is now available featuring the Philip Wilby cartoon that appeared in October's Brass Band World — plus all the points and placings. A 'well worth' having memento especially if your band took part in the contest. A similar print is available for this years British Open.

For Maunsell Forts go to:

For Masquerade go to:

In future there will be a souvenir print for most of the main contests featuring cartoons by NEZZY as soon after the results as possible. It is intended to make these very short runs of around 50-100 prints, so you will need to get them quickly or pre-order by e-mailing through the web site.

Brass Band house plaques will be available later this week. There are four raised motif designs — cornet/tuba or euph/trombone/bandsman playing the cornet — each motif is hand painted. You can have your house name/number included within the price of £24.95 (inc.p&p UK).

PAYPAL — a payment service — is now available on www.nezzycartoons.com for those of you who are signed up with this online payment facility. For those who have not experienced PayPal it is an additional method of securely paying for goods on the internet and is recognised in 38 countries worldwide. Should you wish to use this service, sign up today for a reliable and secure service. This is of course in addition to the 'traditional' shopping cart online ordering system we currently offer.

Donald HNSON

Black Dyke mourn loss of former President

January 20 • Black Dyke has announced the death of Donald Hanson, the man who helped secure the future of the band following the demise of the John Foster & Son textile business.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to premiere new works in medieval splendour

January 20 • A successful 'Grants for the Arts Programme' award will see Market Rasen Band host Black Dyke and two world premieres at one of the great medieval cathedrals in England.


Foden's to search for lost treasures of the past

January 20 • Foden's is hoping to locate 376 medals presented to the players who won 16 British Open and National titles between them in the band's golden era of historic success.


Childs to lead workshop glimpse of student life at Royal Welsh College

January 20 • Dr Robert Childs is to lead a Junior Brass Band Workshop at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff next month — so sign up now!

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

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

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

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

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

The Fairey Band -

Sunday 21 January • The Hawth Theatre. Hawth Avenue. Crawley. RH10 6YZ RH106YZ

Strata Brass

January 20 • Bb/Eb BASS.Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland).. Yorkshire 1st Section under dynamic MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band).. Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Sandhurst Community Brass

January 20 • We would be delighted to hear from any tenor horn players who are looking to join an enthusiastic, very friendly band. Any other players can apply, we can find a space for you

Ilkeston Brass

January 20 • We are looking for a Tenor and Bass Trombone plus 1st Baritone. All other positions are always welcome.. Under MD Geoff Hawley we have a sensible mix of concerts and a few contests per year. . Rehearsals Thursday and Sunday evenings just off M1 J25/26.

Ian Holmes

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