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Sponsors announced for Masters 2006

December 19, 2005
Yamaha-Kemble Music (UK) Ltd and Pro-Digital Systems Ltd will be the major sponsors of the 2006 All England Masters International Brass Band Championships next May.

Black Dyke

Daniel takes Dyke award

December 19, 2005
Black Dyke's Gareth Daniel has been named as Black Dyke's Bandsman of the Year for 2005.

Busy festive time for Derwent

December 19, 2005
Derwent Brass have had a busy festive season including entertaining guests at Derby County Football Club.

Silent night for the Sallies

December 19, 2005
The Salvation Army is brassed off that the Wellington City Council has deemed its Christmas carol-playing band offensively loud.

Doyen on the move

December 18, 2005
The well-known recording label, Doyen Recordings will have a change of address and contact number as of January 2006.


All England 2006 line up announced

December 18, 2005
The line up of bands who will compete at the All-England Masters International Brass Band Championships has been announced.

Crompton goes to Foss Dyke

December 18, 2005
Foss Dyke Band are delighted to announce to 4BR that baritone player Carole Crompton is joining the band.

Singing sensation is a Christmas angel

December 18, 2005
Singing sensation Hayley Westenra joined Pennine Brass on Saturday night at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Foss Dyke delights Cathedral audience

December 18, 2005
Foss Dyke Band performed to a capacity audience last Thursday evening in a concert full of Seasonal cheer

No change at Denis Wick's

December 18, 2005
Denis Wick has informed 4BR that although Besson is in administration, his business is carrying on as normal.

Canterbury Foundation Brass

School's out for Canterbury Foundation

December 18, 2005
The Canterbury Foundation Brass 2006 tertiary scholarship has been announced and applications are now being accepted.

Ryan Peni

Canterbury finds Lucky Peni

December 18, 2005
The Canterbury Foundation Brass of New Zealand welcomes Ryan Peni, one of New Zealand’s top soloists to their Bass section.

Sutherland Shire Brass

Cronulla Carols correction

December 17, 2005
Carols at Cronulla have not been cancelled. It is the Coogee Carols on 18th December that have been cancelled.

The 'Trusts' Waitakere Brass

Keep it down will ya!

December 17, 2005
The 'Trusts' Waitakere Brass have been unceremoniously told to put a sock in it!


Smithills bang on the mark for recording

December 16, 2005
Chris Wormald and his Smithills Schools Senior Band were in London again on Thursday 15th December for an ITV1 recording that was completed even quicker than expected.

Not such a Silent Night in the bedroom

December 16, 2005
Ireland Colliery had the unsual request to play Silent Night in a bedroom recently. Mind you, it was for television, and you'll have to tune in to BBC 1 next March to find exactly why.

Devilish Publishes its record label

December 16, 2005
Devilish Publishing is proud to present its very own record label, aptly named Devilish Records

New arrival for Hewson

December 16, 2005
Neil Hewson, the flugel horn player with Brighouse & Rastrick wishes to thank through 4BR everyone who has sent their good wishes to him and Hannah since they became parents.


Two new signings for Aldbourne

December 16, 2005
Aldbourne Band are delighted to announce two new signings within their ranks.

Steve Ford

Steve Ford receives top honour

December 16, 2005
Champion EEb Bass player Steven Ford has been presented with one of Australian banding's top awards — the Victorian Bands' League Certificate & Badge of Honour.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Rhyl Silver Training Band seeks players in all sections but particularly cornets, trombones and basses. All ages and abilities accepted in this easy going friendly band.. . We rehearse Fridays 6.00 - 7.30pm in our purpose built premises.

Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Long established friendly North Wales Band, currently undergoing a rebuilding process, seeks Bass player (Eb/Bb)to join the band to fulfil our engagements. Serious enquiries only please.

Rhyl Silver Band

January 16 • Long established friend North Wales Band, currently undergoing a rebuilding process seeks a Euphonium/Baritone and tenor trombone. Serious enquiries only please.

James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher