At the end of another busy season, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) was sad to say farewell to Jonathan Rowsell.
The sun shone and shone and shone all day and there was a real “feelgood” factor at the 90th Annual West of England Bandsmen’s Festival on Saturday, 21 June 2014. Crowds flocked to Molinnis Park in the village of Bugle and all was well with the brass band community of Cornwall and beyond as 30 bands thrilled the audience with a wonderful day of music-making.
On Friday, 13 June 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) presented a charity concert at the Holy Trinity Church, Fareham. The concert was in aid of the “High Time” project at the church, which aims to restore the iconic landmark clock and tower.
This recording features bass trombonist Ben van Dijk of the Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra, playing solos composed and arranged by Steven Verhelst and accompanied by the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman).