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Band Cymru

Welsh bands set to battle again for £10,000 televised prize

July 19
The cross-genre Band Cymru band and ensemble competitions will take place for a third time in 2018 — with a hefty prize to be won alongside plenty of television exposure .


From Rapa to Royalty as the Guards display their musical colours

July 18 • 100 years of Guards music making has been celebrated in all sorts of ways of late — all with a touch of Pride too...


Hail to the Chief: Davoren set for American leadership

July 18 • Tom Davoren will fly to the USA next month to lead the annual Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York course.


Wormald takes final bow at Smithills

July 18 • Three decades of inspirational music making comes to an end at Smithills Schools as Chris Wormald puts down the baton.


New principal lead at Milnrow

July 18 • David Gilson becomes the new principal cornet at Open and National contenders Milnrow

Fraser legacy to be continued with Scottish youth

July 18 • A great act of generosity will see the music and the memory of the popular composer and conductor Bruce Fraser live on at the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland.

A load of balls...

July 18 • Four fashion conscious golfers will once again tee off to try and sink putts and pounds for two great causes close to their hearts...

Swiss tour for Blackburn & Darwen

July 18 • There is a great Swiss summer break to enjoy for the players and supporters of the top flight north-west band.

Timeless images of refugees inspire Belgian duo

July 16 • Images of refugees seeking a new life in America has inspired the latest musical collaboration between cornet soloist Harmen Vanhoorne and composer Stan Nieuwenhuis.

Unearthing musical gems: Exploring the hidden secrets of the Black Dyke library

Unearthing musical gems: Exploring the hidden secrets of the Black Dyke library

June 30 • Black Dyke's Heritage Lottery Funded project will see some of its greatest musical treasures enjoy the long awaited light of day.

2017 Whit Friday preview: Making the magic and the money come together

June 8 • 4BR's Malcolm Wood looks ahead to the Whit Friday contests and wonders what would happen if there was no brass band magic money tree to sprout prizes each year?

4BR Interview: James Fountain

May 31 • Malcolm Wood talks to James Fountain, Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — who remains a proud bandsman at heart.

2017 All England Masters International: As it happened

May 28 • All the action from the 2017 All England Masters International — As it happened

Concert: Black Dyke

July 17 • Heritage Centre Project Launch . Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Holy Trinity Church. Queensbury. Wednesday 13th July

Concert: Allen Vizzutti and George Allen

July 16 • Love Music Trust Big Band. Sandbach School. Sandbach. Monday 3rd July

Concert: Cinderford Band

July 15 • Conductor: Chris Howley. Abbey Park. Evesham. Sunday 2nd July

# Band Points
2Brighouse and Rastrick945.38
3Black Dyke924.84
5Grimethorpe Colliery585.55
6Valaisia Brass Band524.11
8Brass Band Willebroek417.53
Happy New Zealanders

Happy New Zealanders

September 7 • There was a wonderful display of friendship and celebration from the members and supporters of the National Band of New Zealand in Kerkrade

Interview with Oliver Waespi

Interview with Oliver Waespi

September 7 • 4BR talks to Oliver Waespi to find out a little bit more about his new World Championship work, 'Tracing Time'...

Catching up with Carlton Main

Catching up with Carlton Main

September 7 • 4BR catches up with the English representatives of Carlton Main Frickley.

Interview with Nigel Weeks and David Bremner

Interview with Nigel Weeks and David Bremner

September 7 • 4BR catches up with the New Zealand National Band after they come off stage on the Sunday in Kerkrade.

Walsall Brass Band - Walsall Brass Band.

Saturday 22 July • Walsall Cricket Club WS1 3BE

Cory Band - St David's Hall, Cardiff

Wednesday 26 July • The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH

Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 29 July • Byrkley Park Garden Centre. Byrkley Drive, . Burton Upon Trent . DE13 9RN

Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Sunday 30 July • Byrkley Drive, . Burton Upon Trent DE13 9RN

Black Dyke Band - Glastonbury Abbey

Saturday 5 August • Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street Glastonbury Somerset BA6 9EL

Blidworth Welfare Band

July 22 • Championship Section (Midlands) Blidworth Welfare Band are inviting applications for the position of Musical Director for our friendly, ambitious, hard working and forward looking band.

Walsall Brass Band

July 22 • Walsall Brass Band are seeking Solo Cornets, 1-3rd Cornet, Solo or 1st Horn,2nd Baritone,Euphonium, 2nd Trombone, Eb or Bb Bass and Drummer.

Stamford Brass

July 21 • Stamford Brass are looking for a committed new Musical Director to lead them back into the 3rd section and beyond.. We are a friendly, sociable, contesting band with a sensible calendar of varied concerts and engagements.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist