Ep 49 - Review of November

December 8, 2017

Dave and Kenny return to bring you a new look Podcast. Discussed in this epsiode is the month of November from five different countries, bad walking-out uniforms and the new contenders to be the world's best band There's also talk of public toilet disturbances and Non-Brexit.

The Brass Band Podcast is a British Bandsman production by KGC Media.

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Ep 48 - Review of the National Brass Band Championship

October 20, 2017

Dave and Kenny review the National Brass Band Championship from the Royal Albert Hall, London. The contest, won by Brighouse and Rastrick generated some talking points and Steven Mead joins the episode to discuss.

The Brass Band Podcast is a Brithish Bandsman production by KGC Media.

 

 

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Ep 47 - Preview of the National Brass Band Championship and Palanga

October 11, 2017

Dave and Kenny are joined by Sandy Smith, Martin Gernon and Steven Mead to gives their views and predictions on the forthcoming "Nationals" at the Royal Albert Hall, London with half an eye on the Glenlivet whisky.

Steven Mead also describes the banding outlook in Lithuania and reveals his outrage at the treatment of the people of Palanga by EBBA, in the decision not to award the 2019 EBBC. There follows a debate on the role of EBBA in breaking new territories for banding.

The Brass Band Podcast is a British Bandsman Production for KGC Media.

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Ep 46 - Martin Gernon: The Business of Banding

October 10, 2017

Dave and Kenny are joined by Martin Gernon of the Centre Stage Group who reveals why he started his businesses and also his challenges during his time as a band Chairman. He issues practical advice on how to structure band finances and tips on buying from suppliers.

Also featured on this episode is worrying "dotards" and the lost art of small enssemble playing.

 

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Ep 45 - Review of Section 1-4 National Finals

September 23, 2017

Dave and Kenny review the National Finals from Cheltenham where Pemberton Old, Boarshurst, BD1 and Newmains took the top prize in each section.

 

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Ep 44 - Preview of Lower Section National Finals

September 14, 2017

Dave and Kenny are joined by Sandy Smith and Martin Gernon to preview and predict the bands in the lower section nationals whilst Steven Mead votes by proxy in this round of the Glenlivet challenge.

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Ep 43 - Review of the British Open

September 13, 2017

Dave and Kenny review the British Open Championships from Symphony Hall, Birmingham that threw up a Swiss winner for the first time in the form of Valasia Brass Band.

 

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Ep 42 - Steve Stewart

September 6, 2017

Dave and Kenny are joined this week by Steve Stewart the soprano cornet player of the Cory Band. Previewing his forthcoming album "Over the Horizon", Steve discusses playing with two of the genres ground breaking bands, pushing the boundaries of instrument and repertoire and how his partners artistic impression from a sea wall inspired the title track.

Also on the agenda is the calll for standardisation of policy across banding. 

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Ep 41 - British Open Preview

September 4, 2017

Dave and Kenny preview the British Open Contest coming from The Symphony Hall, Birmingham. We run down the competing bands and give views on those hovering over the trapdoor to Blackpool. Also in this episode there's a new Glenlivet Challenge and we are joined by Steven Mead and Sandy Smith who share their thoughts.

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Ep 40 - Paul Holland

July 3, 2017

Dave and Kenny are joined by Paul Holland who reveals the background to his highly suucessful conducting career. In addition, points discussed are adjudicating methods and rates of pay along with the process he and his colleagues go through to pick test pieces for the National Championships.

Also on the agenda is Theresa May's stormy times and Phillip McCann's departure from Grimethorpe.

The Brass Band Podcast is a British Bandsman production by KGC Media.

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