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Windcorp celebrate year of achievement

The Windcorp Band had a year to remember in 2007.



The Windcorp Band from Sweden can look back at 2007 with delight.

The year started with an appearance at the first Scandinavian Trombone Festival held in Arvika, where the band accompanied world-famous trombonists Michel Becquet, Chris Houlding and Stefan Schulz.

Swedish Champions

In the autumn, the band won the Swedish Brass Band Championships for the first time ahead of the runners-up Solna Brass. In addition the band’s trombone section was awarded the trophy for “Best Instrumentalist”.

Next year will see the band compete at the Grenland International Brass Festival as well as try to defend its title at the Swedish Brass Band ChampionshipsHenrik Glänneskog, Band Secretary

Year end

At the end of the year Windcorp, in co-operation with Swedbank gave two concerts as a part of the Swedish Lucia celebration. The concerts were highly appreciated, featuring several pieces for choir and band, vocal solos by Thomas Lind from the Gothenburg Opera House.

Very succesful year

Henrik Glänneskog, Band Secretary told 4BR: "In all, this was a very successful year for the three year old band from Göteborg. Next year will see the band compete at the Grenland International Brass Festival as well as try to defend its title at the Swedish Brass Band Championships."


Superb tuba on hand at Band Supplies

August 17 • There is a superb fully refurbished 922 round stamp Boosey & Hawkes BBb tuba ready for a new home at Band Supplies Leeds.


Ager to take helm at City of Norwich

August 17 • The experienced Mark Ager will take over the conducting lead of City of Norwich Band with Cheltenham on the horizon.


Judges announced for Brass Showcase event

August 17 • Four entertaining Scottish bands will have their efforts scrutinised by some fearless judges — and an audience — at Johnstone Town Hall later this month.

Geneva Group

Geneva set for showroom opening

August 17 • The final touches are being out in place for the opening of the brand new Geneva Group showroom in Stockton on Tees on the weekend.

St Michael's Brass Band - We are playing in Middleton Town Centre.

Saturday 18 August • Middleton Gardens, Middleton. M244DF

Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN

Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY

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

Crewe Brass

August 17 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.

Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.

The Corsham Band

August 16 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a new MD and a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor