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

The latest edition of BBW is out now — and you can also enjoy a video preview of what's inside this month...

Brass Band World
  The latest edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out

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.

This month

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

NEWS


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...

VIDEO PREVIEW:


https://youtu.be/6RakhnM-2V0

ADJUDICATION MYTHS


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.

PRO PRACTICE


Dr. Robert Childs invites Dr. David Thornton to reveal the secrets of the expressive tool box

VIDEO PREVIEW:


https://youtu.be/6RakhnM-2V0

PROFILE


Black Dyke principal euphonium, Dan Thomas on becoming Harry of 'Brassed Off'

YOUNG VOICES


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

BANDING SPIRIT


Helen Williams brings the spirited and innovative banding stories that are warming hearts during lock-down

BBW CASTAWAY


Cory's MD, Philip Harper, ramps up isolation with his top tracks

REVIEWS


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'.

VIDEO PREVIEW:


https://youtu.be/6RakhnM-2V0

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Fodens

Foden's keep up the lockdown entertainment

August 3 • The second Foden's 'Lockdown Podcast' sees John Barber chat with big band singer Matt Ford, funding expert Carole Crompton and frustrated Spurs fan, Michael Fowles...


David Bremner

New Zealand makes National return to playing

August 3 • The National Band of New Zealand returns to full rehearsals as musical normality returns following the successful battle against the Coronavirus crisis.


National

National youth prepare for concert finale

August 1 • Two new world premieres and a brace of fantastic world class soloists will provide the entertainment at the National Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain virtual on-line course concert


Superbrass

Get on top of those Summer Chores with Superbrass

August 1 • There is plenty of great music to enjoy for free thanks to those super players at Superbrass...


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Foss Dyke Band

July 19 • Foss Dyke would like to invite applications for MD. You will have a very pro active committee to support you, and the band currently has only 1 empty chair, with well attended rehearsals. The bandroom has just had a complete refit, Covid ready.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


               

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