The Euphonium Collective

Welcome to the Euphonium Collective pages of Charley Brighton

Willson Euphonium Artist, Brass Teacher & Instrument Service Technician

"If you love some instrument, if you like the sound of it, it's like no other sound. It's really yours. It comes from deep within, and it's something you can always connect with inside. How good can that be? Your music, your sound-it's your friend for life. You can express how you feel, send your self into the larger world. You will always have that voice. That's a pretty powerful thing." Yo-Yo-Ma, Cellist.



"Charley Brighton’s wonderful collection of euphoniums both old and new provided an equally fascinating counterpoint presentation.The amazing array of weird and wonderful designs from Victorian five valve leviathans to micro sized marching instruments showed that in reality there is nothing new under the sun.The somewhat Heath Robinson approach of early inventors and instrument manufacturers to try and sort out tuning and intonation problems bordered between the occasionally brilliant and the more predictable bonkers".4 Barsrest








Site launched 2001

August 2018





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    Concert/Brass Band, Ensemble
    & Solo Performance Dates for 2018;

    Saturday, February 24th.
    Euphonium Recital no.69 with guest Sue Brighton, Baritone and Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, March 3rd.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    St. Clement Danes Church, The Strand, London, 7.30pm

    Saturday, April 21st.
    Songs from the Shows 6, with Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Friday, May 4th.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    Elstree Studios, 7.30pm

    Saturday, May 5th.
    Euphonium Recital no.70 with guest Marilyn Elliott, tenor horn and Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Monday, June 18th.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    Allum Hall, Borehamwood, 7.30pm

    Saturday, July 21st.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    Harrow Arts Centre, 7.30pm

    Saturday, August 11th.
    Euphonium Recital no.71 with Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, November 17th.
    Euphonium Recital no.72 with Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon






    CONTENTS

    The Euphonium Music of
    Terry Treherne


    Euphonium Solo
    Archive

    Euphonium Recitals
    listings & reviews


    The History of
    The Hanwell Band


    The B.B.C.
    Elstree Concert Band
    Gallery Index
    6 valve euphoniums!

    Listen to our collection of
    vintage instruments
    Directory
    The best links
    & contacts.
    Ebony, Ivory & Brass
    A Classical Trio.

    A Personal History
    Life with the Euphonium

    Brass Ensemble

    Free Concerts at
    St. Mary's

    Capriccioso
    Low Brass Quartet




    On November 3rd. 2004, I signed a contract with Willi Kurath, Director of Willson Band Instruments in Flums, Switzerland,
    to promote their Euphoniums
    here is the 2900 model I use in my performances!








    Euphoniums Wanted !

    I am interested in purchasing old euphoniums,
    particularly Highams, Gisborne and other lesser known brands.
    Preferably in playing condition, but not essential.

    Email us here