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Cooperative Funeralcare

Scots set for Troon entertainment battle


Co-operative Funeralcare will defend their Land O Burns title against a strong line up of domestic rivals in two weeks time.

Hatfield Band

Marquee signing for Hatfield


Sop star Gary Bates heads to Hatfield from Carlton Main as Yorkshire qualifiers make marquee signing ahead of Cheltenham finals.

Trevada Music

Out of this world for Jupiter at Trevada


If you are looking for an award winning student trumpet then look no further than Trevada Music...

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band


Late at night with Frank Renton and highlights of the British Open

Hathern Band

Death of Rachael Baum


The Hathern Band has announced the sad passing of tenor horn player Rachael Baum.


Besses Boys make Germans even more Happy...


Not that they need much more to be smiling about after the World Cup, but Besses Boys certainly made their German hosts even more Happy...

Brass for MBale

Brilliant support ensures Brass for Mbale success


The brilliant support for the Brass for Mble appeal at Butlins can now be seen as well as heard!

Kathleen Harrison with another prize

Newspaper honours for Elland stalwarts


The incredible father and daughter team of Kenneth Billington and Kathleen Harrison have been honoured for their part in Elland Band's success.

York Railway Band

York head to Cheltenham with Geneva cornet boost


York Railway Institute Band will head to the National Finals boosted by the sound of their new Geneva Symphony cornets...


audio icon Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Course Director Prof Nicholas Childs in Swansea


audio icon Interview with Ignatius Wang


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Ignatius Wang from Singapore via the Royal Marines, on his trip to the IBBSS in Swansea

IBBSS 2014

audio icon Interview with Haskell Johnson


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to euphonium player Haskell Johnson from Barbados who is making his first trip to the IBBSS in Swansea

IBBSS 2014

audio icon Interview with Dutch delegates at the IBBSS


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the wonderful Dutch delegates at the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea

Henk van Loon

Growing demand gives Geneva European boost


The growing demand for Geneva Instruments has been down to hard work from Henk van Loon and some brilliant instruments...


Global appeal attracts delegates to IBBSS in Swansea


A worldwide mix of languages and accents is enjoying the International Brass Band Summer School lingua franca of music making in Swansea this week.

Velindre line up

Welsh giants to combine again


Cory and Tredegar will combine forces again in 2015 to help raise funds for the Velindre Cancer Care charity.

David Loukes

Fine farewell for Loukes


The funeral service for the popular musician David Loukes has been held in Cornwall.


Cross border entrants for Mining Entertainment


There will be a keen cross border battle in Porthcawl in September for the Miners' Welfare Entertainment title.


More Reg Varney than Reg Vardy for EYMS


There is an On the Buses appearance for the East Yorkshire Motor Services Band this Friday on national television.

Dewi Paul and Robin

Welsh principals on Bardic show


The top men of Fairey and Tredegar can be seen in slightly different playing action this week....


Quality reading leads the way for Brass Band World


No wonder Brass Band World Magazine is leading the way in the publication stakes - so check it out for yourselves..


Judges announced for 2015 North West Regional


The men and women who will be in the Area boxes in Blackpool next year have been announced.

Michelle Rakers

Presidential lead inspires National Youth


The musical lead of Major Michelle Rakers has been keeping the rank and file of the National Youth Band of Great Britain on their toes...

Burry Port

Report & Results: 2014 Welsh National Eisteddfod


There was plenty of great entertainment on show in Llanelli on the weekend as Burry Port, Blaenavon, Ebbw Valley and Royal Oakeley claim National titles.


Midlands Area announce 2015 judges


There is an interesting mix of youth and experience for the Midland bands to impress if they want to get to London and Cheltenham in 2015.

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