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Besson - the New Standard of exceptional brass


Besson New Standard instruments offer exceptional levels of performance based on years of ground breaking experience.

John Packer

Fantastic second hand cornet deals at John Packer


There is a great cornet trio to get your hands on from John Packer - including a classic roundstamp cornet.

Black Dyke Bandroom

audio icon Black Dyke heritage gains film addition


Black Dyke's plans to curate and celebrate its unique heritage has been made into a short film with a familiar accompanying tune...

Amati USA

Geneva Group purchase Amati USA


The Geneva Group has added an American arm to its growing portfolio.

Dark Arteries

Dark Arteries to gain Nordic premiere


The brass band ballet score to 'Dark Arteries' will be premiered by Manger Musikklag at the prestigious BrassWind Festival in Bergen in September.


It's official: Drumming benefits your health!


A new study has found that drumming can benefit your health - although perhaps not your hearing...

Sheet music

Has the age of great composers passed us by?


A powerfully argued article by Susanna Eastburn in The Guardian newspaper certainly has a connection to the brass band movement...


Get in touch with a Titan at Band Supplies


Band Supplies now has the brilliant Stomvi soprano cornet in store.

Peter Szilvay

Manger to renew Szilvay partnership


One of the most exciting musical partnerships in the banding world will be renewed at the Norwegian National Championships next February.

Conducting hands

RNCM offers conducting courses


The Royal Northern College of Music has announced further details of its annual conducting courses.


Willebroek head to Austria ahead of Open assault


Brassband Willebroek will perform in another iconic venue as they prepare for the British Open in September.

Brass Band Feest

A brass band feest for everyone


If you are looking for a brilliant way to spend a summer night in The Netherlands, then make sure you make the trip to Brassband Feest 2016.

National youth band of Scotland

Scottish Youth return from Nordic delights


The National Youth Band of Scotland has just returned home after a memorable annual course with a great difference....

Cory percussion

Perc provision for British Open announced


The extensive percussion requirements that will be provided by the British Open contest organisers on the day has been announced to help bands - and to make the contest flow a little bit quicker.


audio icon Interview with Harmen Vanhoorne


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Belgain cornet star Harmen Vanhoorne in Napier


audio icon Interview with Byron Newton and David Bremner


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the solo euphonium and conductor of Wellington Brass to ask how they are looking forward to their appearance at the British Open.

Childs Play

Innovative musical partnership to bring Childs Play to life


A ground breaking musical collaboration is set to bring the importance of educational play in children's lives to a worldwide audience - starting in Shirebrook.

New Zealand Championships

4BR set to cover 2016 New Zealand Championships


4BR is heading on a long haul flight to find out more about the state of New Zealand banding play at their National Championships in Napier.


Fantastic State of play for Illinois Brass Band


The 25th anniversary of Illinois Brass Band is marked by a remarkable resolution declaration by their State Legislature.

Pennine Music

A Rose by any other name from Pennine Music


The iconic Bette Midler classic is now available for all aspiring euphonium ballad performers...


ABRSM launch new trumpet and trombone syllabuses


The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) has launched its exciting new syllabuses for trumpet and trombone.


Complete set for £40 from Your Logo Here


The team from Your Logo Here has come up with a brilliant deal for bands on a budget - and no minimum order required either.

Mead and Buizingen

Mead returns to Belgium for latest CD partnership


Steven Mead has linked up with conductor Luc Vertommen and Brass Band Buizingen for his latest CD release.


Brass in Concert maintains focus on youth and education


The Brass in Concert Festival weekend has a great focus on youth and education - and you can be a part of it too...

James MacCafferty

audio icon Interview with James MacCafferty


4BR Editor Iwan Fox gets his comeuppance in trying to teach modern media interview techniques to one delegate on the Allan Withington Conducting Course in Leeuwarden

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Dutch National Championships
Date: 21-Oct-2016
Venue: Music Centre Tivoli Vredenburg (Main Hall), Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht, Netherlands 11, 3511


Black Dyke Band Swiss Open Gala Concert
Date: 24-Sep-2016
Venue: KKL Luzern, Concert Hall tbc