Ep 52 - Butlins Friday Night

January 14, 2018

Dave and Kenny are joined by Anne Crookston, Paul Bennet and John Stirzaker for the annual Friday night Butlins Podcast.

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Ep 51 - Outside Perception of Brass Bands

January 6, 2018

Dave and Kenny look at the outside percepion of brass bands and cover how we can change perception in the mainstream media.Also discussed is the forthcoming Butlins contest and ebtry levels in the top section.

 

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Ep 50 - 2017 Awards and Year Review

December 31, 2017

Dave and Kenny look back on the year from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Edinburgh. We look at the outstanding players and bands of 2017, in addition to the overall Player and Band we have individual player awards.

Players of the Year are selected from:

Soprano

Dominic Longhurst (Brighouse and Rastrick)

Marielle Rey (Valasia)

Scott Forrest (Whitburn)

Jon Vegar Sole Sundal (Eikanger)

Cornet

Roger Webster (Grimethope)

Vincent Bearpark (Valasia)

Chris Bradley (Whitburn)

David Morton (Eikanger)

Tom Hutchinson (Cory)

Flugelhorn

Helen Williams (Cory)

Jamie Smith (Grimethorpe)

Gyda Matland (Eikanger)

Tenor Horn

Michael Fleming (Whitburn)

Owen Farr

Jonny Bates (Fodens)

Baritone

Mike Cavanagh (Grimethorpe)

Steve Kane (Cory)

Euphonium

Dan Thomas (Black Dyke)

Chris Robertson (Grimethorpe)

Glenn Van Looy (Valasia)

Gary Curtin (Fodens)

Trombone

Isobel Daws (Fairey)

Chris Thomas (Cory)

Ruan Watkins (Brighouse and Rastrick)

Tore Bryne Berg (Eikanger)

Bass (Sections)

Tredegar

Whitburn

Tres Etoiles

Percussion (Sections)

Fountain City

Whitburn

Eikanger

Non Championship Section Performance of the Year

Ensemble de Cuivres Euphonia (Swiss National)

BD1 (British National)

Conductor of the Year

Professor Nicholas Childs

Ingar Bergby

Florent Didier

Arsene Duc

The following Categories are also discussed

Best Non-Winning Performance

Having a Laugh Award

Contribution to Banding

 

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

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

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