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Russell Gray sends festive good wishes

Russell Gray, currently down under, sends his festive good wishes as he settles into a quiet Christmas

Russell Gray


Russell Gray, currently down, under sends his festive wishes as he settles into a quiet Christmas and a then looks forward to a busy schedule for the New Year.

His restful Christmas period doesn't last long as on New Years Eve he will be the guest soloist and guest conductor with the Queensland 'Pops' Orchestra during their New Year Concert at the Queensland Performing Art Centre.

December 2006 saw him make his Orchestral debut as a conductor when, on December 2nd, with the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra he conducted a program of Scandinavian Music including Sibelius 2nd Symphony.

Following this success he has been rebooked for a concert in their 2007 schedule and also booked for a concert with the Cambrian Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008.

On the 6th of January his playing skills will be on display when he appears as Guest soloist in the Brisbane City Hall for a New Years benefit concert raising awareness for road safety in Queensland before taking up the baton on the Queensland Youth Band's annual course.

It will not be long before he flies back to the UK landing on the 17th of January in time for a quick trip to Norway and then to prepare Leyland for the Festival of brass concert at the RNCM on Sunday the 28th in the afternoon.


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

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist