The latest 2020 edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that add up to essential reading.
COVER INTERVIEW — IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HEROES
Christopher Thomas interviews Black Dyke's longstanding principal cornet, Richard Marshall, about his life, playing for the Queensbury legends and staying at the top of his game
Iles and Mortimer Medals for Ian Porthouse and Bramwell Tovey; Brass Band Summer School goes virtual; more major events cancelled; Malmö, Sweden, plans for the 2021 'European'
LET'S DEBATE — WHAT NEEDS ARE YOU SCRATCHING?
Richard Jones looks at community values in troubling times for BBW's Let's Debate this month and suggests it is not what the community can do for your band, but rather what your band can do for its community...
David Hirst, Public Relations Officer of the Association of Band Band Adjudicators, plays a game of 'true or false'
LET US ENTERTAIN YOU
The radio presenters keeping you entertained and your spirits raised all year, particularly during lock-down
PORTRAIT OF A NATIONAL TEST-PIECE
Composer, Dan Price, lends insight into the 'Elgarian' romantic nostalgia of his Section 4 National Final test
THE RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF LITHUANIAN BANDING
The inspiring story of British-style brass band development in the nation that was set to host the 43rd European Championships.
Dr. Robert Childs invites Dr. David Thornton to reveal the secrets of the expressive tool box
Black Dyke principal euphonium, Dan Thomas on becoming Harry of 'Brassed Off'
Jonathan Bates meets Harry Newton, who became the solo euphonium of a senior band aged just 14
BBW CENTRE BAND
Lithuania's flagship youth outfit, Aukstyn
Helen Williams brings the spirited and innovative banding stories that are warming hearts during lock-down
Cory's MD, Philip Harper, ramps up isolation with his top tracks
The new recording of Edward Gregson's music on the Chandos label — 'Music of the Angels', the latest CDs by The Chicago Staff Band and the Royal Marines at the 2020 Mountbatten Festival; the new edition of American Festival Praise; and Band Bugermusik Luzern's operatic production
The May 2020 edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that add up to essential readingBBW
AND ANOTHER THING
Take a moment or two to smile with our resident wit and cartoonist, Rob Nesbitt, better known as 'Nezzy'.
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