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January 23
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Foden's to make it 17 in a row in Armagh

January 23 • Foden's Band will visit Armagh for a seventeenth time next month — and more and more people are enjoying their visits.


UniBrass offers extra attractions for youth

January 23 • There will be plenty of additional attractions at the forthcoming UniBrass Championships in Harrogate.

Black Dyke

Young explorers sign up for Black Dyke heritage

January 23 • 90 young explorers have signed up to gain a nationally recognised arts award qualification through the innovative Black Dyke Heritage Centre project.


Cory in line for another domestic honour

January 23 • Cory's unprecedented success could well see them granted the freedom of the Rhondda...

Tredegar unveil new quartet

January 23 • Welsh Area champion to head into 2017 season with four new signings.

Smith takes his leave from Flixton

January 23 • After two years at the helm, Jason Smith has left his role as MD of Flixton Band

Men of Brass to be revived in West Midlands

January 23 • There is to be something of a modern day revival for the Men of Brass in the Midlands.

Gresswell to lead free tuba workshop

January 23 • Yamaha artist Simon Gresswell will be leading free a tuba workshop with the Friary Guildford Band next month .

Peter Moore

4BR Interview: Peter Moore

January 22 • Malcolm Wood catches up with the brilliant Yamaha Artist, co-Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and Manchester City fan, Peter Moore.

4BR Interview: Lance Corporal Liam Grunsell

January 21 • In the fourth of a new series meeting professional players in the Corps of Army Music, we find out more about Irish Guards euphonium player Lance Corporal Liam Grunsell

2017 Butlins — Postcard: Retaining the simple formula of genius

January 17 • Keeping things simple has been the genius behind the Butlins success story - so why the need to change?

2017 Butlins Mineworkers — As it happened

January 15• All the action from the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - As it happened

CD Review: Dark Arteries

January 22 • Tredegar Town Band. Conductor: Ian Porthouse . Soloist: Jonathan Pippen (trombone). TIC Recordings: 003

Instrument Review: Elliott Brass TB-928G tenor trombone

January 21 • Simon Cowen, Principal Trombone of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra reviews the Elliott Brass Tenor Trombone (TB-928G)

CD Review: Songs from my Heart

January 21 • Ove Ericson. Various accompaniments and guests. Soderkarens Musikkar: SKMK001

# Band Points
2Brighouse and Rastrick1,177.42
3Black Dyke1,071.35
4Grimethorpe Colliery782.23
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery293.34
10Brass Band Willebroek293.12
The trophy with the sinister history...

The trophy with the sinister history...

January 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox tries to find out more about a brass band trophy presented in the name of one of the 20th century's most infamous politicians...

The ultimate banding sacrifice

The ultimate banding sacrifice

January 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out a little more about the bandsmen and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in battle...

Interview with Stan Lippeatt

Interview with Stan Lippeatt

January 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Butlins Music Advisor Stan Lippeatt at Skegness

Interview with Filippo Cangiamila

Interview with Filippo Cangiamila

October 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Filippo Cangiamila, the conductor of the Italian Brass Band following their victory at the Italian National Championship.

Regent Hall Concerts - Zone One Brass

Friday 27 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Festival of Brass 2017

Friday 27 January • 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Saturday 28 January • Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

Cory Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Sunday 29 January • RNCM Manchester. 124 Oxford Rd M13 9RD

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight

Sunday 29 January • Greendale Rd, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62

Stannington Brass Band

January 23 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, and now 1st section. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work and personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible

Skelmanthorpe Band.

January 22 • Skelmanthorpe Band (Butlins 1st Section winners 2017), under the direction of Jim Davies, require a Solo Euphonium and 2nd Trombone player to complete our ranks ahead of the Yorkshire Area and Spring Festival contests.

The City of Wolverhampton Brass Band

January 22 • To complete our line up for the area contest in March, and the following concert season, we are looking for 2nd horn, 2nd trombone, a 2nd and a 3rd cornet.

Andrew Duncan

Conductor, Composer/Arranger, Adjudicator, Tuba soloist, Teacher