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John Packer winner

Advert: John Packer Ltd

January 10, 2013
John Packer's Christmas Giveaway prize winners have been announced.

Ian Dickie

Final ring for Bellshill Bandmaster

January 10, 2013
Bandmaster Ian Dickie has announced his retirement from the baton work at Bellshill SA.

Troms away

Kingdom trio warm frozen cockles after icy dip

January 10, 2013
The trio of synchronised trombone playing swimmers of Kingdom Brass are just about thawed out — thanks to the generosity of their sponsors.

Severn Tunnel

Bond heads musical line at Severn Tunnel

January 10, 2013
Composer Christopher Bond has taken over the musical helm at the Severn Tunnel Band.

Oldham Lees Band

Oldham new recruits for new season

January 10, 2013
There has been a number of additions to the ranks of the Oldham (Lees) Band in time for the new season.

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Support us through iTunes and amazon

January 9, 2013
Now there's additional ways you can help support 4barsrest — and it won't cost you a penny.

Lions Youth

Lions team up with Double champions

January 8, 2013
Lions Youth team up with the new 4BR Band of the Year for next major recording project.


Midnight hour returns to Scouthead

January 8, 2013
People power ensures that the popular Scouthead & Austerlands Whit Friday contest can keep going — right up to midnight!

Ian Bousfield

Bousfield to lead Brass Day

January 8, 2013
International trombone virtuoso Ian Bousfield will lead the Brass Day 2013 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this weekend.

Jim Shepherd

Shepherd leaves Elland flock

January 8, 2013
The great Jim Shepherd has retired as MD of Elland Silver Band.

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Disney organisers reveal magic formulas...

January 8, 2013
The organisers of the Euro Band Festival at Disneyland Paris have revealed their rules and registration requirements.


Christmas cheer for BTM

January 8, 2013
BTM gear up for new season with festive fun in South Wales.

Fairlop Band

No cards for Fairlop

January 8, 2013
A very busy Fairlop Band has raised funds for some great causes thanks to their fair old hard work over the festive season.

4br aWARDS

2012 4BR Awards — The Results

January 7, 2013
The ballot boxes have been emptied and the votes counted — and the winners for 2012 have been announced as....


4BR Quiz: Monday Quiz

January 7, 2013
There’s another selection of some great CDs on offer with our Monday morning quiz.


 Interview with Alan Morrison

January 7, 2013
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Alan Morrison, the newly appointed Chairman of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators at their AGM in Brighouse.


 Interview with Mike Kilroy

January 7, 2013
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to PR Officer Mike Kilroy at the recent ABBA AGM in Brighouse.

Lofthouse 2000 in action

Transport help for Lofthouse

January 7, 2013
Lofthouse 2000 gets a welcome transporter boost for the New Year.

Close of cornets

Oxford closing date looms...

January 7, 2013
If you the chance to give your Area test piece an early season run out, then make sure you enter the Oxford & District BBA Contest — now!

Geneva Instruments

Advert: Geneva Instruments

January 7, 2013
Geneva opens its doors to new retailers.

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.