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Spotlight Interview No. 1 — Riki McDonnell

October 25, 2006
Riki McDonnell. Most brass musicians world wide have heard of him and his many successes. But how many of us really know about the man behind the euphonium? Alexandra Kerwin gets up close and personal....


4BR Interview — Professor Edward Gregson

October 7, 2006
Christopher Thomas catches up with Edward Gregson to find out if after 16 years away from the brass band test piece genre he may be about to return.


4BR Interview — Phil Lawrence

October 6, 2006
Anthony Banwell meets up with Phil Lawrence as he does battle in his very individual way to try and get a youth band set up in Essex every bit as good as any in the country.


4BR Interview — Philip Sparke

May 12, 2006
Chris Thomas speaks to the man who has brought us some of the most memorable works for brass band, and whose next major work will feature at the forthcoming English National Championships.


4BR Interview — Phil Lawrence rides again!

May 11, 2006
Phil Lawrence has been up to his neck with music, aliens, pop and rock and getting his next belt on his quest for Karate expertise. Anthony Banwell caught up with him to find out what he has been up to.


Profile Interview — Peter Sykes

March 19, 2006
Experience the history, vision and imagination... as Peter Sykes leads Hawthorn Band on a new journey.


2006 Regionals: Peter Graham Interview

March 8, 2006
4BR gets to speak with the man behind the Championship Section test piece this year - Peter Graham and his thrilling Journey to the Centre of the Earth.


Profile Interview — Jason Mears

February 23, 2006
Jason Mears has made his mark in Australian banding and now looks forward to success with Darebin City Brass-Preston Band.


The 4BR Interview — John McCabe

February 6, 2006
4BR's Christopher Thomas meets up with one of the brass band movements most original compositional voices, John McCabe.


Composer interview — Phil Lawrence talks to 4BR

January 19, 2006
Composer and Music Associate of the Fairey Band, Phil Lawrence will hear the UK premiere of his ‘Gregoritas’ on January 28th. He told 4BR all about it.


Profile Interview — Davey Boyes

January 18, 2006
Davey Boyes moved from the UK to New Zealand nine years ago and hasn’t looked back.


Profile Interview — Dr Kevin Cameron

January 4, 2006
Dr Kevin Cameron is an acclaimed music educator and conductor based in Adelaide, South Australia.




Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced BBb Bass player to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor