2018 Regional Championships: North West
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
25 February 2018.
A major partnership between the RNCM in Manchester and Ursula Jones will see the hosting of the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition in July 2019.
February 24 • More exciting plans have been put in place for the sixth Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School led by Steven Mead in July — and you can be a part of it...
February 24 • The new MP-Drum from Centre Stage Percussion is being unveiled at the North West Regional Championship.
February 24 • The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.
February 24 • Philip Harper and stars from Cory Band helped put 120 players through their paces at the recent SWBBA Mid-Winter Workshop weekend.
February 24 • More great music on the airwaves from Philip Hunt.
February 24 • Steven Mead steps in as illness has meant Dr Roger Webster has had to withdraw from his adjudication role at the forthcoming Midlands Regional Championships.
February 24 • The defending North West Champion made sure their loyal supporters gained a sneak preview of their Area preparations at their recent Patrons' Concert.
February 24 • The death has been announced of Ken Smith MNZM, one of the great cornet players and brass band musicians.
February 22 • The first Area contest weekend of the year sees a Sunday battle for qualification at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
February 21 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with Lance Sergeant David Lockwood, bass trombonist of The Band of the Irish Guards to find out more about a musical life that has always been linked by family to the Corps of Army Music.
February 18 • Jonathan Sproule, Principal Euphonium of The Band of the Welsh Guards recalls a memorable tour trip to Germany.
February 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out more about the remarkable history and ambitious future plans of the Amersham Band.
February 24 • Matthew Gee. Featuring: Christopher Glynn and members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. CD: Gee02
February 21 • Soloist: Steve Stewart. Cory Band. Conductor: Philip Harper. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD376
February 20 • Enfield Citadel Band. Conductors: Iain Parkhouse and Don Jenkins. Featuring: Keith Hutchinson (cornet); Helen Parker (vocal); Bernard Snell (piano). Guards Chapel. London . Saturday 3rd February
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February 21 • Highlights from the 2017 Allan Withington Conducting Course.
February 10 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Viggo Bjorge of Eikanger Band
January 27 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks about the future of brass band broadcasting with Tim Mutum and Philip Hunt
January 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium
Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU
Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX
Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ
Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ
Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.
February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact
February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team
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