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2017 Scottish Open & Swiss Nationals
Perth Concert Hall and Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux
25-26 November 2017.


Swiss flag

Swiss contenders ready to seek Eden in Montreux

November 24
67 bands will compete for the various Swiss National titles in Montreux this weekend, with the best seeking a trip to Utrecht by creating their perfect Eden.


Stars Signal intent at Cosford Open Day

November 24 • Ian Porthouse, Katrina Marzella, Richard Marshall, Nick Hudson, Simon Gresswell and Helen Varley will be leading an Open Day alongside The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals at RAF Cosford next week — and you can be there!


International flavour to the Scottish Open in Perth

November 24 • There is a cross border, cross ocean feel to the Scottish Open Championship in Perth this weekend.


A4 look to invigorate quartet writing with new initiative

November 24 • The A4 Brass Quartet is hoping a new composer competition will help reinvigorate the art of brass ensemble writing...

Black Friday

Black Friday until Wicked Wednesday at Band Supplies...

November 24 • Forget rushing around — Band Supplies Black Friday lasts until the Wicked Wednesday of the 10th December...

Tradition respected for Vergeres on CD launch

November 24 • The Yamaha cornet star will launch his third CD album at the Swiss National Championships — with tradition at the heart of all that he now loves about his musical life.

Black Friday Euph Extravaganza at Sterling!

November 24 • There are some remarkable second hand deals on at Sterling — and all because more and more players are deciding to perform on the world class instruments.

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

November 24 • More music from the heart of Yorkshire from Chris Helme

Radio: Listen to the Band

November 24 • More music to enjoy in the new year from Frank at the BBC...

2017 Brass in Concert Championships: Preview & Prediction

2017 Brass in Concert Championships: Preview & Prediction

November 18 • The best showbiz bands in the world are back in Gateshead to showcase their brands of free of artistic restriction entertainment.

2017 National Championships of Great Britain: Contest gallery

October 18 • Selection of images from the contest, as it happened,at this year's 2017 National Championships of Great Britain

2017 National Championships of Great Britain: Prizewinners gallery

October 17 • Selection of prize giving images from this year's 2017 National Championships of Great Britain

2017 National Championships of Great Britain: Podium adjudications

October 16 • What the judges wrote about the top three bands Brighouse & Rastrick, Tredegar and Cory at the Royal Albert Hall on the weekend.

Concert: Brighouse & Rastrick

November 9 • Conductor: Lee Skipsey. Uppermill Civic Hall. Saturday 4th November

Concert: RAF Tuba Quartet & Friends

November 8 • Cpl Lewis Musson, SAC Mike Howley, Robert Mosely, Matthew White, Becky Smith;. Chf Tech Jon Truscott, Cpl Jonathan Gawn, David Kendall, Andrew Kershaw, Les Neish;. SAC Louisa Gaw; SAC Joseph Whelan. Regent Hall. Friday 3rd November

Concert: Salford University Brass Band

November 7 • Regent Hall. Conductor: Tom Davoren. Featuring Les Neish (tuba). Friday 3rd November

# Band Points
2Brighouse and Rastrick1,196.11
3Valaisia Brass Band842.97
4Black Dyke701.54
8Grimethorpe Colliery460.45
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.

Interview with Peter Steiner

Interview with Peter Steiner

November 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Italian trombonist Peter Steiner

Interview with Italian Brass Band

Interview with Italian Brass Band

November 14 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Italian National Champions Italian Brass Band

Interview with Brasskneidl - Die Puschtra Brassband

Interview with Brasskneidl - Die Puschtra Brassband

November 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Division 2 Italian National Champions Brasskneidl - Die Puschtra Brassband

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN

Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ

Harrogate Band

November 24 • Join our team - Harrogate band! We are looking for committed front and back row cornet players who are looking for a new challenge to join our thriving, dynamic, fun and exciting 1st Section band. Our cornet section are a friendly bunch!

Strata Brass

November 24 • Bb BASS. The band are currently preparing for Butlins/Area Contests (1st Section). MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)

Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.

Paul Andrews

Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff