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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.




Regent Hall Concerts - Eight Trombones

Friday 18 August • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - GMT Brass Ensemble

Friday 18 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 26 August • Scarborough Spa South Bay Scarborough Y011 2HD


Cory Band - Isle of Wight

Saturday 26 August • 159 Fairlee Rd, Newport P030 2EW


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Snape Maltings

Saturday 26 August • Snape Maltings, Snape IP17 1SR


Rhyl Silver Band

August 17 • Rhyl Silver Band a friendly 2nd Section band under the baton of our new Musical Director Alan Milnes are looking to recruit new players to swell our numbers, i.e front and back row cornets, solo trombone, horn and basses. . .


Royal Buckley Town Band

August 17 • Under the baton of Brett Baker, after a busy summer of signing new players, RBTB are looking to recruit percussion players to complete its line up.


Stannington Brass Band

August 17 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section. Ambitious and sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to our current player leaving for music college we now require a Solo EEb bass player


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator