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Our Antipodean friends - Has the Open sun set on the banding outposts of Empire?

With the British Open Championship soon to open its borders to Europe, have we seen the last of the great antipodean challengers?

How to control a musician's mind - Personal Branding for Conductors

Mette Hojen, MA in Rhetorics and an expert in executive performance, gives a fascinating insight into why a brass band conductor needs to have a strong sense of personal branding.

Labour & Love - Bringing brass bands into the heart of a community

Iwan Fox talks to Val Trim to find out more about the secret of success behind the Pershore Festival of Brass.

Editorial: July

A return to the usual strong 4BR opinions on the increase in BBE funding, EEBA's need for change and in praise of solo contests.

Trevada Music Denis Wick

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"Perhaps we should stop looking up our own backsides and putting such an undue emphasis on Elite contesting and try to answer the conundrum of how we still manage to attract many quality young players while our audiences are fading into their graves."

Denis Wick Tredegar in Concert

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Stannington Brass Band
Stannington Training Band welcomes players of all ages and abilities to join a friendly team. Varied engagements list. Rehear...


South West BBA 68th Annual Championships
Date: 1-Nov-2014
Venue: Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay. TQ2 5LZ


Foden's Band Tatton Park
Date: 24-Aug-2014
Venue: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN

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Instrument repairs, brass teacher, conductor,adjudicator, trumpet player