This recording features the five test pieces used for the British Regionals contests in 2019. Each is recorded by one of the premier brass bands, including Desford, Cory, Virtuosi GUS, Black Dyke, and Foden’s.
The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) has announced its first-ever Composer Contest. The contest is open to all composers except current members of the New York Staff Band. The composer of the winning piece will receive a $500 travel voucher and full accommodations for a trip to the premiere performance in New York City in 2018.
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.