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Aldbourne to miss stalwart

December 19, 2015
The sound of Christmas won't be the same at Aldbourne Band this year — for the first time in over 80 years...

On air

Radio: Listen to the Band

December 19, 2015
More 2016 music from Frank Renton at the BBC...


No in at Bolton for Smithill supporters

December 19, 2015
The sold out signs are up in Bolton as Smithills Senior Schools Band fill the seats once more at Christmas time...


Carols and new venue for UniBrass students

December 19, 2015
Christmas brings a day of carol playing and the draw for the 2016 UniBrass Championship.

John Packer

Fantastic Euphonium deals this Christmas at John Packer Ltd

December 17, 2015
There are a number of simply brilliant euphonium deals at John Packer Ltd over the festive period...

Darrol Barry

Barry opts for Pennine for new musical trio

December 17, 2015
A trio of composer Darrol Barry's latest works can now be found at the Pennine Music website — and perfect New Year presents they are too...

Bradwell Silver

Image is not everything for Bradwell Silver

December 17, 2015
The collapse of uniform makers Image is Everything Ltd has left Bradwell Silver well out of pocket and in need of some generous Christmas spirit.


Television company looking for brass band fix

December 17, 2015
BAFTA Award winning television company Studio Lambert is looking to connect with a brass band for a new BBC 2 show....

Brass branding

Your Logo Here cracking the American market

December 17, 2015
Your Logo Here has been making a huge impression on the American market place at the huge Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

Christmas Card

A digital Happy Christmas from Geneva

December 17, 2015
Geneva Instruments wish the band world a Happy Christmas with a brilliant prize winning digital Christmas card form 11 year Freya Wilson.

Old Silkstone

Old Silkstone become Bobby Dazzlers

December 17, 2015
A return to the swing time era of the 1940s provides Old Silkstone with the chance to dazzle.

French Horn

Foden's announce French connection

December 17, 2015
French tenor horn star Anthony Galinier will be recording his new CD with Foden's in 2016 as he seeks new artistic projects.


The Force is not with you...

December 16, 2015
A cautionary tale of using the dark side of Parcelforce may save you hassle and expense...

Verwood Concert Brass

Verwood victorious, happy and glorious!

December 16, 2015
The Verwood Concert Brass organisation will be enjoying the festive season after a memorable year was rounded off with a brace of victories.

Rory Boyle

Boyle delight despite tiresome Muckle Flugga abuse

December 15, 2015
Composer Rory Boyle has talked to 4BR about his delight at winning a prestigious BASCA Award for 'Muckle Flugga' — although he dryly admits he might have to take out abuse insurance for future brass band works...

Glenn Van Looy

Van Looy to feature with Welsh Youth

December 15, 2015
Glenn Van Looy will be the featured soloist with the 2016 National Youth Brass Band of Wales.

4BR logo

Get your event listed FREE for 2016

December 15, 2015
It's not too early to send us your information for the 2016 contest season on 4BR

Centre Stage

Centre Stage offers uniform and banner help

December 15, 2015
Centre Stage Uniforms has offered to help bands who have lost deposits through Image is Everything Ltd going into insolvency proceedings.

Dark Arteries

Porthouse reflects on Dark Arteries success

December 15, 2015
Tredegar MD Ian Porthouse has spoken of his delight at the double 'CD of the Year' success of the ballet inspired 'Dark Arteries'.

Micah Parsons

New Harper work set for Christmas premiere

December 15, 2015
An emotive new work from the pen of Philip Harper is to be premiered by euphonium player Micah Parsons and City of Coventry Band this weekend.

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

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

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

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

The Corsham Band

February 15 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Duncan A. Beckley

Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher