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New Resident at St Austell Town!
New Resident at St Austell Town!

St. Austell Town Band is delighted to announce the appointment of David Nicholson as its resident Musical Director. David will work in close association with Steve Sykes, the band’s Professional Conductor. David’s musical background is rooted in The Salvation Army, where he was Bandmaster of the Birmingham Citadel Band for 10 years and a brass instructor at a number of… read more...



Barton Community Band vacancies

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Marshside Brass Band Releases CD

Marshside Brass Band is Pround to announce the release of the CD Titled "Band of Brothers" The First CD "Sands of Time" was released in 2002 under the MD Peter… read more...

Poynton Concert Brass Band has Vacanies for 2nd Euph, 2nd Baritone, Bass Trombone and a Percussionist

Poynton Concert Brass Band - 220 Park Lane - SK12 1QR (located between Stockport and Macclesfield).  NON CONTESTING - we have vacancies for good standard: 2nd Euphonium, 2nd Baritone, Bass… read more...


The Richmond Brass Band is being reformed. What we always wanted was Watney’s.

The Richmond Brass Band is being re-established this October in the London borough of… read more...

Brass Band Urgently Needs Players

Due to summer holidays Walsall Brass Band need Solo Cornets, Baritone,Trombone, Eb & Bb… read more...

Bilsdale Silver Band Appoints New Musical Director.

Bilsdale Silver Band are proud to announce that Chris Britland is our new Musical… read more...

Flixton Farewells MD

After just over two years as musical director of Flixton Band, Jason Smith has… read more...

Alder Valley Brass has a new Musical Director

Alder Valley Brass would like to warmly welcome and introduce our new Musical Director,… read more...

Betteshanger Brass Academy - New Website

The Betteshanger Brass Academy band now has its own website! View it here: https://betteshangerbrassacademy.wordpress.com/ read more...

2016 in Photographic Review - Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band and Academy

     A selection of photographs looks back on a busy, concert-filled year for Kent-based… read more...

Shepway Brass Academy goes from strength to strength

Shepway Brass Academy, the children and young people’s brass band based in Folkestone, Kent,… read more...

BY ROYAL COMMAND

Throughout the years brass bands have played the National Anthem countless times, but few… read more...

The Marple Band Appoint New Musical Director

26th September 2016: The Marple Band Appoints New Musical Director The Marple Band is… read more...

Music In The Park - August & September Concerts

Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Music In The Park’ once again.   Sunday 14th August… read more...

FREE 6 weeks brass starter with Sherborne Town Youth Band

Have you heard? FREE 6 weeks brass starter with the Sherborne Youth Band -… read more...

FOSS DYKE BAND WELCOME NEW MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Foss Dyke Band are delighted to announce the appointment of their new Musical Director,… read more...

Tintwistle Band welcomes new recruits Alex, and Emily Henshall.

Tintwistle Band proud to announce that Emily Henshall has joined the band on percussion,… read more...

Cornwall Youth Brass Band Welcomes Young Musicians

To an Open Rehearsal on Saturday 26th March at Truro High School for Girls.… read more...

New Website for Besses Boys Band

The website has been in need of updating for some time now and it… read more...

Band bid fond farewell

Following a good performance and result at the recent North West Area contest, Besses… read more...

New MD & Players at St Austell Town!

2016 has seen St Austell Town Band appoint a new Musical Director; Simon Badge,… read more...

New MD for Gosport Solent Brass

Gosport Solent Brass would like to welcome the appointment of Colin Garner as its… read more...

Busy festive time for Wolverton Town Band

Wolverton Town Band had a busy time in the run-up to Christmas, bringing festive… read more...

Bilsdale Silver Band Needs You!

Bilsdale Silver Band are recruiting players for 2016! We are a very friendly, sociable,… read more...

Wolverton Town Band kicks off Christmas

Wolverton Town Band began its season of events to bring some festive cheer to… read more...

MINERS WELFARE WINNERS 2015

THE BAND HAS WON A FANTASTIC VICTORY AT THE MINERS WELFARE CONTEST WHICH WAS… read more...

