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Ross Brotherston

Dysart aim for long awaited rise under new MD

September 24, 2016
Dysart Colliery Band is aiming for promotion from the Fourth Section for the first time since 1968 under its new MD.

Brass for Africa

Brass for Africa enjoys wonderful Cheltenham response

September 24, 2016
The brass band community certainly showed its generosity at Cheltenham and to the brilliant work undertaken by the Brass for Africa charity.

Enderby Youth Band logo

Enderby builds on Uni leavers

September 24, 2016
The Enderby Band may have lost some valuable homegrown talent, but they have moved quickly to fill the gaps.

Brass Factor

Brass Factor set for return

September 24, 2016
The fantastic entertainment offered by the Brass Factor competitions is set to return later this year.

Phillip McCann

McCann to lead Grimethorpe

September 24, 2016
It has been announced that Phillip McCann is to lead Grimethorpe at the forthcoming Brass in Concert Championship and the Yorkshire Area and RNCM Brass Band Festival in 2017.

Whitworth Vale and Healey

My Mate ends 34 years of dedication at Whitworth Vale & Healey

September 24, 2016
John Dawson has just called time on 34 years of wonderful banding commitment and dedication at Whitworth Vale & Healey Band


Youth deadline looms in Scotland

September 24, 2016
The deadline for entries for the Scottish Youth Championships is looming.

Ian Macmillan and Ian Stephens

Brighouse help take Super Slow Way to Revolution

September 24, 2016
Brighouse & Rastrick will help poet Ian Macmillan and composer Ian Stephens celebrate the 200 year history of the world's first super highway as part of a high-profile arts production about the famous Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

British Open winner

Bob Childs resigns from Grimethorpe

September 23, 2016
The three year tenure of Dr Robert Childs at Grimethorpe Colliery Band has come to an end.


Hard work and play for Cory after Open success

September 23, 2016
The world's number 1 ranked band has been enjoying the worldwide accolades since their British Open success, but has also been hard at work and play too.


Worldwide appeal strengthens Foden's contest

September 23, 2016
The forthcoming Foden's Open Solo, Duet & Quartet competition is set to attract a worldwide line-up of competitors.

Ivan Meylemans

van de Kolk to take over Meylemans lead at Noord-Limburgse

September 23, 2016
Erik van de Kolk will take over the musical direction of Noord-Limburgse in Belgium as 15 year partnership with Ivan Meylemans is set to come to an end.

Yorkshire Imperial

Imps set to celebrate 80th birthday

September 23, 2016
The musical heritage of one of the most famous names in British banding will be celebrated next month.

Stock Image

Death of Ray Cunnington

September 23, 2016
The death has been announced of the respected player and banding administrator Ray Cunnington.

Royal Albert Hall

2017 Regional tests announced

September 21, 2016
Cheltenham saw the official announcement of the five set works that will test bands at the 2017 Area contests.


How the National titles were won

September 21, 2016
The full news reports from each of the National Championship contests at Cheltenham are now up on 4BR.

Crofton girls

Yorkshire leads the list of Cheltenham winners

September 19, 2016
Yorkshire claims a brace of National titles at Cheltenham as Wales and the West of England also head home with title silverware.

St Dennis

Report & Results: 2016 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 18, 2016
St Dennis claim the National title as they show off their musical ballet steps to take First Section crown.

Crofton Silver

Report & Results: 2016 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 18, 2016
Crofton Silver lives up to their pre-race favourite tag to claim a 'Triple Crown' of major titles in Cheltenham.

Phoenix (Goodwick) celebrate

Report & Results: 2016 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 4

September 17, 2016
Phoenix (Goodwick) emulate their senior counterparts by bringing home another National title to their West Wales home.

Sherborne Town Band - Sherborne Youth Band

Saturday 24 September • Digby Hall, Sherborne DT9 3AA

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 24 September • KKL Luzern Management AG Europaplatz 1, Postfach, 6002 Lucerne tbc

Wingates Band - The Big Send Off (National Finals Preview)

Saturday 24 September • Bolton Little Theatre BL1 4TG

Contest: SCABA Autumn Own Choice Contest

Sunday 25 September • The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ

Wingates Band - Various other acts

Sunday 25 September • The Brindley, Runcorn WA7 1BG

Skelmersdale Prize Band

September 24 • After players leaving for university, we now have the following positions available:. . Back row cornet. Euph/Bari (position negotiable). Solo trombone. Bass (position negotiable)

Wilton and District Band

September 23 • Having just said a sad farewell to our MD of 8 years we begin a new era with both a resident and professional MD taking us towards the Areas in March with high hopes. We are looking for a couple of front row cornets to complete our line-up.

Drighlington Band

September 23 • Drighlington band would like to invite applications for the positions of Eb Bass & tenor trombone. The band is working towards the Holmfirth contest in November & further contests will be at Butlins in January & the area contest in March 2017.

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator