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Yeovil line up

December 28, 2004
The 12 bands hoping to take the 28th Yeovil Brass at the Octagon title for 2005 have been announced.


David King

Rankings: YBS head 2004 final rankings

December 27, 2004
Professor David King and his YBS not only took awards from our readers, they also finished the year top of the 4BR World Rankings as well.


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Advert: January trom Sales at Normans

December 27, 2004
Plenty of great trombone bargains to be had at Normans if you need some new instruments for the new contest season ahead.


Sellers Seniors close Xmas — at last!

December 27, 2004
The Senior players at Sellers have finally called a halt to their successful 2004.


Christmas Concert is a ‘Sell Out’

December 27, 2004
Verwood Concert Brass sell out their annual concert.


Young Scot off to Romania

December 27, 2004
Perthshire "Drum Up" Support for Romania as Grant Roper heads for the town of Cluj to support charity work.


Sellers Youth kept busy for Xmas

December 27, 2004
The Youth Band of Sellers International have been a busy lot this festive season.


Leighton Rich

Rich award from the Queen

December 24, 2004
The popular conductor receives his MBE off the Queen (Charles anyway).


Eikanger gain financial support

December 24, 2004
Eikanger-Bjørsvik has been granted financial support from the Arts Council of Norway.


2005 Besson Youth Championships

December 24, 2004
Deatails released by the organisers for the 2005 event at the RNCM.


Jacket upstages new euph star

December 24, 2004
Thoresby's new principal euph has been upstaged it seems by his splendid new jacket!


Woodfalls busy, busy, busy

December 24, 2004
SWT Woodfalls have been dashing all around the place like Rudolph and his friends it seems.


Michael Garasi

TubaChristmas — Florida style

December 24, 2004
Michael J Garasi has been headhunted to conduct the high profile event in Florida.


Ray Farr

Sage and Vardy for Xmas

December 24, 2004
Ray Farr and his Reg Vardy (Ever Ready) are the first with the Sage for Christmas.


New faces for Brighouse

December 24, 2004
Santa brings two new players to the ranks of Brighouse and Rastrick.


Rankings: End of year update

December 24, 2004
With another 12 months contesting under the belt, where does your band lie in the top 200 list.


Graham O'Connor

Ransome's Christmas Cracker

December 21, 2004
Graham O'Connor leads Ransome in their annual Chrsitmas bash and hand out theor own awards as well.


YBS Band launch new web site

December 21, 2004
European Champions launch their brand new website.


Jim Cant

New MD at Besses

December 21, 2004
Besses O' th' Barn has announced Jim Cant as their new MD.


Glyn Williams

Wedding Bells for Fodens star

December 21, 2004
Glyn Williams is set to tie the knot for Christmas with Julie Ann Bedder.


Double success for Simon Minshall!

December 21, 2004
Prestigious award for 13 year old trombonist from the National Children's Orchestra.


Richard Evans

All Stars set for Charity Concert

December 21, 2004
Glossop Bandroom will be filled with the sounds of an Richard Evans and his All Star Band raising money for Cancer Charities. Make sure you are there!


Newstead’s Festive Season of Note

December 21, 2004
Newstead Welfare complete their festive season in fine style.


Chris Wormald

Smithills set for BBC

December 21, 2004
Chris Wormald and Smithills join forces with Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra for BBC.


Houlding set to coach

December 21, 2004
Opera North trombone star is set to coach North Cheshire Concert Band.




Norman Knapton

Death of Norman Knapton

February 21 • The passing has been announced of the respected musician and brass band supporter Norman Knapton.


De MAESENEER

De Maeseneer project to give horn repertoire major boost

February 21 • A raft of significant composers will provide Belgian performer Tim De Maeseneer with new works for tenor horn as part of landmark recording and performance project.


wANTAGE

Childs plans base camp assault on High Peak with Wantage

February 21 • Dr Robert Childs has helped Wantage Concert Brass plan their 'High Peak' assault in Stevenage.


Elevate

Elevate programme opens for third round

February 21 • If your band is looking to try and expand its musical horizons in different ways then the third round of the BBE Elevate project has just been launched.


London Central Fellowship Band - The International Staff Band in Cambridge

Saturday 24 February • Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB


Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. 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!


Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.


London Central Fellowship Band

February 16 • We are currently recruiting a back-row cornet player, a Solo Cornet player, a Tenor horn player and a percussionist.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

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