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Brass Band World hits 300 not out

The new December/January 2021 edition of Brass Band World sees the leading monthly magazine hit the 300th issue landmark.

Brass Band World
  Brass Band World magazine reaches its 300th edition

The December 2020 / January 2021 edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that add up to essential reading. Content listed below...

The 300th edition is packed with great features...

COVER INTERVIEW — ROBERT CHILDS


Nicola Bland interviews Dr. Robert Childs on his career and vision as the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain's new Director of Artistic Planning

NEWS


Brass Band England's Crowdfunding campaign raises over £90k to save bands; RAF St. Athan goes mobile carolling

LET'S DEBATE — HAS COVID CHANGED MUSIC FOREVER?


David Childs explores Gianfranco Ceccolini's views on the effects of the pandemic on the music industry

FUNDRAISING IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS!


Brass Bands England's Relationship and Partnership Development Manager, Dr. Alex Parker, explores options for improving your band's financial outlook in these pandemic-hit, straitened times

NEW DAWN FOR WELSH BANDING


Spearheaded by Andrew Jones, Brass Bands Wales is making lightening progress with an agenda to 'support, develop and promote brass bands across the nation

SALUTING SALAPUTIA BRASS 'BOY BAND'


Salaputia Brass has just released its latest CD. Helen Williams catches up with the brass ensemble 'boy band' of top-notch professional virtuosos that simply ooze class

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Will events in 2020 be live, virtual or a continued mix of both? We preview what brave promoters are planning for you to look forward to in 2021.

PRO PRACTICE — STICK IT!


Trained percussionist, Sean Hooper, explores 'sticking' and the exercises he uses to help percussionists make the right choices!

PRO PLATFORM — CHILLING WITH MARK FROST


Nicola Bland catches up with Michael Rath Bass Trombone Artist, Mark (Frosty) Frost, who has always lived life in the fast 'professional' lane and has a fund of stories to tell

YOUNG VOICES


Jonathan Bates meets Elland Silver Band's talented principal cornetist, Lewis Barton — recipient of the prestigious Harry Mortimer Solo Prize at the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain's (NYBBGB) online summer course

CENTRE BAND


Season's Greetings from Thailand's Mahidol Band

BANDING SPIRIT


Helen Williams brings the spirited and innovative banding stories that are warming hearts this Christmas

CASTAWAY


David Childs catches up with Besson Artist, Tom Hutchinson, principal cornet player of the world-famous Cory Band, who reveals his desert island listening, book and luxury item

REVIEWS


The latest releases from Philip Cobb, Salaputia Brass, Stacie Mickens, Juilliard Trombones, BrookWright and The Chicago Staff Band; plus virtual Christmas concerts, the online Scottish Youth Festival and StAMP Conservatoire, as well as bell covers surveyed

AND ANOTHER THING


'Come Strictly Conducting' with resident wit and cartoonist, Rob Nesbitt, better known as 'Nezzy'.

VIDEO PREVIEW:

https://youtu.be/uLNx-PIoyT0

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NYBBGB

NYBBGB ready for double Concerto performance

April 12 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will head to Liverpool and London this weekend to perform Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' with their National Youth Orchestra counterparts.


kEVIN sTEES

Interview with Kevin Stees

April 12 • We talk to the MD of the newly crowned Champion Band of North America.


Smith and Grezzy

New podcast from Smith & Grezzy

April 12 • Sandy Smith and Simon Gresswell have got together to produce a new podcast — and are joined by Duncan Beckley for their first show.


sAVOYAT

Farewell brings success for Savoyat

April 11 • Composer Pierre-Antoine Savoyat has won the Angelo Inglese International Composer Competition with his work marking the centenary of the death of the great Giacomo Puccini.


Hathersage Band - Hathersage Village Spring Concert

Saturday 13 April • Hathersage Methodist Church, Main Road, Hathersage S32 1BB


Newstead Brass - Raising for the Roof

Saturday 13 April • Hill Methodist Church, The Hill, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 8JS


Harlow Brass Band - HARLOW BRASS BAND - SPRING CONCERT

Saturday 13 April • St Andrew's Methodist Church. The Stow. Harlow CM20 3AF


Dobcross Silver Band - Middleton Band

Sunday 14 April • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross OL3 5AD


The Hepworth Band - Brass & Cream Tea

Sunday 14 April • St David's Church Holmbridge. Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth HD9 2NQ


Mereside Brass

April 12 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET and a EUPHONIUM player. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!


Chelmsford Silver Band

April 12 • Bb Bass and solo horn players. We are a friendly, active and non-competition band established 75 years performing regularly in Chelmsford and Essex. Rehearsals averaging 28 players are on Wednesday evenings at The Broomfield Methodist Church Chelmsford.


Long Melford Silver Band

April 11 • Long Melford Silver Band currently has vacancies for Bb and Eb Basses. We are a friendly non-contesting band in south Suffolk under the baton of Musical Director Frankie Ayers.


David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor


               

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