Articles & features: 2016 / International

2016 Norwegian National Championships - Preview & Elite Prediction


The chase for a place in Ostend in 2017 moves from Lille to Bergen as the Grieghallen hosts the Norwegian National Championships.

2016 RNCM Brass Band Festival - A showcase of head-on intent


Great bands and superb performances were on the menu at the Royal Northern College of Music on the weekend - topped by two musicians whose ageless talent was a joy.

January Soapbox Response - Brass in Concert states its entertainment case


The organising team of the Brass in Concert Championship delivers a robust defence against claims that its entertainment product lacks direction and communication with a wider audience.

2016 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - Championship Section preview and prediction


There is plenty of great music making to enjoy at Butlins this weekend - headed by the battle for the top section big bucks...

2016 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - Section previews and predictions


The start of a hectic contest season kicks off in Skegness on the weekend - so who will claim the big money prizes in the First, Second, Third and Fourth Sections?

Take 5 - ‚ÄčThe best brass band tour destinations for 2016


4BR has been finding out which are the five most popular brass band destinations to tour in 2016...

4BR January Soapbox - Reviving the twitching corpse


Sandy Smith airs his strong opinions on the problems associated with the modern brass band entertainment contest...

Gallery from 2016 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - Images of the Championships


Gallery of images capturing the 2016 Butlins Mineworkers Championship (Images by Steve Jack)


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Tongwynlais Temperance Band
Due to unavoidable work commitments, Tongwynlais Band have an immediate vacancy for a Solo Tutti Cornet to join us ahead of t...


Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment
Date: 14-Feb-2016
Venue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Black Dyke Band Gala Concert - Unibrass
Date: 20-Feb-2016
Venue: Music Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

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Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor