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Grimethorpe Downunder - Australia set for Entertainment Kings

Grimethorpe Colliery Band is ready to bring their unique brand of brass band entertainment to the audiences of Australia under the baton of Dr Robert Childs.

Prescription pad junkies - The damaging craving for own-choice highs

4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders if brass bands have become hooked on the habit of demanding ever more exotically produced artificial highs for own-choice contests.

Interview with Bramwell Tovey (Part 2)

In the second part of an exclusive interview available to 4BR, John Barber talks to Bramwell Tovey at the Peter Maxwell Davies Centre at Sandbach School in January as part of the 2015 Sandbach Concert Series.

Student debt of gratitude - A birthday present with a difference

4BR meets Dutch anaesthesia medical student Sygrid Mollema to find out why she asked for a 22nd birthday present with a difference...

Trevada Music Denis Wick

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Vacancies

City of Bristol Brass Band
The City of Bristol Brass Band are seeking a B flat Bass player. Rehearsals are on Friday nights from 7.45pm in Bishopston, ...

Contests

SWBBA Exmouth Brass Band Festival
Date: 5-Sep-2015
Venue: The Pavilion, Exmouth EX8 2AZ

Concerts

Regent Hall Concerts National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Date: 8-Aug-2015
Venue: Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street - opposite BHS. London. W1C2DJ. W1C2DJ

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David  Thornton David Thornton
BA/GRNCM, PPRNCM

soloist, tutor, adjudicator and conductor