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Black Dyke

Black Dyke ready for double festival appearances

The Yorkshire champion is putting the final preparations in place for its performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival as well as its own event in Huddersfield in June.

January 26, 2023


Higgins

RPS Award nomination for Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra'

Gavin Higgins' immense work is nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award — whilst conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Nardus Williams also gain recognition for their work.

January 26, 2023


Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.

January 25, 2023


Census

First Musicians' Census launched

A new census of musicians throughout the UK is looking to provide an accurate picture of the industry and what help it, and the people who work in it, need.

January 25, 2023


Unite

Beazer double as Unite look forward to new year

Unite the Union Band celebrated a fine 2022 at their recent awards evening — but they are mow looking ahead to see what the new year brings.

January 25, 2023


RNCM

RNCM prepares for enthralling Brass Band Festival

The RNCM in Manchester is getting ready to welcome world class bands and performers to enthral audiences at this year's Brass Band Festival.

January 25, 2023


UniBrass

UniBrass announces contest line-ups

There is sure to be a great competitive atmosphere at the forthcoming UniBrass Championships — with titles and European qualification on offer.

January 24, 2023


Marines

Marines head north for concert double

The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood will head to Huddersfield and Hull with their unique brand of entertainment.

January 24, 2023


NM Brass

Norwegian bands set focus on return to National challenges

The line-up of bands that will take part in the Norwegian National Championships has been announced.

January 24, 2023


Wales

St David's Day celebration link in Brecon

The Band of the Prince of Wales will link up with local choirs to hep celebrate the Patron Saint of Wales.

January 24, 2023


Denis wICK

New lead roles and additions at Denis Wick

New management roles and additions to the worldwide Performance Artists stable has been announced by Denis Wick Products.

January 24, 2023


Foden

Past, present and future for Foden's at home and at RNCM Festival

A new 'Heritage Centre' will help secure the future as well celebrate the National Champion's rich history, whilst their RNCM appearance this weekend will do the same...

January 24, 2023


Fountain

Fountain and Tredegar ready for Concerto link

The principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to performing the famous Hummel 'Trumpet Concerto' with Tredegar Band at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.

January 24, 2023


Stevenage

London & SC Area line-ups confirmed

The list of competing bands at Stevenage this year have been confirmed — with 78 competitors taking to the stage.

January 24, 2023


bANDSTAND

Radio: Sunday Bandstand 22nd January

More great music to enjoy as we move into 2023 with Chris Helme.

January 24, 2023


Katy Jones

Interview with Katy Jones

We talk to the principal trombone of the Halle Orchestra to find out more about her musical life and her commitment to ensuring the next generation of youngsters get the same chances she had to enjoy music making on their own terms.

January 23, 2023


Aobba

Optimism and confidence from Adjudicators

The AGM of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators was full of positivity as organisation looks to the future starting at the Areas in a few weeks time.

January 23, 2023


Jones

A weenie bit of percussion help for the Areas

If you are in need of some expert percussion advice and help then all you need to do is get in touch with Cory's Steve 'Weenie' Jones.

January 23, 2023


Welsh Open

Cross border entertainment set for Newport

14 bands will head to the Riverfront Theatre in Newport in February to provide the entertainment at the Welsh Open.

January 23, 2023


ENO

ACE U-turn gives ENO funding reprieve

A concerted campaign of protest and support has seen Arts Council England reverse its funding cut to English National Opera for at least another year.

January 23, 2023


Paul Hindmarsh

Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

In a special extended podcast interview we talk to Paul Hindmarsh about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival — his last as Artistic Director.

January 22, 2023


Hammonds

The smile says it all...

A service of Remembrance brought a smile to the faces at City Hall in Bradford on the weekend.

January 22, 2023


Malcolm Arnold

Essay prize on offer for Malcolm Arnold brass focus

Students with an interest in the great brass music of Malcolm Arnold have the chance to put their thoughts into writing.

January 22, 2023


Maunders

Wantage announce Maunders link for Newbury Festival

The Wantage Band will premiere a new work by award winning composer Florence Anna Maunders at the Newbury Festival in May.

January 22, 2023


Fodens

Foden's and Gray partner ConductIT project

Foden's preparation and performances under Russell Gray are now part of the worldwide (and free) ConductIT programme.

January 21, 2023




Black Dyke

Black Dyke ready for double festival appearances

January 26 • The Yorkshire champion is putting the final preparations in place for its performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival as well as its own event in Huddersfield in June.


Higgins

RPS Award nomination for Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra'

January 26 • Gavin Higgins' immense work is nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award — whilst conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Nardus Williams also gain recognition for their work.


Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

January 25 • We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.


Census

First Musicians' Census launched

January 25 • A new census of musicians throughout the UK is looking to provide an accurate picture of the industry and what help it, and the people who work in it, need.


Boarshurst Silver Band - Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band

Sunday 29 January • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW


Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


City of Oxford Silver Band

January 28 • CORNET VACANCY. Do you live near Oxford and looking for a band to play in? We have exciting opportunities for brass and percussion players who are keen to join a friendly and inclusive musical group.


Concert Brass Poynton

January 28 • Tired of Contesting? Concert Brass Poynton seek a Bass, Front Row Cornet and Trombone player. Not a learner band. Higher section players should enjoy our rehearsal. Rehearing Weds, 8.00 to 10.00pm in Poynton (between Stockport & Macclesfield.


Mereside Brass

January 27 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events


James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


               

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