New Band Starts in Farnborough, Hampshire

Cove Brass will commence rehearsals at the methodist Church in Cove, Farnborough, GU14 0EL… read more...

Moulton welcomes a new MD

Moulton have selected a new MD - Nicholas Garman. He comes to the band… read more...

ROYAL PERFORMANCE AT PADSTOW

Forty two musicians from the Cornwall Youth Brass Band were privileged to play for… read more...

Downton Celebrates Grants for Youth

Downton Band is celebrating following the award of a grant to kick start their… read more...

YOUNG BRASS BAND MUST SOLDIER ON WITHOUT ITS LEADER

Less than two years after being founded, a children’s brass band – the Folkestone-based… read more...

GYB Future Brass Summer Concert Success

Summer Concert Success Members of GYB Future Brass entertained friends, family and other guests… read more...

Greenall's lead the way in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Greenall's Band enjoyed a highly successful day Kirkby Lonsdale entertainment contest  . We took… read more...

New MD at Blackley Band

The Blackley Band are pleased to announce that John Atkinson has accepted the position… read more...

New Chairman for the Cornwall Youth Brass Band

Following the resignation of long serving Chairman Leonard Adams, the Trustees of the Band… read more...

Wolverton Town donate concert money

Wolverton Town Band held two concerts in 2014, one at the Old Bath House… read more...

A bright future with a new MD

Rupert C. Trippett L.R.A.M., G.B.S.M., A.B.S.M., Dip Adv R. A. M., P.G.C.E.   Newark… read more...

New Year, New Musical Director, New Future!

Indian Queens Band is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Arnold as their… read more...

The Luton Band - Newsflash!!

After a number of successful events at the end of last year for the… read more...

Silkstone hook Fisher

Old Silkstone Band are pleased to announce that the very talented Sam Fisher has… read more...

Wolverton Town Band stages Christmas charity concert and sing-along

Wolverton Town Band held a Christmas charity concert and sing-along in Wolverton’s St George’s… read more...

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band End of Year News

~~Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band are closing another successful year and a 3rd consecutive promotion… read more...

New MD at Cubbington

Mark Phillips is our new MD The band are pleased to announce that Mark… read more...

Woodfalls welcome new signings to the bandroom

Woodfalls welcome new signings to the bandroom Woodfalls band have announced a flourish of… read more...

Old Silkstone Band

Old Silkstone Say Goodbye to Musical Duo Old Silkstone Band in Barnsley has announced… read more...

Wolverton Town Band leads the parade to commemorate 100th anniversary of World War I

Wolverton Town Band led the parade organised by Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council to… read more...

Besses Boys Band returns from a successful tour of Germany

Besses Boys have just returned to the UK following their fantastic tour to the… read more...

New Trombone at Black Dyke

Black Dyke is delighted to announce Chris Binns as their new Principal Trombone.  Chris… read more...

Gareth Wynne joins Leyland Band

Leyland Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Gareth Wynne as repiano cornet.… read more...

Spreadbury takes his leave from St Pinnock

East Cornwall's St Pinnock Band have announced the departure of musical director, Chris Spreadbury,… read more...

September Launch for the North West Youth Brass Band

Leyland Band, Blackpool Music Education Hub and their partners The National Association of Brass… read more...

Lanner Academy home grown crop excels in the Bugle sunshine

There were some fantastic winning performances at this year’s West of England Bandsman’s’ Festival… read more...

More New Appointments at Leyland

Leyland Band are pleased to announce the appointments of Tom Challinor (principal trombone) and… read more...

Whit Friday through the eyes of Deepcar Band

Multi-media producer Russell Cavanagh took the opportunity to make a short feature on the… read more...

New Euphonium at Black Dyke

Following the departure of Ian Yates and Matt Wade on euphonium and Bb Tuba… read more...

New Appointments at Leyland

Leyland Band are pleased to announce the appointments of Ashley Jeffers (solo baritone) and… read more...

Wedding at Malvern Hills District Brass Band

On Saturday 17th May the Band helped to celebrate the marriage of two of… read more...

Bagpiper and Pink Panther make a special appearance at Wolverton Town Band concert hosted by Mayor

Wolverton Town Band's first public performance of the year was a great success on… read more...

