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July 26
Three members of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain management team are helping to raise funds for bursary awards by racking up the mileage...


BrookWright

Worldwide entries for BrookWright Composition Competition

July 26 • 92 small ensemble works will battle it out for the 2021 composer prize.


Fodens

Heroes to get an early preview in London

July 26 • Foden's Band will return to Regent Hall to preview the National test-piece alongside the composer in October.


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Death of Gary Patterson

July 26 • The death has been announced of the respected teacher, educator and conductor.


David Langley

Dubai bound for Blaenavon MD

July 26 • Conductor David Langley is to start a new chapter of his career in Dubai.


Death of Dr Dennis Taylor

July 26 • The death has been announced of the hugely respected musician and academic, Dr Dennis Taylor.


Practice boost for Denis Wick

July 24 • The Covid-19 lockdown has seen sales of practice mutes surge for the award winning manufacturer.


RNCM receives boost for green credentials

July 24 • The Royal Northern College of Music will be a much greener, less carbon hungry place to learn, perform and visit in future.


Marzella insights

July 23 • Baritone star Katrina Marzella is the latest top musician to be featured on the new Yamaha Artist Insights podcast.


Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...


Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...


Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition


4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...


4BR Talking Point: A change of musical prescription

4BR Talking Point: A change of musical prescription

July 25 • Sandy Smith argues that a re-evaluation of the importance of classical music arrangements could have a lasting benefit to a post Covid brass band movement.


Brass Bands England: An open reply to Brighouse & Rastrick Band

July 8 • Brass Bands England provide a robust defence of their work, responsibilities and ambitions as they reply to the questions posed by Brighouse & Rastrick Band.


Best of Brass Festival: A Risk Assessment needed to connect to wider audience relevance

July 6 • Much to admire on the day at Halifax, but persistence, tenacity and sheer bloody-mindedness are not the characteristics banding needs in abundance if it is to make a lasting mark with the wider public on its post Covid return.


Denis Wick at 90: The musician with the golden touch

June 26 • One of the greatest influences on the sound of the modern brass player and the modern brass band has just celebrated his 90th birthday.

LP Review: The Music of Malcolm Arnold

July 26 • City of London Brass. Conductor: Geoffrey Brand. Harrow Schools' Girls Choir. Soloists: James Watson; Nigel Boddice; Frank Lloyd; Roger Harvey; John Smith. Decca Records: SB 313


Music review: Call of the Victor (Marcus Venables)

July 24 • Publisher: Brookwright Music. PDF download. Price: $44.99 (US Dollars)


Concert: Brighouse & Rastrick

July 22 • Conductor: Russell Gray. St George's Hall. Bradford. Sunday 18th July


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Regent Hall Concerts - Cor8 Horn Ensemble

Friday 16 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - W1 Brass - Brass Quintet

Friday 23 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - j5o brass quintet

Friday 30 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

July 25 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR, we invite applications from enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated individuals, who will challenge and further develop the success of the band. Based North Sheffield, 5 mins from M1 jct 35/36, with a sensible balance of concerts/contests.


The Cobham Band

July 25 • Conductor - Our existing conductor moved back up north during lockdown but we are now back rehearsing. A fourth section SCABA band, we play bandstands, concerts and contest locally. We meet at 8pm each Monday and look forward to hearing from you


Crewe Brass

July 25 • Crewe Brass, a progressive and highly motivated 3rd Section Band are looking for an Eb Bass, Tenor Horn, & Solo Trombone. So if you fancy a new challenge then simply email the Band, we'd love to hear from you ! www.crewebrass.com


Gordon Eddison

B Ed (Hons). Member AoBBA.
Conductor and Adjudicator.


               

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