Articles & features: 2016 / International

2016 European Brass Band Championships - Introduction to Lille

27-Apr-2016

4BR previews the action that will take place in Lille on the weekend - an antidote to any Euro-sceptics...

2016 European Brass Band Championships - Championship Section Preview & Prediction

27-Apr-2016

4BR previews the battle for the European title which will be won by an intoxicating mix of fraternal and blockbuster ambitions being realised in full...

2016 European Brass Band Championships - The own-choice blockbusters

27-Apr-2016

4BR gives a bite-sized analysis of each of the own-choice works to be played by the Championship Section contenders in Lille on the weekend.

2016 European Brass Band Championships - Titles up for grabs

27-Apr-2016

4BR previews the action that will take place in the European Soloist Competition, the Challenge Section and European Youth Band Championship.

4BR interview: Edward Gregson - Inspiring a new composing generation

26-Apr-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets Edward Gregson to find out more about his desire to inspire a new generation of young compositional talent in his role as Composer in Residence with Black Dyke.

2016 National Youth Championships of Great Britain - Images of the Championships

22-Apr-2016

Gallery of images capturing the 2016 National Youth Championships of Great Britain (Images by Steve Jack)

2016 National Youth Championships of Great Britain - Contest Preview

12-Apr-2016

Malcolm Wood looks forward to a cracking Sunday in bloom at the RNCM in Manchester, where there are National titles to claim for the best in show...

4BR April Soapbox - Essaying an opinion

10-Apr-2016

David Taylor wonders if it was a failure of aspiration that made Edward Gregson's 'Essay' question so hard to master at this year's Regional Championships.

The future’s bright, the future is orange - Thoresby Colliery Band rejuvenated

9-Apr-2016

The pit wheels may have finished turning, but Thoresby Colliery Band heads towards a bright new future.

Gallery from the 2016 North American National Championships - Images from the Awards

5-Apr-2016

Gallery of images capturing the Award Winners at 2016 North American National Championships

Gallery from the 2016 North American National Championships - Images of the Championships

3-Apr-2016

Gallery of images capturing the 2016 North American National Championships

Regional reflections - A look back on the highs and lows of the 2016 Area Championships

29-Mar-2016

From brilliant Spanish trumpeters and singing bands to spiteful cyber-fraud and migration watch players - the 2016 Regional contests had it all once more.

Gallery from the 2016 Welsh Regional Championships - Images

22-Mar-2016

The happy Welsh prize winners and qualifiers from Swansea who will head to Ostend, London and Cheltenham.

Gallery from the 2016 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships - Images

22-Mar-2016

A gallery of the happy London and Cheltenham prize winners at Stevenage...

2016 Midlands Regional Championships - Preview & Predictions

11-Mar-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the action in Bedworth - at a regional event that has a wonderful calming influence on everyone that takes part...

Gallery from 2016 Scottish Championship - Images of the Championships

16-Mar-2016

Gallery of images capturing the 2016 Scottish Championship (Images by Personally Yours Photography)

2016 Scottish Championships - Preview and Predictions

10-Mar-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the domestic battle of the clans before we may all be cut adrift from the banding continent.

Gallery from 2016 West of England Regional Championships - Images of the Championships

17-Mar-2016

Gallery of images capturing the 2016 West of England Regional Championships (Images by Iwan Fox)

2016 West of England Regional Championships - Preview & Predictions

9-Mar-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the bubbly optimism that will surely be on show at the Riviera Centre in Torquay on the weekend.

Gallery from 2016 North of England Regional Championships - Images of the Championships

16-Mar-2016

Gallery of images capturing the 2016 North of England Regional Championships (Images by Steve Jack)

2016 North of England Regional Championships - Preview & Predictions

9-Mar-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the action at the Gala Theatre in Durham where a possible northern powerhouse is starting to pump out title winning wattage.

Gallery from 2016 Yorkshire Regional Championship - Images of the Championships

8-Mar-2016

Gallery of images capturing the 2016 Yorkshire Regional Championships

2016 Yorkshire Regional Championships - Previews & Predictions

2-Mar-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders what the Regional Circus Maximus has in store for us all as it pitches up in the heartland of Yorkshire banding in Bradford.

Forget the form-book - Everyone's in with a chance at the Areas

27-Feb-2016

Forget what the from-book and the experts predict - just go out an enjoy the music making experience - and you never know...

Gallery from 2016 N.W. Regional Championship - Images of the Championships

1-Mar-2016

Gallery of images capturing the 2016 N.W. Regional Championships (Images by Steve Jack)

2016 North West Regional Championships - Previews & Predictions

24-Feb-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the start of the long and winding road to London and Cheltenham - starting at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Sunday.

4BR January Soapbox - Reviving the twitching corpse

4-Jan-2016

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

2016 Welsh Regional Championships - As it happened

20-Mar-2016

All the action from the 2016 Welsh Regional Championships - as it happened.

2016 Welsh Regional Championships - Preview & Predictions

18-Mar-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to a good old scrap in Swansea as Welsh banding continues to punch above its weight.

2016 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships - As it happened

20-Mar-2016

All the action from the 2016 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships - as it happened.

2016 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships - Preview & Predictions

17-Mar-2016

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the action in Stevenage this weekend, where quality not quantity now holds sway...

2016 Midlands Regional Championships - As it happened

13-Mar-2016

All the action from the 2016 Midlands Regional Championships - as it happened.

2016 Scottish Championships - As it happened

13-Mar-2016

All the action from the 2016 Scottish Championships - as it happened.

2016 West of England Regional Championships - As it happened

13-Mar-2016

All the action from the 2016 West of England Regional Championships - as it happened.

2016 North of England Regional Championships - As it happened

13-Mar-2016

All the action from the 2016 North of England Regional Championships - as it happened.

2016 Yorkshire Regional Championships - As it happened

6-Mar-2016

All the action from the 2016 Yorkshire Regional Championships - as it happened.

2016 North West Regional Championships - As it happened

28-Feb-2016

All the action from the 2016 North West Regional Championships - as it happened.

2016 Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships - Preview & Prediction

12-Feb-2016

4BR's Malcolm Wood previews the Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships of Great Britain in Blackpool this weekend.

2016 Norwegian National Championships - Preview & Elite Prediction

4-Feb-2016

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

3-Feb-2016

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

13-Jan-2016

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.

Gallery from 2016 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - Images of the Championships

23-Jan-2016

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

2016 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - Championship Section preview and prediction

10-Jan-2016

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

10-Jan-2016

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 - ​The best brass band tour destinations for 2016

6-Jan-2016

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

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