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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.

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

The Fairey Band -

Sunday 21 January • The Hawth Theatre. Hawth Avenue. Crawley. RH10 6YZ RH106YZ

Black Dyke Band - Symphony Hall

Sunday 21 January • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD

Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Strata Brass

January 20 • Bb/Eb BASS.Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland).. Yorkshire 1st Section under dynamic MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band).. Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Sandhurst Community Brass

January 20 • We would be delighted to hear from any tenor horn players who are looking to join an enthusiastic, very friendly band. Any other players can apply, we can find a space for you

Ilkeston Brass

January 20 • We are looking for a Tenor and Bass Trombone plus 1st Baritone. All other positions are always welcome.. Under MD Geoff Hawley we have a sensible mix of concerts and a few contests per year. . Rehearsals Thursday and Sunday evenings just off M1 J25/26.

Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist