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French National Championship

Results: 2017 French National Championships

February 19, 2017
Hauts-de-France have been crowned 2017 French National Champions.

Bolsover Festival

Bolsover Festival of Brass secures exciting transfer

February 18, 2017
The immensely popular Bolsover Festival of Brass event will once again take place in October and broadcast live on the Internet — so make sure your band gets its entry in as soon as possible.

Sshhmutes logo

Foden's become the latest to Sshh up in practice

February 17, 2017
North West Area champions Foden's become the latest elite level performers to ope for the Sshhmutes

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to explore with new Eden project

February 17, 2017
Talented 19 year old Matthew Eden becomes Black Dyke's new 'Young Composer in Residence'.


All that Mezzing about jazz for Molde

February 17, 2017
Molde Band will take to the stage at one of the world's most high profile jazz festivals later this year alongside the likes of Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny.


Coalburn set sights on Euro pinnacle

February 16, 2017
The Coalburn Band organisation is gearing up for a year to remember — topped by a trip to the European Championships in Ostend.


Black Dyke to play Glastonbury

February 15, 2017
Black Dyke will join the likes of David Bowie, U2 and The Rolling Stones in playing on the famous Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

French Flag

France awaits its new champion

February 15, 2017
The French National Championships take place in Lyon this weekend — and 4BR will be there to cover the action.


National Association of Brass Band Conductors announces competition

February 15, 2017
The NABBC has announced details of its 2017 National Conducting Competition

Bolsover  Summer School

Bolsover adds to Summer School course

February 15, 2017
New additions to the world class team of tutors and a focus on great music making is sure to attract delegates to the Bolsover Summer School this year.


Your Logo Here flies the digital banner at massive Texan show

February 14, 2017
Your Logo Here make a huge impression at Texas Music Educators Association conference and show .

Valentines Day offer

Why not call Cupid today at John Packer for a special Valentine's Day treat?

February 14, 2017
There is a brilliant Valentine's Day offer at John Packer. Get in touch now and get something special at a fantastic price for the person you love most (including yourself!)

Lito Fontana

Fontana enjoys his Euro travels

February 14, 2017
Trombone virtuoso Lito Fontana has been enjoying his busy European travels of late.


The Sshhmute revolution is here — for every level of player

February 11, 2017
The ground breaking Sshhmute is gaining converts and endorsees from all levels of the banding world.

Brass Toff

Brass Toff continues to lead the way

February 11, 2017
Get your instruments repaired by one of the finest brass specialist companies in the UK


Sapphire Jubilee marked by recording for Royalty and the Commonwealth

February 10, 2017
The Bands of the Household Division will mark the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee with a special recording of music.

Oefening en Uitspanning

Dutch travellers to help foster mutual musical understanding in Vietnam

February 10, 2017
Brass band Oefening en Uitspanning from The Netherlands will soon fly to Vietnam for a week long tour.

Brass for Africa

Brass for Africa set for Royal Albert Hall

February 9, 2017
One of the great success stories of the Brass for Africa charity will perform alongside Alison Balsom, Guy Barker and Sir Bryn Terfel at the Royal Albert Hall

Jonathan Bates

Bates to host National tenor horn spotlight

February 9, 2017
Grimethorpe Colliery solo horn Jonathan Bates will lead a free tenor horn spotlight day at the University of Salford in May. So why not sign up and be a part of it.

Rayburn Tours

Rayburn showcases brilliant tour experiences on film

February 9, 2017
There is a great new way to see just how brilliant band tours are with Rayburn Tours — just clik and see...

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 25 February • Town Hall Buildings, 68 Queen St, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9DY

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 25 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall, 4 Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT70LQ

Elland Silver Band - Lofhouse 2000 and Tingley Bands & Oldsilkstone

Saturday 25 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 26 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU

GUS Virtuosi Band - The Hawth Brass Series

Sunday 26 February • The Hawth theatre, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Poole Borough Band

February 19 • Poole Borough Band are looking for a horn player and an Eb or Bb bass player to join the band after the area contest. We are a friendly second section band with gigs already in the diary for the summer season.

Stannington Brass Band

February 17 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section from 2017. Ambitious,sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work & personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible

Elland Silver Band

February 17 • We are looking to recruit a Solo Cornet player to start after the Yorkshire Regional Championships. The position would suit an experienced player or a talented young player looking to move to a Championship section band.

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor