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  • Brass in Concert Championship announces 2016 judges The organisers of the Brass in Concert Championship, which will be held at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 20 November in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman, have revealed the line-up of adjudicators for the 40th Festival . As extensively reported in the banding press, a new system was introduced four years ago […]

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  • Brass in Concert announces 2016 line-up   The organisers of the 40th Brass in Concert Festival, to be held on 19-20 November at Sage Gateshead in association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman, have announced the line-up of contenders for the 2016 Championship. Defending Champion Cory will face 11 challengers, with three from overseas […]

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  • The Organisers of the Brass in Concert Festival have announced that James Morrison – the ‘Wizard of Oz’ – will perform as guest soloist with Black Dyke (Professor Nicholas Childs) in the World of Brass Gala Concert, the ‘curtain-raiser for the 40th annual Brass in Concert Championship at Sage Gateshead in November. Announcing the news […]

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  • Recent articles on entertainment contests The Brass in Concert Festival organising team would like to respond to recent articles by Iwan Fox and Sandy Smith, which featured on 4barsrest. We wish to recognise from the outset that both are respected opinion formers in banding and that, as a progressive management team, we are keen to […]

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  • Details have been announced of workshops and taster sessions at the Brass in Concert Festival at the Sage Gateshead on Saturday 14 November. Russell Gray will lead a group of tutors from the Yamaha Neo Ensemble who will pass on their expertise to any willing participants. The event will culminate in a free public performance […]

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