Aspire & Be Inspired

Welcome to the Euphonium & Baritone Homepages 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

March 27th. 2016





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  • Listen to live recital recordings
  • Pictures of the newly acquired 1920's Besson 4 Valve Tenor Horn!
  • Premiere of 'Journey' by Esther Hopkins
  • Photographs from our Swiss visit and the Willson factory in Flums
  • See us on Facebook - Myspace, Youtube & Twitter
  • Pics of my vintage euphonium display at the Black Dyke Brass Arts Festival in Leeds
  • View my On-Line Photo Album.
  • Brass tuition & instrument servicing now available Email for details.






    Concert/Brass Band, Ensemble
    & Solo Performance Dates for 2016;

    Saturday, May 7th.
    Euphonium Recital no.62. St. Mary's Parish Church, Slough, Sl1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, May 21st.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band, London Concert, tbc

    Saturday, July 2nd.
    Proms at St. Jude's Lunchtime Concert

    Friday, July 8th.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band, Harrow School, Middlesex

    Sunday, July 10th.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band, Henley Festival of Music

    Saturday, August 6th.
    Euphonium Recital no.63, St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, November 19th.
    Euphonium Recital no.64, 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
    Tubalations Low Brass Day
    Staines Salvation Army

    The Celebration
    Brass Ensemble

    Free Concerts at
    St. Mary's

    Capriccioso
    Low Brass Quartet

    For Dog Lovers Only





    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