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4BR Quiz:

January 8, 2014
A piece of cinematic musical inspiration for this week’s quiz...

Grimethorpe horns

Rushworth leaves Grimethorpe

January 7, 2014
Horn star William Rushworth will be leaving Yorkshire giants.

Silk Torpedo

Rock of Ages...

January 7, 2014
The identity of a brass band featured on a 1974 rock band track is being sought...

Miners statue

Wales set to open contesting season

January 7, 2014
The 17th running of the Welsh Open Entertainment Championship is set to kick start the 2014 contest season in Wales.

Richard Evans

New Dawn for Cornish youth under Evans and Farr

January 7, 2014
Richard Evans and Owen Farr lead a new musical dawn in Cornwall.

Burry Port

Burry Port set for contest day

January 7, 2014
The third annual West Wales Solo & Ensemble Day will take place in Burry Port later this month.

Owen Farr

Farr to lead horn seminar day in Brum

January 7, 2014
Owen Farr will lead over 80 delegates in a celebration of all things tenor and flugel horn in Birmingham later this month.

Damien Wileman

Wileman Unites with Hirst in Sheffield

January 7, 2014
Damian Wileman has been appointed Associate Guest Conductor with the Unite the Union Band.

Denzil Stephens

Stephens keeps bouncing

January 7, 2014
The great Denzil Stephens is still enjoying his banding 60 years after playing his part in producing some iconic film music.

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4BR Weekend Quiz

January 4, 2014
A questionable piece of literary inspiration for our weekend quiz...

Besson Sovereign cornet

Treat yourself to a New Year cornet from John Packer

January 4, 2014
Treat yourself to a New Year cornet with this fantastic display model Besson Sovereign Cornet at a snip at £1,695.

Bob Childs in action

Childs takes principal role at Grimethorpe

January 4, 2014
Dr Robert Childs has been confirmed as the new Principal Conductor and Director of Music at Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Marching past

Morley set for more march and hymns

January 4, 2014
The popular Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest will be held once again this June.

US Falg

US banding grows in the Free State

January 4, 2014
The growing foundation base of North American banding continues to grow with a new band in Kansas.

Beaumont Park

Beaumont Park open for march contest entries

January 4, 2014
Increase in prize pot for popular September march and hymn tune contest.

Martin Hall

New Hall opens at Skelmanthorpe

January 4, 2014
Martin Hall takes the helm as the MD at Skelmanthorpe Band.


Wantage expand to third tier

January 4, 2014
The Wantage Band organisation will be fielding a third band at the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship this year.

Dave Barringer

Winter workshop open for delegates

January 4, 2014
The popular South West BBA Winter workshop is open for eager delegates led by Dave Barringer and musical friends.

Brian Easterbrook

40 years celebration for Woodfalls stalwart

January 4, 2014
Woodfalls stalwart Brian Easterbrook has just celebrated 40 years of dedicated service to the Woodfalls Band.


New Year's Honour for Steve Large

January 3, 2014
Andover Town MD Steve Large has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.

Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA

Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

John Ward

Conductor, Adjudicator