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Latest edition of Brass Band World out now!

The latest edition of BBW is out now — and its packed with everything you would expect from the leading brass band magazine in the world.

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  There is so much to enjoy in April's edition of BBW Magazine

The April edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and it's full with fantastic features, articles, reviews and interviews from around the globe…

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EDITOR'S VIEW:


BBW Editor David Childs, highlights the campaign to raise £90,000 for life-saving treatment — which is above the NHS funding threshold — for the 26-year-old ace trombonist Stephen Sykes — also this month's BBW Castaway.

LET'S DEBATE — WHEN JUSTICE IS DONE


David Read MBE has moved from adjudicating brass bands at the highest level of competition to joining the audience and debates the validity of critique from his new vantage point.

EUROPEAN COUNTDOWN


Nicolas Bland surveys the programme of events on offer for the 40th European Brass Band Championships in Oostende, Belgium, whilst composer, Paul McGhee casts his expert eyes over the tests for the Championship and Challenge sections.

THE BBW INTERVIEW — MUSICAL POLYMATH


Chris Thomas chats to the tuba world's multi-faceted musician Les Neish.

WORLDWIDE COMPETITION COVERAGE:


BBW looks back at the last six UK Regional Championships, at which the top section test, 'Pageantry' toppled a clutch of the fancied bands.

Malcolm Wood brings coverage from the National Youth Championships, whilst Joel Collier brings news of the great strides taken at the North American Brass Band Championships in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

REPROGRAMMING YOUR SAT NAV


'Pro' player, Marcus Reynolds offers a route to over-coming Focal Dystonia, which can devastate brass players — even those at the top of their careers.

UNIQUE VOICE


Wing Commander, Duncan Stubbs is poised to retire as Principal Director of Music, Royal Air Force.

David Childs and other luminaries pay tribute to a man who has changed the face of music in one of the UK's military services.

BRASS EDUCATION AND CAREER 'OPPS':


Chetham's specialist music school in Manchester launches Advice Auditions Week in May.

PRO PRACTICE:


What, how and when to practice with Dr. Roger Webster.

PRO PLATFORM:


David Childs enjoys a Q&A with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's principal trombonist — Simon Johnson

BBW CASTAWAY:


Katrina Marzella chats to the young trombonist, Stephen Sykes, who takes a break from his treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma to select his desert island listening.

YOUNG VOICES:

Mark Good meets the principal cornet of Hammonds Saltaire Band, Philip Varely, who collected the Best Principal Cornet Award at the recent Yorkshire Regional Championships last month.

BBW CENTRE BAND:

How the North American champion, Atlantic Brass Band, is helping to develop the brass band culture Stateside.

REVIEWS — CDS:


David Childs finds affinity with Les Neish's recent solo recording; Christopher Thomas reviews 'The Nationals 2016' CD and Thomas Dunne puts Grant Jameson's 'Genesis' into the CD player, as well as enjoys a Q&A with the American euphonium player.

MUSIC


A selection of new concert music to perform from Prima Vista Musikk and The Salvation Army Eastern Territory USA.

CONCERT REVIEWS:


Dr. Robert Childs took in the Mountbatten Festival at London's Royal Albert Hall; Christopher Thomas found the Portraits of Tibshelf evening full of imagination and concept, whilst Peter Bale enjoyed a night with The International Staff Band at Regent Hall, London.

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David Read MBE has moved from adjudicating brass bands at the highest level of competition to joining the audience and debates the validity of critique from his new vantage pointBBW

PRODUCTS:


Christopher Turner gives his verdict on The Elgar Howarth Way — 16 studies for trumpet from the Brass Wind Publications stable;

David Childs finds Yamaha's new generation Silent Brass for euphonium impressive; and Nicola Bland brings news about the Instrument Replacement Scheme just launched by Hayes Music, along with information about the 'Euro' download audio and video on the horizon from World of Sound/World of Brass.

NEWS:


Historic principal cornet appointment at Brighouse and high-profile departures at Grimethorpe; the exciting line-up for Black Dyke's June Festival is revealed, along with the 2017 Brass in Concert band and entertainment line-up.

RANKINGS:


Which band has re-entered the top 20 in April?

DIARY DATES:


What's on around the World in April and May

… AND ANOTHER THING:


John Barber and cartoonist, Nezzy, ruminate over the last will and testament of a 'Regional' judge

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youngsters

Brass Band heritage inspires new generation

July 15 • Youngsters in schools in Huddersfield have been supported to find out more about the global brass band heritage on their doorstep.


Chris Binns

Binns returns to Milnrow

July 13 • Christopher Binns returns to his musical starting point to take the conducting reins.


Amersham Band

Amersham prepares for festival celebration

July 13 • The Amersham Band organisation will working towards its inaugural Music Festival later this month.


Brighouse

Gates closed on exciting recording project

July 13 • The second part of an exciting recording project of the music of composer Dorothy Gates has just been completed with the help of Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Onyx Brass and Isobel Daws.


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Pemberton Old Wigan B Band

Sunday 14 July • Pemberton Old Wigan Brass Bands. Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan WN5 8DZ


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - QUIZ NIGHT

Friday 19 July • Pemberton Old Wigan Band . Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan. WN5 8DZ


Barnsley Brass - Stephen Sykes, Principal Trombone of The Cory Band

Saturday 20 July • St Mary's Church, Kippax, Leeds LS25 7HF


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Skelmanthorpe Band

Sunday 21 July • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 28 July • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

July 13 • Our welcoming non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks: . Solo Euphonium . 1st Horn . Percussion, kit and tuned: we have a lovely pair of timps! . Solo Cornet to complete the front-row line-up. 2nd Cornet


Newtown Silver Band

July 12 • Musical Director. Following the retirement of our current Musical Director after 40 years of loyal service the band is seeking a new Musical Director to take the band forward. We are a 3rd section band with a busy programme and enthusiastic members. .


Epping Forest Band

July 12 • Required: We are a friendly 2nd section band in Essex. We are in need of a Tenor Horn , cornet (position negotiable) and a Kit player. We have our own band room and full percussion is provided


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

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