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In Our Opinion in the West

April 2, 2001
What we thought of the performances of Jazz in the West of England.


Frank Renton and Steve Bastable talk about winning their Areas.

April 1, 2001
Frank Renton wins the War in the West and Steve Bastable becomes Prince of Wales. Both talk about that winning feeling.


It's Camborne's title in the West

March 31, 2001
Camborne take the honours in the Championship section. Thornbury take 1st Section crown, Bendix Kingswood take the 2nd Section title, Bream Silver the 3rd and Saltash the 4th section. We have the full results.


Tredegar Triumph in Wales!

March 31, 2001
Tredegar take the top spot in the Championship section as BAYV Cory find themselves in just 4th position. North Wales take first prizes in the lower sections as Beaumaris, Royal Oakley and Beaumaris B win Sections 1, 2 and 3, whilst Llanelli win the 4th


The Final Frontier! — The British Open Goes into Space?

March 30, 2001
Find out what we think could be the British Open Test Piece for 2001.


Foot and Mouth Scare for Whit Friday Contests.

March 30, 2001
The famous Whit Friday Contests around the Saddleworth Area of Lancashire on 8th June could be under threat from the Foot and Mouth epidemic. We have the latest news.


A Mistake of Epic Proportions?

March 29, 2001
Bands are now starting to get to grips with Percy Fletcher's classic test piece for the Grand Shield — complete with Timps, Tam Tam, Tambourine, Triangle and Glockenspiel??!!


West of England Area Championships — The Runners and Riders

March 24, 2001
We have the full list of all the competing bands at Torquay this coming Saturday and Sunday.


Grimethorpe lose 50% Bass Power

March 24, 2001
RJB Grimethorpe Colliery have parted company with half of their current bass end. We have the story from the players themselves.


Wales Area Championships — The Runners and Riders

March 24, 2001
We have the full list of all the competing bands at the Welsh Area for this coming Saturday and Sunday.


Grand Shield and Senior Cup line ups

March 24, 2001
We have the full list of competing bands at this year's Grand Shield and Senior Cup.


4BarsRest and the European Championships

March 23, 2001
We set out our position with regard to the Own Choice test pieces, the contest, the bands and the judges.


Aveley reveal why they became London Champions

March 22, 2001
Aveley and Newham exclusively reveal to 4BarsRest how they became Area Champs (tongue in cheek). We have the full sordid story!


The Brass Band Federation requires 1000 players!

March 22, 2001
The British Federation of Brass Bands requires 1000 players to take part in a "Songs of Praise" programme. We have the details.


In Our Opinion — 2

March 20, 2001
What we thought of the performances of Jazz from the bands in London.


In Our Opinion — 1

March 19, 2001
What we thought of the performances of the bands on Jazz in Darlington.


London Area Results

March 17, 2001
A1 marks as Aveley & Newham retain the London title, Alliance Brass take the 1st, Tilbury the 2nd and Cantium Brass the 3rd Section titles. We have the full results and comments.


North East Area Results

March 17, 2001
Glory for Fishburn as they become Champions. Harrogate take the 1st, Westcoe the 2nd, Ferryhill the 3rd and Swinton the 4th Section titles — We have the full results and lots of comments.


Williams Fairey announce new signings

March 16, 2001
Newly crowned North West Area Champions have announced two major signings to the band — but no new resident conductor — just yet.


Quiz Time Again!!

March 15, 2001
We start a new quiz today after 170 entered the last one — but only 10 got it right! Go to the news page to see were most of you went wrong — and to the quiz page for a new go at the prizes!




Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA


Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW


Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR


Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY


Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc


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.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist