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David Thornton

Thornton takes GUS baton

August 17
Dr David Thornton has been appointed Professional Conductor at the GUS Band.

Peter Moore

Tune in to enjoy Moore brilliance tonight

August 16 • Trombone star Peter Moore will be featured in the George Walker Trombone Concerto at the Proms this evening with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Brass Foundations

Free Brass Foundations workshop in Northumberland

August 16 • There is a free Brass Foundations workshop to go along and enjoy in the North East this weekend.


Foden's to preview Hyperlink ahead of National defence

August 16 • Foden's Band will preview the National Final test-piece at Regents Hall on the eve of the contest.


Cory enjoy unexpected Korean coda...

August 16 • Cory Band have taken the opportunity to enjoy a couple more unexpected days in South Korea...

Brighouse to head to Snape Maltings

August 16 • Brighouse & Rastrick will make a high profile appearance at the famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall later this month.

Cave exploration at GUS

August 16 • The GUS Band welcomes new signing Rhys Cave on flugel horn.

Greenfield return for Autumn contest

August 16 • Frank Rothwell continues to support brass bands and football clubs as the Greenfield Autumn Leaves contest returns next month.

Dozen delight for Coalburn NYBBS

August 16 • Twelve young stars from the Coalburn Band organisation enjoyed their recent National Youth Brass Band of Scotland experience.

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

June 22 • The Cory talks about the new Adjustable Bottom Caps which he now endorses and outs his name to.

4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

June 19 • Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at some of the new bass trombone mouthpieces from Mercer & Barker

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...

Future encores?: Can more bands follow Tredegar's success at the Proms?

Future encores?: Can more bands follow Tredegar's success at the Proms?

August 17 • Tredegar's appearances at this year's BBC Proms gained widespread critical acclaim — but now they've blown the doors open can anyone else follow them in?

Personal insight: Driving the ethos of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

August 15 • Mark Bromley, CEO of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, provides a personal insight into the ethos that is now firmly embedded into the organisation that has just celebrated its 70th anniversary.

IBBSS 2022: From copper to brass...

August 14 • Around 100 global delegates came to Swansea this year for the International Brass Band Summer School course led by Prof Nicholas Childs — and found a warm welcome to go with the music making...

A legacy of artistry and sincerity: The musical world pays tribute to Bramwell Tovey

July 18 • The death of Bramwell Tovey has been marked by remarkable tributes from across the musical world.

Book review: Before the Music Stopped

August 18 • The Life of a Professional Musician 1965 -2000. Author: Peter Bassano. ISBN: 9798783933660. Hardback/Paperback/Kindle versions

CD review: The Lyrical Euphonium

August 17 • Martin Smith. Accompanist: Catherine Milledge. MSM Recording: MSM001

Concert: BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Tredegar Band

August 16 • 2022 BBC Proms. Conductors: Ryan Bancroft & Ian Porthouse. Royal Albert Hall. London. Monday 8th August

# Band Points
3Valaisia Brass Band803.40
5Black Dyke602.32
6Brighouse and Rastrick460.53
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery315.37
10Paris Brass Band254.52

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lotherton Hall

Sunday 28 August • Lotherton Hall. Off Collier Lane. Aberford. LS25 3EB LS25 3EB

Newstead Brass - Newark Brass Explosion

Monday 29 August • Newark Castle, . Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1BG

Contest: Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Contest

Sunday 4 September • Ladhill Playing Fields, Greenfield, Oldhamm OL3 7JW

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 10 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Derwent Brass - Under The Stars

Saturday 17 September • Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP

Stretford Band

August 18 • Tenor Horn required, position negotiable. We are a local, friendly band with a varied concert programme in the following months. If you are looking for a change please come along and meet the band.

Chinnor Silver

August 18 • With the band entering an exciting period as we look to appoint a new MD we require Eb & Bb BASS AND PERCUSSION players to join us.Rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.. Other players please apply as willing to move around for the right person.

St. Ronan's Silver Band

August 16 • We are seeking to appoint a PRINCIPAL CORNET PLAYER to our friendly, hard-working 2nd Section Band based in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, only 50 mins from Edinburgh. Great programme of contests/concerts & other events.

Neil Samuel



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