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Guild Hall

Brass at the Guild Hall

1-Feb-2015

4BR is in Preston to keep you informed as to the action from the Guild Hall where 39 bands are set to take to the stage.


rncm

BBC Radio 3 showcases RNCM Festival of Brass

30-Jan-2015

Highlights of last weekend's RNCM Festival of Brass from Manchester have been broadcast this week.


nORMANS

Win a Zoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder

30-Jan-2015

If you want to get your hands on a fantastic Zoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder - then all you have to do is send in a pic...


Larsen

Larsen set for brace of Bergen premieres

30-Jan-2015

Danish composer Jacob Vilhelm Larsen will be able to listen to not one, but two world premiere contest performances in Bergen next weekend...


bbe LOGO

BBE looking for views and opinions

30-Jan-2015

Brass Bands England is looking for responses to music hub provision to keep the Westminster politicians on their toes...


Paul Williams

Welsh stalwart celebrates half century at Lewis Merthyr

30-Jan-2015

Paul Williams will be celebrating 50 years of dedicated banding life with the Lewis Merthyr Band this weekend.


Milwaukee

American trilogy set for Wisconsin

30-Jan-2015

The bands of Milwaukee Festival Brass, Madison Brass and Illinois Brass will joining forces for a Brass at the Border event in Wisconsin.


Newstead Brass logo

Newstead welcome new faces

30-Jan-2015

There will be plenty of new faces around the stand for Newstead Brass as they prepare for their Area assault at Bedworth...


Music

Pre-Area workout for Holdgate initiative

30-Jan-2015

Kevin Holdgate and Stan Lippeatt are hoping to help the Area chances of bands with their Area test piece run outs....


Unite the Union

Hopes high for more Unite success

30-Jan-2015

After their recent Butlins triumph, Unite the Union has been focussing their aim on further test piece workshop successes.


Poulton Band

Poulton adds to the ranks ahead of Blackpool

30-Jan-2015

Poulton-le-Fylde Band has added playing strength to the ranks ahead of Area assault.


Fodens

Foden's announce Ridler appointment

30-Jan-2015

The vastly experienced Steve Ridler has been appointed as the new solo horn at Foden's.


cornets

Good turn out in store for NEMBBA event

30-Jan-2015

There is a good turn out for the pre-Area North East Midlands Brass Band Association contest in South Normanton in February.


On air

Radio: World of Brass

30-Jan-2015

More great music to enjoy with John Maines


Geneva cornet

Geneva links with Preston

29-Jan-2015

If you are looking for a market leading instrument, then why not take a trip to Geneva via Preston this weekend...


TJ Powell

T.J. Powell legacy to be celebrated

29-Jan-2015

The works of the great Welsh brass band conductor and composer T.J. Powell are to be celebrated this evening in an open rehearsal at City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)


Besson

Tameside Whit Friday gains support from Besson

28-Jan-2015

Besson gives Tameside Whit Friday a huge boost with support for new youth element at Whit Friday.


Wedge mouthpieces

Wedge makes mark in mouthpiece stakes

28-Jan-2015

Wedge mouthpieces have certainly made their mark since their introduction at John Packers...


Brisbane

Brisbane add strength ahead of Sydney defence

28-Jan-2015

Brisbane Excelsior has added new players to their ranks ahead of their National title defence in Sydney at Easter.


mUSIC ON SHOW

Pre-Area test piece feature at Elland

28-Jan-2015

If you want to hear the full set of Area set works before the action starts in March, then get to Elland Silver later this month...


williams

Williams duo set for Gillingham

28-Jan-2015

Glyn and Helen Williams will lead an afternoon of exciting workshops before a concert finale in Gillingham in April.


On air

Radio: Listen to the Band

28-Jan-2015

More Brass in Concert music from Frank Renton at the Beeb...


Miners Welfare

Miners find new home in Newbridge

28-Jan-2015

The Miners Entertainment Contest in south Wales has found a new home at the refurbished Newbridge Memorial Hall.


Howard Snell

Snell to write set work for Scottish Open

28-Jan-2015

A major new work from the pen of Howard Snell, entitled, 'Gallery' will test the bands at the Scottish Open Championship this year.


mUSIC ON SHOW

Area test piece run outs for Bradford...

28-Jan-2015

Now you have the chance to hear all the Area set works on one night before the Areas...


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