facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

The fight against discrimination

4BR states its position against discrimination in all its ugly forms.

There is a small, but distinguishable seam of discrimination that runs deep like a poisonous vein in the body of British society.

Malevolent, spiteful and ignorant, it tarnishes everything it feeds – from religion and race, age and sexuality, gender and disability.

At its worst, it nourishes opinions which are championed with a brazen, at times bullying self justification that openly promotes alienation and exclusion, yet equally insidiously, also gives life blood to a lazy, indolent acceptance of intolerance.

Thankfully, such views are held by a tiny minority of people in society, yet they are both voiced and displayed on enough occasions to evoke timely reminders of just why they should play no role in it.

The brass band movement should be no different.

Everyone who plays a part in one of the nation’s greatest cultural activities should champion inclusiveness in all its forms – with its organisational and representative bodies at the forefront of actively embracing and promoting such attitudes.

Mistakes and misjudgements will occur along the way.

Acceptance and contrition should be heartfelt and unreserved. Censure allied to proactive rehabilitation, with both individual and corporate self awareness, should be actively encouraged and promoted.

That responsibility falls on us all.

Do nothing and the spectre of intolerance will grow, gnawing away at our own self respect.

Do something, and discrimination in all its ugly forms can be banished to the annals of history where it belongs.

Iwan Fox & Anthony Banwell
Owners and Managing Directors of 4barsrest.com

What do you think?
Send an email to:
comments@4barsrest.com



Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ


Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.


The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor