*
banner

Composer partnership to extend for another year at Back Dyke

The Young Composer in Residence partnership between Black Dyke and Andy Wareham is to be extended for another 12 months.

Andy Wareham
  Andy Wareham paid tribute to his musical mentor Prof Philip Wilby

4BR has been informed that such has been the success of the artistic partnership between composer Andy Wareham and Black Dyke that his role as Young Composer in Residence with the Queensbury band will be extended for another year.

Brilliant time

Andy told 4BR: "I've enjoyed a brilliant time working in the role with the band and having a number of my original works and arrangements performed by them as part of their busy concert and recording schedules.

This has also included writing for a number of the band's star soloists and small ensembles, including their recent appearance on the BBC 2 programme 'Queen Victoria: My Musical Britain' with historian Lucy Worsley and a middle band spotlight feature at the recent Black Dyke Festival."

Wilby tribute

The composer also paid tribute to the support he has received from his mentor Prof Philip Wilby, adding; "At this stage in my development, being able to work and learn from a composer as knowledgeable as Prof Wilby has been the opportunity of a lifetime.

Under his guidance, I'm continuing to develop my composition technique, allowing me to achieve success in different fields including the A4 Brass Quartet's 2019 composition competition."

t this stage in my development, being able to work and learn from a composer as knowledgeable as Prof Wilby has been the opportunity of a lifetimeAndy Wareham.

Looking forward

Andy added: "Prof Childs' forward thinking musical vision fits perfectly with the music I aspire to write. We have some exciting projects planned ahead including solos for Brett Baker and Siobhan Bates.

In addition, I'm looking forward to the premiere of a new work 'Deus ex Machina', a new substantial full band work, later this year."

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Keeping on eye on things

Champion inspiration

June 23 • The Black Dyke Band Festival recently saw 140 players of all ages and abilities take to the stage at Huddersfield Town Hall.


Dr Corry

Corry leads Brass Day in New Jersey

June 23 • Dr Jonathan Corry recently led a day of communal music making in New Jersey for all ages on all sorts of wonderful music.


RWCM

Fellowship recognition for Childs in Wales

June 22 • David Childs is to become an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in recognition of his distinction in the creative and performing arts.


BrookWright

BrookWright Music: Nicaea — Band Warm-up (John Bacchus Dykes arr. Steve Kellner)

June 22 • The latest release from BrookWright Music is an essential ensemble warm-up by Dr. Steve Kellner.


Pontardulais Town Band - Annual Concert - The storytellers present.....

Saturday 22 June • Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Road, Pontarddulais. SA4 8PD


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Strata Brass

Sunday 23 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR


West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF


Brass Bands England - Youth Fest 2024

Friday 28 June • Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ


Dobcross Silver Band

June 23 • Dobcross Silver Band seek applications for the position of BASS TROMBONE to join our talented section . We are a progressive 3rd section band who work and play hard. This is a rare opportunity to be part of something rather special!


Rainford Band

June 22 • North West Championship Section Rainford Band are inviting applications for a Solo Baritone player. . We rehearse on Monday and Thursday evenings 19.45 - 21.45 in our band room with good links to M6 and M62 motorways.


Harlow Brass Band

June 20 • Come and join our friendly and welcoming band. We have vacancies for TROMBONES, BACK ROW CORNETS AND PERCUSSION. We hold our own Spring and Christmas Concerts and play at various local events throughout the year.


Mark Wilkinson


Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor


               

 © 2024 4barsrest.com Ltd