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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.




Wingates Band - Various other acts

Sunday 25 September • The Brindley, Runcorn WA7 1BG


Contest: scaba Autumn Contest

Sunday 25 September • The Hawth, Crawley RH10 6YZ


Contest: SCABA Autumn Own Choice Contest

Sunday 25 September • The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Black Dyke Band - St Helens

Thursday 29 September • St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square St Helens. WA10 1PH.


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 1 October • Holy Trinity church, . Long Melford. Suffolk


Skelmanthorpe Band.

September 25 • Skelmanthorpe Band (Yorkshire First Section) are seeking a Solo Euphonium and front row cornet player to complete our line-up under MD Jim Davies.


The Marple Band

September 24 • Under the direction of our new MD (announcement to follow) The Marple Band are looking forward to consolidating our position back in the 2nd section. However we need a Solo Horn, 2nd Euph, Eb Bass, Percussionist and a couple of Cornets.


Skelmersdale Prize Band

September 24 • After players leaving for university, we now have the following positions available:. . Back row cornet. Euph/Bari (position negotiable). Solo trombone. Bass (position negotiable)


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, QTS, LTCL, FTCL, ARCM
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher