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100th Spring Festival
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
7 May 2022

As it happened...

Wales

Welsh Government triples music investment

May 29
A new National Music Service aims to give all children the opportunity to experience and enjoy music making in Wales.


Bolsover

Third and Fourth Section entries sought for Bolsover Festival of Brass

May 29 • There are full up signs for the Championship, First and Second Sections, but there are spaces in Third and Fourth Sections at the poplar Bolsover Festival of Brass Championships.


Galsses

Allegro Optical to focus on knowledge exchange to help musicians

May 29 • A new free initiative between the award winning Allegro Optical opticians and the University of York aims to enhance the eye care of musicians.


hIGGINS

New Higgins work at Aldeburgh Festival

May 28 • A new cantata by composer Gavin Higgins will be featured at the famous Aldeburgh Festival next month.


Wessex

Wessex Summer School announces tutor line-up

May 28 • Course Director Michael Fowles will be joined by a host of star performers to inspire the delegates on the forthcoming Wessex Band Summer Course.


Rothwell add to cornet strength

May 28 • The Grand Shield winners add strength to their cornet section ahead of the major contests later in the season with singing of the experienced Andy Novell.


Death of Barry Aldous

May 28 • The death has been announced of the respected player and administrator Barry Aldous.


Lewis Merthyr to help light up the nation

May 27 • Welsh band heads to London to help light the beacons of celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


Promotion aim for new Welwyn MD

May 27 • New MD Will Douglas hopes to lead Welwyn Garden City Band back up the promotion ladder.


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


2022 European Championships retrospective: Cradle credit notes

2022 European Championships retrospective: Cradle credit notes

May 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a European Championship Festival that in the end amounted to much more than just profit and loss...


2022 British Open Spring Festival: Preview to the 100th event

May 6 • The 100th anniversary Spring Festival takes place at Blackpool's Winter Gardens this weekend with some great tests of musical character to challenge the bands.


2022 European Championships: Gala Concert

May 5 • Images from the fantastic Gala Concert featuring the twin forces of Cory and Louis Dowdeswell and his band.


2022 European Championships: Broadcast to the banding world

May 3 • World of Brass broadcast the European Championships to the banding world on the Wobplay.com platform — with players and personalities interviewed on camera with their views and opinion.

Concert: Brass Band of Battle Creek

May 27 • Spring Concert. Conductor: Michael J Garasi. Soloist: Wei Luo. W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. Battle Creek, Michigan. Saturday 21st May


Concert: Tredegar Band

May 25 • Conductor: Ian Porthouse. Soloist: Yu-Han Yang. Compere: Paul Hindmarsh. Newbury Spring Festival. Corn Exchange, Newbury. Sunday 15th May


Concert: Derwent Brass

May 24 • 30th anniversary concert. Movies & Musicals. Conductors: Jack Capstaff; Keith Leonard. Derby Theatre. Friday 13th May


# Band Points
1Cory2,088.40
2Foden's845.58
3Black Dyke658.32
4Brighouse and Rastrick496.03
5Flowers485.86
6Tredegar476.01
7Valaisia Brass Band387.39
8Eikanger-Bjørsvik356.59
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery339.40
10Paris Brass Band271.45

Perth Festival of the Arts - Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ


Perth Festival of the Arts - The Voice of Desire

Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ


Mereside Brass -

Friday 27 May • St Luke's Church. Goostrey. Cheshire CW4 8PE


Perth Festival of the Arts - Black Dyke Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Saturday 28 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks 3rd cornet and 2nd baritone players. Others always welcome!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks capable percussionists, both kit and tuned. Other players also welcome!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks a capable 1st Horn player. Other players also welcome!.


Mark Wilkinson


Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor


               

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