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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.

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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 - 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.

Andrew White

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