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Lucy Cutt

Yamaha to support Bradwell open tuition

August 17
Lucy Cutt, Ben Godfrey and Jack Wilson will be leading a free masterclass morning ahead of a great evening of charity music making.

Foden's Youth

New season beckons for Foden's youngsters

August 17 • A new season and hopefully lots of new recruits as Foden's Youth and Junior Bands look forward to an exciting 12 months.

Brett Baker

Baker enjoys Argentinian rhapsody

August 17 • Brett Baker has just come back from Argentina after playing a rhapsodic role in Sante Fe low brass festival.

Philip Cobb

Cornish Youth look forward to new season with world class leads

August 17 • The talented youngsters of the Cornish Youth Band will be working with world class talent over the next 12 months — starting with a double helping of Cobb excellence.


Prescription help boosts Redruth's contest prospects

August 17 • Financial support from a local pharmacy has helped boost the entertainment contest prospects of Redruth Town Band.

South West BBA looking to boost entry numbers

August 17 • Organisers are hoping to keep attracting bands to their annual South West Brass Band Association Championships in Torquay in November.

World Rankings — August Update

August 16 • World Champions Brass Band Willebroek seal top 6 spot with recent win in Kekrade.

Radio: Listen to the Band

August 16 • Frank Renton features the soloists and bands performing at the Brass Band Gala Concert the day after the 165th British Open Championships.

Complete student satisfaction at Salford

August 16 • The Musical Arts Programme at the University of Salford has gained a 100% satisfaction rating from the influential National Student Survey.

The end of the high-wire antics?: Does an exciting new soprano era beckon?

The end of the high-wire antics?: Does an exciting new soprano era beckon?

August 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders if a combination of more thoughtful composition and flexible players with open minds could lead to an exciting new future for the soprano cornet in top level banding.

Five out of six Freds: The tale of the missing Foden's MD

August 11 • Allan Littlemore recalls the tale of a missing Fred Mortimer statuette and his hopes of finding one more...

Unearthing musical gems: Exploring the hidden secrets of the Black Dyke library

June 30 • Black Dyke's Heritage Lottery Funded project will see some of its greatest musical treasures enjoy the long awaited light of day.

2017 Whit Friday preview: Making the magic and the money come together

June 8 • 4BR's Malcolm Wood looks ahead to the Whit Friday contests and wonders what would happen if there was no brass band magic money tree to sprout prizes each year?

Concert: Hatfield Band

August 8 • Legends in Brass. Conductors: Stan Lippeatt, Jo Sykes. Featuring: Alan Morrison, Steve Sykes, Stephen Sykes, Kevin Holdgate, Mark Walters . Saturday 22nd July

Concert: International Brass Band Summer School

August 5 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Soloists: Gary Curtin, Richard Marshall. Fulton House. Swansea University . Friday 4th August

Concert: Woolston Brass

August 4 • Winter Jazz. Conductor: Tyme Marsters. Sunday 30th July. Charles Luney Auditorium

# Band Points
2Brighouse and Rastrick945.38
3Black Dyke924.84
5Grimethorpe Colliery585.55
6Valaisia Brass Band524.11
8Brass Band Willebroek417.53
Interview with Ceri Parry Morgan

Interview with Ceri Parry Morgan

April 8 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a tuba player with a very specific ambition.

Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

January 8 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Course Director, Prof Nicholas Childs

Interview with a trio of Norwegians

Interview with a trio of Norwegians

January 8 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a trio of Norwegians with plenty to celebrate...

Interview with the Koch brothers from Switzerland

Interview with the Koch brothers from Switzerland

January 8 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to three brothers bringing a taste of Switzerland to the IBBSS in Swansea

Regent Hall Concerts - Eight Trombones

Friday 18 August • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - GMT Brass Ensemble

Friday 18 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 26 August • Scarborough Spa South Bay Scarborough Y011 2HD

Cory Band - Isle of Wight

Saturday 26 August • 159 Fairlee Rd, Newport P030 2EW

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Snape Maltings

Saturday 26 August • Snape Maltings, Snape IP17 1SR

Rhyl Silver Band

August 17 • Rhyl Silver Band a friendly 2nd Section band under the baton of our new Musical Director Alan Milnes are looking to recruit new players to swell our numbers, i.e front and back row cornets, solo trombone, horn and basses. . .

Royal Buckley Town Band

August 17 • Under the baton of Brett Baker, after a busy summer of signing new players, RBTB are looking to recruit percussion players to complete its line up.

Stannington Brass Band

August 17 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section. Ambitious and sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to our current player leaving for music college we now require a Solo EEb bass player

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist