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Brass Band England announce appointments


The long awaited Brass Band England Liasion Officer and Operations Co-ordinator appointments have been announced.

Glyn Williams

Williams lays first conducting foundations


The move to Wales sees Cory euph star Glyn Williams undertake conducting ventures to Tylorstown and Lydbrook.

Leigh Baker

Baker to lead Doctor's orders with Thoresby


Thoresby Colliery will be led by Leigh Baker at the forthcoming Dr Martin Wainstone's Cup contest.

Derwent Brass

Trombone duo add to Derwent strength


The signing of two new trombone players adds to the strength of Derwent Brass.

Carlton Main

Double boost for Carlton Main


Yorkshire champion Carlton Main Frickley gain a double boost ahead of their Symphony Hall challenge.

Trinity Girls

Watkins to lead Trinity Girls


Brighouse & Rastrick trombone star Ryan Watkins has accepted the role as the new MD of Trinity Girls Band.

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


More music and chat from Frank Renton at the BBC...

Andrew Berryman

Berryman set for New Year return at Northop


Andrew Berryman will make a welcome return to the UK in January 2016 at the helm of Northop Silver.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

4BR Quiz: Musical Chair?


We have another little mid-week brain tickler if you want to get your hands on some great brass band CDs.


Open bands told to get on-line details up to date


The competing bands at this year's British Open need to make sure their on-line registry details are fully up to date.


Student musical satisfaction at Salford


The University of Salford hits top marks on its Music Degree courses in the National Student Survey.

British Open

Cygnet errata for Swan Lake


There are a few small changes to be made on the British Open test piece ahead of Symphony Hall

Fairey and Garry Cutt

Fairey announce Bridgewater Hall programme


North West Area champion announces the programme they will present at the forthcoming Great Northern Brass Arts Festival.


Exmouth draws bands from all south west points


The popular Exmouth Brass Band Festival has drawn a fine line-up of competing bands ready to impress Alan Fernie as well as the locals...


Culross heads to Flowers for Open


An imminent family arrival sees Flowers sign Iain Culross and Harmen Vanhoorne to lead from the principal seat for British Open and National Final.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to show off Reflections


The defending British Open champion Black Dyke will be holding their open rehearsal on Wednesday 2nd September.

Cheltenham Centaur

National Finals information required!


If you're competing at the National Finals at Cheltenham, 4BR would like to hear from you.

Penny Lane

4BR Quiz: Penny Lane?


All you have to do is tell us the surname that links these icons together...

Boobs and brass

Pink Ladies keep believing


The fantastic Boobs & Brass ladies are carrying on the fight against breast cancer - and you can help them keep believing too...

Yarm School

Strong line-up for Doctors orders


The line-up has been announced for the 2015 Dr Martin Wainstone Cup Contest - with a whopping first prize of £4,000 prescribed to the winners.


Best of Brass stars return to Leeds


Leading top flight bands to star at Morley Town Hall as Leeds promotes its Best of Brass series.


Short aims high at Rogerstone


The Rogerstone Band has announced the appointment of Dave Short as their new Musical Director.


Bedford enjoy Malta return


Bedford Town Band has just enjoyed a wonderful return trip to the historic island of Malta.

Silk Brass

Silk Brass help disaster fund appeal


Silk Brass helps raise much needed funds for the the Bosley Wood Mill Fire Disaster Appeal.

Nicholas Garmen

Garman takes lead at Moulton


Nicholas Garmen has been appointed the new MD at Moulton 77 Band.

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