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Summer School

Gregson boost for IBBSS


Edward Gregson will join the conducting team at the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea this year.

Ross Knight

Knight claims Swiss tuba role


Scotsman Ross Knight has beaten off 90 world-wide rivals to claim the place as solo tuba with the renowned Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva

Whitworth Vale and Healey

On your bikes to get to Europe


The Whitworth & Healey Band has got on its bikes to ensure they make it into the heart of Europe...

New rankings logo

World Rankings - June update


New chapter for rankings as new sponsorship deal reached with Band Supplies.


Scottish Youth heads to Norway


The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland is heading to Norway today for a special Summer Course led by Russell Gray and Richard Evans.

Durham University Tour

Durham University Brass Band students enjoy great Belgian trip


Thanks to Rayburn Tours, the students of Durham University Brass Band have just returned from a memorable concert tour trip to Belgium.

Laura Conway

Young Wardle star heads to Norway


Laura Conway from Wardle Academy will experience a year of tuition, performing and Norwegian banding thanks to an incredible opportunity.


4BR Thursday quiz


With all things Euro on all our minds at the moment - a question to test your Welsh European Brass Band knowledge to win our quiz prize...

Eric Ball

4BR Tuesday quiz


A little afternoon brain teaser to solve with the help of The Archers, a submarine and Eric Ball...


Social media overtakes television as main source of news


Over 50% of young people now access their news through social media and not through the google box...


Belgian elite to unravel Sparke to get to Ostend


Philip Sparke's latest major work heads the list of test-pieces at the 2016 Belgian National Championships.

Time travel

Time tickets running out for Symphony Hall


You may need to be quick if you want to enjoy your Time at the British Open this September as tickets start to run out...


Get ready for the great British Summer with Your Logo Here


Make sure you are prepared for any weather eventuality this Summer from the team at Your Logo Here

Swiss National Championship

Switzerland prepares for Battle in Montreux


Music for Battle Creek leads the list of set-works to be used at the 2016 Swiss National Championships in Montreux in November.

Alan Fernie

Fernie moved by life affirming trip to Africa


Composer Alan Fernie has just returned from an amazing musical experience in Uganda as part of the Brass for Africa charity.

Dutch Nationals

Time called on Dutch Championships


Peter Graham's 'Triumph of Time' heads the list of set-works at the 2016 Dutch National Championships in Utrecht in October.

bbw jUNE

Brass Band World June Edition is out now!


The June Edition of Brass Band World is now out - and its packed with everything you need to know on whatever format you choose...

Daniel Thomas

No doubting Thomas as he picks up ITEC award


Black Dyke player Daniel Thomas adds the prestigious ITEC Euphonium Award to his growing list of achievements.

Chiltern and Egham Bands

Joint forces make 70's impression for Queen's 90th celebrations


The joint musical forces of Chiltern Hills Brass and Egham Band certainly made an impression on the patron's celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday in London on the weekend.

Tuba Smarites

Top brass deals on low brass brilliance at Band Supplies


Band Supplies has special 'Tuba Smartie' finance deals available on tubas, euphoniums and baritones - so don't miss out on the chance to get the instrument to meet your needs.


Unibrass unveils exciting new chapter for 2017


The Unibrass Championships will take place on Saturday 18th February next year at the University of York.


Gourlay links up with NABBSS Course


James Gourlay will be joining the team of tutors and staff at the North American Brass Band Summer School in Nova Scotia next month.

Dutch Open

Report & Results: 2016 Dutch Open Championships


The Dutch Open Championships has been taking place in Drachten with Brass Band Rijnmond, Pro Rege Heerenveen and Brass Band Schoonhoven B claiming the sections titles.

Alison Balsom

Balsom awarded OBE


Trumpet soloist Alison Balsom has been awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Dutch Open

Bands ready for Dutch Open


The Dutch Open will take place in Drachten on Saturday - with the 4BR Editor taking the early morning flight from Cardiff to enjoy the action.

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Dutch National Championships
Date: 22-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