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Bramwell Tovey

Foden's and Tovey release Regent Hall set

September 28
The programme of music that will be featured by Foden's Band under Bramwell Tovey at Regent's Hall on the eve of the National Finals has been released.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to showcase Lone Wolf

September 28 • Black Dyke will be giving their supporters a taste of The Journey of the Lone Wolf ahead of their Albert Hall assault.

Luke Barker

Bands join forces for charity fund boost

September 28 • The joint forces of Stour Concert Brass and Avonbank recently came together to provide support for the Tracey Sollis Trust.


Reins handed over at Coleshill

September 28 • The conducting reins at Coleshill Band have been handed over with a bit of vocal help and plenty of patriotic pride.

Frank Renton

Radio: Listen to the Band

September 28 • More more brass band music and chat with Frank Renton at the BBC.

Community links boost Bolsover Appeal

September 28 • A trio of community based Fringe Events will further boost the appeal of the forthcoming Bolsover Festival of Brass — so why not go along and have fun, food, drink and bands!

Report & Results: 2016 scaba Autumn Contest

September 27 • Wantage Silver send out a cry of Lone Wolf intent as they lead the prize winners at Crawley.

Swiss National sets new record in Battle for titles

September 27 • 66 bands will compete at the Swiss National Championships in Montreux next month — a new record.

Humanitarian help from banding Dental Surgeon

September 27 • Dental surgeon Donna Jackson has been working in Greece to help with humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing terror.


Cheltenham reflections

September 22 • 4BR Editor looks back on the National Finals weekend in Cheltenham and some of the talking points that arose from the title challenges.

2016 National Championships: First Section - As it happened

September 18 • All the action from the 2016 National Championships of Great Britain - First Section - as it happened.

2016 British Open Championship Gallery

September 13 • Gallery of images capturing the awards at the 2016 British Open Championship.

2016 British Open Championship: The Cory Challenge

September 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at Cory's triumphant British Open victory and wonders if there is any hope of anyone stopping a 2016 Grand Slam.

Concert: British Open Sunday Gala Concert

September 27 • Foden's, Cory and Black Dyke Bands. Conductors: Bram Tovey, Philip Harper, Prof Nicholas Childs. Sunday 11th September. Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Concert: Wellington Brass Band

September 26 • Conductor: David Bremner. Dobcross Band Club. Wednesday 7th September

Concert: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

August 7 • Conductors: Philip Smith and Mareika Gray. Morley Town Hall. Saturday 6th August

# Band Points
2Black Dyke967.96
3Brighouse and Rastrick611.25
4Grimethorpe Colliery565.55
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery261.21
Interview with Brass for Africa

Interview with Brass for Africa

September 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Chris Fower of the Brass for Africa Charity

Interview with Bram Gay

Interview with Bram Gay

November 9 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Bram Gay - a musician whose connection with the British Open goes back to 1943.

Interview with Peter Graham

Interview with Peter Graham

November 9 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to The Triumph of Time composer Peter Graham after the contest day

Interview with Bramwell Tovey.

Interview with Bramwell Tovey.

September 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Bramwell Tovey about his work with the National Youth Band and his own future musical plans

Black Dyke Band - St Helens

Thursday 29 September • St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square St Helens. WA10 1PH.



Black Dyke Band - Moldgreen United Reformed Church

Saturday 1 October • Wakefield Road, Moldgreen , Huddersfield HD5 8AA

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 1 October • Holy Trinity church, . Long Melford. Suffolk

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Sunday 2 October • Heritage High School, Boughton Lane,Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

Blackpool Brass

September 27 • 6th Place National Finals 3rd Section, promotion to 2nd Section wef 2017, require solo euph/solo trom/percussion . We are a friendly, sociable band with a mix of concerts and contests. Anyone welcome short or long term. Rehearsals Tues/Fri 8.00-9.45 pm.

Test Valley Brass

September 27 • Test Valley Brass is looking for additional cornet players to join their committed team, with positions available on front and back row. If you are grade 5 standard or above and looking for a friendly band with a range of engagements, please get in touch.

Jackfield Band

September 27 • Invite applications for the position of Euphonium, seat negotiable, to join a hard working and focused band of players. With a balanced contesting and concert season ahead including promotion to the Champion Section & Senior Cup in 2017

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator