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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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Regional

2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

September 16 • Works by Philip Sparke, Tom Davoren, Kit Turnball, Andrew Baker and Christopher Cole will pose the challenges for bands wishing to claim their places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham next year.


Cheltenham

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 15 • South Yorkshire Police and Leigh Baker enjoy the title winning 'Occasion' in Cheltenham


Centaur

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 15 • Uppermill tame the Viking challenge to claim the National title in Cheltenham


Centair

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 14 • Unison Kinneil completes remarkable rise from the ashes of despair to claim National title.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005


The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ


Foden's Band - St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Saturday 21 September • St Andrews Place, Rowan House, CA11 7XZ


Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW


Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL


Bollington Brass Band

September 17 • Bass Trombone, Front/Back row Cornet and percussionist (kit)required to replace players leaving for University. We will be playing in the North West 1st section next year and have a sensible and varied job programme.


Stannington Brass Band

September 16 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests


Dobcross Silver Band

September 15 • Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the following competent players. . . . Bb BASS, FRONT ROW CORNET, BASS TROMBONE. . . This is an exciting time for the band. There is a new 'buzz' about the place as we go from strength to strength


Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer


               

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