MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Whitburn claims historic seventh consecutive Scottish Open title

Issue 6119

SIX IN A ROW - Valaisia victorious at Swiss Championship

FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE - Brett Baker meets American music dynamo, Lee Harrelson

News

Registration rules to change

Friday 3 December, 2021 Brass bands competing under the Brass Band Players Registry (BBP Registry) can look forward to three major changes to registration rules from January 2022. Read full article

Wantage to bring The Snowman to the stage

Tuesday 30 November, 2021 Whether it’s settling down for a festive film or hearing the sound of a brass band playing carols, everyone has their own signs that Christmas is coming. Now Wantage Band is combining the two elements as it prepares to welcome audiences to its performances of family favourite, The Snowman. Read full article

Gregson's anger at rogue recordings

Friday 19 November, 2021 Renowned composer Edward Gregson has hit out at the production of illegal recordings at live brass band events after rogue videos of one of his latest works gained thousands of views online. Read full article

Features

Magnificent seven

Sunday 5 December, 2021 Eoin Tonner looks back at the Scottish Open, while Helen Douthwaite-Teasdale reflects on the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge. Read full article

The brass band time capsule - Gwyn Thomas

Thursday 18 November, 2021 Gwyn Thomas caught the banding bug as an eight-year-old sitting in the audience at the National Brass Band Championships. Twenty-seven years later, he would play a major role in a win at the same event that would seal his band’s place in the history books. Read full article

Soli's success in the Netherlands

Thursday 11 November, 2021 Like bands far and wide, ensembles in the Netherlands have sorely missed getting together to perform. That all changed recently, when bands from across the country descended on Utrecht for the 2021 Netherlands Brass Band Championships. Read full article

Making an impression

Wednesday 3 November, 2021 Teenager Andrew McMillan recently made history as the first tenor horn player to embark on the BMus degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Read full article