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Product: Product review: Brand plastic mouthpieces

August 3, 2020
A combination of Swiss engineering precision and allergy free plastic looks to make an impression on being the name on lips of a growing niche market.


Product: CD review: The Origin of the Species

August 2, 2020
Virtuoso Victorian Brass Music
The Wallace Collection
Conductor: Simon Wright
Soloist: John Wallace
Nimbus Recordings: NI 5470


Product: LP review: British Music for Brass Band

July 26, 2020
Black Dyke Mills Band
Conductors: Major Peter Parkes & Roy Newsome
RCA Red Seal 25078


Product: CD review: Foursome for Brass

July 21, 2020
Music for Brass Quartette
Derek Garside; William David Thomas; Haydn Harris; Lyndon Baglin
SAYDISC Records: CDSDL 254


Product: Instrument review: pBugle

July 13, 2020
The latest addition to the Warwick Music Group stable of plastic instruments seems something of an anomaly, but it could also kick start another education revolution...


Product: CD review: Music for Isolation

July 12, 2020
Rie Takeuchi & Gideon Juckes
Digital Album
Gururiyoza Records


Product: LP review: Festival of Championship Brass

July 7, 2020
Featuring: Black Dyke; Brighouse & Rastrick; City of Coventry; Cory; CWS (Manchester); Fairey; Grimethorpe; GUS (Footwear); Hampshire Youth; Ransome, Hoffman & Pollard; Rochdale; Stanshawe; Tredegar Junior; Yorkshire Imperial
Decca Recordings: STBC 7-9


Product: Instrument review: Besson BE120 Prodige cornet

June 29, 2020
The student model market place is highly competitive, so has Besson struck the right balance on cost and quality with its revamped and upgraded 'Prodige' cornet?


Book review: James Ord Hume

June 28, 2020
The March King
Dr Timothy Thirst
Price: £15.95 (paperback) (UK)


Product: LP review: Golden Melodies

June 27, 2020
The National Brass Band
Conductor: Geoffrey Brand
Soloists: Jim Shepherd, Gordon Higginbottom, Derek Southcott, Ray Farr, Brian Evans
K-tel Records: ONE 1075


Product: CD review: Nigel Clarke — Mysteries of the Horizon

June 20, 2020
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Conductors: Nigel Clarke, David Thornton, Sandy Smith
Soloist: Harmen Vanhoorne
Naxos Recordings: 8.574097


Product: Product review: Denis Wick mute corks

June 14, 2020
Mute corks for cornet to tuba
Denis Wick London
Prices: Vary


Product: LP review: Carnaval

June 11, 2020
Wynton Marsalis
Eastman Wind Ensemble
Conductor: Donald Hunsberger
CBS Records Masterworks
CB 331


Book: Brass Bands of the World: Militarism, Colonial Legacies, and local Music Making

June 10, 2020
Edited by: Suzel Ana Reily and Katherine Brucher
SOAS Musicology Series
Ashgate Publishing


Product: LP review: Alex Owen 60th Anniversary

May 27, 2020
Besses o' th' Barn Band
Conductors: Alec Evans & Roy Newsome
Soloists: Peter Read, Graham McEvoy, Andrew Snelson
Chandos Recordings: BBR 1009


Product: Product review: BG Trumpet Combo Pack

May 26, 2020
Trumpet Lead Pipe, Valve Casing and Mouthpiece Swabs
Price: £57.99


Product: CD review: The Jungle Book

May 21, 2020
Cory Band
Conductor: Philip Harper
Narration: Frank Renton
World of Sound Recordings: CD WOS156


Product: CD review: Heritage

May 15, 2020
Celebrating 150 Years of the Milnrow Band
Conductor: Dennis Hadfield
Featuring: David Morris
KMJ Recordings: MB001


Product: LP review: Grimethorpe Special

May 14, 2020
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Featuring: Besses o' th' Barn Band
Narrator: Valerie Solti
Decca Records: HEAD14


Product: CD review: Preludes, Rags and Cakewalks

May 11, 2020
Debussy, Joplin and the influence of ragtime on French music
The Symphonic Brass of London
Conductor: Eric Crees
MPR Recordings: MPR005




Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Foss Dyke Band

July 19 • Foss Dyke would like to invite applications for MD. You will have a very pro active committee to support you, and the band currently has only 1 empty chair, with well attended rehearsals. The bandroom has just had a complete refit, Covid ready.


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.
Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger


               

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