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Guild Hall

New date for Brass at the Guild


The popular Brass at the Guild contest has been brought forward a week in 2016.

Geneva cornet

Geneva specials at Band Supplies


There are some fantastic offers on brand new Geneva instruments at Band Supplies - so act fast...

Medlock Primary school

Come fly with me...


A RNCM initiative gets youngsters to enjoy their first taste of percussion travel with a little help from Cathay Pacific airlines...


Brass rounds off Ironbridge festival


The sound of brass from Jaguar Land Rover and Jackfield Elcock Reisen Bands rounds off a wonderful weekend of music making at the Ironbridge Gorge Festival.


Three levels of Scottish cream set to top in Dunblane


The three levels of National Youth Bands in Scotland are set to enjoy a great summer course and concert finale.

Dyke 160th

Last chance to see Dyke on 160th anniversary action


You don't have long left if you want to snap up the last few tickets to see the current European, National and British Open champion in 160th anniversary action...


New signings at Enderby


There are new additions to the ranks at the Enderby Band as they continue to develop under the baton of Simon Gresswell.


Top ranked quartet confirm BiC withdrawal


Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Fairey, Flowers and Tredegar confirm reason why they have pulled out of this year's Brass in Concert Championship.


SBBA passport to be renewed with judges


The Scottish Brass Band Association will seek to renew links with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.

The Sage

Up to four bands set for Brass in Concert withdrawal


Fairey and Flowers accuse Brass in Concert of 'misleading bias' and being 'completely wrong and inaccurate' as Tredegar joins ranks of withdrawals from The Sage.


New additions at Drighlington


There are a brace of new players in the ranks of the Drighlington Band.


Becontree go back to their roots


The Becontree Band has come a long way since it started out in a park keeper's hut - although a new home doesn't stop them making a royal return.


Death of Roger Payne


4BR has been informed of the death of the respected trumpet player, conductor and composer Roger Payne.


Newbiggin catch the fishy on a little dishy for community first


The Jayess Newbiggin has teamed up to be a part of a unique musical collaboration of their local heritage and tradition.

Smithills School Band

Smithills on scorching form at Disneyland Paris


Smithills provide a record hot performance on their recent trip to Disneyland Paris.

Mike and Stan

Kilmartin returns to cover O'Connor memory


A wonderful musical gesture from composer Mike Kilmartin pays tribute to his great Hatfield conducting friend Graham O' Connor.

Robbert Vos

Cory go Dutch for weekend


There will be a little bit Dutch delight on show with Cory this weekend as they embark on a trio of recording projects.


Grimethorpe headline Shirebrook music weekend


The Brass in Concert champion headlines a fantastic weekend of music making in Shirebrook - with great concert and contest attractions...

Cooperative funeralcare

Co-op changes as they focus on major championships


Co-operative Funeralcare sign trio of talented young players and appoint new chairman as they seek to harness positive energy for major challenges ahead.


Report & Results: 2015 Brighouse Lions Festival of Brass


Wingates defeat rain, shine and a host of rivals to claim the honours at a wonderful weekend of music making in Brighouse.

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


More music from Frank Renton at the late night BBC...

Easinton Colliery

Report & Results: 2015 DLI Contest


Easington Colliery enjoy the open air to record a hat trick of wins at the DLI Museum contest.


Report & Results: 2015 Ohio Brass Arts Festival


Brass Band of Columbus take the honours at the Ohio event by impressing adjudicator David Thornton.

New Zealand

Rotorua set for New Zealand National Championship


The oldest National Brass Band Championship in the world will be held in Rotorua this coming week with 27 bands battling for glory.

Folwers in action

Flowers draw acclaim for artistic exhibition


The Flowers Band has gained widespread critical acclaim for its musical contribution to the renowned Cheltenham Music Festival.

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