A European musical challenge for BSW this last weekend in Brussels was also a challenge with the hot weather and various travel arrangements, including overnight driving, flooding and cancelled flights!
We achieved 6th place amongst 9 of the best bands of Europe, an achievement we are proud of – performing a musically balanced programme played from the heart is what BSW is all about.
On Saturday 8th April 2018, BSW won a platinum award in the Nationals NCBF heats in Manchester. Adjudicators Simone Rebello & Colin Touchin comments were "...a horn section to die for".
NCBF WEST REGIONAL FESTIVAL: CHELTENHAM
On Sunday 26th November 2017, BSW won a platinum award in the West Regional NCBF heats in Cheltenham. Adjudicator Duncan Stubbs' comments about interpreting 'Woolfenden's Curtain Call' were "how the composer would have wanted it".
LATVIA TOUR 2017
Birmingham Symphonic Winds have been invited by both the British Embassy (Riga) and Latvian Academy of Music to perform at the IX Forum of the Baltic States Wind Orchestra Conductors and Ensemble Leaders, which will take place 21 – 24 October 2017 in Riga, Latvia.
Birmingham Symphonic Winds have commissioned Martin Ellerby to write "Paris Portraits" for our 25th Anniversary concert | Saturday 11th November 2017, 7:30 pm | CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF
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