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IBBSS 2016

International delegates enjoy IBBSS mix in Swansea


120 delegates from 14 different countries are enjoying a mix of sun, sea and brass in Swansea - with a great end of course concert with Edward Gregson to round things off.

Paul Holland

Appeal goes out for Cornish musical cream


The annual appeal has gone out to find the next generation of Cornwall Youth Band players to work with the likes of Ian Porthouse and Paul Holland over the next year.

Indian Queens

A musical road safety message from Indian Queens


The Indian Queens Band made sure they reminded a thoughtless motorist of the error of his ways...

Ela haf Williams

Blue Riband award tops Eisteddfod debut for Ela


13 year old Ela haf Williams certainly enjoyed her trip down to Abvergavenny
for the Welsh National Eisteddfod on the weekend.


Paris sights for Stockport youngsters


Stockport School's Brass Band has just returned from a memorable musical trip to Paris.


Brighouse entertain the petrolheads


Brighouse & Rastrick has been revving up new fans with their performance at the Carfest festival in Cheshire.


Report & Results: 2016 National Eisteddfod of Wales


Tredegar head the list of winners in Abergavenny with National titles also heading home with Deiniolen, Usk and Royal Oakeley Silver.

Philip SMITH

National Youth start work under Tovey, Smith and Gray


The talented youngsters on the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain summer course have started work under the batons of a trio of conductors and renowned tutors.


Save a save wedge on a mouthpiece


You can now save a a great wedge of cash on a great wedge of a mouthpiece from John Packer.

Paul Mealor

audio icon Interview with Paul Mealor


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Paul Mealor at the National Youth Band of Wales annual course in Monmouth.

Glenn Van Looy

audio icon Interview with the National Youth Band of Wales


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to MD Tom Davoren, soloist Glenn Van Looy and two members of the National Youth Band of Wales.

Summer School

Bolsover Summer School comes to a musical climax


The Bolsover Summer School will come to a triumphant climax this evening - so why not go along and enjoy the music making.


Scottish Youth to display talents in Perth


The very best young brass band players in Scotland will be showcasing their talents in Perth tonight - so make sure you get along for a fantastic musical treat.

Tom Davoren

Davoren to lead cream of Welsh talent in Aberystwyth and Monmouth


Tom Davoren will be leading the National Youth Brass Band of Wales in its end of course concerts this weekend alongside Belgian euph star Glenn Van Looy.


Opening time for new march and hymn tune contest


A brand new march and hymn tune contest will take place in Crooke later this year - with great prizes and a special beer on tap to enjoy...

Rooms 4 groups

Great group hotel deals still available for National Finals


rooms4groups has some fantastic group deals on special offer for the National Finals weekend in London.

Pennine Music

Pennine Music leading Christmas composer call


Pennine Music is looking to give composers a head start for the festive season.

Joseph Cook

Cook to enjoy extended musical visit


Geneva Instruments artist Joseph Cook is set to enjoy an extended musical visit to the UK.


Death of Jim Hartley


The death has been announced of Thurcroft Band player


Besson - the New Standard of exceptional brass


Besson New Standard instruments offer exceptional levels of performance based on years of ground breaking experience.


Thomas leads rejuvenation process at Haslingden & Helmshore


The never say die attitude of the Haslingden & Helmshore Band has paid off - with another boost to their future plans with the appointment of Huw Thomas as MD.

Brian Elliott

South West BBA seeks Association Secretary


If bands in the South West region want to have the support they need, its time for someone to come forward and offer their help...

John Packer

Fantastic second hand cornet deals at John Packer


There is a great cornet trio to get your hands on from John Packer - including a classic roundstamp cornet.

Philip Smith

Tovey and Smith ready to lead National Youth


Bramwell Tovey and Philip Smith set to lead National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

Paul Mealor

New Mealor work set for NYBBS premiere


A major new work by composer Paul Mealor will be premiered by the National Youth Band of Scotland this Friday.

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