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Thursday, 4 August 2016

JULY / AUGUST EDITION OUT NOW!



JULY / AUGUST EDITION OUT NOW!

FEATURING:

THE BBW INTERVIEW - PARALLEL REALITIES
Christopher Thomas talks to David Thornton about breaking boundaries and thrilling audiences

KNOW THE SCORE - TRIUMPH OVER TIME
Composer, Peter Graham, revisits the Belle Vue of 1973 - inspiration for his 2016 British Open test

LET’S DEBATE - ‘TIME FOR A RETHINK’
Edward Gregson offers a composer’s view of the big contest test-piece and says it’s time to ‘rebalance’

PRO PRACTICE
Besson Artist and international tuba soloist, Les Neish, advises stay flexible when warming-up

PRO PLATFORM - TO BOLDLY GO...
Oliver Fitzgerald-Lombard interviews Robert Samuel - former Cory Band player - to find out about his globetrotting life as Second Trumpet with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

BBW CASTAWAY
Jim Hayes (or should that be Jonny Midnight?) selects his after dark, desert island listening

YOUNG VOICES
Young Willebroek’s Jonas Violet tells Mark Good what makes him tick

BBW CENTRE BAND
America’s premier collegiate brass band - James Maddison University

EDUCATION AND CAREERS
Brass Education and career ‘opp’s as students await their all-important examination results.
Featured in this useful focus:
Trinity College London
ABRSM
Bryantson School
Chetham’s School of Music
Royal Air Force
Royal Marines
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
University of Huddersfield
Yamaha Class Band scheme
Plus, Steve Legge compares music education stateside with the UK

NEWS
Butlins ramps up the X-facto, Brighouse and Rastrick at Carfest, Black Dyke’s heritage developments, the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland in Norway, the latest pre-contest season signings and Osaka Competition opens for entries

…AND ANOTHER THING
Guest wit, John Barber, unearths the folklore of learning the hard way

RANKINGS
Which bands have a crack at taking the No. 1 slot in September and which Australasian band has forged ahead?

REVIEWS OF THE LATEST CD RELEASES:
Dreamtimes - Steven Mead
Music in the Air - The Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Musicals - The Household Troops Band of the SA

NEW MUSIC REVIEWS OF:
Philip Wilby’s The Pilgrim’s Progress - Triumphonic
Dave Collins’ Broadway Boogie - Prima Vista Musikk
Dan Hall’s Colours in the Rain - Prima Vista Musikk

CONCERT REVIEWS
Cory at the Welsh Proms
Black Dyke Festival Gala Concert

PRODUCTS
The new Mike Lovatt Smith-Watkins Trumpet
Besson’s new tuba
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BRASS BUSINESS
Hayes Music relocates and gets bigger and better
Geneva acquires Amati USA and plans glittering New York Queen Mary instrument launch

DIARY DATES
What’s on around the World in August and September

THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
Alan Jenkins
Allan Withington
Christopher Thomas
Chris Turner
Craig Roberts
Dan Price
David Childs
Edward Gregson
Evan Sayer, Gordon Simpson
Ian Clowes - Goldy Solutions
John Barber
Jonathan Crowhurst
Katrina Marzella
Lisa Fitzgerald-Lombard
Les Neish
Mark Good
Nezzy
Nicola Bland
Nick Walkley
Oliver Fitzgerald-Lombard
Paul McGhee
Peter Graham
Rita Arendz
Rodney Newton
Steve Legge


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Monday, 13 June 2016

JUNE EDITION OUT NOW!



JUNE EDITION OUT NOW
FEATURING

PERCUSSION FOCUS
A guide to the percussion section and percussion playing by top experts:

International percussion soloist and Yamaha Artist, Simone Rebello, on percussion as a rising solo voice

Cory Principal Percussionist, James Andrews, ask if the Aluphone could be the next contest debutante

Kit drummer, Steve Jones, mixes it up a little highlights his basic perfect kit

Gavin Pritchard’s top tips for the percussion novice

Former LSO percussionist - Rodney Newton tunes into ‘timps’

CBSO Percussion Leader, Adrian Spillett, says ‘don’t get pigeonholed’.

THE BBW INTERVIEW - DAME OF PERCUSSION
Grammy award-winning Evelyn Glennie
on her life, career and brass bands

THE BRASS BAND WORLD
UK National Finals judges released, Brass in Concert announces draw and judges, the national youth bands of Great Britain gather, Scottish band prepares for European Brass/Wind Festival in Germany and Yamaha sings Le Yu.

YOUNG VOICES
Charlotte Horsfield is steeped in brass bands -
Mark Goods meets the solo trombonist

BBW CENTRE BAND
Mach 5 for Danish Champion, Concord Brass Band

RANKINGS
Which band has shot up 37 places?

MUSICAL ‘THUGGERY’
European Champion conductor, Philip Harper, asks if creativity is being ‘mugged’ by modern composers and argues that major contests are setting poor quality test-pieces

PRO PRACTICE
Besson Artist and international tuba soloist, Les Neish, advises about how to engage an audience

BBW CASTAWAY
Composer, Jan Van der Roost, chooses
his 60th birthday desert island listening

HIDDEN MUSICIANS
Professor Michael Alcorn charts the significant, but hitherto uncharted role of Irish bands in the development of brass banding

A GOLDEN STATE
Rodney Newton goes banding in California

REVIEWS
Recordings from Evelyn Glennie, Cory and Septura, plus the low-down on the new and fresh Steven Mead solo CD; the latest repertoire from Boosey and Hawkes; reviews of the Elgar Howarth/Royal Academy of Music, Peter Parkes Tribute and King’s Division concerts; brass stars reviews the Alliance euphonium and baritone mouthpieces, New Generation gig bags from tomandwill.com and Wessex Tubas launches the new Super Tenor Trombone and the Festivo Euphonium

AND ANOTHER THING
John Barber’s take on the Whit Friday spectacle

DIARY DATES
What’s on around the World in June and July

THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
Ben Stratford,
Christopher Thomas,
Chris Turner,
CSgt. Greg Paulett,
David Childs,
Gary Curtin,
Gavin Pritchard,
Gordon Simpson,
Helen Williams,
Ian Clowes - Goldy Solutions,
Jack Lapthorn,
James Andrews,
James McLeod,
John Barber,
Katrina Marzella,
Lisa Fitzgerald-Lombard,
Les Neish,
Malcolm Wood,
Mark Good,
Matthew Fletcher,
Nezzy,
Nicola Bland,
Nick Walkley,
Nigel Seaman,
Philip Harper,
Philip Morris,
Professor Michael Alcorn,
 Rodney Newton,

Simone Rebello,
Steve Jack, 
Steven Jones,
Thomas Dunne

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