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Ed De Boer

De Boer humbled by Vita Aeterna response


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


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

Black Dyke

Report & Results: 2014 British Open Championship


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


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


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


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.


Warm welcome for Austrian Youth in Scotland


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.


Fairlop take Barca head on


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


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


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.

Russell Gray

Gray set for Swiss return


Russell Gray is to lead Oberaargauer Brass Band's assault on both the Swiss Open and Swiss National Championships this year.

Jamie Lawson

Geneva announce first Australian performance artist


Jamie Lawson becomes the first high profile Australian cornet star to join the Geneva Instruments stable.

Ratby Juniors

Ratby players enjoy Wessex break


There was a superb week of music making on the recent Wessex Band Summer School - especially enjoyed by young Ratby Band players.


Strong line up for Scottish Open


Bands from Scotland, England and Norway will battle it out for the Scottish Open title in Perth in November.

Arfon Owen

Arfon Owen becomes Yamaha's latest Neo signing


Former Black Dyke solo horn player Arfon Owen has joined the stable of world class Yamaha Neo performers.

Sage Gateshead

New additions to Brass in Concert weekend


There will be a number of additional attractions to enjoy at the Brass in Concert Championship this year.

Trevada Music

Out of this world for Jupiter at Trevada


If you are looking for an award winning student trumpet then look no further than Trevada Music...


Besses Boys make Germans even more Happy...


Not that they need much more to be smiling about after the World Cup, but Besses Boys certainly made their German hosts even more Happy...


audio icon Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Course Director Prof Nicholas Childs in Swansea


audio icon Interview with Ignatius Wang


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Ignatius Wang from Singapore via the Royal Marines, on his trip to the IBBSS in Swansea

IBBSS 2014

audio icon Interview with Haskell Johnson


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to euphonium player Haskell Johnson from Barbados who is making his first trip to the IBBSS in Swansea

IBBSS 2014

audio icon Interview with Dutch delegates at the IBBSS


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the wonderful Dutch delegates at the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea

Henk van Loon

Growing demand gives Geneva European boost


The growing demand for Geneva Instruments has been down to hard work from Henk van Loon and some brilliant instruments...

Dewi Paul and Robin

Welsh principals on Bardic show


The top men of Fairey and Tredegar can be seen in slightly different playing action this week....


Quality reading leads the way for Brass Band World


No wonder Brass Band World Magazine is leading the way in the publication stakes - so check it out for yourselves..

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Swiss National Brass Band Championships
Date: 29-Nov-2014
Venue: Montreux Music & Convention Centre, Grand-Rue 95,, tel. +41 21 962 20 00, fax +41 21 962 20 20 CH-1820