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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 - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Youth & The Cory Band

Saturday 27 January • Halifax Minster HX51 1 QL


Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

January 21 • We are a friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading. We look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, both front and back row, baritones and BBb bass..


Middleton Youth Band

January 21 • Training band musical director.. . Musical director required for our recently formed training band to start from February or as soon as possible.. Rehearsals are Mondays 5.45 -6.45pm and the first Saturday of the month 10 -11am


Northop Silver Band

January 21 • 2017 National Eisteddfod winners and Band Cymru semi-finalists are seeking applications for an assistant principle cornet, Bb Bass and a Baritone to help us fulfil our potential under our new MD John Doyle. . Easy travel links, located just off the A55.


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor