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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!




Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Youth & The Cory Band

Saturday 27 January • Halifax Minster HX51 1 QL


Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

January 21 • We are a friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading. We look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, both front and back row, baritones and BBb bass..


Middleton Youth Band

January 21 • Training band musical director.. . Musical director required for our recently formed training band to start from February or as soon as possible.. Rehearsals are Mondays 5.45 -6.45pm and the first Saturday of the month 10 -11am


Northop Silver Band

January 21 • 2017 National Eisteddfod winners and Band Cymru semi-finalists are seeking applications for an assistant principle cornet, Bb Bass and a Baritone to help us fulfil our potential under our new MD John Doyle. . Easy travel links, located just off the A55.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator