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Weekend Quiz: Sponsored by Geneva Instruments

25-Oct-2014

You need to know about historic brass band conductors, First World War poets and former Liverpool footballers to win our latest quiz...


Black Dyke

World Rankings: October update

25-Oct-2014

Black Dyke’s victory in London closes the gap at the top of the rankings.


tYRFING

Saga gets extra shine

24-Oct-2014

Jacob Vilhelm Larsen's 'The Saga of Tyrfing' gets a shine ahead of championship challenge.


Young trombonist

Youth focus gains financial boost at BiC

24-Oct-2014

The popular series of Brass in Concert workshops and taster sessions gains a financial boost thanks from Arts Council England.


Black Dyke celebrate

Dyke gain double Euro boost

23-Oct-2014

A retrospective qualification change by Brass Bands England means Black Dyke has booked its place at the European Championships of 2015 and 2016...


sWISS nATIONALS

Five new set works at 40th Swiss Nationals

19-Oct-2014

Works inspired by the poetic beauty of the force of nature to a red headed pig riding Brazilian dwarf have been commissioned for the Swiss National Championships...


bLACK dYKE

The age of micro-technology reaches Queensbury...

8-Oct-2014

Black Dyke's MD Prof Nicholas Childs leads the way with a touch of GoPro technology conducting....


Steven Mead

Mead set for more wine and brass...

8-Oct-2014

Euphonium star Steven Mead is set to renew his love of fine wine and music making with his friends at Spanish Brass.


Stale

Geneva adds Norwegian star to tuba team

4-Oct-2014

Stale Johansen of Bjorsvik Brass is the latest international tuba star to opt for the Symphony sound from Geneva.


Bergeb Brass Band

Bergen set for Big Band bash in Copenhagen

1-Oct-2014

Bergen Brass Band is to team up with an old jazz friend for an innovative weekend of music making in the Danish capital.


Friary Guildford

Report & Results: 2014 scaba Autumn Contest

1-Oct-2014

A successful bit of Arthurian sword wielding sees Friary Guildford lead the way at Crawley.


Flowers

World Rankings: September update

28-Sep-2014

Latest rankings following the recent British Open Championship and last weekend's lower section Nationals Finals.


James Gourlay

Report & Results: 2014 Swiss Open

25-Sep-2014

Treize Etoiles add a pinch of domestic contesting spice into the mix as they reclaim Swiss Open title in build up to Montreux showdown.


Wired

Tomra Wired for sound

24-Sep-2014

A musical partnership between a brass band and a rock band is sure to be a hit in Tomra later this month...


Raf Van Looveren

Raf returns to Willebroek

24-Sep-2014

One Europe's leading cornet players is set to return to the cornet bench of Brass Band Willebroek


Ed De Boer

De Boer humbled by Vita Aeterna response

12-Sep-2014

Composer Ed De Boer has told 4BR that he has been humbled by the responses he has received to his British Open test piece.


Brass Band Graz players

Austria set for first National Championship

12-Sep-2014

Preparations are well in hand for the first Austrian National Brass Band Championship.


Black Dyke

Report & Results: 2014 British Open Championship

7-Sep-2014

Black Dyke's seven year wait ends as they claim a classic British Open success under the baton of Prof Nicholas Childs.


Camborne Youth Band

Camborne Youth at Menin Gate

3-Sep-2014

The youngsters of the Camborne Youth Band have just returned from a memorable visit to the Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium.


Tredegar and Austria

audio icon Interview with Steven Mead and Karl Geroldinger

31-Aug-2014

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Steven Mead and Karl Geroldinger, conductor of the Youth Brass Band of Upper Austria on their visit to Tredegar


Austria in Tredegarr

audio icon Interview with the Youth Brass Band of Upper Austria

31-Aug-2014

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the young players of the Youth Brass Band of Upper Austria as they stop off at Tredegar on their UK tour.


Bettina

Warm welcome for Austrian Youth in Scotland

29-Aug-2014

The Scots even managed to get the sun to shine as the talented players of the Youth Brass Band of Upper Austria enjoy their visit to Whitburn.


Barcelona

Fairlop take Barca head on

27-Aug-2014

Fairlop Brass has just returned from a fantastic mini tour to the great Catalan city of Barcelona...


Steven Mead

Austrian Youth making their mark on UK Tour

27-Aug-2014

The Youth Brass Band of Upper Austria has already made a great musical mark on their UK Tour - with more to come alongside Steven Mead and friends...


Tredegar Band

World Rankings: August update

25-Aug-2014

Latest rankings update before contesting returns in a fortnight’s time with the British Open in Birmingham. Can top Welsh band Tredegar repeat last year's successful mission.


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