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Radio: Listen to the Band

More music from Frank at the BBC as we approach Chrsitmas

Frank Renton
  There is more music to enjoy from Frank Renton

Listen to the Band: 5th December

With stopovers to enjoy a Slavonic dance, a Greek dance, a cream tea in Cornwall and a Mexican Hat Dance, Frank Renton joins some great bands and players enjoying the rhythms and cultures of a mystery musical tour.

Listen to the Band: 12th December

In his look back over the year's CDs, Frank Renton spotlights the new National Champion Brighouse & Rastrick playing music a million miles away from the competition arena.

Cory's 'Storyteller' CD gets the top spot with some incredible playing, Black Dyke celebrated the ever popular music of Paul Lovatt-Cooper and we salute the final recording for the outgoing Principal Director of Music at The Royal Marines Lt. Col Nick Grace OBE.

We've also been looking high and low, far and wide and even 'Over the Horizon' for a 'CD of the Year', and it sets a very high bench mark in the world of soprano cornet players.



Music

Project findings highlight inexcusable lack of female compositions

June 20 • Figures compiled by a new report show that 95% of classical music concerts only feature works by men.


Newmilns

SBBA continues to sow seeds for sustainable grass roots future

June 20 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is helping to strengthen the grass roots future of banding with investment in youth.


iMPS

Report & Result: 2018 Morley March & Hymn Tune

June 20 • Yorkshire Imps prove to be march wizards amid the contest traffic as they claim the honours, the money and the silverware at the popular Morley contest.


Denis Wick

All that glitters...

June 20 • John Packer Ltd has a fantastic range of golden Denis Wick mutes ready to be played...


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


Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL


York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

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


Cheshire Constabulary Band

June 20 • Cheshire police band based in Winsford & rehearsing Mondays are looking for a tutti & 3rd cornet. Great rh facilities and a smart friendly band.


Blidworth Welfare Band

June 20 • Midlands area Championship section (5th place 2018) Blidworth Welfare band require a percussionist to join us (Thursday rehearsals only apart from contest run up). Our only vacancy is now for a percussionist who can join our great team.


Stannington Brass Band

June 20 • Stannington Brass Band are looking for a soprano cornet player to join our progressive 1st section band. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.. . Rehearsals - Thursdays 8pm-10pm and Sunday 7.30pm-9.30pm


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)