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Report & Results: 2014 Leicester Open Contest


A repeat Variation gives Newstead Brass the honours at Leicester with section awards to Blidworth, Chapeltown, Hucknall & Linby, Ratby Co-operative Mid and Enderby Youth.


Report & Results: 2014 SEWBBA Merthyr Tydfil Welsh League Contest


Pontardulais shock rivals on a day of exciting action in Merthyr Tydfil as the 2014 Welsh League titles are decided.

Youth Band

Grimethorpe stars to lead latest Youth Band workshop


The stars of Grimethorpe Colliery Band will be passing on their entertainment tips to the young players at their next Youth Band workshop

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


There will be plenty of brass band music on the BBC in 2015 with Frank Renton.

Gareth Ritter

Welsh conducting award for Ritter


After leading Ebbw Valley to domestic and national success, Gareth Ritter becomes Welsh Conductor of the Year for a second time.

Van Looy

Geneva euphonium coup as they sign Glenn van Looy


Belgian euphonium star becomes latest top flight performer to opt for the Geneva Symphony brand.

Nick Childs and Peter Graham

Graham takes on anniversary role at IBBSS


Composer Peter Graham will be linking up with Prof Nicholas Childs and delegates on the International Brass Band Summer School in 2015.

Blackpool Brass

JP brings new arrivals to Blackpool


The arrival of new MD John Pearson heralds an influx of players to Blackpool Brass.

Simon Dobson

Dobson enjoying life in the spotlight


Composer Simon Dobson has confessed to 4BR that one of the most exhausting periods of his life has also been one of the most musically rewarding too.

Morecambe and Andy Warriner

Morecambe's lottery number comes up again


The Morecambe Band will help the nation celebrate 20 years of The National Lottery on the weekend with a second live television appearance in a week!

James Stretton

Stretton helps Lofthouse recruitment


The multi talented multi instrumentalist James Stretton has been helping Lofthouse recruit new brass band talent.

Deepcar Band

Lots of changes at Deepcar


Thee have been plenty of hellos and goodbyes at the Deepcar Band of late.

30 years

Crewe notch up 30 years of community service


The Co-operative Funeralcare Band (North West) has just notched up a fine 30 years of community Remembrance Service.

Stephen Roberts

Roberts to lead premiere of new organ work


Stephen Roberts will be conducting the world premiere of his new work for organ and brass in Birmingham this weekend.


Whitburn open up on Cantata


Scottish Open contenders to open rehearsal doors on Perth test piece.

Diamond Concerto

Mead set for German Diamond


Euph star Steven Mead will be performing a brace of Philip Sparke Diamond Concerto's in Germany this weekend.

Phil Garlick

Skelmanthorpe take Union entertainment prize


The Skelmanthorpe Prospect Band were the crowd pleasers after 15 rounds of great concerts at the Unite the Union Band Club this year.

On air

Radio: World of Brass


More great music to enjoy this weekend with John Maines

Arthur Butterworth

Death of Arthur Butterworth


The death has been announced of the composer Arthur Butterworth MBE.

Raw Brass

Raw Brass makes impact on both sides of North Sea


The innovative Raw Brass instruments from County Instruments have been making an impact on both sides of the North Sea.


Birthday delight for Yamaha quiz winners


Two lucky 4BR readers certainly enjoyed their trip to the Brass in Concert Championship this year.

Mount Charles

New, old and young add to Mount Charles ranks


A plethora of new signings help boost the Mount Charles ranks ahead of the forthcoming new contest season.


Shrewsbury help remember


The combined forces of Shrewsbury Band and Of One Accord Choir help remember the sacrifice of war.


Scotland welcomes Centre Stage


Centre Stage Percussion and Stage Uniforms will be supporting the inspirational Scottish Youth Championships this weekend in Perth.

Eric Ball

Hayward impresses with his long Ball tactics...


David Hayward has been instilling the benefits of the long Ball tactical game with a new generation of brass band players...

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South West BBA 68th Annual Championships
Date: 1-Nov-2014
Venue: Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay. TQ2 5LZ


Ilkeston Brass Ilkeston Brass & Eastwood Male Voice Choir
Date: 25-Oct-2014
Venue: United Reformed Church Wharncliffe Road Ilkeston