Torbay Brass Band entertain the Prime Minister

It has been a very busy month for Torbay Brass Band, not only have… read more...

Local brass band to cheer Bank Holiday shoppers at John Lewis

Wolverton Town Band continues its busy start to 2014 with two performances in John… read more...

Wolverton Town Band to perform in preparation for WWI centenary twinning trip to Belgium

~~In preparation for its part in Wolverton’s First World War centenary twinning trip to… read more...

NEW MD AT GOLCAR BAND

Charles Hindmarsh has been appointed as the New Musical Director for Golcar Band and we… read more...

New MD at Cubbington

The band are pleased to announce Mark Allison as our new MD. Mark has… read more...

ONE YEAR ON: PLUSNET’S DONATION SENDS LOCAL CHILDREN TO MUSIC EXAMS

Plusnet donates additional funds for the second time, to help music education programme of Brassed… read more...

Wolverton Town Band appoints its first woman Musical Director in its 100-plus-year history

Wolverton Town Band has appointed a new Musical Director. Jane Lloyd makes history by… read more...

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band are celebrating for the 4th consecutive year by reaching the national finals of Great Britain

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band are celebrating for the 4th consecutive year by reaching the… read more...

Split Notes for Lofthouse

Lofthouse Brass Band have just released their next edition of their quartley newsletter -… read more...

Alcester Victoria Silver Band Welcomes New Year with New Musical Director

Its all change at AVSB this New Year. With the retirement, after many successful… read more...

Lucien Rey joins Leyland as Principal Cornet

~~Leyland Band has confirmed the appointment of Lucien Rey as the band’s new principal… read more...

New Signings At St Austell

St Austell Town Band have made four new signings ahead of the Area Contest… read more...

Webb departure from Cubbington

Cubbington Silver Band is saddened to announce the immediate departure of Alexander Webb as… read more...

Arnold joins St Dennis Band percussion team ahead of West of England Regionals

Following an excellent start to the 2014 contesting season, St Dennis Band are thrilled… read more...

St Austell Youth Start 2014 with a Bang!

2014 has started with a BANG for St Austell Youth Band as they welcome… read more...

Brass Adventure Fun Day To Recruit Members For New Great Yarmouth Brass Training Band

The members of Great Yarmouth Brass, which celebrated 40 years of music-making last year,… read more...

Holdgate at the Helm

The experienced Kevin Holdgate, trombonist with the James Shepherd Versatile Brass has agreed to… read more...

Four new signings complete the bands line up for Llandudno!

We are pleased to confirm the band have made the following new signings -… read more...

Wolverton Town Band appoints its first woman Musical Director in its 100-plus-year history

Wolverton Town Band has appointed a new Musical Director. Jane Lloyd makes history by… read more...

New signings boost St. Dennis ahead of their contesting season

St Dennis Band are delighted to announce some new signings ahead of a busy contesting year.… read more...

Mr Betteshanger

Ivor Thomas 1924 – 2014 The Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band are extremely sad to… read more...

Huw Thomas appointed Leyland Band MD

Leyland Band has begun the new calendar year with the appointment of Huw Thomas… read more...

Cornwall Youth Brass Band Celebrate Christmas with Richard Evans

Seventy six young musicians of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band spent 4 days of… read more...

Peter Haigh wins the 2013 Alder Valley Brass Player of the Year award

Peter Haigh has been awarded the 2013 Alder Valley Brass Player of the Year… read more...

Black Dyke Annual Awards Ceremony

At the final concert of the year in Huddersfield Town Hall on Sunday 22nd… read more...

Lofthouse Surf the Festive Airwaves

In October 2013 Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band were approached by BBC Radio Leeds and… read more...

Richard Evans to rehearse the Cornwall Youth Brass Band

The 76 young musicians of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band will be spending 4… read more...

Wolverton Town Bands gets Christmas off to a festive start

Wolverton Town Band began its festive activities with two performances at John Lewis over… read more...

Russell Gray Appointed as New Musical Director for NYBBS

The Scottish Brass Band Association is pleased to announce that Russell Gray has been… read more...

Black Dyke Band record Tony Benn film soundtrack

On Monday 25th November at Morley Town Hall, Black Dyke Band recorded a film… read more...

Pendeen Band Record for Edges and Extremes

Members from Pendeen Silver Band have recently been recording a series of Cornish Hymns… read more...

Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships Off to a Flying Start at Perth

The first day of the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships, presented by The Scottish… read more...

New Music Biennial Dates Set

The dates for the first set of New Music Biennial premieres have been announced by… read more...

The King of Brass in Concert to lead Leyland

Leyland Band are delighted to announce that they are, once again, to be lead… read more...

New Musical Director for Summerbridge and Dacre

The Summerbridge and Dacre Prize Silver Band is one of two remaining bands in… read more...

Heyl Town Band are SWBBA Third Section Champions

Heyl Town Band were crowned South West 3rd Section Champions at the South West… read more...

Success for Pendeen at the SWBBA Championships

Pendeen Silver Band has ended the year with success at the South West Brass… read more...

Lanner impress in their last first section appearance

The members of the Lanner and District Silver Band made the familiar trip up… read more...

A Charm-ing Evening

Creswell Colliery Brass Band had a great evening on Saturday October 26th, with a ploughman's supper followed by… read more...

Joe Cook to step down from Dyke

Joe Cook to step down Tuba soloist Joseph Cook has confirmed he is taking… read more...

City of Cardiff appoint two new Conductors

City of Cardiff Brass Bands have annouced the recruitment of two talented conductors to… read more...

Gibson joins Aveley & Newham

Aveley & Newham Band have announced the signing of Alex Gibson to their solo… read more...

Dean returns to Barnton Silver as MD

Barnton Silver Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Dean as their… read more...

Thompson departs from Carlton Main Frickley

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band is sad to announce that after a great 3… read more...

Lanner Academy crowned Cornish Champions

The young people of Lanner Academy have added yet another title and more silverware… read more...

Pendeen Learners Perform First Concert

Some of the learners from the Pendeen Junior Band played in their first ever… read more...

Dunaskin Doon Band on the way back ...

Having endured a difficult 12 months Dunaskin Doon Band are on their way back,… read more...

Solo Competition Winner Laura Shines At Future Brass Event

On Sunday 13th October Great Yarmouth Youth Brass joined forces with Great Yarmouth Brass… read more...

Hopper onto Sop for Aveley & Newham

Aveley & Newham Band have announced that former Besses o' th' Barn player Steve Hopper has… read more...

Sloggett on Trombone at St Dennis Band

St Dennis Band in Cornwall have announced the signing of yet another talented young brass… read more...

Harlow Brass succeed in their first contest for over 10 years

Harlow Brass Band achieved a second place on their return to the contesting stage… read more...

UK’s Most Northerly Brass Band Joins SBBA

The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) are pleased to welcome the Lerwick Brass Band… read more...

Helston Appoint Concert Band MD

Helston Town Band have announced the appointment of Ian Edwards as the first Musical… read more...

Lip Injury Set Back for Foden's

Foden's Band defence of the National Championships has been dealt a blow following a lip… read more...

Johnson slides over to Principal Trombone at Leyland Band

Leyland Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Johnson to the position… read more...

Flowers to lose Principal Euphonium Andrew Hicks

Flowers Band have announced that they are saddened that Andrew Hicks, the band's principal… read more...

New resident conductor at Reg Vardy

In the run up to the National Finals, Reg Vardy Band is pleased to… read more...

Varley moves to Dyke Horn Position

Following the announcement of Jonathan Bates as the new solo horn, Black Dyke now… read more...

Phoenix WM Brass require help

Since the Area's in March Phoenix West Midlands Brass Band have lost several players… read more...

A Soaring Success for Hawks

Hawk Green Brass Band along with Marple Brass Band represented The North West at… read more...

New Tuba player for Black Dyke

Black Dyke is pleased to confirm Joshua Flynn will be joining on Eb Tuba.… read more...

Paul Duffy to step down from Dyke

Paul Duffy is to step down from his position as soprano at Black Dyke,… read more...

Boost to player numbers at Dobcross

Dobcross Silver is delighted to welcome several new and returning players to the band.… read more...

North Skelton Band Prepare for the Forthcoming Season

North Skelton Band have been celebrating a very succesful return to contesting this year after… read more...

Jonathan Bates announced as new Solo Horn

Black Dyke are delighted to announce the highly talented Jonathan Bates as their new… read more...

New Musical Director For Launceston Town Band

Launceston Town Band has a new Musical Director : Jeremy Taylor, Has been involved with… read more...

Trio of new players added at Camborne

Camborne Band have announced a trio of new signings. Joanna Scott has been appointed Principal… read more...

Pemberton secure financial backing

Following the grand opening of Wigan Youth Zone in June, the Pemberton Old Wigan… read more...

Hatherleigh Silver reunited with 'Joey' the War Horse

Hatherleigh Silver plays again for the horse that inspired the famous book, play and… read more...

Yasuaki Fukuhara joins Leyland

Leyland Band are pleased to announce the appointment of renowned percussionist Yasuaki Fukuhara. Yasuaki… read more...

Steamy Performance for Wolverton Town Band

Wolverton Town Band recently performed at the town’s railway station (Sat 14 September). A… read more...

A Family Affair at Cornwall Youth Brass Band

The Cornwall Youth Brass Band is fast turning into a Family affair with no… read more...

Michael Thackary joins Ireland Colliery for the Finals

Ireland Colliery would like to welcome a new player to the ranks in time… read more...

Gillingham Imperial Silver Band Visit to Hille, Germany - Review

At the end of August Gillingham Imperial Silver Band embarked on a remarkable tradition… read more...

Lanner Academy produces one of the youngest Cornwall Youth Brass Band members

The Lanner Brass Academy's star principal cornet player has successfully passed her audition to… read more...

Obituary - Merv Andrew

Mervyn Andrew. (Merv.) 1933 – 2013. The Medway Band are sad to announce the… read more...

Foden's ready to defend the Open

The rehearsals and sectionals are well under way at Foden's as they prepare for the… read more...

New MD for Wingates Band

Wingates Band have announced that Paul Andrews has accepted the position of Musical Director… read more...

New Trio at Lanner

There are a trio of new signings at Lanner & District Silver Band in time to boost their… read more...

Harlow Enter Contest first time for over 10 years!

Harlow Brass Band are entering the ODBBA Entertainments Contest in October. The first time… read more...

Gillingham Imperial heads to the Hille

Gillingham Imperial Silver Band will see the band packing a few essentials into a… read more...

Wolverton Town Band’s not so secret performance

Wolverton Town Band recently performed at the town’s Secret Garden on Stratford Road. The… read more...

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield news August 2013

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band would like to welcome Gavin Somerset and Martyn Beckett to… read more...

Foden's look after their history

Foden's Band have launched a new project to record as much information about the history… read more...

Hammonds Saltaire Band Shine Bright

Hammonds Saltaire Band have enjoyed a rehearsal taken by Dudley Bright, the principal trombone of the… read more...

Hughes joins Brackley & District

Brackley & District Band has announced the signing of Joshua Hughes on Principal Cornet. Josh… read more...

New Musical Associates at VBS Poynton

Vernon Building Society Band have announced the appointment of leading brass band composer Darrol… read more...

Pippen to the post at Staines

Staines Brass have announced the appointment of their new musical director, Jonathan Pippen with… read more...

Pendeen name their Band Person of the Year...

Pendeen Silver Band has recently completed it's annual Band Week. As usual the week… read more...

Ashes for Yorkshire Tea Brass Band

The Yorkshire Tea Brass Band have been entertaining the crowd at Old Trafford for… read more...

Coventry Festival Band to be Brassed Off

COVENTRY FESTIVAL BAND have been invited to work closely with the Touring Theatre Consortium… read more...

Awards celebration!

The sweltering summer temperatures last weekend gave Langley Band the perfect excuse to celebrate by… read more...

Whitburn reunion to mark the opening of new rehearsal facility

An ever-expanding Whitburn Band organisation is calling on all former members to get in… read more...

White Moves For Aveley & Newham

Aveley & Newham have announced the appointment of Susan White as co-principal trombone, working… read more...

