Quintessence, a recording of music by Robert Redhead, has been nominated for the prestigious “Band CD of the Year” by Brass Band World magazine. Fairey Band, directed by John Ward, performed tracks which are a representation of this Salvationist composer’s output.
For the 70th time, Enfield Citadel Band presented a Pre-Contest Festival before the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. This year’s concert was held at St. Pancras Church. The guest soloist was tenor horn virtuoso Owen Farr. The band was conducted by Iain Parkhouse of Croydon Citadel, who graciously stepped in after the recent departure of former bandmaster Jonathan Corry for a new appointment in the United States.
This recording from the Co-operative Funeralcare Band, conducted by John Ward, features transcriptions of works by some of history’s great composers. Guest soloists include Steve Stewart (trumpet), Owen Farr (tenor horn) and Davur Juul Magnussen (trombone).
The fourth installment in the popular series of recordings by Cory Band, conducted by Philip Harper,
76 young musicians of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band spent 4 days of their Christmas holiday rehearsing under the baton of guest conductor Richard Evans and the instruction of guest soloist Owen Farr.