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Jeans

Lord Jeans reaches landmark

September 24, 2020
Lord Blaston of Leicestershire — aka trombone star and conductor, Chris Jeans has been celebrating his 60th birthday today...


GUS Band

New signings boost GUS ranks ahead of Area challenge

March 06, 2020
The GUS Band will take to the stage at Bedworth with two new cornet players in the ranks.


Sheppard

New role for Sheppard at GUS

January 28, 2020
The GUS Band has strengthened its musical connection to composer Mike Sheppard.


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New trom signing at GUS

November 28, 2019
The GUS Band has welcomed the signing of their new solo trombone player Alan Gifford.


Signings

New signings at GUS

November 12, 2019
Two signings join the ranks at GUS Band.


Nathan Waterman

GUS to give Royal send off to Waterman

October 08, 2019
This weekend will see the respected Nathan Waterman take his final bow with the GUS Band.


Sheppard

GUS link with new composer in residence

August 31, 2019
The GUS Band has announced a Composer in Residence musical partnership with Mike Sheppard.


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The name of The GUS Band returns to the stage

May 01, 2019
One of the most evocative names in banding has made a rebranded return.


Jeans

Seascapes return for Jeans

March 08, 2019
Chris Jeans has enjoyed his return to tackling 'Seascapes', 31 years after he first played it in winning the National title with Desford at the Royal Albert Hall.


cHRIS jENS

Chris Jeans takes baton at GUS Band

November 27, 2018
The acclaimed trombone soloist takes on the role of Artistic Director of Music with Midlands champion, GUS Band


David Read

Legends of Brass — Episode 2: David Read (Part 1)

October 25, 2018
In the first of a two part interview 4BR Editor Iwan Fox taks to David Read MBE about his playing career...


GUS Band

GUS add youth to their Albert Hall experience

October 02, 2018
The Midlands Champion has added the signing of talented young percussionist to their ranks at the Royal Albert Hall.


Cross

Death of Terry Hext

September 27, 2018
The death has been announced of former GUS Band trombonist and highly respected conductor and music retailer Terry Hext.


Cooke

Cooke circumnavigates to new musical port in Stavanger

September 12, 2018
The five year partnership between Adam Cooke and GUS Band will end later this year as he moves to Norway to become the full time Resident Conductor at Stavanger.


Bedworth

Report & Result: 2018 Midland Regional Championships: Championship Section

March 11, 2018
Virtuosi GUS makes it five wins in a row in Bedworth as they head to London from the number 1 draw with Desford in tow.


Virtuosi GUS

Youth and experience added to Virtuosi GUS line-up

February 05, 2018
Two new signings add to the ranks at Virtuosi GUS ahead of Area title defence.


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Butlins champion boosted by pre-Skegness signings

January 07, 2018
Virtuosi GUS will defend their Butlins title with a trio of new signings.


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Young stars get deserved Christmas gifts at Virtuosi GUS

December 29, 2017
Two rising stars received special gifts for Christmas from Virtuosi GUS


Matthew White

GUS take White approach

September 08, 2017
Midlands Area champion Virtuosi GUS sign Matthew White as their new solo euphonium.


Games at Bedworth

Report & Results: 2017 Midlands Championships: Championship Section

March 12, 2017
An impressive Virtuosi GUS emphatically make it four wins in a row in Bedworth, as a rejuvenated Thoresby Colliery join them in Kensington in October.


GUS celebrate Butlins win

World Rankings — February update

February 04, 2017
Virtuosi GUS's win at Butlins sees the Midlands-based band march in to top 10.


Virtuosi GUS celebrate

Report & Results: 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 15, 2017
Virtuosi GUS takes the £10,000 and first place in the Blue Riband event at Skegness bringing to an end Flowers Butlins dominance.


Virtuosi GUS

Personal link brings bands together for charity cause

September 02, 2016
Virtuosi GUS and Staines Lammas Bands come together to help a wonderful charitable cause.


Simon and the team

Gresswell helps boost GUS foundations

April 12, 2016
Yamaha Neo Performing artist Simon Gresswell has been helping boost the confidence of the foundation builders at Virtuosi GUS Band.


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GUS to celebrate Gregson 70th

March 19, 2016
The newly crowned Midlands Regional Champions, Virtuosi GUS will be celebrating the 70th birthday of composer Edward Gregson next month.




Mod For

Free and fit mind support for children from Mode for...

January 16 • Tabby Kerwin has provided a fantastic free resource to help families during these challenging educational times.


St Dennis

New trombone addition to St Dennis ranks

January 16 • The experienced Dylan Brewer takes the solo trombone seat at St Dennis Band to extend a family link stretching back a century.


pAUL wILLIAMS

New Year honours and anticipation for Lewis Merthyr

January 16 • Welsh band pays tribute to stalwart player as they look forward to exciting developments in 2021.


Black Dyke

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

January 15 • Despite the restrictions and the weather there is still a little bit of fun to be had if you want to play together..


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Foss Dyke Band

January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


               

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