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All the latest from Leyland, BAYV Cory,YBS and Camborne. You heard it here first!


Leyland Band have announced that Garry Cutt will spearhead their assualt on this years English Masters.

Commenting on the news Garry Cutt stated that he was very pleased with the work the band put in during the week leading up to the Area Contest, and was looking forward to working with the band on Pageantry.

Robert Westacott, the Bands Principal Cornet issued the press release which expressed their delight at the appointment following the successful qualification for the National Finals at Blackpool.

"Buy As You View" Cory are rumoured to have put their faith in "Harrison's Dream", the test piece that saw them secure the National title last year, as their own choice selection for this years European Championship.

The music by Peter Graham is one of best test pieces written in the last few years, and saw Cory give a brilliant performance in winning the National title by two clear points at the Albert Hall last October.

Yorkshire Building Society are rumoured to signed up Ian Brownbill from Rothwell Temperance to help out on the front row for the Europeans, but have failed in geting Les McCormack to join on solo horn.

No news at the moment at what their choice of test piece is though or from Ransomes. Two or more from the pen of Peter Graham though?

Graham Boag BA (Hons) LTCL has been appointed the new resident conductor of Camborne Band in Cornwall, a week before their attempt to win the West of England Championships, where Frank Renton takes them.

David Loukes ex — resident at Black Dyke has also been helping out of late with the preperation. Graham Boax was recently with Hanwell in London is about to leave the Central Band of the RAF.

Sheona White

White joins adjudication association

June 19 • Sheona White is the latest high profile recruit to join the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators


Superb UK deals on Besson 180th Anniversary instruments

June 19 • UkBrassHire has a number of limited edition Besson 180th anniversary instruments available to buy or hire — so get in touch now not to miss out.


Pennine partnership adds extra levels of musical Strata

June 18 • A new musical partnership between Pennine Music and Strata Brass will give customers the chance to sample new releases with an authentic sound...


Inside information gives brass bands Radio 3 boost

June 18 • Not all is lost on the BBC for brass bands if we can get more insight and passion for the medium from the likes of conductor Greg Beardsall.

Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

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

Crewe Brass

June 19 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.

Hade Edge Band

June 19 • An opportunity has arisen at Hade Edge Band for an Eb bass player to join our very friendly First Section Band. We rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Hade Edge Band Room, Greave Road, Hade Edge from 8pm to 10pm

The Corsham Band

June 19 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Alan Widdop

Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)