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Yeovil line up

December 28, 2004
The 12 bands hoping to take the 28th Yeovil Brass at the Octagon title for 2005 have been announced.

David King

Rankings: YBS head 2004 final rankings

December 27, 2004
Professor David King and his YBS not only took awards from our readers, they also finished the year top of the 4BR World Rankings as well.

Advert: January trom Sales at Normans

December 27, 2004
Plenty of great trombone bargains to be had at Normans if you need some new instruments for the new contest season ahead.

Sellers Seniors close Xmas — at last!

December 27, 2004
The Senior players at Sellers have finally called a halt to their successful 2004.

Christmas Concert is a ‘Sell Out’

December 27, 2004
Verwood Concert Brass sell out their annual concert.

Young Scot off to Romania

December 27, 2004
Perthshire "Drum Up" Support for Romania as Grant Roper heads for the town of Cluj to support charity work.

Sellers Youth kept busy for Xmas

December 27, 2004
The Youth Band of Sellers International have been a busy lot this festive season.

Leighton Rich

Rich award from the Queen

December 24, 2004
The popular conductor receives his MBE off the Queen (Charles anyway).

Eikanger gain financial support

December 24, 2004
Eikanger-Bjørsvik has been granted financial support from the Arts Council of Norway.

2005 Besson Youth Championships

December 24, 2004
Deatails released by the organisers for the 2005 event at the RNCM.

Jacket upstages new euph star

December 24, 2004
Thoresby's new principal euph has been upstaged it seems by his splendid new jacket!

Woodfalls busy, busy, busy

December 24, 2004
SWT Woodfalls have been dashing all around the place like Rudolph and his friends it seems.

Michael Garasi

TubaChristmas — Florida style

December 24, 2004
Michael J Garasi has been headhunted to conduct the high profile event in Florida.

Ray Farr

Sage and Vardy for Xmas

December 24, 2004
Ray Farr and his Reg Vardy (Ever Ready) are the first with the Sage for Christmas.

New faces for Brighouse

December 24, 2004
Santa brings two new players to the ranks of Brighouse and Rastrick.

Rankings: End of year update

December 24, 2004
With another 12 months contesting under the belt, where does your band lie in the top 200 list.

Graham O'Connor

Ransome's Christmas Cracker

December 21, 2004
Graham O'Connor leads Ransome in their annual Chrsitmas bash and hand out theor own awards as well.

YBS Band launch new web site

December 21, 2004
European Champions launch their brand new website.

Jim Cant

New MD at Besses

December 21, 2004
Besses O' th' Barn has announced Jim Cant as their new MD.

Glyn Williams

Wedding Bells for Fodens star

December 21, 2004
Glyn Williams is set to tie the knot for Christmas with Julie Ann Bedder.

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

David W. Ashworth

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator