Issue 6092 digital May 13, 2021 - Page 3

page 3 british bandsman
The leading international brass band magazine Established 1887
Editor Mark Good
Regular Contributors and Consultants Liv Appleton Christopher Bond Julian Bright Dr Joel Collier Adam Cooke Anne Crookston Gerry Duggan Owen Farr Martin Gernon Sophie Hart Chris Helme Paul Hindmarsh Tabby Kerwin Dr Liz Lane John Maines Tim Mutum Jared McCunnie Les Neish Alex Parker Martyn Ramsay Matthew Rowe John Stirzaker ARPS Andy Straiton Rob Tompkins Glenn Van Looy Nick Walkley Richard Ward Ryan Watkins Dr Keith Wilkinson Allan Withington Malcolm Wood Carl Woodman
While there has been no shortage of challenges faced by bands over the past year , there have been some stories to provide grounds for optimism . Among the shining lights has been Foden ' s Band , which has been working hard on a range of diverse projects enhancing everything from its local area to the wider banding community .
As it celebrates another major funding award , band manager and long-serving principal cornet player of the Sandbach organisation , Mark Wilkinson , speaks to British Bandsman about Foden ' s and its ongoing successes while also reflecting on his own distinguished career . If you ' re on the move , listen to the interview in the latest BB : On the Record podcast .
Like many events , UniBrass is unable to take place in its usual form in 2021 . However , the organisation is working hard behind the scenes and is now celebrating the launch of its debut album , featuring a whole host of university bands , with members having carefully recorded their individual parts at home while they have been unable to meet together . Read all about the daring project later in this edition .
Black Dyke Band has been taking further steps to celebrate its heritage , uncertainty remains over the route out of lockdown for Scotland ' s non-professional musicians and bands are being encouraged to sign up to a new mental health charter - it ' s all in BB .
Have a good week .
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