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Martin Winter

Winter is here as King of the North returns to Manger

October 13, 2017
Martin Winter returns to residency in Manger as Norwegian band announces major changes in personnel.


 Following Manger: All over bar the shouting...

July 9, 2017
We catch up with Allan Withington following Manger's Sunday programme performance in Kerkrade.


 Following Manger: It's a game of two halves

July 9, 2017
With the set work performance out of the way, MD Allan Withington looks forward to the next 45 minutes of music making...


 Following Manger: No last minute nerves

July 8, 2017
Horn player and logistics organiser Tina Kvamme is certainly focussed on the tasks ahead...


 Following Manger: On the bus....

July 8, 2017
The defending champion is on its way to the venue for their first performance in defence of their title.


 Following Manger: Last minute thoughts from the MD

July 8, 2017
Allan Withington gives some last minute thoughts about the contest performance to come....


 Following Manger: Allan Withington's last rehearsal tips

July 8, 2017
Allan Withington reveals just what he wants to happen at the last rehearsal before the Saturday evening set work


 Introduction to the World Music Championship

July 8, 2017
4BR is in Kerkrade for the World Music Championship — and following the defending champion, Manger Musikklag

Joseph Cook

 Interview with Joseph Cook

July 5, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Manger's star tuba player Joseph Cook about musical and personal life in Norway after making the move nearly three years ago.

Espen with Manger

New perc change at Bjorsvik Brass

March 17, 2017
The highly respected percussionist Espen Haukas will be enjoying a slightly more relaxed form of musical excellence from now on in Norway...

Brass Wind

Dark Arteries gains Norwegian acclaim

October 13, 2016
Manger Musikklag give Norwegian premiere of brass band score to 'Dark Arteries' by Gavin Higgins.

The happy couple

Talent scouts at the ready in Bergen for new arrival

August 25, 2016
Two of Norway's top players are looking forward to the arrival of a potential star player for the 2030 Norwegian National Championships...

Dark Arteries

Dark Arteries to gain Nordic premiere

July 26, 2016
The brass band ballet score to 'Dark Arteries' will be premiered by Manger Musikklag at the prestigious BrassWind Festival in Bergen in September.

Peter Szilvay

Manger to renew Szilvay partnership

July 23, 2016
One of the most exciting musical partnerships in the banding world will be renewed at the Norwegian National Championships next February.


Norwegian youth on show at Salford today

April 13, 2016
One of the very best youth brass bands in Europe in paying a concert visit to the University of Salford today — so get along and hear them in action for free.

Erik Janssen

Janssen leads Nordic giants in friendly rivalry

October 24, 2015
Dutch conductor Erik Janssen brings together the combined forces of Eikanger an Manger for an oil concert of Grace and flavours...

Trombone choir

Eikanger & Manger merge for trom triumph

June 14, 2015
The trombone sections of Manger Musikklag and Eikanger Bjorsvik link up to help Camilla Søderstrøm Tveit in Masters recital challenge.


Salford to welcome Norwegian youth

March 18, 2015
The talented young players of the Manger Folkehogskule Brass Band will be heading to Salford University later this month.

Philip Harper

Nordic National connection for Harper

October 1, 2013
Cory MD to direct Manger Musikklag at Norwegian Nationals.

World Champions Manger Musikklag celebrate

World Rankings: July update

July 11, 2013
World Champions Manger Musikklag re-enter the top ten with Kerkrade win.

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 Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

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

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

The Cobham Band -

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

The Corsham Band

February 22 • 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

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator