• Double award for Parallel Realities

    Parallel Realities, David's fourth solo recording, has been awarded Solo CD of the Year 2015 by both Brass Band World and the British Bandsman magazines. Paul Hindmarsh from British Bandsman commented: "Parallel Realities is yet another significant contribution to this remarkable player's...More

  • Thornton to appear at BASBWE December Festival

    BASBWE announce festival details..... Following on from the highly successful day-long festival in Bromley, BASBWE is proud to announce the first details of their next festival, to be held in the stunning surroundings of Shrewsbury School. The day will run from 9.30am through to 9pm and Artistic a...More

  • Brighouse retain the National Championship Title

    It's a ninth national title for B&R and a fifth for solo euphoniumist, David Thornton. The name of Brighouse and Rastrick will be the 100th to appear on the list of National Champions of Great Britain after Professor David King led the Yorkshire champion to victory at the Royal Albert of Paul...More

  • First Great North Run experience for Thornton!!!

    David ran and completed his first Great North Run on Sunday September 18th 2011. His time of 2hours 0minutes and 33seconds was a new personal best over this distance."I was gutted not to have broken the 2 hour mark, but I had a great time and I'm looking forward to my next opportunity to run a...More

  • Brighouse bag rave reviews.....

    Musical collaboration leads to high profile reviews for National champion.   National Brass Band champions Brighouse & Rastrick have been collaborating with the popular folk group 'TheUnthanks' and the tour has been receiving critical acclaim. Sell out audiences have seen concerts at the a...More

  • This years summer schools......

    The summer of 2011 will see David Thornton teach at two residential schools - The Wessex Band Summer School and The National Children's Brass Band. The Wessex Summer School (Mon 25th July - Saturday 30th July 2011)  What is the Wessex Band Summer School? The course is for brass...More

  • Life of Lynda Charity Concert

     David Thornton will feature in a charity Gala Concert at Regent Hall on Sunday July 3rd. Salvation Army musician Steve Hanover is cycling 900 miles for charity in memory of his sister Lynda who died as a child a few weeks after diagnosis with leukaemia. The charity bike ride will in...More

  • Continental in Cardiff!

    4barsrest Review of 'Continental Brass' - Cardiff New Brass Festival (June 11th 2011) Saturday evening’s Gala Concert saw the performance spotlight fall on two outstanding English soloists, a fine Welsh ensemble and a highly impressive Norwegian band.The compositional super-trouper also...More

  • Impeccable Thornton....

    The British Bandsman Magazine recently reviewed Black Dyke's CD 'The Peter Graham Collection' and below is what editor Kenneth Crookston thought of the recording.... Peter Graham is one of the most important contributors to the brass band repertoire over the past two or three decades and it is...More

  • Thorntons Originals.....

    Euphonium star, David Thornton presented no less than four world premieres at the RNCM 'Festival of Brass 2010' in Manchester.   The sell out audience at the opening concert with Black Dyke saw David premiere Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen’s 'Concerto for Euphonium and Brass Band'.   David...More