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YBS dish out their gongs

European Champs give out (instead or receive)a few awards for Xmas.

 

Yorkshire Building Society Band End of Year Awards

Last Friday 12th December the members of Yorkshire Building Society Band gathered for an end of season bash. This was to celebrate 2003, which has been one of the bands most productive years of late.

On top of the band retaining the European Championship in Bergen in May, the band went on to win the British Open Championships in September. These contest wins were followed by the bands CD release “Bourgeois in Brass” being voted CD of the year by Brass Band World Magazine.

At the bands end of year bash it is customary to present two special awards. The player of the year award 2003 went to Sheona White the bands outstanding Tenor Horn player. The Bandsperson of the year award this year went to Helen Robinson Cornet. Helen has been with the band since its Hammonds days and is by a long way the longest serving member of the band.

It can also be confirmed that contrary to misleading printed press statements, Mike Howley Euphonium has not left the band. Mike has just finished a short planned break in order to fulfil commitments at the Royal Northern. The band would like to thank Mike Kilroy for stepping in to fill the vacant euphonium chair.



Kippax

Tighe takes the helm at Kippax

August 20 • The vastly experienced Stephen Tighe takes on the MD role at Kippax Band.


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

August 20 • More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt


Childrens Band

The Brass Show: The National Childrens Band of Great Britain

August 19 • The Brass Show headed to Repton School to enjoy the music making from the National Childrens Band of Great Britain under Director of Music Prof Nicholas Childs


British Open

No change to minor test-piece cuts at British Open

August 19 • The small performance amendments to the British Open test-piece 'A Brussels Requiem' remain — with agreement of the composer.


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


The Fairey Band - Pre-British Open concert

Sunday 2 September • Glossop Bandroom. Derby St, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP


Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


St Pinnock Brass Band - SCRYFA & Minack in "The Third Light"

Monday 10 September • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance,. Cornwall TR19 6JU


Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band

August 20 • Shirebrook Band (1st section) under our new MD Jim Henson are currently seeking a Bb Bass and 2nd Baritone. Join the Shirebrook Team with our successful concerts and rewarding contest appearances.


Blidworth Welfare Band

August 20 • *PERCUSSIONIST* A great opportunity has arisen for a percussion player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will join the band at an exciting time in its development.


Blidworth Welfare Band

August 20 • *2nd/3rd CORNET* A great opportunity has arisen for a back row cornet player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will join the band at an exciting time in its development.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer