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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.

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)