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Withington

 Withington Course set for 10th anniversary in European City of Culture

February 21, 2018
Allan Withington's Conducting Summer School will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Leeuwarden, the European City of Culture — and you can be a part of it...


Eikanger

 Eikanger confirms British Open appearance

February 13, 2018
The newly crowned Norwegian Champion will compete at the British Open Championship this year in Birmingham.


Broadcasting House

 4BR Interview: The future of brass band broadcasting

February 2, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks about the future of brass band broadcasting with Tim Mutum and Philip Hunt at the recent RNCM Brass Band Festival.


Yamaha Neo

 Interview with Yamaha on the new Neo euphonium launch

January 16, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium.


Gareth Small

 Brass for Africa gets a grand response from Welsh support

January 7, 2018
A concert by the Greater Gwent Youth Band featuring Halle trumpet star Gareth Small and Tredegar Band has raised £1,000 for the Brass for Africa Charity.


Switzerland

 Report & Results: 2017 Swiss National Championships

November 26, 2017
Valaisia finds their contesting Eden in Montreux to retain the Swiss National title for a third year in a row


Fontana

 Interview with Lito Fontana

November 14, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Lito Fontana, the inspirational figure behind the success of the Italian National Championships.


Pter Steiner

 Interview with Peter Steiner

November 14, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Italian trombonist Peter Steiner at the recent Italian Championships in Eppan.


Italian

 Interview with Italian Brass Band

November 14, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Italian National Champions, Italian Brass Band from Rome.


Puschtrsa

 Interview with Brasskneidl — Die Puschtra Brassband

November 13, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Division 2 Italian National Champions Brasskneidl — Die Puschtra Brassband


Utrecht

 Interview with 2018 European Championship organisers

October 30, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to representatives of Zimihc, the organisers of the 2018 European Championships in Utrecht to find out more about the preparations for next May's festival.


National Trophy

 Report & Results: 2017 National Championships of Great Britain

October 14, 2017
Prof David King paints a series of evocative musical portraits to inspire Brighouse & Rastrick to their tenth National title success.


Steven Mead

 Interview with Steven Mead

September 23, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Steven Mead about the 2018 Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School


Valaisia Open Win 2017

 Report & Results: 2017 British Open Championship

September 9, 2017
Valaisia Brass Band makes history in taking the 165th British Open Championship title home to Switzerland.


CPM

 Interview with Ceri Parry Morgan

August 4, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a tuba player with a very specific ambition to help himself and others.


IBBSS

 Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Course Director, Prof Nicholas Childs


IBBSS

 Interview with a trio of happy Norwegians

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a trio of Norwegians with plenty to celebrate at the IBBSS in Swansea...


IBBSS

 Interview with the Koch brothers from Switzerland

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to three brothers bringing a taste of Switzerland to the IBBSS in Swansea


IBBSS

 Interview with Renata Krbilkova

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS delegate Renata Krbilkova from Grimsdyke Band via the Czech Republic.


IBBSS

 Interview with Chia-yeh Lee

August 2, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Chia-yeh Lee, the first Taiwanese delegate to attend the IBBSS Course in Swansea




Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

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


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator