TAKING ON THE TUBA - BB meets rising star, Sarah Billard

Issue 6066

CULTURE RECOVERY - Black Dyke receives £76,000 funding boost

DEAFENING SILENCE - Liv Appleton imagines a life without the arts


Webinar to lift the lid on digital banding success

Thursday 22 October, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic – and its ensuring restrictions – has made it more important than ever for bands to have a slick, engaging online presence. Following his band’s impressive showing at the recent Cory online championship, Downshire Brass musical director Michael Alcorn is to lead a webinar on producing impactful online productions. Read full article

Brassband Willebroek to inspire next generation

Monday 19 October, 2020 Brassband Willebroek is well-known for its work in nurturing young performers on their path to musical success. Now the leading Belgian outfit is establishing a new course to inspire even more young people to enjoy their brass band music making. Read full article

Youngsters from Scotland and Africa join forces

Wednesday 14 October, 2020 Young brass players from Africa and Scotland have come together to play as one in a moving tribute to the empowerment of young people from disadvantaged communities in Liberia, Rwanda and Uganda by helping them to learn valuable life skills through brass music education. Read full article

Fountain City reflects on Cory contest delight

Tuesday 13 October, 2020 Few bands can claim to have tasted victory in a brass band contest over the past few months – but celebrations were in order for Fountain City Brass Band from Kansas City, Missouri, recently after it triumphed in Cory Band’s online championship. Read full article