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Solar System

Sparke work to increase brass band sphere of influence

December 10
Philip Sparke's 'Music of the Spheres' is to be performed by Brass Band of Battle Creek at the opening of the influential Midwest Clinic in Chicago.


Factory Girls

Time travellers sought in South Wales

December 10 • A television production company is looking for people with an interest in all things 1970s — especially with the rag trade and a bit of brass banding...


Fountain City

Fountain City success makes a mark in Kansas

December 10 • The UK tour success of Fountain City in claiming podium finishes at Brass in Concert and the Scottish Open has certainly made a mark back home in Kansas.


Portraits of Tibshelf

Godley's cream given retrospective

December 10 • The work of renowned i-pad artist Mik Godley has been given a retrospective by the influential East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network — including the innovative Portraits of Tibshelf project.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand: 3rd December

December 10 • More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...


Final call for Butlins competitors

December 10 • All the packs have been sent out, so Bultins bands need to check they have got all the necessary information for Skegness.


Marshall pays tribute to the Mr Man

December 10 • The musical memory of a great tutor has been recalled with the presentation of a memorial tankard to Black Dyke principal cornet Richard Marshall by Hatfield Band.


Yorkshire quartet take scientific lead to explore brass

December 10 • Four bands recently performed at Magna Science Adventure Centre's Red Hall to showcase communal music making at its best.


Bodmin set to prosper from jail time

December 10 • Bodmin Band makes an innovative sponsorship link to their historic tourist attraction prison.


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2017 Brass In Concert: Contest gallery

2017 Brass In Concert: Contest gallery

November 27 • Selection of images from this year's 2017 Brass In Concert Festival


2017 Brass in Concert Championships: Preview & Prediction

November 18 • The best showbiz bands in the world are back in Gateshead to showcase their brands of free of artistic restriction entertainment.


2017 National Championships of Great Britain: Contest gallery

October 18 • Selection of images from the contest, as it happened,at this year's 2017 National Championships of Great Britain


2017 National Championships of Great Britain: Prizewinners gallery

October 17 • Selection of prize giving images from this year's 2017 National Championships of Great Britain

Concert: The Household Division

December 8 • Scarlet & Gold. Conductors: Lt Col K Roberts, Maj M Smith, Maj D Hammond, Maj S Haw, Maj I Johnson. Compere: Alasdair Hutton . Cadogan Hall, London . Thursday 7th December


Concert: Fountain City

December 8 • Conductor: Dr Joseph Parisi. St Leonard's Church. Perth. Friday 24th November


Concert: Central Band of the Royal Air Force

December 7 • American Legends. Conductor: Wing Commander Piers Morrell. Featuring: Sarah Francis and Cpl Matt Walker. Cliffs Pavilion. Friday 1st December


# Band Points
1Cory1,901.79
2Brighouse and Rastrick1,196.11
3Valaisia Brass Band842.97
4Black Dyke701.54
5Tredegar612.88
6Whitburn586.13
7Eikanger-Bjørsvik561.46
8Grimethorpe Colliery460.45
9Foden's392.91
10Fairey386.51
Interview with Arsene Duc

Interview with Arsene Duc

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Valaisia Brass Band MD, Arsene Duc following their victory at the Swiss National Championship.


Interview with Lito Fontana

Interview with Lito Fontana

November 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Lito Fontana, the inspirational figure behind the success of the Italian National Championships.


Interview with Peter Steiner

Interview with Peter Steiner

November 11 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Italian trombonist Peter Steiner


Interview with Italian Brass Band

Interview with Italian Brass Band

November 14 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Italian National Champions Italian Brass Band


Northop Silver Band - Rhys Meirion & Denbighshire Youth Choir

Monday 11 December • St. Asaph Cathedral LL17 0RD


Strata Brass -

Wednesday 13 December • Rockingham Centre,Sheffield Road,Hoyland Common,Nr Barnsley S74 1DQ


South London Fellowship Band -

Wednesday 13 December • John Lewis Department Store. Bluewater. Kent DA9 9SA


Black Dyke Band - Queensbury Parish Church

Thursday 14 December • Queensbury Parish Church Halifax Road Queensbury BD13


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 14 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church Street. London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ


Uppermill Band

December 10 • Cornet players required urgently in preparation for the upcoming Contest season. Positions negotiable on ability. If you are looking for a change or moving into the area come and join us in a rehearsal. We are a friendlly team with ambition to succeed


Newstead Brass

December 9 • Newstead Brass require Bass player (EEb or BBb) to join our established Midlands Championship section band.


Newstead Brass

December 9 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable) Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator