RNCM Brass Band Festival Preview

At around this time every year, there is a significant milestone in the year for lovers of serious brass band music, and that milestone is the announcement of the programmes for the RNCM Brass Band Festival in January. Under its Director Paul Hindmarsh, the festival has become probably the most significant celebration of new and Read More …

Middleton Band 140th Anniversary – Performing ‘Perseverance’.

This evening (1 October 2016) is the official celebration of Middleton Band‘s 140th anniversary, marked by a gala performance of ‘Perseverance’, which the band originally commissioned me to write for them almost exactly two years ago. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to be appointed as the band’s Musical Director, so as I write I’m Read More …