Phoenix, Boarshurst Silver Band (2019)

The Phoenix Has Risen! Introducing Boarshurst Silver Band’s Second Album

An exclusive review of Phoenix, Boarshurst Silver Band’s second LP

Hot off the success of their first LP, Images, Boarshurst Silver Band have another hit on their hands with the long-awaited follow-up Phoenix. Taking the name of a Peter Graham piece, it symbolises two things. One is the band’s triumph over adversity. The other is their return to the Championship Section in 2020, breaking a 29-year absence from brass banding’s top flight.

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Blackpool Postcard

Another Brass Band Advent Calendar: 18. Life Divine

A stunning test piece by Cyril Jenkins

  • Piece: Life Divine;
  • Composer and Arranger: Cyril Jenkins.

Under the eleventh door, we gave you the wonderful Resurgam by Eric Ball. Behind our eighteenth door is another superb test piece. One that you will be enjoying again at Blackpool Winter Gardens next year.

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