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  1. Chris Thomas

    Sold/Expired York Prestige Euph for sale

    Hi folks!! I have a York Prestige Euphonium for sale. I bought it from Bob for Daniel, so it's been looked after very well. Looking for around £3,200 for it. Would make a lovely Halloween, Bonfire Night, or Christmas present! If interested, drop me a PM, or email
  2. Chris Thomas

    The European - Pay or not toupee

    It’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when I approach my employer to ask for time off to attend the European Brass Band Championships. Of course, they say ‘yes’ (thank you Blaenau Gwent!), but it’s always ‘without pay’, which, for a contest that starts on a Friday, means two days...
  3. Chris Thomas

    The Brass Factory

    Hi folks, Here's a press release from Cory: ========================== Brass Band Documentory on TV, 'The Brass Factory' Many bandsmen will have noticed a camera crew following the Cory and Black Dyke Band at this year's National Finals. This was the culmination of several months filming a...
  4. Chris Thomas

    Cory to hold Nationals Open Rehearsal

    The 2007 British Open Champions will be holding an open rehearsal on Phillip Sparke's Music for Battle Creek on Thursday, 18th October, at 7.30pm. Venue: Lower school hall, Tonyrefail Comprehensive School, Gilfach Road TONYREFAIL. Multimap. As usual, entry is free and our move to a...
  5. Chris Thomas

    Cory in Video Release

    As part of the build-up to the release date of This Land of Ours, EMI have released the video that accompanies Cantilena. It's on YouTube and can be veiwed here: Chris.
  6. Chris Thomas

    Friends of the NYBBW - help!!

    The Friends of the NYBBW are undertaking a massive fund raising effort to help send the band on a tour of Canada in July/August 2007. I'm building a website ( - Sorry for the long URL; the domain has only just been set up!) and need help. If you are a former...
  7. Chris Thomas

    NYBBW Summer Course

    Just got back from tutoring at the NYBBW. It's a pretty special band this year and if you can, get along to one of the concerts. They are: July 28 | Galeri, Caernarfon 7.30pm - £6 - 01286 685222 July 29 | Elfed Theatre, Elfed High School, Buckley 7.30pm - £5 - 01244 543322 July 30 |...