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European own choice selections revealed


EBBA announces the list of own choice selections that will be played at the forthcoming European Championships in Perth.

Mark Bousie

Foden's stars help youth challenge


Mark Bousie and Mark Wilkinson help local youth bands gain gold awards at the recent National Youth Band Championships.

Italian Brass Band

Italian Brass Band start the miracle process


The brand new Italian Brass Band from Rome has its sights set on a European Championship appearance in 2015.

Whitburn in action

Whitburn go Dutch for Grand Shield


Scottish challengers to make one day stop off at Blackpool as they opt to go Dutch for Grand Shield.

Derwent Brass

Derwent add to the ranks


Derwent Brass add to the ranks with a percussionist who should be able to find his way to band...

Graham oconnor

O'Connor to be celebrated with evening of music


The life of the respected brass band conductor Graham O'Connor is to be celebrated in a special concert - and you can be a part of it too.

Retirement and return to be celebrated at Salford


The work of Peter Graham and the return of Howard Evans will be celebrated at a special concert in May at the University of Salford.

Death of Syd King

Death of Syd King


The death has been reported of Syd King, the respected former trumpet of the Halle Orcheatra.


Report & Results: 2014 Australian National Championship


Brisbane Excelsior retains the Australian National title in Brisbane.

Tong and Sykes

Wise move for Tongwynlais as Sykes departs


Jeremy Wise will take Tongwnlais Temperance to the Grand Shield and European Championships following the resignation of MD Steve Sykes.


Last gasp for smoking research


If you can take a little time to help with a smoking survey you could find yourself the proud owner of a brand new Alliance mouthpiece.


North West to hold percussion workshop


The great Ray Payne will be leading a percussion workshop in the North West in May - so make sure you get along and hit something...

Hade Edge

Report & Result: 2014 Holme Valley Hymn & Test Piece


Hade Edge and Slaithwaite sweep to victories at the Holme Valley contest

Bram Tovey

audio icon Interview with Bramwell Tovey


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Bramwell Tovey as he prepares to direct the National Youth Band of Great Britian in concert in Weston super Mare


audio icon Interview with Peter Graham


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Peter Graham at the recent National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain concert in Weston super Mare

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audio icon Interview with members of the National Youth Band of Great Britain


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Hannah Parkinson and Tom Steer at the National Youth Band of Great Britain concert in Weston super Mare

Stephen Wick and Steven Mead

Mead becomes Denis Wick International Ambassador


Euphonium star Steven Mead takes on new international role with world famous brand.

Band Cymru

Band Cymru set for television broadcast


The destination of the £10,000 Band Cymru first prize will be decided over the next few weeks on television.


National Youth set for concert climax


The talented performers of the National Youth Band of Great Britain will showcase their talents in Weston super mare and Cheltenham on the weekend.

Lions Youth players

Young Lions continue to roar to success


The Lions Youth Brass organisation continues to enjoy a wonderful contesting time in 2014...

Marching cornets

Sign of the times....


A council's lack of road repairs leads to a local band having to call off its annual carnival march...

Burbage Band

Small is big appointment at Burbage


Christopher Small has been appointment MD at the Burbage Band.

Centre Stage

Black Dyke take Centre Stage


The Black Dyke percussion team will be using the full range of Centre Stage sticks and malletts.


Old Imps roll back the years


The great James Scott helps lead the Yorkshire Imps veterans in a wonderful inaugural concert appearance.


Staines lose Army recruits


Two stalwart Staines Guards will be on the move with their professional playing jobs.

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