The sounds of the 2017 European Brass Band Championships captured on live recordings from the Kursaal Concert Hall, Oostende, Belgium. A two-disc set.
Friday, 17 March 2017, brought together 66 enthusiastic brass and percussion players, 30 members of the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance), two incredible guests, two support staff, and three pastoral officers gathered at Star Lake Lodge in Bloomingale, New Jersey, for the 2017 Future All-Stars weekend. This year’s special guests were James and Thomas Fountain, two young cornet/trumpet soloists with British brass band and Salvation Army background.
The Amsterdam Staff Band and Songsters joined for their first Autumn Concert on 12 November 2016. The concert featured guest cornet soloist Thomas Fountain. During the concert, flügelhorn legend Menno van der Woude was honored on his retirement from the Staff Band.
The Virtuosi GUS Band celebrates its 80th anniversary, conducted by John Berryman, who will soon retire after 54 years of association with the band.
Cornetist Thomas Fountain was the guest soloist at this year’s Annual Spring Festival held by the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) on 31 March 2012 at Enfield Baptist Church.