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Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Championship Section

April 22
Youth Brass 2000 retains its Championship Section National crown in Warwickshire.


Tryfan

Report & Result: 2018 Band Cymru Youth competition

April 23 • Band Jazz Ysgol Tryfan , a remarkable jazz ensemble from a single secondary school in North Wales has won the televised Band Ieuenctid Cymru competition for youth bands


Wardle Junior Blast

Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Beginners Section

April 22 • It's a winning 'Blast' from Wardle as they retain the Beginners Section title in Warwick.


wardle academy

Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Intermediate Section

April 22 • Wardle Academy takes the Intermediate Section honours in Warwick and receives an invitation to compete at the European Youth Championships in Montreaux in 2019.


wardle academy

Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Junior Section

April 22 • Wardle Academy Juniors takes the Junior Section honours in Warwick.


Welsh quartet ready for live Band Cymru battle

April 22 • Band Beaumaris, BTM, Cory and Northop Silver will compete live on air for the 2018 Band Cymru title in Swansea this evening.


Norwegian youngsters enjoy latest UK banding trip

April 22 • The talented young musicians of the Manger Folkehogskule Band from Norway have been enjoying their latest trip to the UK.


All eyes on Warwick as National Youth contenders seek titles

April 22 • The National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain take place today at Warwick Arts Centre — so why not take a trip along and enjoy the action. (Make sure you bring plenty of pop and crisps though)


Band Supplies focuses on youth

April 21 • Make sure you get along and see the brilliant deals that can be bagged on student and intermediate instruments at the National Youth Championships of Great Britain.


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2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Contest preview

2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Contest preview

April 21 • An early barometer test at Warwicks Arts Centre shows signs of encouragement for the incoming CEO of Brass Bands England...


Alpine Reflections: Brass band contesting to the outside world

April 19 • Colin Bowman is a respected local sports journalist but a novice to the world of brass banding — so this is what he thought about his experiences of a Regional contest day at Stevenage following his band Brighton & Hove City.


Taking more than 4 bars rest: The importance of good mental health

April 14 • Cornet player Liv Appleton recalls her battle to understand and then overcome the crippling effects of anxiety, stress and self doubt.


Red or Green?: EBBA faces the final choice on the Palanga question

April 10 • The countdown is on for 2020, but a new sense of musical optimism and organisational detente could well inform the green or red light decision of EBBA.

Concert: Filton Concert Brass

April 12 • Conductor: Tom Davoren. Soloist: Brett Baker. Lithuanian Wind & Brass Band Championship Gala Concert. Palanga Concert Hall. Saturday 7th April


Concert: NYBBS 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert

April 11 • The National Youth Band of Scotland & Cory Band. Conductors: Russell Gray, Richard Evans, Philip Harper. Perth Concert Hall. Wednesday 4th April


Concert: RAF 100 Centenary Gala

April 6 • Massed Bands of the Royal Air Force. Conductor: Wing Commander Piers Morrell. Royal Albert Hall. Saturday 31st March


# Band Points
1Cory1,658.33
2Brighouse and Rastrick976.16
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik944.55
4Valaisia Brass Band668.92
5Black Dyke557.03
6Tredegar542.08
7Whitburn521.24
8Foden's491.86
9Grimethorpe Colliery447.26
10Flowers332.89
Interview with Tom Davoren in Palanga

Interview with Tom Davoren in Palanga

August 4 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tom Davoren to find out more about his trip to Palanga with Filton Concert Band - and about the venue that may host the 2020 European Champinships.


Memories of Allan Withington's 2017 Conducting Course

Memories of Allan Withington's 2017 Conducting Course

February 21 • Highlights from the 2017 Allan Withington Conducting Course.


Interview with Viggo Bjorge of Eikanger Band

Interview with Viggo Bjorge of Eikanger Band

February 10 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Viggo Bjorge of Eikanger Band


Interview with Tim Mutum and Philip Hunt

Interview with Tim Mutum and Philip Hunt

January 27 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks about the future of brass band broadcasting with Tim Mutum and Philip Hunt


Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE


Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW


Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS


Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX


Hathern Band

April 23 • Hathern Band are looking for a PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM to join their Championship Section Band. This position has become vacant because the present player wishes to retire. We are looking for a committed player to fill this key seat. www.hathernband.co.uk.


Lofthouse Brass Band

April 23 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a DRUMMER to complete their line up. We are a friendly 3rd section band who rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm and Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon at Outwood WMC.


Lindley Band

April 22 • TUTTI CORNET required to join friendly team who enjoy a sensible balance of contests and high quality engagements under the direction of our new MD Rob Westacott. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own bandroom just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)