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Cory with Philip Harper

World Rankings: End of year update

December 31, 2012
Cory end the contest year at the top of the rankings list.


OBE for Keith Griffin

December 29, 2012
The man who formed the National Youth Brass Band of Wales receives OBE in the New Year's Honours List.

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4BR Quiz: New Year's Eve Quiz

December 28, 2012
There is a great prize on offer with the last of our Festive brain teasers.


M4 extension in South Wales

December 28, 2012
The musical roadworks continue to grow for the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band.

Death of Richard Rodney Bennett

December 28, 2012
The death was announced over the Christmas period of composer Richard Rodney Bennett.

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4BR Quiz: Boxing Day Quiz

December 26, 2012
We have two more of the latest DVDs up for grabs for our Boxing Day Quiz.


4BR Quiz: Christmas Day Quiz

December 25, 2012
We have two of the latest DVDs up for grabs for our Christmas Day Quiz.

Kapitol Promotions

BBP Registry advisory future mapped out by Kapitol

December 23, 2012
Kapitol announces Advisory Body structure with remit to decide on registration fees, as Dyke and Foden's sign up for BBP Registry.


Butlins unveil Skegness entertainment

December 23, 2012
From Cory to Maynard Ferguson, Dennis Rollins funk to Bavarian beer fun with the Parpenrifters — Butlins will have it all (plus a ten grand first prize) in January.


Strictly come carolling for ISB

December 23, 2012
Members of the International Staff Band provide radio presenter Chris Evans with his Christmas carol service on air...

Chris Helme

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 23, 2012
Plenty of great Christmas music to accompany the turkey and prezzies from Chris Helme.

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Banding rivals help new convert

December 22, 2012
Welsh rivals join forces to promote banding benefits on air.

Greater Gwent Youth Band in action

Cuts proposed to leading Music Service in Wales

December 22, 2012
The pioneering Gwent Music Support Services faces huge cut in funding after council reveals budget plans.

Carlton Main

New signing at Carlton Main

December 22, 2012
Carlton Main welcomes new addition to the ranks.

New instruments

Santa Andovers the prezzies

December 22, 2012
Santa has certainly called at Test Valley Brass this year.

GBBA Gloucestershire

Gloucester set for registry debate

December 21, 2012
The Gloucestershire Brass Band Association is to hold a registry discussion meeting open to all next month...

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Breakthrough year for young composer

December 21, 2012
Cardiff based composer David Rees has enjoyed a musical 2012 to remember — thanks to Ynyshir and other Welsh bands

GBBA Gloucestershire

Gloucester closing date looms

December 21, 2012
If you want to compete at the GBBA Entertainment contest then you had better get your entries in fast.

John Maines

Radio: World of Brass

December 21, 2012
John Maines makes sure you don't miss out on any brass band music this Christmas.

Christmas box

4BR Gift Voucher

December 21, 2012
If you are stuck for a last minute something for Christmas, then we have the answer- a 4BR Gift Voucher.

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!)

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist