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South West stalwarts take final bow

April 9, 2017
Heartfelt thanks are given to SWBBA stalwarts Brian Elliott, Keith Gibbs and Alan Gears as they take a final bow from their administration roles.

Scottish Band

Scottish blow as Land O' Burns contest cancelled

April 9, 2017
Scottish domestic contesting suffers a blow with the cancellation of the 2017 Land O' Burns contest.

David Childs

Childs set for Carnegie Hall premiere

April 9, 2017
David Childs will perform the world premiere of a new euphonium concerto with a unique Welsh connection at one of the world's iconic concert hall venues.

Richard Marshall

Marshall invites cornets for Spotlight tuition and fun

April 6, 2017
Black Dyke principal cornet Richard Marshall is inviting cornet players to come and join him in Leeds in June for a great Spotlight morning of music making.


Sign up for BrassFestUK to help spread brass band music making all over the country

April 5, 2017
There is a special weekend of brass band music making on the horizon — and you can play a part in it — literally. So why not sign up and play some great music into the bargain like Cory.

Band Supplies

50% off music titles at Band Supplies

April 5, 2017
There is a fantastic way to bolster your summer concert programmes with half price music from Band Supplies in Leeds.


Brighouse strengthen with Hercules

April 5, 2017
Brighouse & Rastrick announce link to Hercules Stands as they prepare for European challenge.

Band Stratford with Tredegar MD Ian Porthouse

Tredegar sign Stratford for Euro push

April 5, 2017
Ben Stratford makes the solo baritone move from Flowers to Tredegar in time for European debut in Ostend.


Smoke Sketches sets imaginations alight at Salford

April 5, 2017
The new work by young composer Daniel Hall certainly made a huge impression on performers and audience alike at the National Youth Championships — and you can hear why too.

Jonathan Bates

Foden's confirm Bates signing

April 5, 2017
Jonathan Bates becomes the new solo horn at Foden's


B# takes to the air waves

April 5, 2017
The market leading cleaning product can now been seen in action on You Tube — to show you just how to come up gleaming.


Report & Results: 2017 LBBA Solo Contest

April 5, 2017
There was a fine turn out of playing talent both young and slightly older for the new Leicestershire Brass Band Association Slow Melody, Duet & Quartet competition at Loughborough Endowed Schools.

Foden's Band

Death of Alex English

April 5, 2017
The death has been reported of the former Foden's solo trombone player Alex English.


Derwent to increase the musical Pulse rate

April 5, 2017
Derwent Brass will premiere a new work by composer Mathew Eden this weekend for the Brass for Africa Charity — and it promises to be pulsating.

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band

April 5, 2017
More music and chat to enjoy from Frank at the BBC.


Few slots left to fill for Morley

April 5, 2017
There are a few places left to be filled for the popular Morley & District Lions March & Hymn Tune Contest in June.


Flowers duo set to inspire Cornish Youth

April 5, 2017
Flowers MD Paul Holland and star soprano player Paul Richards will be the guests leading the musical way at the Cornish Youth Brass Band this Easter.


Death of Matthew Densfield

April 5, 2017
4BR has been informed of the death of the young percussionist Matthew Densfield.


Become an acrobat for Sykes

April 4, 2017
Appeal closes in on halfway target thanks to a great new play and pledge initiative!

Woodfalls Band

World Rankings — April Update

April 3, 2017
The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings see significant changes across the majority of the top 200 following the Regional Championships in the UK.

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 27 April • St Alfege Church . Greenwich Church Street. London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 28 April • Kursall Concert Hall, Kursaal-Westhelling 12, 8400 Ostende, Belgium 84000

Jackfield Band -

Friday 28 April • Memorial Hall, Near Shrewsbury,. Lyth Hill Rd, . Bayston Hill, . Shrewsbury SY3 0DR

The Fairey Band - Dave Haslam (Hacienda DJ)

Friday 28 April • Harris Museum & Gallery. Market Square. Preston PR12PP

Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Saturday 29 April • Kursaal-Westhelling 12, 8400 Oostende, Belgium 84000

York Railway Institute Band

April 26 • York RI Band (North of England Championship Section, MD Dr. David Lancaster), have immediate vacancies for Principal Cornet, Back Row Cornet and Flugel Horn players. Band members travel in from West, East and South of York, so lifts are possible..

Deepcar Brass Band

April 26 • Deepcar Brass Band are looking for solo cornets and Bb bass to join their friendly team. We rehearse 7.15pm - 9.15pm Monday and Friday evenings in Deepcar and have a healthy calendar of concerts and contests throughout the year.

Stannington Brass Band

April 26 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to current player leaving for music college we require a Solo EEb bass player. Also required a 3rd percussion player

Andrew Duncan

Conductor, Composer/Arranger, Adjudicator, Tuba soloist, Teacher