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4BR Spotlight Interview — 5 minutes or so with Jessica Tredrea

December 16, 2012
4BR's Malcolm Wood catches up with Salford University student Jessica Tredrea to find out about where her passion to be a conductor came from.


4BR Spotlight Interview — 5 minutes or so with Matthew White

December 4, 2012
4BR's Malcolm Wood talks to Matthew White to find out how he is finding life in Wales as principal euphonium at Cory


4BR Spotlight Interview — 5 minutes or so with Richard Poole

November 1, 2012
4BR's Malcolm Wood catches up with Foden's prize winning soprano player, Richard Poole to find out what it's like to be a 'Double' champion, how hard was 'Daphnis et Chloe' and what big date is still to come in 2012...


4BR Spotlight Interview — 5 minutes or so with Andrew Craze

October 13, 2012
4BR's Malcolm Wood catches up Norfolk Wherry MD Andrew Craze, to find out a bit more about the man and his Fourth Section National Champion band.


4BR Interview — Paul Mealor

October 13, 2012
4BR's Chris Thomas talks all things musical to the superstar composer of the classical music world, who just happens to have a background in brass bands.


4BR Interview — Tom Davoren

September 9, 2012
Chris Thomas talks at length with one of the banding movement's young polymaths - composer Tom Davoren.


4BR Spotlight Interview — 5 minutes or so with John Doyle

September 9, 2012
4BR's Malcolm Wood manages to catch up with the one and only John Doyle.


4BR Spotlight Interview — Mark Bousie

August 23, 2012
Malcolm Wood talks to Mark Bousie, who will be presented with the Mortimer Medal at the British Open Championships in Birmingham.


4BR Spotlight Interview — 5 minutes with Huw Cole

July 22, 2012
4BR's Malcolm Wood catches up with National Final composer Huw Cole.


4BR Spotlight Interview — 5 minutes with Tom Davoren

July 12, 2012
4BR's Malcolm Wood catches up for a quick chat with composer Tom Davoren.


4BR Spotlight Interview — 5 minutes with Jonathan Bates

July 4, 2012
4BR's Malcolm Wood spends five minutes interviewing composer, conductor and Black Dyke horn player Jonathan Bates.


4BR Interview: Lucy Pankhurst — Revealing the composer's soul

June 3, 2012
British Composer Award winner talks in depth to 4BR's Chris Thomas to explore why composing is such a solitary existence and having a new piece played is like revealing a part of the soul.


4BR Interview — Paul McGhee: Episodes, Occurrences and Interludes

February 24, 2012
Chris Thomas talks to composer Paul McGhee ahead of the launch of his ground breaking musical celebration of 20 years of Derwent Brass.




Foden's Band - Sandbach Transport Festival

Sunday 22 April • Sandbach Town Centre CW11 1AE


Contest: National Youth Championships

Sunday 22 April • Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry CV4 7AL


The Hepworth Band - Wakefield Grammar School Foundation Chorus

Sunday 22 April • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS). Northgate. Wakefield WF1 3QX


Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE


Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

April 21 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we are developing rapidly under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.


Chinnor Silver

April 21 • we require a Bb BASS player to replace one of our award winning section who is moving away.. Good book of concerts and contests planned. We would also like to hear from back row cornets as we would like to strengthen this area


Blidworth Welfare Band

April 20 • Assistant Principal Cornet and Percussionist. Having recently secured 5th place at the Midlands Area Championship Section and a new Principal cornet we are looking for applications for the above positions. The band operate a sensible diary of engagements.


Dave Collins

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