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The Brass Show: Mike Lovatt

Iwan Fox and the Brass Show gets to meet the great Mike Lovatt in action on his latest CD project with Foden's Band

Mike Lovatt
  Mike Lovatt was on fantastic form for the recording...


Iwan Fox recently headed to a hot and sultry Manchester to take the opportunity to catch up with the great lead trumpet player Mike Lovatt on his latest project — a CD of some of his jazz favourites accompanied by his own trio and Foden's Band.

The man with the gold plated Smith-Watkins trumpet has linked up with his old friend Paul Fisher and composer Colin Skinner to produce a host of wonderful tracks.

We caught him in action with the band to find out more...



hIGHNOTE

Dutch launch internet brass band coverage on a High Note

October 17 • A new subscription internet music channel has been launched in The Netherlands to cater for brass, wind and fanfare band lovers.


Hepowrth

Bolsover Festival delight as event reaches all corners of the globe

October 17 • Organisers of the Bolsover Festival of Brass have been delighted by the feedback received from around the banding world to their live streamed event.


Stavanger

Siddis entertainment to be beamed worldwide

October 17 • The performances from this year's SIDDIS Entertainment contest are to be beamed across the banding globe from the Stavanger Konserthaus.


bRASS AT THE gUILD hALL

Brass at the Guild opens entry doors

October 16 • The popular early season contest at Preston's Guild Hall will be welcoming bands once again — with a choice of test-pieces, generous prizes funds and that extra qualification incentive to get on the British Open ladder...


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ


Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ


Richmond Brass Band

October 17 • We are looking for an Eb bass to complete our stellar bass line-up! We are a non-contesting band that plays a variety of music, fun & challenging, for a wide range of events. Richmond Brass maintains a busy performance schedule so join us!


Shipston Town Band

October 17 • We are currently looking for Bb Bass Eb Bass Bb Cornet and kit percussion. We are graded 4th Section in the Midland Area and have a full programme of Concerts and 3 contests a year. Come along for a blow and give us a try. You will be most welcome


Silver Spectrum Wind Band

October 16 • Sheffield based adult community wind band in Crookes. We welcomed several new brass players this term but still have vacancies for Trumpets/Cornets, Horns (Tenor or French) and a confident first Trombone. We also have vacancies for some wind instruments.


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist