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4BR Interview — Gavin Higgins (Part 2)

October 19, 2015
In the second part of his extensive interview with 4BR, composer Gavin Higgins talks more about 'Dark Arteries' and his future compositional plans.


4BR Interview — Gavin Higgins (Part 1)

October 19, 2015
With the ground breaking 'Dark Arteries' ballet now on its UK tour, Chris Thomas talks to composer Gavin Higgins about the work and it's inspiration.


4BR Interview — Alison Balsom

September 4, 2015
Before her eagerly anticipated Proms appearance at the Albert Hall this weekend, trumpet star Alison Balsom talks exclusively to 4BR about lust and envy, passions and brass bands...


4BR Spotlight interview — 5 minutes with Christian Overhead

August 11, 2015
4BR catches up with Christian Overhead - an Englishman abroad who is making a name for himself with his inventive compositions.


4BR Interview — Matt Gee

July 14, 2015
In the latest in the series of interviews with leading professional brass players, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Matt Gee, principal trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


4BR interview — Philippe Schartz

April 22, 2015
4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up Philippe Schartz to find out more about one of Europe's top orchestral trumpet players and his brass band background.


4BR interview — Ben Gernon

March 31, 2015
4BR Editor Iwan Fox manages to catch up with Ben Gernon - one of the orchestral world's most sought after young conducting talents and a musician with a proud brass band background.




Black Dyke Band - Burnley

Sunday 20 May • Burnley Mechanics Institute, Manchester Rd, Burnley BB11 1BH


Leyland Band - Lowther Pavillion

Sunday 20 May • Lowther Pavillion,. Lowther Terrace,. Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5QQ


Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 22 May • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Witney Town Band

May 19 • Witney Town Band in West Oxfordshire require Tenor horn, Bass and percussion


Lindley Band

May 19 • TUTTI CORNET required to join friendly team who enjoy a sensible balance of contests and high quality engagements under the direction of our MD Rob Westacott. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own bandroom just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24.


Lindley Band

May 19 • FIRST HORN required to join friendly team who enjoy a sensible balance of contests and high quality engagements under the direction of our MD Rob Westacott. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings in our modern bandroom just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24.


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator