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100th Spring Festival
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
7 May 2022

As it happened...

Blackdykewilson

John Wilson becomes Honorary President of Black Dyke

May 25
The critically acclaimed big band and orchestral conductor has accepted the role of Honorary President of the Yorkshire band.


Whit Friday

Saddleworth Whit Friday details announced

May 25 • All 11 contests return on the Saddleworth Whit Friday circuit this year


McElligott

Final chord for Carlton Main and McElligott

May 25 • The successful six year partnership between Carlton Main Frickley and Ian McElligott has come to an end.


Coomber

Whit and wisdom fuel Comber Brass future

May 25 • A great youth band workshop day and a trip to the Whit Friday contests is fuelling the future plans for Coomber Brass


Kyle Lawson

Lawson takes top seat at WFEL Fairey

May 25 • New Zealander Kyle Lawson returns to UK to take on principal cornet role at WFEL Fairey Band.


Death of Dave Paterson

May 25 • The death has been announced of the respected bandsman Dave Patterson.


Grimey set for another National victory...

May 24 • The stage is set for Grimethorpe aka Grimley Colliery Band to win the National title once more at the Royal Albert Hall...


All that jazz and more...

May 21 • Two ensembles from Brass Band of Battle Creek made sure the local population was left in no doubt who was in town this weekend...


French Open maintains attraction

May 21 • The 26th French Open Championships will take place in the wonderful Loire Valley town of Amboise next month.


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: Concert for Rhys

May 15 • Combined Symphonic Brass Ensemble; Lewis Merthyr Band; BTM Band. Conductors: Martin McHale; Craig Roberts; Jeff Hutchinson. Compere: Alex Humphreys. Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. Sunday 8th May


Concert: Cory Band & Louis Dowdeswell Big Band

May 14 • 2022 European Championship Gala Concert . Conductor: Philip Harper. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Sunday 1st May


Concert: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain & The Band of HM Royal Marines, Collingwood

May 13 • 2022 European Championships: Festival Prelude . Conductors: Irene Anda; Capt. Sam Hairsine RM. Soloists: Brett Baker; Musc Richard Ward . Compere: Paul Fisher. Birmingham Town Hall. Thursday 28th April


# 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 - BBC Big Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Wednesday 25 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Brassed Off Live at The Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 25 May • Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London. SW7 2AP SW7 2AP


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


Derwent Brass

May 25 • PRINCIPAL EEb TUBA. Derwent Brass (Championship Section, Midlands) are seeking a Principal EEb Tuba - could it be you? We rehearse from our own facilitiy with a fully attended rehearsal just once a week - Thurs 20:00 - 22:00 (increased prior contests).


Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including a friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band, and training band invites interested players to come along and see what we have to offer at your level.


Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band and learners band has vacancies for cornet players (position negotiable) to complete the team for contesting and concerts.


Dave Collins

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


               

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