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Contest dates for 2022 Regional Championships

October 20
The qualification action will take place over four weekends across the UK next February and March.


Geneva

Geneva's stamp of heritage

October 20 • 21 years of Geneva Instrument manufacturing has been celebrated with a new video production from the company.


Kennedy

Death of Ronnie Kennedy

October 18 • The death has been reported of the hugely respected player and conductor Ronnie Kennedy.


Ratby

Ratby savour congratulations

October 18 • The Ratby Co-operative Band has thanked the banding community for their messages of support and congratulations following their outstanding Royal Albert Hall result.


1st Old Boys

Report & Results: 2021 NIBA Championships

October 18 • 1st Old Boys return to the top of the winner's rostrum as section titles head to CWA Brass and Dynamic Brass in Armagh.


Have your say on Brass Bands Wales

October 17 • The general Quarterly Meeting of Brass Bands Wales will be held on a Zoom platform later this month — and you can have your say.


Foden's to mark Littlemore banding contribution

October 17 • The contribution made by Allan Littlemore to the banding movement and to Foden's and Leyland Bands will be marked in a special concert in Sandbach later today.


City of Bradford add youth and experience

October 17 • The Yorkshire band has busy busy signing up playing talent as they look ahead to a busy few months.


Rainford add to the ranks

October 17 • New signings bolster the ranks of Rainford Band as they look ahead to the Scottish Open in Perth next month.


Brass Things Review: John Packer JP138 Student Trombone

Brass Things Review: John Packer JP138 Student Trombone

October 10 • Our resident tester Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at one of the most popular student trombones on the market.


Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...


Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...


Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition


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

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.


2021 National Championship of Great Britain: Royal Albert Hall preview

September 30 • Players and conductors from 19 bands hope to leave the Royal Albert Hall as contesting heroes on the weekend — at an event that has also overcome challenges of its own to be launched this year.


2021 National Championship of Great Britain test piece review: Heroes

September 29 • American composer Bruce Broughton provides a score from which bands need to find the right stuff of heroes to claim the National title at the Royal Albert Hall.

Book review: Billy's Trombone Adventure

October 19 • Author: Jan Hardwick. e-Book format from Amazon, Rakuten Kobo, Barnes and Noble and Google Play. Price: £1.99


Concert: Foden's Band

October 18 • Allan Littlemore Memorial Concert. Conductor: Philip Littlemore . Sandbach School. Sunday 17th October


Book review: The 'Celebrated' Black Dyke Mills Band - The Victorian Years

October 17 • Author: David Hirst. Kirklees Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-5272-8993-2 . Price: £11.99 plus P&P


# 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 - Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra

Friday 5 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 7 November • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ


Abertillery Town Band - 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Saturday 13 November • Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre, Mitre St, Abertillery NP13 1AL


Regent Hall Concerts - Magli Brass Quintet

Friday 19 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Chadderton Band

October 20 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


Arrow Valley Brass

October 20 • We are a Third Section band based in Inkberrow, Worcs. Main rehearsal Sunday am. We seek a Tuned Percussionist. We should like to find an experienced player but would also consider someone, probably with some keyboard skill who would like to grow with us


Chinnor Silver

October 20 • Due to relocation we are looking for 2 fun loving,hardworking,enthusiastic players to join our team on TUTTI CORNET & 2ND TROMBONE.. Rehearsals are in our own bandroom on wednesdays with the occasional extra when needed.. great area piece whats not to like


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer


               

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