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2018 Regional tests announced

The five test pieces for the 2018 Regional Championships have been announced by Kapitol Promotions.

Royal Albert Hall
  Royal Albert Hall

Championship Section

Odyssey — Composer: Kevin Norbury
Duration 12.30

Kevin Norbury's powerful major work was selected as the Championship Section test piece of the 1999 European Brass Band Championships

First Section

Brass Metamorphosis — Composer: James Curnow
Duration 12.38

Theme and set of five variations.

Second Section

Ex Terra Lucem — Composer: Jonathan Bates

Ex Terra Lucem translated means "Out Of The Earth Came Light"
It is the motto for St. Helens in Merseyside.

Third Section

Napoleon on the Alps — Composer: Philip Harper
Duration approx. 10.00

This piece is based on the famous oil painting by Jacques-Louis David, 'Napoleon Crossing the Alps', painted between 1801 and 1805.

Fourth Section

World Tour — Composer: Rodney Newton

A four movement suite:
1. The Leaving of Liverpool
2. Chicago Rag
3. Pacific Paradise
4. Australian Walkabout and Homeward Bound



World

Bands look to showcase their Bolsover entertainment brand to the world

September 20 • Over 50 bands will be broadcasting their unique brand of entertainment to all corners of the globe at the forthcoming Bolsover Festival of Brass.


Squad

RAF squadron fly in to provide Albert Hall entertainment

September 20 • The Royal Air Force Squadronaires will provide the pre-results entertainment at the Royal Albert Hall National Final next month.


signings

Lindley welcome extra middle band spread

September 20 • The Lindley Band has welcomed a trio of middle band signings.


MARSDEN

Widdop calls time on Marsden tenure

September 20 • The experienced Alan Widdop has taken the decision to call an end to his conducting tenure with wonderful friends at Marsden Band.


Blidworth Welfare Band - Autumn Welfare Concert

Thursday 20 September • Blidworth Miners Welfare. Mansfield Road. Mansfield NG21 0AR


Rhondda Fach Youth Band - Residential Brass Band Course

Friday 21 September • The course will take place at Manor Adventure – Abernant Lake Hotel from Friday 21st September 2018 concluding with a mini concert for family member Ld5 4rr


The Fairey Band - Celebrating 150 years of Lytham Methodist Church

Saturday 22 September • Lytham Methodist Church. Park Street. Lytham Saint Annes . FY8 5LU FY8 5LU


Roberts Bakery Band - St Luke's Hospice Gala Concert

Saturday 22 September • St Mary's Church, Church Ln, Nantwich CW5 5RQ


Black Dyke Band - Lucerne Switzerland

Saturday 22 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6002


Carlton Brass

September 20 • A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the position of Assistant Principle Cornet (a posh bumper-upper), plus one other cornet player (front or back row). Our Nottingham-based band rehearse in our own band room in Netherfield each Monday & Thursday 8-10


Newstead Brass

September 18 • Settled in at Nottingham, Trent or Derby university and looking for a band? . . Newstead Brass and MD Jim Davies are always keen to welcome and support young players looking to develop their brass or percussion skills.


Amington Band

September 18 • #TeamAmington is looking for back row cornets, a tenor and bass trombone and a bass player of either flavour. We're a friendly band of mixed ages with a varied concert diary worked in around contests throughout the year.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist