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The Hidden Star - Look who's talking?

Rhetorician Mette Hojen, an expert in executive performance, gives a fascinating insight into why the gaps between music making in a concert are just as important as the playing itself.

Proms Aria - The most important concert in brass band history

40 years ago the musical establishment opened the Proms doors to brass bands for the very first time...

5 minute spotlight - 4BR talks to young composer Clara Catt

Malcolm Wood catches up with Clara Catt to find out more about a very individual compositional talent who is quickly making a name for herself.

Comments ~ 2014: August

More comments including pride, hope, concern and conflicts of interest. It's the usual great mix of comments and opinions in the 4BR postbag...

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"To suggest that a judge would knowingly pick poor bands to qualify is outrageous. To have a judge who knows the piece really well is surely to the benefit of all competing bands."

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Newport Borough Brass Band
Following a win at the Weston Contest NBBB, are looking for a cornet, baritone, trombone, bass and percussion players. We reh...


162nd British Open
Date: 6-Sep-2014
Venue: Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Regent Hall Concerts Gianni Brass Ensemble
Date: 29-Aug-2014
Venue: Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street - opposite BHS. London. W1C 2DJ WC1 2DJ

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