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4BR interview - Philippe Schartz

4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up Philippe Schartz to find out more about one of Europe's top orchestral trumpet players and his brass band background

Soapbox opinion - How to stop National strife

Kevin Jordan, MD of Fairlop Band, gives us his personal views on what he felt was right and wrong about the recent Regional qualification contests.

2015 National Youth Championships - Retrospective

Despite the fantastic competitive music making on display at the RNCM in Manchester last weekend, Brass Bands England cannot afford to miss another chance to promote and support some brilliant youth bands.

4BR Roadtest: Yamaha Neo BBb Tuba

4BR has been taking the Yamaha Neo BBb on a roadtest....

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Farnworth and Walkden band
Musical Director. Due to the retirement of our MD, Farnworth and Walkden Band are seeking applications for the position of Mu...


National Youth Championships
Date: 19-Apr-2015
Venue: Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble
Date: 10-Apr-2015
Venue: Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

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Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor