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2017 European Championship tickets

January 20, 2017
The date for your diary is Wednesday 1st February to make sure you book your tickets for the 2017 European Championships in Ostend.


Tredegar link up with exciting compositional talent

January 20, 2017
Welsh Area champion announces appointment of Daniel Hall as their new Composer in Association.

Your Logo Here

Face to face success for Your Logo Here at Skegness

January 20, 2017
The personal approach paid dividends for the busy lads at Your Logo Here at the recent Butlins Mineworkers Championships in Skegness.

Grendier Guards

Iconic Household Divisions to open doors

January 20, 2017
If you want to find out more about a career in the world famous Bands of the Household Division, then you should get along to an Open Day in London next week — it could be the start of a fantastic musical career.

On air

Radio: World of Brass

January 20, 2017
More great music from John Maines to help keep you entertained

Stan Lippeatt

 Interview with Stan Lippeatt

January 18, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Butlins Music Advisor Stan Lippeatt at Skegness

Elliott Brass

Utter Madness for Elliott Brass Ensemble as they roll back the years

January 18, 2017
The Elliott Brass Ensemble will be reviving the classics of the 1960s, 70 and 80s on their next concert appearance — so get those leg warmers and baggy trousers out!

Stig Maersk

Poynton opt for Danish lead for Blackpool

January 18, 2017
Vernon Building Society Poynton will be led by Danish conductor Stig Maersk for the Area Championship assault.

Bavarian Youth

Report & Results: 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Youth Championships

January 15, 2017
Bavarian Youth Brass and Shirland Training joy in the Youth and un-registered Sections in Skegness.

Butlins Skelmanthorpe

Report & Results: 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 14, 2017
There was a long night of celebration to enjoy for Skelmanthorpe, Pemberton Old Wigan DW B, Shirland Welfare and Crystal Palace after their title wins at Skegness.


Cory launch 2017 Composer Competition

January 14, 2017
If you fancy writing a work for the world's number 1 ranked band — now's your chance.


New euphonium trigger set for Butlins premiere

January 13, 2017
A brilliant new euphonium trigger mechanism will be on show at Fohqudill Instruments at Butlins this weekend. Give it a go — you will not be disappointed.

IP Brass

Ev-entz to showcase leading brands at Skegness with star assistance

January 13, 2017
Ev-entz will be on hand at Skegness with Tom Hutchinson and James Andrews on hand from Cory to showcase leading brands such as IP Brass mouthpieces, Hercules stands, Majestic percussion and Dream Cymbals.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke look for Young Composer

January 13, 2017
Black Dyke is looking to invite applications from young composers wishing to work with Prof Peter Graham and the band during 2017.


Childs in New York for Cantata premiere

January 13, 2017
David Childs will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York this weekend in the American premiere of Sir Karl Jenkins' 'Cantata Memoria' oratorio.

Future Talent

Closing date looms for Future Talent applications

January 13, 2017
Talented young musicians from low income backgrounds are being invited to see if they can gain help from one of the UKs leading music charities — and the closing date is Monday.

adam Tyalor

Taylor made compositions and arrangements for Brass Toff

January 13, 2017
Brass Toff to sell new exclusive brand of music from award winning composer Adam DJ Taylor


Latest weather update: All go for Skegness

January 13, 2017
Latest report — Its all systems go for Butlins.

Brass for Africa

Brass for Africa links up with Band Supplies for Butlins

January 13, 2017
You can find out much more about the Brass for Africa Charity by visiting the Band Supplies trade stand at Butlins this weekend.


Paris decides against National defence

January 12, 2017
A busy schedule has meant that Paris will not try and make it six consecutive victories at the French National Championship this year.

Regent Hall Concerts - Zone One Brass

Friday 27 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Festival of Brass 2017

Friday 27 January • 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Saturday 28 January • Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

Cory Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Sunday 29 January • RNCM Manchester. 124 Oxford Rd M13 9RD

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight

Sunday 29 January • Greendale Rd, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62

Sandhurst Community Brass

January 24 • Sandhurst Community Brass currently has vacancies for cornet, horn and percussion. We are a nearly full non contesting band with well attended and enjoyable weekly rehearsals.

Stannington Brass Band

January 23 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, and now 1st section. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work and personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible

Skelmanthorpe Band.

January 22 • Skelmanthorpe Band (Butlins 1st Section winners 2017), under the direction of Jim Davies, require a Solo Euphonium and 2nd Trombone player to complete our ranks ahead of the Yorkshire Area and Spring Festival contests.

Gordon Eddison

B Ed(Hons)
Conductor and Teacher.