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BB On the Record: Sandy Smith on 'lost' test-pieces and the need to restructure

Sunday 12 April, 2020

British Bandsman is proud to introduce a new podcast series called BB On the Record, taking an in-depth look at the hot topics in the brass band world.

Episode one sees British Bandsman editor Mark Good hear from Sandy Smith following Sandy's appointment to the panel which selects music for the Regionals and National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Sandy speaks candidly about 'lost' test-pieces, works which have fallen off the radar of contest organisers - and the need for them to return.

With the dust having settled on the 2020 Regionals, Sandy reflects on what he heard, offers his views on the gap between the Championship and First Section and says the time has come for change.