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BrassFestUK Music Released

Published on April 21st, 2017

The piece of music commissioned for this year’s BrassFestUK 2017 event, has now been released and published by Pennine Music. Entitled ‘The Spirit of Brass’, the work is to be recorded by the Cory Band and is an... Read More


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Several New Arrivals At Stalybridge Old

Published on April 21st, 2017

The Stalybridge Old Band are happy to announce several new signings, in time for the Buxton Contest. Beverley Harper signs from the Diggle Band and will be on cornet for the contest, prior to moving to... Read More


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Death of Gordon Langford Announced

Published on April 21st, 2017

A4B has learned of the passing of prolific Brass Band arranger and composer, Gordon Langford. Born in Middlesex in 1930, Langford studied the piano at an early age and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy... Read More


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Lucy Pankhurst Joins BBE Music Panel

Published on April 20th, 2017

Brass Bands England are very pleased to confirm that Lucy Pankhurst has agreed to join our Music Panel for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. BBE has recently worked with Lucy on the... Read More


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Southern Counties Youth Get The PLC Treatment

Published on April 20th, 2017

The Southern Counties Youth band (SCYB) held its 3rd annual residential course last week under the musical direction of Paul Lovatt-Cooper. Paul, paying his first visit to SCYB, rehearsed a full programme of music including a... Read More


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New Foden’s Composition For Band Room Fund

Published on April 20th, 2017

To help raise funds for the ‘Restoration Appeal’ Andy Scott (the bands composer in residence) has offered to write a commission dedicated to Jimmie Charles with the highest pledge towards the commission going to the fund.... Read More


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Soprano Pain Eased At Blackburn and Darwen

Published on April 18th, 2017

Blackburn and Darwen are pleased to announce the arrival of Kenny Pain on soprano cornet, allowing Rob Speakman to move over to our flugel chair. Kenny joins the band having previously played for British Open contenders,... Read More


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Brighouse Open European Doors

Published on April 18th, 2017

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band will be hosting an open rehearsal in the Brighouse Methodist Church on Tuesday 25th April in preparation for the European Championships later that week. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band will be... Read More


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Long Service Commemorated At Aldbourne Band

Published on April 18th, 2017

At a recent post-concert celebration Aldbourne musical director, David Johnson, shared some words of appreciation of the long service of 2nd Baritone player, Lionel Barnes, in recognition of his amazing 61 years in the band. ‘Li’... Read More


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