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

The April edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and once again its packed with articles, features, reviews and things of interest on every page...

June
  The June issue is out now and packed full of features

The latest 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'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!

VIDEO PREVIEW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqtt3rz90Fg&feature=youtu.be

NEWS


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

PERCUSSION FOCUS


Leading percussionist, Mark Ford, gets emotional with Marimba music; Seán 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

MARCHES ON


90 bands from ten nations, performing 43 different isolation marches, watched by over 411,000!

PRO PRACTICE


Dr. Robert Childs offers great suggestions to boost flagging motivation to keep you match-fit for post-lockdown rehearsal and performance

PRO PLATFORM


'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

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

CENTRE BAND


Llwydcoed's 'Little Prayer'

BANDING SPIRIT


The global online banding show goes on... as Helen Williams reports

CASTAWAY


Dame Evelyn Glennie reveals which artists and pieces of music would make it onto her desert island

REVIEWS


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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BBE WEBINA

Brass Bands England makes new webinar arrangements...

August 10 • After a short break, BBE launches a new programme of webinar sessions to keep you better informed to enjoy your banding when we do return!


nybbs

On-line finale rounds of triumphant NYBBS course

August 10 • The youngsters of the National Youth Bands of Scotland provide brilliant entertainment to round off their on-line summer course.


Morse

Sunday Quiz: Morse code...

August 9 • Work out a little brain tickler and you can get your hands on a trio of great brass band CDs...


Cornet shop

Open all hours for Hutchinson

August 8 • Cory's principal cornet opens his own cornet corner shop open to players 24 hours a day...


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


Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


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.


Rob Nesbitt

BSc, PG Cert. Ed.
Cartoonist , illustrator, writer


               

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