The latest edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now â€” packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that add up to essential reading.
This month's edition includes:
COVER INTERVIEW — PORTRAIT OF THE PLAYERS' CONDUCTOR
2020 Iles medallist, Ian Porthouse, talks about his musical life and love of the open road!
Campaigning against the Ivors Composer Awards' landmark decision to withdraw the Wind Band/Brass Band category for the first time since the inception of the Awards; virtual concert taking shape for National Youth Brass Band of Scotland; Covid-19 grant for SBBA; Brass Bands England 'busier than ever' during lockdown
FALLING BETWEEN THE CRACKS
Helen Williams finds out what financial help is out there for bands, musicians and organisations hit by Covid-19
LANDMARK RECORDING SERIES
Cory's Philip Harper charts his journey through masterworks on the band's first 'Cornerstones' CD release, due out shortly
Leading percussionist, Mark Ford, gets emotional with Marimba music; SeÃ¡n Hooper offers home practice advice and Alex Evans on the best 'perc' equipment to practice on in lockdown
CLEANING UP YOUR ACT
Technician, Justin Cooper, on sanitising your instrument
BONDING THROUGH MASSED BANDS
Richard Jones charts tradition of the massed bands concert, from the first orchestrated by Enderby Jackson 160 years ago at Crystal Palace, to modern-day editions
90 bands from ten nations, performing 43 different isolation marches, watched by over 411,000!
Dr. Robert Childs offers great suggestions to boost flagging motivation to keep you match-fit for post-lockdown rehearsal and performance
'Star Wars' French horn player, Terry Johns, who started his stellar music career with bands in the Welsh Valleys
2020 Iles medallist, Ian Porthouse, talks about his musical life and love of the open road!BBW
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
Llwydcoed's 'Little Prayer'
The global online banding show goes on... as Helen Williams reports
Dame Evelyn Glennie reveals which artists and pieces of music would make it onto her desert island
The latest CDs by The New York Staff Band with Cory Band; Milnrow Band and The Chicago Staff Band; new music from Prima Vista Musikk and Hallelujah Choruses — the flexible online performance resource winning global popularity!
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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