Full coverage of the two-weekend Scottish Festival in Perth
Contest favourites have toppled and some top seeded bands have reclaimed titles – read our coverage of 12 contests from around the world, including six ‘National’ championships and Brass in Concert
Christopher Turner, founder of Online Brass Lessons and Cornet Professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, explains how students can get quality tuition using the latest cyber technology
Les Neish goes head-to-head with fellow ‘pro’ tubist, Andy Duncan and leading exponent of the baton, Russell Gray, offers conductors sound advice about extending their ‘shelf-life’
What made it onto BBW’s list of ‘highs’ and what landed on the ‘lows’ list?
Plan your summer holidays with BBW’s 2016 tour and summer school guide
Robert Childs, Richard Evans, Garry Cutt, Philip Harper and John Maines pen their wish lists to BBW’s Santa – there was a recurring theme, so band players - watch out!!
With BBW’s gift guide
John Barber, Director of the Love Music Trust, the Music Education Hub and Principal Trombone of Foden’s Band, debates the efficacy of First Access/Wider Opportunities lessons for young brass instrumental learners
One-time LSO percussionist, brass band and orchestral composer, Rodney Newton in his 70th year
Mark Good meets former Tredegar and current Black Dyke euphonium player, Daniel Thomas
Flowers in seasonal Swiss concerts
The latest CD releases from Grimethorpe, Cory and the Royal Marines bands, plus the 2015 National Highlights disc; LSO Brass in concert and Tredegar at the old Vic Variety Night; the new book by top trumpeter, Gerard Presencer, new music for your festive concert from Obrasso and the new Gold Brass Besson tenor horn, developed by Owen Farr.
News from around the globe
With Gordon Simpson
Which band finished the year at the top of the Brass Band World Rankings?
Full run-down of RNCM Festival and Butlin’s Festival programmes, plus more events for your diary from the international brass band scene
The world’s favourite brass band magazine launches
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