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Culross

New principal at YBS

December 30, 2006
The signings continue at the former European Champions as the highly regarded Iain Culross takes over the Principal Cornet seat.


Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe gain new sponsorship deal

December 30, 2006
Three fantastic pieces of news for the National Champions as they gain a new sponsorship deal, solo horn and pick up the 4BR Band of the Year title too.


Butlins

Record entry for Butlins

December 30, 2006
There are a record number of bands geting their lips in shape for the first major contest festival of the year, as Butlins announce the line up of competitors for Skegness.


Sellers International

Sellers Youth Band's Christmas Crackers

December 30, 2006
Just as their senior band have been busy over Christmas, so too have Sellers youngsters.


Test piece workshop set for South West

December 30, 2006
The South West Area of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors will be holding a workshop on the 3rd and 4th section area test pieces early next year.


Sellers International

Sellers close up after hectic Christmas schedule

December 30, 2006
Sellers International Band has finally shut the bandroom doors for the year after a hectic Christmas finale.


Ransome band

New and late arrivals at Ransome

December 30, 2006
The Ransome Band welcome back two players and the arrival of a new one (in perhaps 16 years time).


Old Hall latest to be 'Brassed Off'

December 30, 2006
Old Hall Brass are the latest band to take to the stage with the never ending story of Brassd Off.


Calling all former Stanshawe players

December 30, 2006
The trustees of the former British Open winners are holding a reunion next year.


Euro Brass

2007 Euro Brass Contest

December 30, 2006
Organisers reveal details of 2007 contest. If you are interested then find out more here.


Death of Alan Norton

December 30, 2006
The death of the former Yorkshire Bus Company and Yorkshire Traction Honley Band has been announced.


YBS

New sop at YBS

December 30, 2006
Claire Taylor is the new soprano at the YBS Band as they continue to rebuild in the post King era.


Shannan Lawrence

Enough is enough

December 30, 2006
With the road death tolls mounting, we are reminded of the tragic accident this time 12 months ago which claimed the lives of two members of the Lawrence family from Brisbane Brass.


NABBA announces new recording contest

December 29, 2006
The North American Brass Band Association announces the NABBA Recording of the Year contest for CDs released from December 16th, 2006 – December 15th, 2007.


Tanunda 150 Years

Monumental Celebrations

December 29, 2006
The combined 2007 South Australian State Competitions and 150th Anniversary celebrations of the Tanunda Town Band scheduled for the weekend of 5-7 October 2007 will return to the traditional venue of the Tanunda Show Hall.


EBBA

New sponsorship for Europeans

December 27, 2006
The European Championships are set for a financial boost as well as the return of an iconic trophy.


Brass in Concert

British Bandsman Award for Brass in Concert

December 27, 2006
The revitalised Brass in Concert contest gains prestigious award.


Advert: TP Music

December 27, 2006
Fancy naming a new piece of music and getting it free of charge as well?


YBS

Gresswell set to return

December 27, 2006
Star tuba player set to return to his former banding alma mater.


Hitchin

Hitchin up the funds

December 27, 2006
The Hitchin Band recently did their bit for a fantastic cause by helping to raise £5000 for Macmillan Cancer Support


Summer School heads for a posh venue

December 27, 2006
The longest running brass band summer school is set for a new home to celebrate its 25th anniverary — Uppingham — a real top school for toffs!


Eikanger

Eikanger celebrate Xmas in music

December 27, 2006
The Eikanger Band has had a busy time celebrating Christmas in a most musical fashion.


Band of the Year 2006

4BRDU Band of the Year

December 25, 2006
Who are the players (and conductor) we have chosen as the 4BRDU Band of the Year for 2006? There are some great performers chosen but do you agree with our choices?


Russell Gray

Russell Gray sends festive good wishes

December 22, 2006
Russell Gray, currently down under, sends his festive good wishes as he settles into a quiet Christmas


BRASS BAND AID

Final 24 hours for Grimethorpe auction

December 22, 2006
If you've not put your bid in yet on ebay for that chance to play with Grimethorpe, you've got just over 24 hours to do it as bidding stops at 9pm on Saturday. £340 is the highest bid at the moment.




hIGGINS

New Higgins work at Aldeburgh Festival

May 28 • A new cantata by composer Gavin Higgins will be featured at the famous Aldeburgh Festival next month.


Wessex

Wessex Summer School announced tutor line-up

May 28 • Course Director Michael Fowles will be joined by a host of star performers to inspire the delegates on the forthcoming Wessex Band Summer Course.


Signing

Rothwell add to cornet strength

May 28 • The Grand Shield winners add strength to their cornet section ahead of the major contests later in the season with singing of the experienced Andy Novell.


Cross

Death of Barry Aldous

May 28 • The death has been announced of the respected player and administrator Barry Aldous.


Perth Festival of the Arts - Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Perth Festival of the Arts - Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ


Perth Festival of the Arts - The Voice of Desire

Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ


Mereside Brass -

Friday 27 May • St Luke's Church. Goostrey. Cheshire CW4 8PE


Perth Festival of the Arts - Black Dyke Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Saturday 28 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks 3rd cornet and 2nd baritone players. Others always welcome!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks capable percussionists, both kit and tuned. Other players also welcome!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks a capable 1st Horn player. Other players also welcome!.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

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