New Rep for Camborne Band

Camborne Band have announced that Demelza Sturges has joined the band on Repiano Cornet.… read more...

Besses o' th' Barn Band welcome new top chair

Following Jim Murray's decision to retire from the Principal Cornet seat, Besses o' th'… read more...

Search over for Milnrow Principal

Milnrow Band are pleased to announce the appointment of our new principal cornet, Joanne Johnson.… read more...

Sales over for John Dickinson

Sale Brass Band have announced that after six wonderful years under the direction of… read more...

Sidwell to lead Dobcross Silver Band

Dobcross Silver Band is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Musical Director,… read more...

New Signings for Camborne Band

Camborne Band have announced two summer signings with Simon Kendal and Dominic Turner joining… read more...

Childs to Leave Black Dyke

Dr Robert Childs has decided to relinquish his position as Associate Music Director at… read more...

John Hitchens returns to Camborne Town Band

Camborne Town Band have announced the signing and return of top Euphonium player John Hitchens.… read more...

New Website Launched for Flowers Band

Flowers Band have launched a new website. The site contains details of their engagments,… read more...

New Band Manager Appointed for Fairey Band

The Fairey Band have announced that Nigel Beasley has been appointed to the role… read more...

Bugle Silver Band Sponsors Expand

Bugle Silver Band would like to wish good luck to one of their main… read more...

New Centre of Musical Excellence Opens

A brand new, purpose built Centre of Musical Excellence is to be officially opened… read more...

AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH OLD HALL BRASS SOUTHPORT LITTLE THEATRE - 16.06.2013 - Review by Peter Elliott

Karen and I arrived at the theatre where there was already a sizeable crowd… read more...

Blushing Brass Charity Concert in Verwood

Inspired by the charitable fund raising achieved by a group call “Boobs & Brass”,… read more...

Reg Vardy Amnesty

Is there something wayward lurking in your wardrobe or cupboard? Reg Vardy Band would… read more...

Jim Murray steps down from Besses' Top Chair

Jum Murray, principal cornet of Besses o'th' Barn Band has stepped down after three and… read more...

Helston Town Band Appoints New Musical Director

Helston Town Band has been busy auditioning candidates to take up the vacant role… read more...

Cranbrook band to appear at Deal bandstand

Cranbrook Town Band have the pleasure of performing at Deal memorial bandstand this Sunday… read more...

Besson become Foden's Youth Official Parter

Foden's Band are delighted to announce that Besson have become an official partner of… read more...

Great Yarmouth Brass 40th Anniversary

The musicians of the town’s Brass Band, Great Yarmouth Brass are now making the… read more...

Jeremy Meddows-Taylor joins Flowers

Flowers Band have announced that Jeremy Meddows-Taylor will be joining the band with immediate effect… read more...

Lofthouse 2000 Host a Music Cafe

Lofthouse are always happy to meet old friends and new, both players and non-players… read more...

Concert of Remembrance Saturday 26th October with The Dalesman Male Voice Choir

PRESENTING A CONCERT OF REMEMBRANCE FEATURING ILKESTON BRASS & THE DALESMAN MALE VOICE CHOIR… read more...

Special Porthleven Town Band Rehearsal at the Hall for Cornwall

Porthleven Town Band are busy finalising their preparations for the Bugle West of England… read more...

Milnrow swoop in to the top 10

The BrassStats rankings have been updated for the end of May and see Milnrow… read more...

New Development Band 'Gateway Brass' Launched by Skipton Brass

Skipton Brass, a Yorkshire based 4th section brass band are securing the tradition of brass… read more...

New Website Launched for St. Pinnock Brass Band

A new website has been launched for St Pinnock Brass Band. The website has… read more...

Back to roots

Foss Dyke Band returned to its old stomping ground on 25th May when it… read more...

Local brass band appoints new Musical Director

Wolverton Town Band is delighted to have appointed Jeffrey Ginn as its new Musical… read more...

Camborne MD prepares Pendeen Silver Band

Pendeen Silver Band is preparing for the West of England Bandmen's Festival (or Bugle… read more...


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