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Macclesfield Youth

Zombie success at Brass Factor

November 2, 2017
The brilliant Macclesfield Youth Band leaves rivals dead and buried to win the Holmfirth Brass Factor contest in Zombie fashion under MD Morticia Renshaw...


mILNROW

Report & Results: 2017 NWABBA Rochdale Contest

November 2, 2017
Milnrow heads the prize list at the NWABBA Rochdale contest, with section awards going to Marsden Silver, Horwich RMI, Ifton Colliery and Blackley.


Brass at Guild

Brass at the Guild Hall announces adjudicators

November 2, 2017
The list of judges that will make the all important decisions at the Brass at the Guild contest in Preston next year have been announced.


EVENTZ

Ev-entz delight at Wychavon link

November 2, 2017
The leading percussion retailers certainly enjoyed their day at the Wychavon Festival of Brass.


pERCUSSION

Wingates star to lead percussion masterclass

November 2, 2017
Lucy Robinson of Wingates Band will lead a free percussion afternoon for developing players at Stockport Silver Band later this month — so sign up now!


Ken Stacey

Death of Ken Stacey

November 2, 2017
The death has been announced of West Wycombe Band stalwart Ken Stacey.


Spring Festival

2018 Spring Festival test pieces announced

November 1, 2017
'The Triumph of Time', 'Diadem of Gold' and 'A Kensington Concerto' will provide the tests to be overcome at the Spring Festival in Blackpool next May.


Dave Morris

Death of Dave Morris

October 31, 2017
The death has been announced of the popular brass band musician and photographer Dave Morris.


Utrecht

 Interview with 2018 European Championship organisers

October 30, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to representatives of Zimihc, the organisers of the 2018 European Championships in Utrecht to find out more about the preparations for next May's festival.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke ready to enjoy sell out Japanese tour

October 30, 2017
Prof Nicholas Childs and Black Dyke are in Japan for what promises to be another amazing musical experience.


Froschl Hall

Report & Results: 2017 Austrian National Championship

October 29, 2017
Brass Band Froschl Hall claim top flight victory in Linz to head to Utrecht in 2018 as new Austrian champions.


Llwydcoed

Report & Results: 2017 Wychavon Festival of Brass

October 29, 2017
Llwydcoed lead the chase for the silverware at Wychavon, with section prizes for Enderby, Haydock, Wem Jubilee and Rode Hall, and a Spring Festival invitation for Ebbw Valley Brass.


Looft den Heer

Report & Results: 2017 Netherlands National Championships

October 28, 2017
De Waldsang secures a 15th National title in Utrecht to lead the Dutch challenge at the 2018 European Championship, as Oefening en Uitspanning, Excelsior, Looft den Heer and Immanuel claim division awards.


Wychavon

Wychavon ready to welcome entertainment battles

October 27, 2017
The popular Wychavon Festival of Brass takes place on Saturday in Evesham — so why not go along and enjoy the entertainment on offer from a host of bands.


Lewis Merthyr

October treats of titles and Terfel for Lewis Merthyr

October 25, 2017
The Lewis Merthyr Band has enjoyed a fine October — winning a Welsh League title in Burry Port and teaming up with the great Bryn Terfel for a spot of television work.


Butlins

Butlins bands reminded of rehearsal help line

October 25, 2017
Bands wishing to claim a rehearsal spot on the Butlins Resort in Skegness next January need to ring the right number...


East Riding

Report & Results: 2017 Pogson Bray Entertainment

October 25, 2017
East Riding of Yorkshire provide the best entertainment of the menu at Berties Bistro to win the Pogson Bray entertainment prize.


Edward Gregson

Edward Gregson nominated for British Composer Award

October 25, 2017
One of the most influential writers for the brass band medium has been nominated for a British Composer Award for his work, 'Four Etudes'.


Sam Hairsine

Military leadership takes control at Grimethorpe

October 25, 2017
Cpt Sam Hairsine, Director of Music of the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, CTCRM, will take command of Grimethorpe's Brass in Concert assault at Sage Gateshead.


Utrecht

National focus falls on Utrecht

October 25, 2017
34 bands will compete at the Netherlands National Brass Band Championships in Utrecht this weekend — and 4BR will be there to bring you the action.




Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor