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2021 Scottish Festival of Brass
Perth Concert Hall
Saturday 27 November

As it happened...

Swiss National

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

Perth Concert Hall

Result: 2021 Band Supplies Scottish Challenge Shield

November 28 • Kingdom Brass completes 2021 with a National & Scottish Challenge Shield double as they claim victory in Perth.

Perth Concert Hall

Report & Result: 2021 Besson Scottish Open

November 27 • A Gallery full of outstanding musical portraits sees Whitburn claim the Scottish Open title for a seventh successive year.


Yorkshire Youth continues reinvigorated progress

November 26 • The Yorkshire Youth Band has met up again to showcase their progress and enhance their skill sets under the team of Black Dyke Band stars.


Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been testing the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets to come off the production line in Germany.

Quintet of key signings for Dobcross

November 26 • Dobcross Silver Band has welcome five new players to the ranks as they look forward to the 2022 contesting season.

Youth entries set to battle for honours

November 26 • There is solo and ensemble playing from a slightly different musical genre to enjoy this weekend from the comfort of your home.

Gregson to sign copies of World Rejoicing at Swiss Nationals

November 26 • The composer of the top section set-test will be on hand to sign copies of the study score of his work which will help decide which band becomes Swiss National Champion this year.

Enjoy all the Treasures of Brass in Concert

November 25 • You can enjoy all the action from the Brass in Concert Championships once again thanks to the wobplay.com recording platform

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.

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

Concert: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

November 14 • Brass & Chrome. Conductor: Dr Robert Childs. RWCMD Cardiff. Wednesday 10th November

# Band Points
3Black Dyke863.89
4Brighouse and Rastrick668.74
6Valaisia Brass Band516.94
9Paris Brass Band365.05
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery326.18

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Wind Ensemble

Friday 26 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

York Railway Institute Band - Richard Marshall

Friday 26 November • York St John University Chapel. York. North Yorkshire YO31 7EX

Bodmin Town Band - Switch on of Christmas lights, Mount Folly, Bodmin

Friday 26 November • Mount Folly, Bodmin PL312DQ

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 27 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Contest: Scottish Open 2021

Saturday 27 November • Mill Street, Perth

The Marple Band

November 29 • Want a change of scene. We're a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for a Bb Bass player, variety of cornets(depending on experience), 2nd Horn, 2nd Trombone and kit percussion. We are currently preparing for NW Regionals.

Wotton and District Silver Band

November 28 • Vacancy for PERCUSSIONIST.

Lindley Band

November 28 • CORNET and HORN PLAYERS required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


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