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Interview with Lito Fontana

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Lito Fontana, the inspirational figure behind the success of the Italian National Championships.

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  There was no disguising the joy Lito Fontana felt at the Italian National Championships.


Lito Fontana is the inspirational figure behind the growing success of the Italian National Championships.

He talks to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox about his pride in seeing five bands take to the stage in Eppan for the second Concorso Nazionale, as well as seeing his former pupil Pete Steiner perform as the guest soloist.

He also talks about what the future of the brass banding movement in Italy.



Easington

Report & Results: 2018 Brass at Beamish March & Hymn Tune

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Coalburn

Coalburn's Got Talent — plenty of it!

June 19 • Simon Cowell should have been in Coalburn as the band's 'Talent' showcased their brilliant playing.


cUPS

Report & Results: 2018 Holme Valley Solo & Ensemble

June 19 • There were some stunning performances to enjoy at the Hade Edge bandroom on the weekend.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

June 19 • Music over the airwaves from Chris Helme


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Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR


Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP


The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD


York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ


Witney Town Band

June 19 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet and Second Horn. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. .


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June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?


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Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator