HITTING NEW HEIGHTS - Glenn Van Looy talks exclusively to British Bandsman

Issue 5977

FRANKLY SPEAKING - The first of a new series by Frank Renton, this month focusing on musical education

THE GREAT TRIUMVIRATE - Tim Mutum looks at the life and times of John Gladney 

BAND OF THE DECADE

Thursday 10 August, 2017
by Tim Mutum In his editorial at the turn of the year Kenny Crookston, the Managing Editor of BB, recalled that 2017 is the 130th year of publication of British Bandsman, the oldest music magazine in the world published monthly. There were, he said, no special plans to celebrate this milestone, but in conversation we agreed that in the height of summer, one month before the anniversary of the first edition in September 1887, and as bands prepare for another round of major autumn contests, it would be interesting to nominate a band of the decade for each of the 13 decades of the life of the magazine. Generally speaking, it would be determined on major contesting victories, the defining factor for success in brass banding. Perhaps readers will have their own ideas and we would be delighted to hear them, but here are BB's 13 nominees as bands of the decade.

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