Articles & features: 2015 / International

2015 Midlands Regional Championship - Preview & Predictions

6-Mar-2015

Despite the demise of the infamous greasy chip van, 4BR looks forward to the keen battles that will be fought in great venues in the Midlands this year...

2015 Yorkshire Regional Championship - Preview & Predictions

5-Mar-2015

4BR looks forward to the weekend in Bradford, when the locals may well have one eye on the bantams rather than the bands for once...

2015 North West Regional Championship - Retrospective

3-Mar-2015

4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders if the economic gurus will be proved right and that the North West powerhouse is going to generate a bright new future of banding prosperity.

2015 North West Regional Championships - Action

3-Mar-2015

Gallery of images from around the Winter Gardens at the 2015 North West Regional Championships. Pictures by Steve Jack

2015 North West Regional Championships - Championship Section

3-Mar-2015

Gallery of action from the Championship Section at the 2015 North West Regional Championships. Pictures by Steve Jack

2015 North West Regional Championships - Awards

3-Mar-2015

Gallery from the Awards & Presentations at the 2015 North West Regional Championships. Pictures by Steve Jack

2015 North West Regional Championship - Preview & Predictions

27-Feb-2015

4BR looks forward to the start of the 2015 Regional Championship qualifiers with what promises to be a cracking day by the sea in Blackpool on Sunday...

2015 Norwegian National Championship - Retrospective from Bergen

17-Feb-2015

4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders if a long awaited touch of unpredictability may well be good for Norwegian banding...

Brass in Education - The Wardle Factor

17-Feb-2015

4BR's Malcolm Wood catches up with Wardle Academy Director of Performing Arts, Janet Emsley, to find out what it takes to run four successful bands in one educational establishment.

5 minute spotlight - 4BR Talks to Brian Turner CBE

17-Feb-2015

Malcolm Wood pops into the kitchen of celebrity chef Brian Turner CBE to find out more about his love for brass banding...

2015 Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships - Retrospective

14-Feb-2015

Inspiration was and will be the key to future success at the premier youth entertainment event - as Malcolm Wood found out in Blackpool last weekend.

2015 Norwegian National Championship - Bergen preview

4-Feb-2015

It seems the Norwegians have gone all French in their desire to rally the elite troops...

2015 Norwegian National Championship - Elite Division: Previews & Prediction

4-Feb-2015

4BR Editor Iwan Fox previews the action in the Elite Division of the Norwegian Championships this weekend in Bergen.

2015 Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships - Preview & Prediction

4-Feb-2015

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

2015 RNCM Festival of Brass - Gallery of Images

4-Feb-2015

Galley of images from the 2015 RNCM Festival of Brass with photography by Ian Clowes

2015 Brass at the Guild Hall - Awards

2-Feb-2015

Gallery from the Awards & Presentations at the 2015 Brass at the Guild Hall

The new French Revolution - Enthusiasm, Confidence, Virtuosity

1-Feb-2015

4BR Editor Iwan Fox enjoys a new call to revolutionary arms that is providing French brass banding with an exciting future...

An English Pastorale - An ABBA analysis of the Fourth Section Area test piece

30-Jan-2015

4BR links up with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators to help shed some contesting light on what the judges may be looking for on the Fourth Section Area work this year.

2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - As it happened

18-Jan-2015

All the action from the 2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - as it happened.

2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - Championship Section retrospective

22-Jan-2015

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a Flowers victory that posed more questions for rivals not at Skegness than it did for those who took to the stage...

2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championships - Gallery of Action from Sunday at Butlins

21-Jan-2015

Steve Jack was in Skegness on the weekend to record images from 2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championships

2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championships - Gallery of Action from Set Work Championships

21-Jan-2015

Steve Jack was in Skegness on the weekend to record images from 2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championships

2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championships - Gallery of Action from Butlins Championships

21-Jan-2015

Steve Jack was in Skegness on the weekend to record images from 2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championships

2015 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - Previews & Predictions

15-Jan-2015

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the start of the 2015 contest season at Butlins.

5 minute spotlight - 4BR talks to musician Paul Duffy

10-Jan-2015

4BR's Malcolm Wood catches up with Paul Duffy and discovers that although Black Dyke remains in his blood, his own musical journey has Only Just Begun.

5 minute spotlight - 4BR talks to composer Simon Dobson

2-Jan-2015

4BR's Malcolm Wood catches up with composer Simon Dobson to find out about his second British Composer Award win and the launch of his recent dream inspired CD.

2014 4BR Awards - The Results

5-Jan-2015

The votes have been counted and the 2014 winners can be revealed...

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Contests

Valley Brass In Concert Entertainment Contest
Date: 7-Mar-2015
Venue: Valley Hotel, Main Street, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone BT75 0PW

Concerts

Regent Hall Concerts Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band
Date: 27-Mar-2015
Venue: Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street - opposite BHS. London. W1C 2D W1C 2DJ

Professional Cards

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Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)