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2017 Action Medical Research Youth Championships — As it happened

February 12, 2017
All the action from the 2017 Action Medical Research Youth Championships - as it happened.


Pageantry Pointers: Part 2 — Areas of dispute?

February 11, 2017
In his second ‘Pageantry Pointers’ article for 4BR, Paul Cosh looks at what he believes are some disputed aspects of the famous Herbert Howells score.


2017 Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships — Preview & Prediction

February 9, 2017
4BR looks forward to the Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships of Great Britain in Blackpool this weekend.


2017 Norwegian National Championships — As it happened

February 4, 2017
All the action from the 2017 Norwegian National Championships - as it happened.


4BR Interview — Jonathan Bates

January 26, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a composer who admits to having his musical mind opened by Edward Gregson.


4BR Interview — Peter Moore

January 22, 2017
Malcolm Wood catches up with the brilliant Yamaha Artist, co-Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and Manchester City fan, Peter Moore.


4BR Interview — Lance Corporal Liam Grunsell

January 21, 2017
In the fourth of a new series meeting professional players in the Corps of Army Music, we find out more about Irish Guards euphonium player Lance Corporal Liam Grunsell


2017 Butlins Postcard — Retaining the simple formula of genius

January 19, 2017
Keeping things simple has been the genius behind the Butlins success story - so why the need to change?


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Gallery: Sunday

January 17, 2017
Images from Sunday on the Centre Stage at 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships (Pictures by Steve Jack)


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Gallery: Saturday

January 15, 2017
Images from across the sections on the Saturday at 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships (Pictures by Steve Jack)


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Championship Section: As it happened

January 15, 2017
All the action from the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championship Section - as it happened.


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Youth Sections: As it happened

January 15, 2017
All the action from the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championship Youth Sections - as it happened.


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Section 1: As it happened

January 14, 2017
All the action from the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championship Section 1 - as it happened.


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Section 2: As it happened

January 14, 2017
All the action from the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championship Section 2 - as it happened.


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Section 3: As it happened

January 14, 2017
All the action from the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championship Section 3 - as it happened.


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Section 4: As it happened

January 14, 2017
All the action from the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championship Section 4 - as it happened.


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Section previews & predictions

January 12, 2017
4BR takes a closer look at the action that will take place in the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Youth Sections at Skegness this weekend.


2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships — Preview and Championship Section prediction

January 12, 2017
The 2017 contest season kicks off in Skegness this weekend - with bumper fields of 82 bands in pursuit of that warming feeling of a January cash bonanza.


What might have been? — The second 50 years of lost compositional opportunities

January 11, 2017
In the second of his articles, composer Gavin Higgins explores some of the iconic compositional opportunities that may have passed the brass band movement by since 'Labour and Love' in 1913 - this time from the 1960s to the 1990s.


4BR Interview — Lance Sergeant Neil Brocklehurst

January 8, 2017
In the third of a new series meeting professional players in the Corps of Army Music, we find out more about Scots Guards percussionist Lance Sergeant Neil Brocklehurst.


Pageantry pointers — A question of accent

January 8, 2017
The highly respected professional trumpet player, conductor, adjudicator and teacher Paul Cosh looks at the question of accent in Herbert Howells' classic 'Pageantry'.




Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 25 February • Town Hall Buildings, 68 Queen St, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9DY


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 25 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall, 4 Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT70LQ


Elland Silver Band - Lofhouse 2000 and Tingley Bands & Oldsilkstone

Saturday 25 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 26 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


GUS Virtuosi Band - The Hawth Brass Series

Sunday 26 February • The Hawth theatre, Crawley RH10 6YZ


Poole Borough Band

February 19 • Poole Borough Band are looking for a horn player and an Eb or Bb bass player to join the band after the area contest. We are a friendly second section band with gigs already in the diary for the summer season.


Stannington Brass Band

February 17 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section from 2017. Ambitious,sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work & personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible


Elland Silver Band

February 17 • We are looking to recruit a Solo Cornet player to start after the Yorkshire Regional Championships. The position would suit an experienced player or a talented young player looking to move to a Championship section band.


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger