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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...

4BR Scouting Report - Pippa Scourse

4BR finds out more about a young cornet player making a name for herself in the banding world.

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Rogerstone Band
The Rogerstone Band are looking for a Front Row Cornet Player to complete our line up for the forthcoming Competition season....


Lower Section National Finals
Date: 21-Sep-2014
Venue: The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. GL50 4SH


Oxford Cherwell Brass
Date: 24-Aug-2014
Venue: The Jolly Boatman, 216 Banbury Rd, Thrupp, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1JU