It also says the highest placed band 18 months before is invited, to give more warning/planning time in line with all the other qualifiers, including Wales and Scotland I believe. The qualifying band this year in October will go in 2017, not 2016.
And DK won't have much of a choice to make...
BBb's are in the Army brass bands, even for marching. H+S was suddenly dropped when they wanted Brass Bands!!
RAF Central always had a BBb and an EEb I think, I believe Dave Richards is still their BBb, and a great one at that.
There's no reason why BBb's shouldn't sound as impressive as...
Hymn at Sunrise, Beacons and Seascapes are three of my favourite ever "test" pieces. He also wrote a march for Freckleton Band when I was there, a true gent, cheap price and a belter, all handwritten. Wonder how many other gems there are that the general band world will never hear like this one?
The Test Pieces for the 2014 National Championships
The Legend of King Arthur for Brass Band (Peter Meechan)
Published by Peter Meechan Music. Link: www.petermeechanmusic.co.uk
The King’s Lie (Stan Nieuwenhuis)
Published by Band Press VOF...