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Read all about it! 2017 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships news reports

March 27
Find out how the titles were won and lost with the full news reports from each section at the recent London & Southern Counties Regional Championships.


Rolls Royce

Read all about it! 2017 Midlands Regional Championships news reports

March 26 • Find out how the titles were won and lost with the full news reports from each section at the recent Midlands Regional Championships.


Greig

Llanrug set to seal Celtic/Nordic partnership

March 25 • An innovative musical link between Llanrug Band from north Wales and Tysnes Musikklag from Norway is set to be sealed at Caernafon Castle this April.


Grants for Arts

Market Rasen boosted by Grants for the Arts funding

March 25 • The Market Rasen Band gains substantial funding towards commissioning costs for new works in collaborative link with Black Dyke and composers William Himes and Paul Lovatt-Cooper.


Mummy delivery

Mummy's Day special at John Packer

March 24 • Why not treat the mummy in your life to something special — with free delivery too...


Great new music from Pennine

March 23 • Pennine Music has released some fantastic new works in time for bands to showcase in their post-regional concert programmes.


Farr set for Salford visit

March 23 • Besson tenor horn artist Owen Farr will be visiting the University of Salford later this month to work with the Adelphi Brass Band and soloists.


Carlton Main aim for World Championship honours

March 23 • Carlton Main Frickley Colliery will be hoping to bring the World Championship banner back to Yorkshire.


97th Spring Festival runners and riders announced

March 23 • The 60 bands all looking to eventually head to the British Open at Symphony Hall will line-up in Blackpool in May.


The record breaker: 31 Championship Section Area titles and counting...

The record breaker: 31 Championship Section Area titles and counting...

March 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Prof Nicholas Childs of Black Dyke as he looks back on becoming the most successful Championship Section winning conductor in Regional Championship history.


Heritage innovation: How brass bands can make their history come to life

March 21 • 4BR talks to Carole Hirst about her work in helping bands access Heritage Lottery Funding to preserve and celebrate their history for future generations to enjoy.


2017 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships: As it happened

March 19 • All the action from the 2017 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships — as it happened.


2017 Welsh Regional Championships: As it happened

March 19 • All the action from the 2017 Welsh Regional Championships — as it happened.

Concert: BRASS in Concert

February 22 • Musical Director: Harrison Williams. The Old Rep Theatre. Birmingham. Monday 20th February


Concert: Brass Band Treize Etoiles

February 21 • French National Championship Gala Concert. Conductor: Geo-Pierre Moren. L' Auditorium de Lyon. Saturday 18th February


Concert: Junior Guildhall Brass Band

February 20 • Conductor: Spencer Down. Regent Hall. Friday 10th February


# Band Points
1Cory2,170.24
2Brighouse and Rastrick1,056.68
3Black Dyke943.97
4Grimethorpe Colliery704.97
5Flowers491.64
6Fairey436.75
7Tredegar352.37
8Foden's341.52
9Virtuosi GUS314.65
10Eikanger-Bjørsvik270.52
Interview with the DKMS Blood Cancer Charity

Interview with the DKMS Blood Cancer Charity

February 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Holdgate and Lisa Nugent of the Blood Cancer Charity DKMS at the North West Regional Championships


Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM Brass Band Festival Director, Paul Hindmarsh


Interview with Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Edward Gregson at the RNCM Brass Band Festival.


Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Martin Ellerby as he works with Foden's Band and conductor James Gourlay ahead of their RNCM Festival performance.


Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 28 March • The Salvation Army Citadel. 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. Northamptonshire NN16 8JU


The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 31 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport. SK72JT SK72JT


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 31 March • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Sale Brass Band -

Saturday 1 April • Sale Sports Club, Clarenden Crescent, Sale, M33 2DE. . M33 2DE


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: The Exchange

Saturday 1 April • Old Market Hill,Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1FH


Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band

March 28 • First section Midland Area require Bb Bass. Solo Trombone and back row cornet. . Rehearsals at shirebrook miners welfare Mondays and Thursdays 8 - 10.. Preparing for a busy spring and summer of concerts and contests under our new MD Mr Colum O`Shea


Ratby Cooperative

March 27 • The Ratby Co-operative Band are currently looking for a quality BBb Bass player and Kit Percussionist. Ratby is a thriving band organisation, competing in the Championship Section under the Musical Directorship of Mareika Gray, and David Purkiss.


Gosport Solent Brass

March 27 • We are an ambitious and sociable Fourth Section Band in the West of England region, and are currently looking for cornets, trombones and tuned percussion.


Paul Andrews


Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff