2017 North West Regional Championships
26 February. Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
The two undisputed champions of Australian and New Zealand banding will meet head to head in Wellington this year to see who is the best band in the southern hemisphere.
February 25 • The Rockingham Band will be holding a great workshop day in April aimed at helping players of all abilities thanks to the exciting talents of the lads of the A4 Quartet.
February 25 • Centre Stage Uniforms and Percussion will once again be supporting their 'local' Championships by giving bands just what they want.
February 25 • As soon as the contest performance is over much sure your take a look at all the fantastic concert repertoire on offer at Pennine Music.
February 25 • Geneva Instruments joins the raft of high profile sponsors of the European Brass Band Championships.
February 25 • Yamaha tenor horn star Arfon Owen will embark on a two week tour to the USA next week.
February 25 • 14 conductors will be put to the test over three rounds if they are to become European champion
February 25 • Defending champion to lead a triptych of previews ahead of Huddersfield title defence.
February 25 • Cory MD Philip Harper and percussionist Steve Jones will be telling local West Country listeners just what they have been up to since they last heard from them a decade ago...
February 23 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to consecutive weekends of contest action that offers brass banding contesting at its brilliant best.
February 23 • One of the greatest works of the brass band repertoire still retains its immense almost mystical challenges despite its age, popularity and rather unique provenance.
February 23 • Wonderful music inspired by the majestic vistas of New Zealand will prove to be a stern test of aspirations for First Section contenders.
February 23 • One of the finest works of its era will provide a stern test of the bands in the Third Sections in Blackpool and Huddersfield.
February 22 • Musical Director: Harrison Williams. The Old Rep Theatre. Birmingham. Monday 20th February
February 21 • French National Championship Gala Concert. Conductor: Geo-Pierre Moren. L' Auditorium de Lyon. Saturday 18th February
February 20 • Conductor: Spencer Down. Regent Hall. Friday 10th February
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January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM Brass Band Festival Director, Paul Hindmarsh
January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Edward Gregson at the RNCM Brass Band Festival.
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.
January 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composers Philip Wilby and Dorothy Gates as well as MD Ian Porthouse of Tredegar Band ahead of their performance at the RNCM Festival
Saturday 25 February • Town Hall Buildings, 68 Queen St, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9DY
Saturday 25 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall, 4 Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT70LQ
Saturday 25 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH
Sunday 26 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU
Sunday 26 February • The Hawth theatre, Crawley RH10 6YZ
February 24 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed. We could do with more trombones, solo cornets and percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument
February 23 • The band are currently looking to recruit either second or third cornet players to further strengthen our friendly and enthusiastic team. Why not come along for a blow and an enjoyable evening at one of our rehearsals. .
February 22 • Following the Area Contest, due to work commitments, 2 of our Players will be relocating. As a result an ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CORNET and a further CORNET Player (position negotiable) will be required to complete our team. Rehearsals Mon & Wed 7:45-21-30
B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger