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John Wallace

Play on with John Wallace in Glasgow

June 25
You can join world class performers at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 'Play on Summer School' in August — giving yourself a unique opportunity to receive coaching from world renowned tutors.


Black Dyke ready for Pyramid performance

June 24 • Black Dyke will be kick starting the musical magic on the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday.


Thoresby welcome new VP roles

June 24 • Two great supporters of Thoresby Colliery Band have taken on new roles to carry on helping the Midlands band.

Ramond Tennent

Tennant's extra at UNISON Kinneil

June 24 • Chris Shanks and Raymond Tennant to take the musical lead at UNISON Kinneil.

Alan Duguid

Duguid takes the helm at Aveley & Newham

June 24 • Alan Duguid becomes the new Musical Director at Aveley & Newham Band

Littlemore move means end of Ware musical partnership

June 24 • The 11 year musical partnership between Ware Brass and Phillip Littlemore will come to end next month.

90 foot drop reveals Tredegar surprise

June 24 • Tredegar's 2017 Arts & Business Cymru Awards appearance certainly came with a bit of a surprise.

260 million reasons why you should be aware

June 24 • The secrets of strong brand identity, product awareness, quality and promotion will be discussed at the BrassEx event in Sheffield today by the Your Logo Team. So get along find out how it can all work for you...

Scotland gains extra pathway to British Open

June 23 • A new qualification starting route to the British Open has set up with the Fife Charities Band Association Open Contest in Scotland.

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

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

Brass for Africa Blog: No 2: Comments on Culture

May 25 • In the second of her blogs in her Brass Development Fellowship role with the Brass for Africa Charity, Dr. Taylor Hughey talks about the cultural differences and challenges in teaching and inspiring young musicians in Uganda.

Concert: Whitburn Band

June 25 • Conductor: Bryan Allen. Dunblane Cathedral. Saturday 10th June

Concert: Kneller Hall: Concert in the Park

June 25 • The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals; King's Division; Prince of Wales's Division; Rendle VC Troop of the Royal Military School of Music; Tredegar Band. Kneller Hall. Saturday 10th June

Concert: Croydon Citadel Band

June 24 • Conductor: Iain Parkhouse. Soloist: Tom Hutchinson (cornet). Croydon Citadel. Saturday 10th June

# Band Points
2Brighouse and Rastrick945.38
3Black Dyke924.84
5Grimethorpe Colliery585.55
6Valaisia Brass Band524.11
8Brass Band Willebroek417.53
Interview with the Conductor Competition finalists

Interview with the Conductor Competition finalists

April 27 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the finalists at the 7th European Conductors Competition.

Interview with Young Brass Band Willebroek

Interview with Young Brass Band Willebroek

February 5 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Premier Section Winners - Young Brass Band Willebroek

Interview with Elland Silver Youth

Interview with Elland Silver Youth

February 5 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Development Section Winners - Elland Silver Youth

Iwan fox speaks to the Challenge Section Winners - Italian Brass Band

Iwan fox speaks to the Challenge Section Winners - Italian Brass Band

April 30 • Iwan fox speaks to the Challenge Section Winners - Italian Brass Band

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall

Thursday 22 June • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Regent Hall Concerts - The Olazti Trombone Quartet

Friday 23 June • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Black Dyke Band - Hertford Choral Society

Saturday 24 June • All Saints Church, Churchfields, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG13 8AE

The Fairey Band - Stockport Schools Brass Bands

Saturday 24 June • The Plaza. Mersey Square. Stockport . SK1 1SP SK1 1SP

Garforth Brass - Learn to Play Day

Sunday 25 June • Garforth Methodist Church. Church Lane. Garforth. Leeds. LS25 1NW LS25 1NW

Frampton on Severn Silver Band

June 25 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone, euphonium and basses. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.

Chinnor Silver

June 24 • We need Bb BASS to help us continue our progression . good book of concerts and 2nd section contests.. we rehearse on a wednesday in our own bandroom. come and give this friendly band a try you wont regret it

Foss Dyke Band

June 23 • Foss Dyke Band, under the direction of new MD Michael Howley are now recruiting! If you play Eb or Bb BASS then we'd love for you to join us and help us at the National Finals in Cheltenham and beyond.

Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist