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The leading international brass band magazine Established 1887
Editor Mark Good
Regular Contributors and Consultants Liv Appleton Brett Baker Christopher Bond Julian Bright 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
The dust is settling on a remarkable few days of brass band music making in Birmingham . When the announcement came that Brass Bands England was to organise the 2022 European Brass Band Festival ( brought forward from 2024 and relocating from Sage Gateshead to Birmingham ' s Symphony Hall ), many observers looked on with keen interest at how the events would unfold . Unfold they did - and very successfully so , it has to be said . From the contests to the wider aspects of this festival , BBE has rightly earned many plaudits over the past week or so . Read on for in-depth coverage from the European Brass Band Festival .
John Stirzaker reports from the North American Brass Band Championships , still available to watch via BrassPass . tv .
Elsewhere , the player merry-go-round seems to be in full swing , with a host of leading bands welcoming new signings to their ranks over the past few days . BB brings you all the comings and goings .
Details of the funeral of Richard Evans have been announced - they ' re contained in this week ' s edition of BB .
The contesting action continues this weekend , as bands descend on Blackpool for the Spring Festival . If you ' re taking to the stage , good luck .
Mark Good , Editor .
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