Welsh giant tops European fraternity in Lille - full coverage of the 39th European Brass Band Championships by our team in France: Steven Mead - Championship Section European battle; Brenden Wheeler - Challenge Section; Russell Gray - Soloists Competition; Malcolm Wood - European Youth Championships; and David Hirst - Gala Concert
Major new work commissioned to mark Battle of Somme, and Iles and Mortimer medallists announced.
Mark Good chats to euphonium player, Chris Flynn, who has just picked up a brace of Scottish Championship titles
WANT TO PLAY FOR A BETTER BAND?
Leading educator, Paul Cosh, has some ideas
Dr. Robert Childs chats to the inspirational elder statesman as he reaches 90 this month.
Les Neish takes a load off by facing our stage fears.
David Childs chats to Paul Young, Principal Trumpet of the Ulster Orchestra, about how life has changed for the professional musician
BBW CASTAWAY WITH KATRINA MARZELLA
Black Dyke’s Principal Cornet, Richard Marshall, gears up for Christmas on his desert island
Steve Jack samples the excitement and exuberance at the UK’s National Youth Brass Band Championships
BBW CENTRE BAND
The very positive Section 1 Scottish Champion - Tullis Russell Mills Band
With Gordon Simpson of Brassstats.com looks at the successful Cory / Philip Sparke European connection
The latest CD releases from Septura, Black Dyke and Jacques Mauger, and a Q&A with the French trombonist; the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens sheet music from Hal Leonard; the latest Philip Harper and Darrol Barry titles from Wright and Round; reviews of the Royal Marines’ Mountbatten Festival and The Gregson Connection Virtuosi GUS concert; Smith-Watkins gets set to launch the new Mike Lovatt Trumpet, mouthpieces for the modern player from the Alliance stable, Wallace Mutes conquer the European stage, LefreQue bridges the world and the historic publishing stable, Wright and Round, launches new website
From Canada to Japan - What’s on around the world in May and June
AND ANOTHER THING
John Barber, discovers the ultimate excuse for not attending band practice. Cartoon by Nezzy