Yearly Archives: 2017

Pre-Contest Concert at British Open

Birmingham Symphony Hall

On 9 September 2017, Symphony Hall in Birmingham was packed with brass band enthusiasts for the annual British Open contest. As has become tradition, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) presented a pre-contest concert in the foyer of the hall.  Read more

The Acrobats

A twist on the well-known trombone solo by J. A. Greenwood, Leigh Baker’s arrangement is for an entire trombone section.  Read more

It Was a Very Good Year

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This song, made famous by Frank Sinatra, is arranged for brass band and soloist(s) by Gavin Somerset. Several solo parts are provided, allowing many combinations of soloists.  Read more

Phase 2 of Two-Part Hymn Series Begins

This is the first release of ten tunes in the second phase Brass Crest Two-Part Hymn Series. All of these simple two-part arrangements are free to download and use. There are now a total of 130 tunes available (120 in Phase 1 and 10 in Phase 2).   Read more

New York Staff Band Begins 2017/18 Season

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) commenced its 131st season of music ministry by participating in the welcome of the cadets at the Centennial Memorial Temple in New York City.  Read more

Stavanger Band to Tour in Upper Midwest USA

Stavanger Band (Per-Erik Petersen), Summer 2017

The Stavanger Band (Bandmaster Per-Erik Petersen) from Norway will be in the United States 6 – 13 October 2017, performing in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The main event of the trip is the Scandinavian Jubilee at Rockford Temple, Illinois.  Read more

Reading Central Band at St. Giles Fair

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On Sunday, 3 September 2017, the Reading Central Band (Bandmaster Ian Clack) joined with the Oxford Salvation Army Band to participate in the blessing of the annual St. Giles Fair in Oxford.   Read more