Brass Band Podcast
Ep 50 - 2017 Awards and Year Review

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:


Dominic Longhurst (Brighouse and Rastrick)

Marielle Rey (Valasia)

Scott Forrest (Whitburn)

Jon Vegar Sole Sundal (Eikanger)


Roger Webster (Grimethope)

Vincent Bearpark (Valasia)

Chris Bradley (Whitburn)

David Morton (Eikanger)

Tom Hutchinson (Cory)


Helen Williams (Cory)

Jamie Smith (Grimethorpe)

Gyda Matland (Eikanger)

Tenor Horn

Michael Fleming (Whitburn)

Owen Farr

Jonny Bates (Fodens)


Mike Cavanagh (Grimethorpe)

Steve Kane (Cory)


Dan Thomas (Black Dyke)

Chris Robertson (Grimethorpe)

Glenn Van Looy (Valasia)

Gary Curtin (Fodens)


Isobel Daws (Fairey)

Chris Thomas (Cory)

Ruan Watkins (Brighouse and Rastrick)

Tore Bryne Berg (Eikanger)

Bass (Sections)



Tres Etoiles

Percussion (Sections)

Fountain City



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


Ep 49 - Review of November

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.