40 years ago the musical establishment opened the Proms doors to brass bands for the very first time...
Malcolm Wood catches up with Clara Catt to find out more about a very individual compositional talent who is quickly making a name for herself.
More comments including pride, hope, concern and conflicts of interest. It's the usual great mix of comments and opinions in the 4BR postbag...
4BR finds out more about a young cornet player making a name for herself in the banding world.
- So near but yet so far for Alder Valley
- Tredegar to extend Open Rain in Birmingham
- No Granite cracks for Cheltenham
- Grimethorpe set for Open preview
- Tuba team tops thirty at Shirley
- Gray set for Swiss return
- Dyke announce open rehearsal
- If you want your band to be by the Butlins seaside in 2015...
- A century of originality at Great Northern Brass Arts Festival
- Stanshawe reunite for founder member
- Funds available for Last Post projects
- Radio: World of Brass
- Concert: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Conductor: Major Michelle Rakers. Soloist: Staff Sergeant Amy McCabe. Regent Hall. London. Saturday 9th August
- Product: Personal Preference -The Geneva Symphony EEb Tuba
In the first of a new series, tuba star Joseph Cook explains to 4BR the reasons why he believes the instrument he performs on is the perfect choice for him - and perhaps others...
- Concert: The International Brass Band Summer School
Conductors: Prof Nicholas Childs, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Ignatius Wang. Soloist: Owen Farr, Brett Baker, Richard Marshall. Swansea University. Friday 8th August
- 2014 Welsh National Eisteddfod
- 2014 DCBBA Entertainment
- 2014 New Zealand National Championship
- 2014 Whiston Festival of Brass
- 2014 Ireland Colliery Solo, Duet & Quartet
- 2014 City of Coventry & Warwickshire Brass Festival
- 2014 Battle of the Bands
- 2014 Brighouse March & Hymn Tune
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The Rogerstone Band are looking for a Front Row Cornet Player to complete our line up for the forthcoming Competition season....
Lower Section National Finals
Venue: The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. GL50 4SH
Oxford Cherwell Brass
Venue: The Jolly Boatman, 216 Banbury Rd, Thrupp, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1JU