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BEM Medal

New Year Honours

December 31, 2014
It looks as if the brass band world came up with a blank this time around...

The judges at London 2014

Brass band adjudication — simples...

December 31, 2014
If you think the current Brass in Concert adjudication system is complex, then spare a thought for the judges of yesteryear...

Carlton Main

Death of Sid Belshaw

December 30, 2014
The death has been announced of former Carlton Main Frickley Colliery baritone player, Sid Belshaw.

Old Silkstone

Silkstone catch Fisher

December 30, 2014
Sam Fisher will lead Old Silkstone Band at the Yorkshire Area contest in March.

Lighthouse Theatre

Lighthouse signal attracts Masters bands

December 29, 2014
2015 will see the return of the All England International Masters contest at The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering in May.


Weston set for 47th anniversary

December 29, 2014
The popular Weston Super Mare contest hopes to build on its positive feedback in 2015.

Urban Play

Urban Play helps Belgian sop star

December 29, 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.


Festive brass around the country

December 28, 2014
Congratulations to everyone who brought some festive music making to their communities on Christmas Day.


Blackburn & Darwen by candlelight

December 28, 2014
The Blackburn & Darwen Band has helped raise much needed funds for the Prince's Trust.

Reg Vardy

Festive amnesty at Reg Vardy

December 28, 2014
Reg Vardy will ask no questions if they can get their hands on some bits of much needed missing equipment in time for the New Year...

Arise Jens Lindemann C.M.

December 28, 2014
Canadian musician is awarded national honour for his skill as a world-renowned trumpet soloist.

Brett Baker

Baker to lead Concerto masterclass

December 27, 2014
Brett Baker is to lead a trombone masterclass in Cornwall on Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Trombone Concerto'.

Rya Liotta

Never seen together on stage...

December 26, 2014
Could these be identical twins separated at banding birth...?


Pride gets Mayo topping

December 26, 2014
The British film Pride, with its brass band soundtrack has been voted as the number 1 film of 2014 by Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode.


Music to save Grimethorpe — don't miss it a second time!

December 26, 2014
If you missed the excellent programme on Grimethorpe Colliery Band helping support the musical future of its local community on Radio 4 on Boxing Day, then don’t fret — it’s on again….

Melanie Sykes

Sykes tradition alive and well in Mossley

December 26, 2014
The wonderful Melanie Sykes has been keeping her brass band lip in over Christmas...

Max Wall and Frank Renton

Never seen together on stage...

December 25, 2014
Could these be identical twins separated at banding birth...?

Flugel horn

4BR Christmas Quiz: The Winner!

December 25, 2014
Someone will certainly be enjoying a great musical New Year thanks to John Packer and 4BR!

Matthew with Chris and Robin

The best trombone Christmas present ever...

December 25, 2014
The combined efforts of Hercules Stands, Jupiter Instruments and Cory Band have given a young trombone player the best Christmas present he could wish for....


Stalham give Her Majesty a good Christmas mumping...

December 25, 2014
The Stalham Band has given Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh a good Christmas mumping this year.

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!)

Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger