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Flowers Cheer

Report & Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14
Flowers regain contest prestige and ambition with Butlins victory under David Childs.


Yamaha Neo

Interview with Yamaha on the new Neo euphonium launch

January 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium.


Butlins

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness


Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 13 • Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness.


Yamaha Neo

Yamaha launch new Neo and Custom euphonium

January 13 • The Butlins Mineworkers Festival heralds the UK launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium from Yamaha.


Traders of the World unite!

January 13 • A new 4BR venture will help traders revolutionise the way in which they reach a worldwide customer base...


Butlins bargains to be bagged at Band Supplies

January 12 • Make sure you visit the Band Supplies team at Butlins this weekend to bag yourselves a bargain with pounds to spare


Pennine Music launches 2018 catalogue

January 12 • Pennine Music has just launched its 2018 Brass Band Music Catalogue — and you can start browsing through it at home and at Skegness this weekend.


Royal seal of approval for Norwegian banding

January 12 • 2018 will be the 'Year of Banding' in Norway after both its government and Monarch recognise a century and more of organised success — led by Eikanger Bjorsvik.


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2018 Butlins Mineworkers Festival: As it happened

2018 Butlins Mineworkers Festival: As it happened

January 14 • All the action from the 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Festival — As it happened.


2018 Butlins Mineworkers Festival: Preview & Predictions

January 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to a weekend of keen contesting battles in Skegness as Butlins and the UK banding movement continues to enjoy their early season symbiosis.


4BR Time Team: The fragile paper trail that led back to Besses in Blackpool in 1909

January 5 • A chance discovery of a delicate piece of crepe paper falling from the covers of an old book has revealed a 109 year old snapshot of concert life on an Easter Sunday with Besses o' th' Barn Band under the great Alex Owen.


4BR Spotlight interview: Rob Westacott

January 3 • Malcolm Wood talks to Brighouse & Rastrick Band Chairman Rob Westacott, to find out more about his new role with the 2017 National Champion and what 2018 has in store for him following his decision to finish competitive playing.

Concert: Greater Gwent Youth Bands & Tredegar Band

January 9 • Conductors: Ian Porthouse & Lara Tingay. Guest Soloist: Gareth Small. Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre. Saturday 6th January


Concert: Royal Air Force Music Services Trombone Ensemble

January 8 • Conductor: Byron Fulcher. Regent Hall. Friday 5th January


LP Review: National Brass Band Festival 1967

January 8 • Featuring: Brighouse & Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery, City of Coventry, GUS (Footwear), Hanwell. Conductors: Sir Arthur Bliss, Eric Ball, Frank Wright, Walter B. Hargreaves. Pye Records: NPL18200


# Band Points
1Cory2,057.07
2Brighouse and Rastrick1,192.19
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik1,054.81
4Valaisia Brass Band858.07
5Tredegar667.66
6Black Dyke663.09
7Whitburn642.51
8Foden's558.48
9Grimethorpe Colliery534.01
10Brass Band Willebroek389.92
Interview with Yamaha

Interview with Yamaha

January 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium


Interview with Gareth Small and Ian Porthouse

Interview with Gareth Small and Ian Porthouse

January 6 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Halle Orchestra Principal Trumpet player Gareth Small and Ian Porthouse.


Interview with Arsene Duc

Interview with Arsene Duc

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Valaisia Brass Band MD, Arsene Duc following their victory at the Swiss National Championship.


Interview with Lito Fontana

Interview with Lito Fontana

November 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Lito Fontana, the inspirational figure behind the success of the Italian National Championships.


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX


Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ


The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL


Derwent Brass

January 17 • Derwent Brass | Championship | Midlands invites applications for PERCUSSION. At Derwent Brass percussion is an important and integral part of the band. We are looking for a talented percussionist, ideally with good tuned ability, to complete the section.


Milnrow Band

January 17 • *PRINCIPAL TROMBONE*. The Milnrow Band has a vacancy for Principal trombone.. Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.


Milnrow Band

January 17 • *Cornet Vacancies* Due to maternity leave and work commitments, The Milnrow Band has immediate vacancies for 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS (positions negotiable). Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger