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Young Willebroek Cheer

 Report & Results: 2017 European Youth Championships: Premier Section

April 30, 2017
Belgium celebrated a superb home nation success as Young Brass Band Willebroek claimed a hat-trick of Premier Section titles.


Elland Cheer

 Report & Results: 2017 European Youth Championships: Development Section

April 30, 2017
There was European joy in Oostende for Elland Silver Youth as they came out on top in a super Development Section competition.


Eikanger-Cheer

 Report & Results: 2017 European Championships: Championship Section

April 29, 2017
Eikanger Bjorsvik end almost 30 years of waiting as they are once again proclaimed Champions of Europe.


Italian Cheer

 Report & Results: 2017 European Championships: Challenge Section

April 29, 2017
It was a joyous Italian Brass Band who came, saw and conquered the opposition in Oostende.


Carlos Alberto Perez

 Report & Results: 2017 European Conductors Competition

April 28, 2017
Spain comes out on top of the brass band conducting honours as Carlos Alberto Ramon Perez takes the European title in Oostende


Llanrug and Tynes come together

 Interview with Paul Hughes and Yngve Nikolaisen

April 11, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the conductors of Llanrug and Tysnes Musikklag Bands as they recently joined forces for a special concert in North Wales


sYKES

 Brass band movement aims for victory in Swab for Sykes campaign

February 27, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Holdgate and Lisa Nugent of the Blood Cancer Charity DKMS at the North West Regional Championships.


Paul Hindmarsh

 Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM Brass Band Festival Director, Paul Hindmarsh


Edward Gregson

 Interview with Edward Gregson

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Edward Gregson at the RNCM Brass Band Festival.


Marin Ellerby

 Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Martin Ellerby as he works with Foden's Band and conductor James Gourlay ahead of their RNCM Festival performance.


Tredegar

 Interview feature with Philip Wilby, Dorothy Gates and Tredegar Band

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composers Philip Wilby and Dorothy Gates as well as MD Ian Porthouse of Tredegar Band ahead of their performance at the RNCM Festival


Kevin Stees

 Interview feature with the James University Band

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Stees and members of the James Madison University Brass Band from the USA about their trip to the RNCM Festival.


Lode Violet

 Performance of Lode Violet

February 7, 2017
The opportunity to enjoy the performance of 'From a Sepia Photograph' by Bramwell Tovey performed by Lode Violet and Foden's Band.


Gavin Higgins

 Interview with Gavin Higgins

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Gavin Higgins abut the success of his major ballet work Dark Arteries and his plans for the future.


NDY sCOTT

 Interview with Rex Richardson

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the American trumpet star ahead of his performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival


James Gourlay

 Interview with James Gourlay

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to James Gourlay about his work and career in Pittsburgh in the USA and his plans for 2017 and way, way beyond...


Garry Cutt

 Interview with Garry Cutt

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Fairey MD Garry Cutt to find out more about their programme at the recent RNCM Festival and his hopes and aspirations for his band over the coming twelve months.


Helen Williams

 Interview with Helen Williams

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Cory flugel star Helen Williams about a memorable 2016 and her hopes and aims for the forthcoming contest season.


Ludovic Neurohr

 Interview with Ludovic Neurohr

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Swiss composer Ludovic Neurohr about his plans for an inclusive music festival to be held in his home country.


Trophy

 The trophy with a sinister history...

January 18, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox tries to find out more about a brass band trophy presented in the name of one of the 20th century's most infamous politicians...




Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Bury St Edmunds Festival

Saturday 27 May • The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD


Middleton Youth Band - Middleton Band & The Houghton Weavers

Saturday 27 May • St Michael's Church. Townley Street. Middleton. M24 1BT M24 1BT


Hitchin Band - Hitchin Band at Abington Bandstand

Sunday 28 May • Abingdon Park Bandstand NN3 3HN


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 28 May • Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Dr, Kettering NN15 6PB


Concert - Fairey Band with Nidaros Band

Saturday 3 June • St Thomas Church. Buckingham Road, . Heaton Chapel,. Stockport SK4


York Railway Institute Band

May 21 • York RI Band (North of England Championship Section, MD Dr. David Lancaster), have immediate vacancies for Principal Cornet, Back Row Cornet and Flugel Horn players. Band members travel in from the West, East and South of York, so lifts are possible.


Stannington Brass Band

May 21 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to current player leaving for music college we require a Solo EEb bass player we also require a 3rd percussion player


Loxley Silver Band

May 20 • Want to be part of the Loxley Band special project? There's still time to join us as we continue our exciting PRS For Music funded musical adventure — we particularly need tenor horn, baritone, BBb bass and tuned percussion players.


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger