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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.

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400

Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Saturday 2 June • Amboise 37400

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band

May 23 • Under our newly appointed Musical Director, Lindon Bolt, our friendly and ambitious band are looking to strengthen the team with a Principal Euphonium player and Front row cornets (Principal to right candidate).

Llwydcoed Band

May 23 • Llwydcoed Band (Championship Section) are looking for a committed Solo Cornet to sit Bumper up in our established cornet team. We are a hard working band with a good balance of contests/concerts/tours and social events. Lifts from Cardiff and West Wales.

The City of Wolverhampton Brass Band

May 23 • We are looking to appoint an MD with experience of brass band conducting to move us forward as a band. We rehearse Thursday evenings 7:30-9:40. Ideally, someone reasonably local to Wolverhampton.

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor