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Last gasp for smoking research

20-Apr-2014

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.


Percussion

North West to hold percussion workshop

20-Apr-2014

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

20-Apr-2014

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


Bram Tovey

audio icon Interview with Bramwell Tovey

20-Apr-2014

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


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audio icon Interview with Peter Graham

20-Apr-2014

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

20-Apr-2014

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

18-Apr-2014

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


Band Cymru

Band Cymru set for television broadcast

18-Apr-2014

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


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National Youth set for concert climax

18-Apr-2014

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

18-Apr-2014

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


Marching cornets

Sign of the times....

18-Apr-2014

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

18-Apr-2014

Christopher Small has been appointment MD at the Burbage Band.


Centre Stage

Black Dyke take Centre Stage

17-Apr-2014

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


Imps

Old Imps roll back the years

17-Apr-2014

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


Departing

Staines lose Army recruits

17-Apr-2014

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


Trevor Halliwell in action

No more Hoovering for Halliwell

17-Apr-2014

After five successful years at the helm, Trevor Halliwell has stepped down from his role as MD of the Bolton Hoover Band.


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The ultimate price of banding - 1914

16-Apr-2014

A snapshot from 100 years ago puts current brass banding troubles into real perspective...


Black Dyke in action

Dyke open up on Muckle Flugga

16-Apr-2014

Black Dyke will be holding an open rehearsal on their European set work and own choice before they set off to Perth.


Miner statue

Mines open up in Wales

16-Apr-2014

The popular lower section Miners Welfare Entertainment Contest in Wales has opened its doors to all comers.


Thomas Fountain

Geneva congratulates Fountain success

16-Apr-2014

Thomas Fountain has been winning awards on his Geneva instrument.


Cornets

Newtown sends out last call

16-Apr-2014

The last call for entries has gone out for the popular Newtown march and hymn tune contest.


Miners Strike

Multi media collaboration recalls Miner's Strike

16-Apr-2014

A cutting edge multi media composition recalling one of the most divisive industrialist disputes in the UK has gained critical acclaim at a prestigious international festival in Germany.


Curtin in action

Last minute Curtin calls

16-Apr-2014

Some out of the blue requests have kept Black Dyke's Gary Curtin busy over the Easter holiday.


John Ward

Ward takes reins at Fulham

16-Apr-2014

The experienced John Ward will take over the MD reins at Fulham Brass following their recent Area success together.


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Children's band gains Paris reward

16-Apr-2014

A hard working London children's band will head to Paris in 2015


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