facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Valaisia enjoys the full blown media exposure treatment

The reigning Swiss National champion certainly enjoyed an extended prime time television feature before they successfully defended their title in Montreux.

vALIAISA
  The band's win at the British Open was recalled in the extended television feature

Brass bands in the UK may well complain about the type of scant coverage they occasionally receive on local, regional or even national television, but in Switzerland it appears things are done a little differently.

13 minute feature

The European champion Brass Band Valaisia was recently featured in an extensive 13 minute news presentation ahead of their defence of the Swiss National title in Montreux.

Broadcast on the French language RTS Channel, part of the national television network, it contained interviews with the MD, Arsene Duc, leading players such as principal cornet Vincent Bearpark, family members and even the local landlord at the pub where the Belle Vue Challenge Cup, presented to the band after their British Open win, now proudly resides.

Creme de la creme

As the presenter described it, the win was achieved against the 'creme de la creme' of UK bands — with the celebrations on the Symphony Hall stage (as well as a snippet of their performance) also shown.

In addition, the history of the band was explored as were the connections between the Bearpark family and the British Open through Angelo Bearpark's time playing with Black Dyke, whilst confident opinions from supporters about the chances at the Swiss Nationals were also heard.

As the presenter described it, the win was achieved against the 'creme de la creme' of UK bands — with the celebrations on the Symphony Hall stage (as well as a snippet of their performance) also shown4BR

Find out more:

Go to: 34.50 mins in at
https:/­/­www.rts.ch/­play/­tv/­mise-au-point/­video/­brass-band-valaisia?id=9118610



Heritage High School

Bolsover announces 2018 draws

June 17 • The draws for the 2018 Bolsover Festival of Brass have been announced.


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

June 17 • More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt down in Cornwall.


Fesival

Report & Results: 2018 West of England Bandsmans Contest

June 17 • The Bugle call of victory is sounded for a 31st time for St Dennis as they take the honours at Molinnis Park, as Bodmin, Camborne Junior, Bugle, Okehampton, St Austell Youth and Soundhouse Brass Juniors claim section awards.


Ray Farr

Ray Farr to give free conducting lessons...

June 17 • Ray Farr is making his acclaimed 'Introduction to Conducting' book available free on his website.


Sherborne Town Youth Band - Sherborne Town Band

Sunday 17 June • Pageant Gardens, Sherborne, DORSET, DT9 3NW DT9 3NW


Roberts Bakery Band - Brass on the Grass

Sunday 17 June • Congleton Park. Park Road. Congleton. Cheshire. CW12 1JG


Trinity Girls Brass Band -

Sunday 17 June • Jubilee Park, Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9BH


Leicestershire Co-op Band - Leicestershire Co-op Snibston Brass Band take cent

Sunday 17 June • Century Theatre. Ashby Road. Coalville . Leicestershire. LE67 3LN LE67 3LN


The Fairey Band -

Sunday 17 June • Playhouse Theatre. Marine Ave. Whitley Bay. NE26 1LZ. United Kingdom NE261LZ


Ripon City band

June 17 • Ripon City Band require EEb Bass, Bb Cornet and Percussion (Kit and/or tuned). We are a welcoming First Section band with a varied programme of engagements and contests. We rehearse in Ripon on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.40.


Glossop Old Band

June 16 • Glossop Old Band is looking to appoint a new Musical Director. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings 8.00-10.00pm at our Band Club at Derby Street, Glossop, SK13 8LP


Bradwell Silver band

June 15 • Bradwell Silver Band invites applicants for a seat in our Solo Cornet section.. Currently L&SC 4th Section Regional Champions and are promoted to 3rd section in 2019, we are a friendly, contesting band with a sensible list of engagements.


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor