FORMIDABLE FODEN'S - Full coverage from the 2021 National Brass Band Championships

Issue 6112

HOW TO IMPRESS - Amos Miller on flourishing in a conservatoire audition

COMPOSER CAST - Liz Lane on her fascinating early musical life

DEPARTURE - Cornet star Kirsty Abbotts leaves Carlton Main


NYBBS open for entries

Sunday 17 October, 2021 Talented young brass and percussion players are invited to apply for the 2022 National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) summer course at Strathallan School in Perthshire. Read full article

Pastures new for Wilkinson

Sunday 17 October, 2021 The busy musical life of conductor and arranger, Keith Wilkinson, has taken a new turn following an invitation to work with Central Ohio Brass Band, as it regroups following the COVID-enforced break. Read full article

Carlton Main thanks Kirsty Abbotts

Saturday 16 October, 2021 The Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band has heaped praise on former principal cornet player, Kirsty Abbotts, who recently stepped down from the top chair with the Yorkshire band. Read full article

Easington's joy at sponsorship boost

Saturday 9 October, 2021 The Easington Colliery Band has enjoyed an exciting couple of weeks, following up a win at the recent Bolsover Festival of Brass with news that its sponsorship deal is to be extended. Read full article


Composer Cast: Liz Lane

Friday 15 October, 2021 Christopher Bond delves into Liz Lane's impressive musical experiences as a child and finds out more about some of her recent and current projects Read full article

A brotherly bond

Thursday 7 October, 2021 British Bandsman editor Mark Good speaks to Edward Gregson about his late brother Bram and the new double album which celebrates his considerable musical legacy. Read full article

Heroes: A heads-up

Friday 1 October, 2021 As brass bands prepare to return to the Royal Albert Hall on October 2 for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, Christopher Bond lifts the lid on test-piece Heroes and the inspiration behind the major work. Read full article

2021 Nationals back with a bang

Sunday 26 September, 2021 After a COVID-enforced absence, the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain returned to the stage on September 18-19, with First to Fourth Section bands pitting their musical wits against each in The Centaur, Cheltenham. Read full article

This one time, at band camp

Tuesday 14 September, 2021 More than 40 students from across the UK recently descended on Hesley Wood Scout Camp in Chapeltown, Sheffield, for the inaugural UniBrass Band Camp. Read full article