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Symphony Hall

Worshipful Medals to be presented at British Open


The Iles and Mortimer Medals will once again be presented at the British Open Championship at Symphony Hall this weekend.

Phillip Hunt

30th anniversary celebration for Sounds of Brass


Phillip Hunt and the Sounds of Brass radio programme will celebrate its 30th anniversary next weekend.


Renovation masters at Open


London Fohqudill Instruments will be at the forthcoming British Open to showcase their market leading renovation, repair, valve overhaul and plating services.

Swan Lake

4BR Quiz: Which Swan?


We have another little weekend brain tickler if you want to get your hands on some great brass band CDs.

Carlton Main

Double boost for Carlton Main


Yorkshire champion Carlton Main Frickley gain a double boost ahead of their Symphony Hall challenge.

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


More music and chat from Frank Renton at the BBC...


Open bands told to get on-line details up to date


The competing bands at this year's British Open need to make sure their on-line registry details are fully up to date.

British Open

Cygnet errata for Swan Lake


There are a few small changes to be made on the British Open test piece ahead of Symphony Hall

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to show off Reflections


The defending British Open champion Black Dyke will be holding their open rehearsal on Wednesday 2nd September.

Penny Lane

4BR Quiz: Penny Lane?


All you have to do is tell us the surname that links these icons together...

Boobs and brass

Pink Ladies keep believing


The fantastic Boobs & Brass ladies are carrying on the fight against breast cancer - and you can help them keep believing too...

Yarm School

Strong line-up for Doctors orders


The line-up has been announced for the 2015 Dr Martin Wainstone Cup Contest - with a whopping first prize of £4,000 prescribed to the winners.


Bedford enjoy Malta return


Bedford Town Band has just enjoyed a wonderful return trip to the historic island of Malta.


4BR Quiz: Which cup?


All you have to do is tell us the identity of this famous brass band trophy - taken at a very peculiar angle by the 4BR Editor...

Clifton & Lightcliffe logo

Clifton & Lightcliffe enjoy their Italian job


Clifton & Lightcliffe bring a musical taste of Yorkshire to the shores of Lake Maggiore in Italy.


4BR Quiz: National identity


All you have to do is tell us where this famous Nationals venue is to win a trio of great brass band CDs.


Horn and baritone deals at Duchy Brass


If you are looking for a fantastic deal on a superb second hand Neo baritone or Prestige or Geneva tenor horn then Duchy Brass has just the right instrument for you...


Bands urged to get fully covered up


Don't let disaster strike to find out that you may not be properly covered by your outdated insurance policy.

Jager Maestros

Jager's set to bomb Edinburgh Fringe


The amazing Jager Maestro Oompah Band is set to become one of the star attractions of the Edinburgh Festival fringe this year...

Withington and Dobson

Withington renews French connection with Dobson


Allan Withington and Simon Dobson have been letting the ideas and the wine flow as they set their plans out for what for what they hope will be a fourth Siddis victory in a row with Stavanger.


Watership ready for Euro test


Watership Brass is getting ready for their latest overseas tour to Europe.


Extra perc added for Open


There will be an added bit of percussion on hand for bands at the British Open next month.

British Open

Open runners & riders confirmed


The list of competing bands and their conductors taking part in this year's British Open at Symphony Hall in Birmingham has been confirmed.

Bolsover Summer School

Bolsover Summer School ends on high note of success


The Bolsover Summer School has been hailed a great success - with inspirational leadership, music making and visitor attractions.

Fusion gig bag

4BR Quiz: Open Fusion


Another tester from 4BR to solve if you want to get your hands on a fantastic Fusion Premium Cornet gig bag courtesy of our friends at Band Supplies...

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Swiss National Brass Band Championships
Date: 29-Nov-2015
Venue: Montreux Music & Convention Centre, Grand-Rue 95, tel. +41 21 962 20 00, fax +41 21 962 20 20 CH-1820


Black Dyke Band Salle De Concert Artikuss, Luxembourg
Date: 19-Sep-2015
Venue: Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall. 5326