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Brass Band World: October Edition now out

The latest edition of the world's leading monthly brass band publication is out now.

Martyn Brabbins
  The October edition of BBW magazine is packed with world beating features

BRASS BAND WORLD'S OCTOBER EDITION IS OUT NOW

The banding world's top magazine is out now — and packed to the gunnels with news, views, opinions, reviews, articles, features, spotlights, Rankings and fun...

The October edition of the banding world's top magazine is out now — and packed to the gunnels with news, views, opinions, reviews, articles, features, spotlights, Rankings and fun...

THE BBW INTERVIEW: MARTYN BRABBINS

English National Opera MD, Martyn Brabbins, last month returned to his brass band roots to conduct Dalmellington Band and The Wallace Collection at Cumnock Tryst festival

TRIBUTE: DEREK BOURGEOIS

Leading composer, Derek Bourgeois, died on 6 September. Tim Reynish charts the impact of one of England's most important composers and musicians, and the former players and trustees of Sun Life Stanshawe Band provide a hearfelt tribute to their friend and former conductor

LET'S DEBATE WITH SANDY SMITH

Sandy Smith on collaborating to find new audiences

PRO PRACTICE WITH ROGER WEBSTER

Resident Pro Practice host, international soloist, educator and adjudicator Dr. Roger Webster — offers advice to take pressure off freshers as the new academic term gets underway!

BBW CASTAWAY: HOWARD SNELL

Katrina Marzella meets Howard Snell, composer of Gallery — test-piece for the British National Final at the Royal Albert Hall, London, next weekend, as he selects his fascinating desert island listening

RETROSPECTIVE: THE CHELTENHAM FINALS

Sections 1 — 4 of the British National Finals were
under starters orders from 16 — 17 September at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. Chief Contributor Christopher Thomas and Malcolm Wood bring full coverage of a good weekend for the North West and Scotland

FEATURE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BESSON

The famous Besson name is currently celebrating 180 years of brass instrument development — BBW brings the Besson success story and an array of the brand's ambassadors pay personal tributes

PREVIEW: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY


The 2018 Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band Festival will present musical voyage over land and sea, including a clutch of UK and World premieres and a Gregson piece that is to resurface after half a century — BBW sets the scene

YOUNG VOICE: EMILY EVANS

Mark Good meets Flowers Band's talented young tenor horn star — Emily Evans

'EURO' BATTLEGROUND


Regis Gobet brings Swiss Open action and
 Thomas Dunne surveys the forthcoming battle for five European and Scandinavian crowns.

BBW CENTRE BAND

All the world's a stage for new British Section 1 National Champion — Pemberton Old Wigan DW, which has built its own concert hall

FEATURE: SEPTURA'S KLEPTOMANIA

Septura is set to showcase its precious 'loot' through its new Kleptomania concert tour — the group's trombone star, Matthew Knight, enlightens

BRASS IN CONCERT PREVIEW

There's something for everyone at Brass in Concert Festival in this year's stellar programme of artists, bands, judges and events

PRO PLATFORM: KEN YOUNG

Nicola Bland chats to one of New Zealand's leading orchestral composers and conductors — Ken Young

BOLSOVER GOES LIVE WORLDWIDE

BBW's Chief Contributor, Christopher Thomas and Iwan Fox of 4barsrest.com beamed into 32 countries as they fronted the live Internet stream of Bolsover Festival of Brass on 1 October. Christopher over-views the event's spirit of adventure

English National Opera MD, Martyn Brabbins, last month returned to his brass band roots to conduct Dalmellington Band and The Wallace Collection at Cumnock Tryst festivalBBW

NEWS

BBE announces national Bandstand campaign, BBC Radio 2 launches Young Brass Award 2018 and Scotland gears up for 2018 Festival

REVIEWS: CDS

The latest CD releases: Owen Farr's The Demonic Virtuoso; Grimethorpe 100; The ISB's Endeavour; Regionals 2018; and World of Brass 2017

MUSIC

The latest clutch of music to be released by Prima Vista Musikk, The Music Company, Experianza Music, Lake Music and The Salvation Army Eastern Territory, including fresh titles for forthcoming Christmas concerts

CONCERT REVIEWS

Septura at St. John's Smith Square, London; Brighouse and Rastrick at Ripon Cathedral; Black Dyke and Cory at Symphony Hall, Birmingham; and ENO MD Martyn Brabbins leads Dalmellington Band and The Wallace Collection at Cumnoock Tryst

PRODUCTS

Jonathan Sproule hosts a LefreQue sound bridges Workshop for the Band of the Welsh Guards and Household Divison at Wellington Barracks; Pickett Brass and Blackburn develop the next generation of trumpets and Simon Howell puts the Les Neish Signature Alliance Mouthpiece series for Eb tuba to the test

RANKINGS

Newly-crowned Swiss Open Champion, Brass Band Bürgermusikk Luzern, rocks up 14 places

DIARY DATES

What's on around the World in October and November

… AND ANOTHER THING

John Barber and Nezzy on probably the best warm-up ever!


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Bandstand

Sun is shining in the sky...

June 24 • As ELO once sang — 'there ain't a cloud in sight' today — so why not enjoy a brass band concert in the park. It's better than worrying about the England football team and the latest Brexit travails on Love Island...


WALLACE

4BR Shop: Go straight, cupped or practice...

June 23 • If its a straight, cup or practice mute at a great price you are looking for today, then go 4BR shopping...


Foden's

Plenty of prizes to play for at Foden's annual Solo, Duet & Quartet contest day

June 23 • There really is something to play for at Foden's annual contest — from the youngest to the oldest and all stops in between — including a great new family duet category...


Cd

Wales seeks community approach to composer pathways

June 23 • A new four pronged initiative to help Welsh composers has been launched to create a community of shared learning and collaboration experience.


Black Dyke Band - Wigan with Russ Abbott

Sunday 24 June • Wigan Youth Zone, Parson's Walk, Wigan WN1 1RU


The Fairey Band -

Sunday 24 June • Subscription Rooms. George St. Stroud. GL5 1AE. United Kingdom GL51AE


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 29 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Thundersley Brass Band - TBB Summer Concert

Friday 29 June • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, Essex SS75HA


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Friday 29 June • Mount Zion hall. Pemberton. Wigan WN5 8DZ


Chinnor Silver

June 24 • We are looking for a Bb BASS and BACKROW CORNET to complete our happy progressive 2nd section band.. we rehearse in our own bandroom on a wednesday night (extra when needed) . Good book of concerts and contests planned but we keep a realistic approach,


Hungerford Town Band

June 24 • Hungerford Town Band has a vacancy for Soprano, Bb Cornet or solo horn. Our existing players players are happy to move around for the right person. Other instrumentalists are always very welcome to join our thriving community based band.


Glossop Old Band

June 24 • Due to family commitments, Glossop Old Band have an immediate vacancy for a Principal Cornet player. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are Tuesday 8-10pm at our Band Club.


Jonathan Pippen


Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician