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Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble begins inaugural year

In this, the 10th anniversary of the Triangle Youth Brass Band, a second group was formed because of the consistently large number of students turning up each year to play.


When the North American Brass Band Association added a new "Youth Open" section to the North American Championships, that opened the door for the formation of the Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble.

The Triangle Youth Brass Band (under the direction of Tony Granados) has consistently flourished with over 40 players annually and 4 first place finishes in the Youth Section since it began competing in 2001.

This year, the Triangle Youth Brass Band will be joined by the Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble as part of the Youth Program for the Triangle Brass Band. The Triangle Youth Brass Band was reduced in size to a traditional British band size and the new Brass Ensemble is doing well (it is sitting at about 50 brass players).

While not performing on Cornets and Tenor Horns, the Youth Ensemble is set up in the British tradition and will play on trumpets and french horns until suitable instruments may be acquired.

The Brass Ensemble will travel, with the Youth Band, to NABBA and play in the newly formed Youth Open section. Additioally, they will be splitting two concerts with the TYBB. The co-conductor of the TYBE is Paul Pietrowski, a Master's Student in Trombone at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and former member of the James Madison University Brass Band.


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

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Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

November 17 • It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team...


Welsh heavyweights join forces under one roof

November 17 • Cory and Tredegar renew their support for the Ty Cerdd organisation that helps promote and celebrate music making in Wales.

Concert - Brass in Concert Gala Concert

Friday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Billingham Forum Theatre

Saturday 18 November • Billingham Forum Theatre. Queensway. Stockton-on-Tees. TS23 2LJ

Barnsley Metropolitan Band - Michael Dodd, soloist , Hepworth, Stannington....

Saturday 18 November • Elsecar Heritage Centre (Ironworks), Barnsley S74 8HJ

Cory Band - Brass in Concert Gala Concert

Saturday 18 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

East London Brass

November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.

Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)