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Richard Marshall

Marshall delight at Dyke job

December 22, 2005
Richard Marshall has spoken to 4BR at his delight at his new appointment at Black Dyke.


Philip Sparke

Sparke wins major award

December 22, 2005
Composer Philip Sparke has won a major compositional award in the USA, plus the nice little Xmas prezzie of $4000.


Roger Webster

Webster talks of disappointment

December 22, 2005
Roger Webster talks of his disappointment at leaving Dyke but welcomes the appointment of Richard Marshall.


GUS to return in 2006

December 22, 2005
One of the most famous old names in the banding world is set to make an historic return in 2006 as GUS will once again appear on contest programmes.


The Rich List

December 22, 2005
According to Classic FM magazine, these are the top earners of all time in the composers world — and not a single brass band man in sight!!!


Fairey Band

Faireys hand out the stardust

December 22, 2005
The Fairey Band has been handing out their annual awards.


Sellers

Sellers' rep gets NCBB place

December 22, 2005
The Sellers Youth Band are delighted to announce to 4BR that their repiano player, Jamie Smith has been offered a place in the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain.


Black Dyke

BBC pays homage to Dyke

December 22, 2005
BBC Radio 2 will pay homage to the Black Dyke Band at the end of its 150th year in a special programme on Tuesday 27th December.


Band to continue Christmas Eve tradition

December 22, 2005
The members of Abraham Darby School in Telford will continue a Christmas Eve tradition when the school is represented at the annual “Carols on the Bridge” on the world famous Ironbridge, which spans the River Severn.


Sellers

Sellers celebrate's successful year

December 22, 2005
The Sellers Youth Band has had a busy festive period as it brings to a close its most successful year to date.


Richard Marshall

Marshall takes over at Dyke

December 21, 2005
Richard Marshall has been confirmed by Black Dyke as their new Principal Cornet player following the departure of Roger Webster.


Cornet legend lights up Vienna

December 21, 2005
Jim Davies, the legendary cornet player who graced Cory & Brighouse has just returned from Vienna fullfilling a lifetime's ambition.


BRIGHOUSE

Composed your Brighouse piece yet?

December 21, 2005
Any budding composers out there who want to write a short piece to honour Brighouse's 125th year in 2006, have until 31st December to get your entries in.


BESSES

Besses to play for Manchester City

December 21, 2005
Don't panic Manchester City fans, Stuart Pearce hasn't recruited the players from Besses o' th' Barn to play against Chelsea, just entertain the crowds before the game on the 28th December.


Death of James Hillis

December 21, 2005
4BR has been informed that the former stalwart of Clydebank Burgh Band and long-serving Treasurer of the Scottish Brass Band Association James Hillis has died.


Mark Ford

Honours band for Victoria

December 21, 2005
Melbourne Honours Brass has been created to provide a platform for Victoria's top youth.


Kew Band Melbourne

Kew gets the horn

December 21, 2005
Kew Band — Melbourne is very pleased to announce the signing of champion horn player Charles Young.


Roger Webster

Dyke and Webster part company

December 20, 2005
Roger Webster and Black Dyke have parted with immediate effect as rumours fly to who will replace him in the hottest cornet seat of all.


Great line-up for RNCM Festival

December 20, 2005
Further details have been announced for the forthcoming RNCM Festival in January with a weekend of fabulous music and masterclasses on offer.


BESSES

Besses say goodbye to the Astons

December 20, 2005
Besses o’ th’ Barn have said goodbye to two stalwarts of their band, the Astons, Dave & Jannine.




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


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Harrogate Band

November 24 • Join our team - Harrogate band! We are looking for committed front and back row cornet players who are looking for a new challenge to join our thriving, dynamic, fun and exciting 1st Section band. Our cornet section are a friendly bunch!


Strata Brass

November 24 • Bb BASS. The band are currently preparing for Butlins/Area Contests (1st Section). MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)


Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

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