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Snare drum

Get your contest listed FREE for 2017

December 31, 2016
With the banding year at an end, you can find out if your event is listed for the 2017 contest season on 4BR?

Alan Pope

Cornish Pope awarded Empire Medal

December 31, 2016
The inspirational Cornish conductor Alan Pope has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.


Death of David Arnold

December 31, 2016
The death has been announced of Lewis Merthyr Band stalwart David Arnold.


New Cornish Festival to kick start season in Newquay

December 31, 2016
A new Festival of Cornish Brass will herald the new contest season in the West of England.


Death of Steve Taylor

December 31, 2016
The death has been reported of Phoenix Brass Crewkerne euphonium player Steve Taylor.

Take Five

Take 5: Bands to watch out for in 2017

December 30, 2016
4BR picks five UK bands, each from a different section, to keep an eye out for in 2017


Bumper fields to kick off 2017 season at Butlins

December 30, 2016
There will be plenty of bands working hard over the New Year as they prepare to open the 2017 contest season at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship in Skegness.

Tongan brass band

Two killed as brass band involved in NZ accident

December 30, 2016
Two members of the Mailefihi Siu'ilikutapu College Brass Band from Tonga have been killed in a bus crash in New Zealand.

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover gain fusion success with Arts award

December 30, 2016
Jaguar Land Rover Band secures a Christmas bonus with 'Grants for the Arts' funding for innovative fusion project.

Nigel Seaman

Seaman to set sail for antipodean tests

December 29, 2016
Nigel Seaman will be the Chief Adjudicator at the Australian and New Zealand National Championships next year.

Your Logo Here

Ding Dong jackets and bow ties

December 29, 2016
The lads from Your Logo Here will be on hand in the New Year to ensure bands can look their best ahead of the start of the 2017 contest season.


Coalburn celebrate a 2016 of progress

December 29, 2016
The Coalburn Band will have plenty of musical highlights to look back on from 2016.

The Wilkinson brothers

Festive traditions brings brothers reunited

December 28, 2016
The Wilkinson brothers Mark and David reunite in the same brass band

Fairey in action

Hardy heads to wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

December 28, 2016
Fairey tuba player Chris Hardy will be the latest high profile brass band export to make a home in Denmark.


Death of John Slinger

December 28, 2016
The death has been announced of the legendary Black Dyke baritone player John Slinger.


Boxing Day quiz winner

December 28, 2016
Thanks to everyone who entered — and to those who got it right...


Death of Robert Jose

December 28, 2016
The tragic death has been announced of Roche Brass euphonium player Robert Jose.


Celebrations for 4BR Award winners

December 28, 2016
There were extra glasses of festive champagne filled this year for the annual 4BR award winners


Elliott Brass entertain at the Theatre of Dreams

December 27, 2016
Star trombonist and members of the Elliott Brass Ensemble recently paid a festive visit to Manchester United Football Club

Consett Juniors add to the festive spirit

December 27, 2016
The brilliant youngsters of Consett Junior Band made sure they gave something extra back to their local community this year.

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 23 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 23 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport SK72JT

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Leyland Band - Annual Patrons' Concert

Sunday 25 March • Chorley Town Hall PR7 1DP

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 23 • REPIANO CORNET are you the right person for this seat, we have a sensible mix of concerts and contests with a Germany trip in 2019. Also a 5th place at the yorkshire areas in the 1st section we are looking to build on this for the future.

Lindley Band

March 23 • TUTTI CORNET required to join friendly team who enjoy a sensible balance of contests and high quality engagements under the direction of our new MD Rob Westacott. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own bandroom just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24.

Lindley Band

March 23 • FIRST HORN required to join friendly team who enjoy a sensible balance of contests and high quality engagements under the direction of our new MD Rob Westacott. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings in our modern bandroom just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer