The band is pleased that Besson Artist Les Neish (tuba) will be the guest soloist at our Pre Contest Festival in October 2015. Les recently appeared with the band in Cork during our short tour of Ireland in May. Further details and ticket arrangements will be announced in due course and will be posted on the Events page.
The band is pleased to be one of the featured artists on the double CD RSA Remembered which is now available from World of Brass at £7.99. Our contributions are On Ratcliff Highway, with the introduction by General Shaw Clifton (R) and the Cornet Trio The Veterans. On Ratcliff Highway was featured on our CD The Bandsman’s Tale and The Veterans on Enfield Connections. Both CD’s are available from … Read More
Bandmaster Jonathan Corry has been very busy at a number of music schools this summer. Following on from his trip to USA at Camp Echo Grove, he has just returned from the Fermanagh and Tyrone Brass Band Summer school. There he worked alongside the Course leader Les Neish and fellow Besson Artist Owen Farr and from Leyland Band – Brian Heyes, James McLeod … Read More
Retired Bandmaster James Williams MBE was invited to conduct the New York Staff Band when they visited Staines recently as part of tour of the UK culminating in the Boundless 2015 congress. Bandmaster Williams is a long time friend of the NYSB Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris and has visited the USA Eastern Territory as guest tutor at the famous Star Lake … Read More
Bandmaster Jonathan Corry has recently returned from a week in the USA teaching at Camp Echo Grove, The Salvation Army’s camp and retreat centre in Leonard, Michigan for the Eastern Michigan Division. The camp was for students aged from 8 to 18. There were 5 bands and three choirs plus theory groups. Bandmaster Corry conducted the A band which featured ‘Songs of … Read More