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fRENCH CONFEDERATION

4BR set for Manchester and Lille

23-Jan-2015

4BR will be reporting from two major brass band events this weekend - the RNCM Festival of Bras sin Manchester and the French National Championship in Lille.


audio icon Interview with Peter Vulperhost

22-Jan-2015

4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets up with Peter Vulperhost of Majestic Percussion to find out more about all things drums...


Girdas

Lithuanian star joins Sterling ranks

21-Jan-2015

Lithuanian euphonium star Algirdas Matonis is the latest high profile player to opt for the Sterling Virtuoso sound...


Gerd Wensink

Gerd Wensink chooses Sterling

16-Jan-2015

Another leading euphonium star puts his playing faith in Sterling.


YLH

Your Logo is here - in Skegness this weekend

16-Jan-2015

Your Logo Here will be in Skegness on the weekend to ensure you can look good (and keep warm) at a great price in 2015...


oWEN fARR

Cory stars take to the road

16-Jan-2015

Owen Farr and Chris Thomas have been heading to foreign banding lands of late, with the Cory MD delving into a fishy score...


NABBSS

North American Brass Band Summer School set for June

15-Jan-2015

If you want to enjoy a fantastic week of music making in Nova Scotia with the added bonus of playing to 60,000 people then NABBSS is for you.


Nigel Clarke

Clarke delivers final chord of Buizingen role

15-Jan-2015

Composer Nigel Clarke has reluctantly brought to an end his musical association with Brass Band Buizingen in Belgium.


Schoonhoven

Childs takes on Schoonhoven lead

15-Jan-2015

Dr Robert Childs has accepted the role of Principal Conductor with former Dutch National champion Brass Band Schoonhoven.


Flugel

Raw Brass ready for both sides of North Sea

13-Jan-2015

If want to try out the fantastic Ray Farr Raw Brass flugel and cornet - then make sure you are in Skegness and Bergen in the next few weeks.


Larsen

Reg Vardy confirm Larsen musical residence

13-Jan-2015

Composer Jacob Vilhelm Larsen becomes the new Composer in Residence with Reg Vardy Band.


Glyn Williams

Glyn Williams to lead John Packer workshop

9-Jan-2015

Foden's star euphonium player will lead the forthcoming John Packer Brass Band Workshop in March. So book now!


Stanley Westh

Danish cornet star joins Yamaha artist stable

8-Jan-2015

Stanley Westh is the latest top flight brass musician has joined Yamaha's stable of high profile performance artists.


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Euro Brass undergoes revamp

7-Jan-2015

The former Euro Brass contest in Drachten will now become the Dutch Open with a new format following a major contest overhaul.


Black Dyke Band

World Rankings: End of year update

4-Jan-2015

Time to reflect on who were the biggest winners and losers over the past 12 months.


Brass Band Heist

Belgian Heist raises funds for great cause

3-Jan-2015

Brass Band Heist have helped raise funds for a fantastic cause in their home town in Belgium.


lIBERTY WIN

EBBA release Euro Youth contest details

1-Jan-2015

EBBA releases further details of the second European Youth Brass Contest told be held in Freiburg in May.


Morton Award

Model Morton gains Eikanger award

1-Jan-2015

Principal cornet player Dave Morton is presented with Eikanger Bjorsvik's 'Role Model of the Year' award.


The judges at London 2014

Brass band adjudication - simples...

31-Dec-2014

If you think the current Brass in Concert adjudication system is complex, then spare a thought for the judges of yesteryear...


Lighthouse Theatre

Lighthouse signal attracts Masters bands

29-Dec-2014

2015 will see the return of the All England International Masters contest at The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering in May.


Urban Play

Urban Play helps Belgian sop star

29-Dec-2014

One of Belgium's top soprano players has been paying tribute to the help given to him by the brand new Urban Play app from Buffet.


Rya Liotta

Never seen together on stage...

26-Dec-2014

Could these be identical twins separated at banding birth...?


Max Wall and Frank Renton

Never seen together on stage...

25-Dec-2014

Could these be identical twins separated at banding birth...?


Flugel horn

4BR Christmas Quiz: The Winner!

25-Dec-2014

Someone will certainly be enjoying a great musical New Year thanks to John Packer and 4BR!


Brett Baker

Busy Baker set for Mythical connection...

24-Dec-2014

Trombone star Brett Baker will be having a busy Christmas looking forward to some musical myths and legends of his own...


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