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Retrospective: 2015 North West Regional Championships

4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders if the economic gurus will be proved right and that the North West powerhouse is going to generate a bright new future of banding prosperity.

4BR Test Piece Workshop Supplement

A repeat of the live 2015 4th Section Area test piece workshop with Editor Iwan Fox, David Hirst of ABBA and Tredegar Band under Ian Porthouse on An English Pastorale by Dean Jones

Editorial ~ 2015: February

This month we look at the need for cultural change at the National Youth Band of Great Britain, the need for regional pyramid building and praise the elan of the French...

5 minute spotlight - 4BR Talks to Brian Turner CBE

Malcolm Wood pops into the kitchen of celebrity chef Brian Turner CBE to find out more about his love for brass banding...

Trevada Music Denis Wick

latest reviews

  • Concert: Grimethorpe Colliery Band
    2015 RNCM Festival of Brass. Conductors: Dr Robert Childs & Elgar Howarth. Featuring: Iain Culross, Michael Dodd, Philippe Schwartz. RNCM, Manchester. Sunday 25th January
  • Concert: RNCM Brass Band
    2015 RNCM Festival of Brass. Conductor: James Gourlay. RNCM, Manchester. Sunday 25th January
  • Concert: Cory Band
    2015 RNCM Festival of Brass. Conductor: Philip Harper. Soloist: James Gourlay. RNCM, Manchester. Sunday 25th January

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Stannington Brass Band
We just need TWO PERCUSSIONISTS (Kit and tuned) to complete a full band line up.Sensible balance of concerts & contests. ...

Contests

Midlands Regional Championships
Date: 7-Mar-2015
Venue: Civic Hall, Bedworth, Warwickshire CV12

Concerts

South London Fellowship Band
Date: 13-Mar-2015
Venue: Emmanuel United Reformed Church. The Grove. West Wickham. BR4 9JS