facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us

*
banner

BrassPass.tv takes over Young Brass Award competition

The former BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award competition will now be taken on and broadcast by BrassPass.tv

BrassPass
  BrassPass.tv has announced it has taken over the Radio 2 programme

BrassPass.tv has announced that it is to take over the running and broadcasting of the former BBC Radio 2 'Young Brass Award' competition.

Although details on timings, venue and entry criteria are yet to be announced, it is understood that the format of the event will remain the same.

Springboard

Managing Director, Martin Gernon told 4BR: "The Young Brass Award has given great young players a huge springboard and platform for their careers.

Katrina Marzella, Dan Thomas, Matthew White, Ben Thompson, Lewis Musson and Matilda Lloyd are some of the previous winners, and following the decision of Radio 2 to end its participation, we had to take up the reins and keep this vital competition alive."

He added: "The difference ongoing is the event will be live-streamed around the world, giving the finalists an even higher profile. It will once again be hosted by Frank Renton, supplementing his popular 'Still Listening to the Band' show."

Martin also confirmed that the hosting of the Young Brass Award will be the first of several announcements about BrassPass.tv's programming content for next year.

The difference ongoing is the event will be live-streamed around the world, giving the finalists an even higher profile. It will once again be hosted by Frank Renton, supplementing his popular 'Still Listening to the Band' showMartin Gernon

Full calendar

He added: "We will also include a full calendar of our own concerts featuring the very best UK and international bands, a new solo and ensemble competition, live-streamed international competitions and lots of other unique events that will only be found on BrassPass.tv

We have a far reaching and varied programme of events, shows, tuition and web content that will not only represent incredible value for money but will host huge amounts of exclusive content.

Part of the Young Brass Award winner's prize will be a solo showcase in one of these concerts, which again will all be live-streamed."

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    



Dyke Festival

Black Dyke launches 2019 Festival

March 22 • The popular event — packed with masterclasses and workshops and topped by a huge afternoon gala concert at Leeds Town Hall has been launched by Black Dyke — so make sure you sign up.


Richard Evans

Treat yourself to a bit of Tricky Dicky

March 21 • The great entertainer Richard Evans has just recorded a double CD of many of the great stories and episodes of his flamboyant musical life. It's not to be missed...


Manus

Carey takes Director of Performance role at RNCM

March 21 • Manus Carey takes on the new role of Deputy Principal (Performance & Programmes) at the Royal Northern College of Music.


Damien Hall

Hall takes on solo trom role at Skelmanthorpe

March 21 • Damien Hall is the new solo trombone at Skelmanthorpe Band


Woodfalls Band - Risca Male Voice Choir

Saturday 23 March • St Mary's Church Andover SP10 1ER


Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 23 March • Wakefield Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Newtown, Powys

Saturday 23 March • The Hafren Theatre, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU


Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall

Saturday 23 March • The Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AS


Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Sunday 24 March • Kettering Lighthouse Theatre. Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB


Welwyn Garden City Band

March 24 • We are a friendly & sociable Third Section Band with an exciting and varied summer season ahead of us. We have an immediate vacancy for a SOLO TROMBONE player. Our MD is Duncan Wilson.


The Tilbury Band

March 24 • In our hundredth year, The Tilbury Band is currently seeking cornet players and percussionists to bring our band back to full capacity. Could this be you? A friendly 2nd section band, we rehearse on a Wednesday and Sunday evening in our Hall in Tilbury.


Freckleton Band

March 24 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band are currently competing in the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor