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Vertommen closes 25 year chapter at Buizingen

December 21, 2017
One of European banding's longest musical partnerships has come to an end after a quarter of a century of success.

Nigel Clarke

 Interview with Nigel Clarke

July 9, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with composer Nigel Clarke in Kerkrade...

Gilles Demeurisse

Buizingen get Besson boost ahead of European challenge

April 15, 2017
Belgian champion Brass Band Buizingen has been given a Besson inspired boost ahead of their European Championship appearance.

Mead and Buizingen

Mead returns to Belgium for latest CD partnership

July 10, 2016
Steven Mead has linked up with conductor Luc Vertommen and Brass Band Buizingen for his latest CD release.


New top man makes Buizingen debut

February 22, 2016
Dobbelaere Lieven has made his concert debut with Belgian champion Brass Band Buizingen ahead of their Flemish Open and European Championship challenges.

Harmen Vanhoorne

Vanhoorne ends lead role at Buizingen

December 10, 2015
Harmen Vanhoorne leaves principal cornet role with Brass Band Buizingen as new career paths open up.


Report & Results: 2015 Belgian National Championship

November 30, 2015
Brass Band Buizingen reclaim Belgian National title with sensational and immense performances to secure their place in Lille in 2016.

Tom Davoren

Davoren becomes Buizingen associate

February 18, 2015
Tom Davoren has become the new Associate Composer of Brass Band Buizingen in Belgium.

Nigel Clarke

Clarke delivers final chord of Buizingen role

January 15, 2015
Composer Nigel Clarke has reluctantly brought to an end his musical association with Brass Band Buizingen in Belgium.

Nigel Clarke

The Scarlet Flower recorded in London

June 15, 2014
The latest recording project of composer Nigel Clarke has been completed in London.

Edith Cavell

New Concertino to honour nursing heroine

February 21, 2014
Award winning composer Nigel Clarke to write major new work to honour the memory of Edith Cavell.


Report & Results: 2013 De Luxemburgse Muziekfederatie

May 14, 2013
Buizingen's little green men claim yet another banding title

Glenn Van Looy

Buizingen sign Van Looy

April 27, 2013
Euphonium star signs for Belgian champions in time for European debut.

Harmen Vanhoorne

 Interview with Harmen Vanhoorne

May 28, 2012
4BR talks to the winner of the Best Instrumentalist Award at the 2012 Masters.


Results: Belgium National

December 2, 2009
Brass Band Buizingen takes Belgian title and books place at Linz.


Results: Euro Brass

June 17, 2009
The Euro Brass Contest took place in Drachten last weekend, with Brass Band Buizingen taking the honours.

Principal's cornet is stolen

September 15, 2008
The cornet of Buizingen's Principal Cornet, Harmen Vanhoorne has been stolen, so please keep your eyes open.

Buizingen celebrate Flemish victory

April 22, 2008
Brass Band Buizingen head for Stavanger on back morale boosting win.

Black Dyke Band - Symphony Hall

Sunday 21 January • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

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

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

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

Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

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

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

January 21 • We are a friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading. We look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, both front and back row, baritones and BBb bass..

Middleton Youth Band

January 21 • Training band musical director.. . Musical director required for our recently formed training band to start from February or as soon as possible.. Rehearsals are Mondays 5.45 -6.45pm and the first Saturday of the month 10 -11am

Northop Silver Band

January 21 • 2017 National Eisteddfod winners and Band Cymru semi-finalists are seeking applications for an assistant principle cornet, Bb Bass and a Baritone to help us fulfil our potential under our new MD John Doyle. . Easy travel links, located just off the A55.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor