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Down Memory Lane: Issue 6075

Tuesday 12 January, 2021

We take a look in the British Bandsman archives at the stories hitting the headlines in years gone by...

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Ten years ago:

British Bandsman | January 8, 2011 | Issue 5647

Brass musicians honoured John Wallace, principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, was honoured in HM The Queen’s New Year Honours with the award of CBE.


Death of Brassed Off star

The death was announced this week of Pete Postlethwaite, Oscar nominated star of countless films and television productions, but who will be most remembered among brass band aficionados for his role as Danny, the conductor of the fictional Grimley Colliery Band in the 1996 movie, Brassed Off.


Scotland’s representative at the forthcoming European Brass Band Championships, Kingdom Brass, has announced the appointment of Anne Crookston as its new associate conductor. S


Twenty-five years ago:

British Bandsman | January 6, 1996 | Issue 4864

Euro 2000 venue search

The British Federation of Brass Bands is currently looking at major venues up and down the country with a view to organising the Boosey and Hawkes European Brass Band Championship in 2000.


Keith heads west

Keith Wilkinson is quitting the British band scene to take up a new job within the Salvation Army in the United States of America in the early part of the new year.


Williams Fairey announces two new signings: Rob Westacott on repiano and Kevin Tears on second horn.


Fifty years ago:

British Bandsman | January 9, 1971 | Issue 3591

Crystal Palace Cup for National Championship

The news that the Crystal Palace Challenge Cup is to be a feature again of the National Brass Band Championship will be welcomed by brass bands throughout Britain. 


New appointment at Black Dyke

The appointment of Mr Dennis Carr as resident conductor of Black Dyke Mills Band has now been announced.


Friday Night is Music Night from Kettering

A glamorous line-up of top musicians came to Kettering when the BBC radio programme Friday Night is Music Night was broadcast live from the Central Hall.