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New Year Awards for banding trio

December 31, 2011
Clarence Adoo, Tim Thirst and Derek Holvey are awarded MBE's in the New Year's Honour's List.


Maelor

Mealor hope for major work

December 31, 2011
The composer behind the record breaking Christmas number 1 would like to write a major contest work for brass.


Sage

Bands set for Brass in Concert discussions

December 31, 2011
Brass in Concert organisers take proactive approach to improve leading entertainment event.


Death of Bollington sop

December 31, 2011
The death has been reported of Bollington soprano player Jim Genders.


Porthouse

Porthouse set for Thoresby

December 31, 2011
Ian Porthouse will team up with Thoresby Colliery for Butlins.


Morley entries wanted

December 31, 2011
The Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest needs your entries for this year.


Troms to the fore in 2012

December 31, 2011
The British Trombone Society will be busy early in 2012.


St Dennis

St Dennis welcomes new euph

December 31, 2011
The experienced Neil Pascoe joins the St Dennis ranks for 2012.


Hunt

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 31, 2011
Phillip Hunt provides plenty of great early season music.


Helme

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 31, 2011
Plenty of great music for the New Year with Chris Helme.


Centre Stage

Advert: Centre Stage Uniforms

December 23, 2011
Success leads to expansion for leading uniform maker.


BBC Young Musicians set for Cardiff

December 23, 2011
The instrument category and semi finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition will take place in Cardiff in March.


Willson

Advert: Willson Christmas wishes

December 23, 2011
A huge top quality range of instruments has given Willson a world class reputation in 2011.


Portishead

Christmas signings at Portishead

December 23, 2011
Three wise men join the ranks of Portishead Town in time for Christmas...


Advert: Dennis Todd Musical Instruments

December 23, 2011
Looking for the perfect Xmas Sales instrument?


New Adoo CD planned

December 23, 2011
Following the success of the Dean Goffin inspired CD, the Clarence Adoo Trust will gain further help from Erik Leidzen.


Brighton

Brighton beats the Wurlitzer

December 23, 2011
Euph soloist Charely Brighton recently took on the might of an American Wurlitzer organ — and won...


Davoren

New BTM role for Davoren

December 21, 2011
Tom Davoren resigns from full time MD role at BTM, but continues with musical connection.


BBF Wales

Wales launches Brass Band Forum forum!

December 21, 2011
The new Welsh National brass band body has launched its interactive on-line consultation forum. So get those opinions aired!


IBBC

Belgium to host new international contest

December 21, 2011
Big prizes, innovations and top international bands promised at new International Brass Band Contest in Belgium in 2012.


Smithills

New bandroom for Smithills

December 21, 2011
The builders are hard at work at Smithills School.


Grimethorpe

Barra hangs up boots

December 21, 2011
Dave Barraclough, the last Brassed Off stalwart has finally hung up his Grimey boots.


Hannan

Death of former Dyke player

December 21, 2011
The death has been announced of former Black Dyke player Leslie Hannan.


Shirley

Surpirse for Shirley

December 21, 2011
The Shirley Band recently enjoyed their Christmas Concert with the aid of some surprise guests.


Glover

Glover rings in the clowns

December 21, 2011
Euph star Mark Glover helps the local campanologists ring in the clowns...




Ultra

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

February 18 • The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.


Kolk

Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

February 18 • Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.


Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

February 18 • Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.


National

National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

February 17 • Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.


Foden's Band - Patrons Concert: Sandbach School

Tuesday 18 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert

Saturday 22 February • Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9LS. MK10 9LS


The Cobham Band - Brass Music from Around the World

Saturday 22 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. Embercourt Road Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Shipston Town Band

February 18 • We are looking for a Bb Bass and Eb Bass as we prepare for the Midlands Area Section 3 in March . After qualifying for the finals at Cheltenham last September we are looking to make an impression in Section 3 after our subsequent promotion,


Oxfordshire Youth Brass

February 17 • Oxfordshire Youth Brass is looking for horn, baritone, back row cornets and Bb bass players to complete our line-up for our summer tour to Edinburgh in late-August 2020. We will be working with Alan Fernie, playing concerts and visiting the Tattoo.


Chadderton Band

February 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing a various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. EUPH and percussion needed. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


               

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