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Brass Band World magazine: August edition out now...

The August edition of Brass Band World is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that make for essential reading...

Brass Band World
  The latest issue is out now — with essential reading on everything about the banding world

The August edition of the world's leading magazine for brass bands and instrumentalists, BRASS BAND WORLD, is now out and packed with plenty of musical interest and debate to enjoy, and available in print, as well as digital formats for smart 'phones, tablets and desktops.

EDITOR'S VIEW


David Childs reflects on the summer months and looks for inspiration — and there's plenty to keep us all focused with the approaching autumn contesting season.

'NOSE AHEAD' AT CHELTENHAM FINALS


Seventy UK bands will converge on Cheltenham Racecourse's Centaur venue to vie for top UK Section 1 — 4 honours in the first leg of the National Finals on 14 and 15 September.

The judging 'boxes' are teaming with the combined experience of 11 adjudicators, four of which reveal what will nose ahead!

MUSICAL DYNASTY


Dr. Ronald W. Holz surveys the British Open test-piece and latest significant contribution to brass band repertoire by Peter Graham — 'Dynasty', which evokes the Mortimer era.

NEWS


Butlin's Mineworkers Open National Festival reveals a mega family entertainment package for the 2020 event; World by World of Brass and 4barsrest are to live-streamed the British Open worldwide and bands roll-up for Brass Bands England's nationwide Bandsafe training roadshow.

MENTAL HEALTH


Brass player, writer and conductor, Tabby Kerwin, spearheads the awkward conversations about mental health in brass banding, highlighting the impact of its competitive aspect on musicians and suggesting action for positive change.

MISSIONARY MAN


Celebrating his 70th year, Professor John Wallace OBE shows no sign of slowing his zeal for all things brass banding and chats to Mark Good about rediscovering composing, inspiring the next generation of young players and working with the Fife band where it all began for him.

RETROSPECTIVE


Thomas Dunne reports on the newest event for banding's elite division, the inaugural BrassPass.tv Band of the Year Contest.

HISTORICAL GEMS


In the first of a new three-part series on historical gems of the brass band repertoire, Professor Stephen Allen begins his examination with 'Muse of Fire: Overture Henry V' by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

EDUCATION


A Scottish brass player starts the legal process to bring a judicial review about whether it's unlawful to charge for instrument tuition in Scottish state schools, plus Yamaha's Neo Brass ensemble and Foden's with Smith-Watkins Artist, Mike Lovatt, and Superbrass reach out to inspire the next generation of players, and the latest career 'opps' with the Royal Marines and the Royal Air Force

CENTRE BAND


The cooperation band rebrands and rebuilds for future success.

HOW THE 'PROS' DO IT!


Helen Williams chats to 24-year-old Josh Cirtina about his recent appointment as bass trombone with the Royal Philharmonic and his tips for young players in Pro Platform, while Dr. Robert Childs offers advice about the tricky issue of accompanying soloists as a conductor.

Brass player, writer and conductor, Tabby Kerwin, spearheads the awkward conversations about mental health in brass banding, highlighting the impact of its competitive aspect on musicians and suggesting action for positive changBBW

REVIEWS


Reviews of the latest CDs to hit the worldwide market and recent concerts, including Black Dyke at the BrassPass.tv Band of the Year Gala Concert, Tullis Russell Band and John Wallace at East Neuk Festival, plus a fitting and fun tribute concert to late, great Mark Freeh by Imperial Brass.

STILL BEATING


The final part in the three-part serialisation of Richard Evan's new book finds him 'dressed for success at Brass in Concert!

CASTAWAY


Brass Bands England's CEO, Kenneth Crookston, sets sail solo for his offbeat desert island picks!

DIARY DATES


It might be summer recess, but there's plenty happening across the World and a full run-down on the 167th British Open and Section 1 — 4 National Finals at Cheltenham in the UK.

RANKINGS


Cory heads for a century at the top and statistical analyst, Gordon Simpson of brassstats.com, surveys the bands facing relegation from the British Open

AND ANOTHER THING…


Resident wit and cartoonist, Rob Nesbitt, rounds off the edition with a wry look at banding's characters

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Ultra

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

February 18 • The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.


Kolk

Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

February 18 • Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.


Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

February 18 • Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.


National

National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

February 17 • Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.


Foden's Band - Patrons Concert: Sandbach School

Tuesday 18 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert

Saturday 22 February • Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9LS. MK10 9LS


The Cobham Band - Brass Music from Around the World

Saturday 22 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. Embercourt Road Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Shipston Town Band

February 18 • We are looking for a Bb Bass and Eb Bass as we prepare for the Midlands Area Section 3 in March . After qualifying for the finals at Cheltenham last September we are looking to make an impression in Section 3 after our subsequent promotion,


Oxfordshire Youth Brass

February 17 • Oxfordshire Youth Brass is looking for horn, baritone, back row cornets and Bb bass players to complete our line-up for our summer tour to Edinburgh in late-August 2020. We will be working with Alan Fernie, playing concerts and visiting the Tattoo.


Chadderton Band

February 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing a various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. EUPH and percussion needed. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.


Prof. Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator


               

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