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Report & Results: 2021 Swiss National Championships

November 29
Valaisia Brass Band Rejoice once again as they retain their Swiss National title with divisional honours to Ensemble de Cuivres Euphonia; Brass Band Bern; Brass Band Feldmusik Escholzmatt; Musik Frohsinn Oberburg Jugend Brass Band Oberer Sempachersee


Ray Farr Flugels

10th anniversary sees two additions to Ray Farr Flugels

December 1 • Two new traditional models are added to the Ray Farr Flugel range to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary.


Partridge

4BR Quiz: First day of Festive Fun

December 1 • You can get your hands on four great CDs from Brighouse & Rastrick, Cory, Grimethorpe and Tredegar if you can get your thinking caps on...


Robin

The sound of the Robin on Radio 3

December 1 • The sweet euphonium sound of Liz Lane's 'Robin, Robin' was heard on Radio 3 recently, played by Steven Mead and Brighouse & Rastrick Band.


Midlands Core

New venue for Midlands Area contest

November 30 • The Midlands Regional Championships will take place in a brand new venue in 2022


Packed agenda for online Scottish Brass Learning Conference

November 30 • There is a full schedule of free conference topics to be presented by leading figures in the inaugural Scottish Brass Learning Conference.


New state youth band set up in Victoria

November 30 • The Australian state of Victoria will see a revival of its representative youth band.


New BBP rules come into force from January

November 30 • Three significant rule changes come into force for contests using BBP Registry Rules — including the Regional Championships.


Christmas Greetings in the post

November 30 • A Derbyshire artist with a love of brass bands has come up with some great festive greeting cards for you to send to family and friends...


Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...


Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...


Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

Enjoy the best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 9 • The very best youth and elite level bands will be providing the entertainment at Brass in Concert this year.


The best of the best at Brass in Concert

The best of the best at Brass in Concert

November 4 • There will be a host of brilliant brass band entertainers on show at Brass on Concert later this month - so why not enjoy the action at Gateshead or at home


Daisy, Daisy...: Remembering a pioneering female cornet entertainer

Daisy, Daisy...: Remembering a pioneering female cornet entertainer

November 18 • As the brass band entertainers take to the stage at Brass in Concert this weekend, we look at the remarkable musical life of the pioneering female cornet star Daisy Squelch.


Take 5: A quintet of live National title winning performances

October 27 • Five memorable winning performances captured live from the stage of the Royal Albert Hall.


2022 RNCM Brass Band Festival: A catalyst flagship for the movement

October 10 • Artistic Director, Paul Hindmarsh offers a curator's perspective on what will be on offer at the UK banding movement's most important festival of repertoire in January.


Postcard from the Royal Albert Hall: Power to the people?

October 7 • Are we coming to an end to our banding history of the National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall? Hopefully not, but something needs to change.

Music review: Sounds of the Season

December 1 • BrookWright Music. Hard Copy: $34.99/£26.26. Instrumental MP3 Accompaniment Tracks: $9.99/£7.50


CD review: Black Dyke Gold: Volume IX

November 17 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Soloists: Daniel Thomas; Gavin Saynor; Richard Marshall; Jon Hammonds; Tim Hammond; Matt Rigg. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD405


Concert: Abertillery Town Band

November 15 • 50th Anniversary Concert. Conductor: Alun F Williams. Guest Soloist: Daniel Thomas. The Met, Abertillery. Saturday 13th November


# Band Points
1Cory2,424.00
2Foden's875.37
3Black Dyke863.89
4Brighouse and Rastrick668.74
5Tredegar526.36
6Valaisia Brass Band516.94
7Eikanger-Bjørsvik481.88
8Flowers383.07
9Paris Brass Band365.05
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery326.18

Regent Hall Concerts - The Band of the Grenadiers Guards

Friday 3 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


Harlow Brass Band - HARLOW BRASS BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Saturday 4 December • St Andrew's Methodist Church . The Stow. Harlow CM20 3AF


VBS Poynton Brass Band - Christmas Concert

Sunday 5 December • Poynton Civic Centre SK12 1RB


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 5 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ


Glossop Old Band - Besses o'th' Barn Band.

Sunday 5 December • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP


city of coventry brass

December 1 • City of Coventry Brass have immediate vacancy for BBb bass player. Instrument available.We rehearse in Coventry on a Thursday evening


Glossop Old Band

December 1 • GLOSSOP OLD BAND, 1st Section Midlands Area, are looking to recruit the following players with immediate effect. One experienced Front Row Cornet player, position negotiable. (Principal seat available to right applicant), Solo Trombone and Solo Baritone.


Staines Brass

November 30 • Staines Brass 1st Section are looking for , Solo Euphonium player to join our ranks. Our rehearsal nights are Thursday 8pm and we are based The Lammas Park, Staines, TW18 4XZ


Dave Collins

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


               

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