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4BR Time Team — A Fairey Tale

March 26, 2009
Tim Mutum looks back at the 66 year sponsorship of the Fairey Band - the last of its type in a banding world now gone...


4BR Time Team — The Daily Herald National Years

February 3, 2009
Tim Mutum looks back at the coverage given by The Daily Herald newspaper, one time owners of the Nationals, to the most famous of all brass band competitions. If only it was like this today...


Time Team — January 2009

January 7, 2009
40 years ago a seismic change occurred in the banding world - Spectrum had arrived by the man who changed all our thinking on test pieces for brass bands.


4BR Time Team — 1999-2009 - The wasted decade?

December 8, 2009
Everyone seemed so upbeat as the new Millennium approached. But what actually happened to all those heartfelt wishes over the next ten years?


4BR Time Team — Five Minute Wonders

October 10, 2009
Tim Mutum delves into the history books to recall the short, but spectacular banding lives of Ferodo, Cammell Laird and Crossley Carpet Works Bands.


4BR Time Team — Hargreaves and Fairey win the 1979 Open

August 31, 2009
4BR looks back 30 years and Walter Hargreaves leading Fairey to a thrilling Open victory.


4BR Time Team — 2009 six month report

July 14, 2009
4BR looks back at the first part of the 2009 season. Lots to enjoy and lots to wonder about too...


4BR Time Team — 125 years of Carlton Main

June 7, 2009
Tim Mutum relates the story of the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band which this year celebrates its 125th anniversary.


4BR Time Team — Brussels 2002

April 27, 2009
The last time the European came to Belgium, it provided some memorable playing - for the right and wrong reasons...




Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

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


Enfield Citadel Band -

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


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 25 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Newstead Brass -

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


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

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


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a 2nd cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


Blidworth Welfare Band

November 21 • The Blidworth Welfare band, Midlands Championship section, require a principal cornet player to join our friendly but ambitious and hardworking band. . A good programme of concerts, recordings and contests will provide an enjoyable challenge.


The Corsham Band

November 21 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Alan Fernie

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