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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...


Cross

 The ultimate banding sacrifice

January 18, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out a little more about the bandsmen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in battle...


Stan Lippeatt

 Interview with Stan Lippeatt

January 18, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Butlins Music Advisor Stan Lippeatt at Skegness


Filippo Cangiamila

 Interview with Filippo Cangiamila

October 30, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Filippo Cangiamila, the conductor of the Italian Brass Band following their victory at the Italian National Championship.


Ulf Rosenberg

 Interview with Ulf Rosenberg

October 29, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to EBBA President Ulf Rosenberg at the first Italian National Championship


Ensemble de Cuivres Melodia

 Interview with Ensemble de Cuivre Melodia

October 29, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the Swiss visitors to Ascoli Piceno who will perform at the Gala Concert


Lito Fontana

 Interview with Lito Fontana

October 29, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the man who has been the driving force behind the first Italian Championship.


Teatro Ventidio Basso

 Welcome to the Italian National Championship

October 29, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the first Italian National Championship in Ascoli Piceno


Mike Lovatt

 Interview with Mike Lovatt

October 19, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the great jazz trumpeter Mike Lovatt ahead of him playing music from the iconic Billy May.


Adam Gregory

 Great launch for Brass for Africa campaign at British Open

September 15, 2016
The fantastic Brass for Africa charity enjoyed a wonderful launch day at the recent British Open at Symphony Hall in Birmingham — led by some great donations...


Symphony Hall

 Interview with Bram Gay

September 12, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Bram Gay — a musician whose connection with the British Open goes back to 1943.


Peter Graham

 Interview with Peter Graham

September 12, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to The Triumph of Time composer Peter Graham after the contest day


Bram Tovey

 Interview with Bramwell Tovey.

September 12, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with Bramwell Tovey to talk about his work with the National Youth Band of Great Britain, musical education and his next conducting job...


Stephen Mead

 Interview with Steven Mead ahead of 2016 British Open

September 9, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Steven Mead and Adam Rapa about the criteria based adjudication system that Steven hopes will bring clarity to the judging process of contests.


Philip Smith

 Interview with Philip Smith

August 7, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the great Philip Smith before he led the 2016 National Youth Band of Great Britain in concert in Morley.


Mareika Gray

 Interview with Mareika Gray

August 7, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Mareika Gray at the 2016 National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain course


Edward Gregson

 Interview with Edward Gregson

August 5, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Edward Gregson.


Childs

 Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

August 5, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Leader Prof Nicholas Childs about this year's course in Swansea.


IBBSS

 Interview with a trio of first time delegates to the IBBSS

August 5, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to three players making their first trip to Swansea for the International Brass Band Summer School course.


IBBSS

 Interview with Norwegian delegates on the 2016 IBBSS

August 5, 2016
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to two Norwegian delegates on the 2016 IBBSS in Swansea




Regent Hall Concerts - Zone One Brass

Friday 27 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Festival of Brass 2017

Friday 27 January • 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Saturday 28 January • Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Cory Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Sunday 29 January • RNCM Manchester. 124 Oxford Rd M13 9RD


Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight

Sunday 29 January • Greendale Rd, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62


Stannington Brass Band

January 23 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, and now 1st section. Ambitious, sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work and personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible


Skelmanthorpe Band.

January 22 • Skelmanthorpe Band (Butlins 1st Section winners 2017), under the direction of Jim Davies, require a Solo Euphonium and 2nd Trombone player to complete our ranks ahead of the Yorkshire Area and Spring Festival contests.


The City of Wolverhampton Brass Band

January 22 • To complete our line up for the area contest in March, and the following concert season, we are looking for 2nd horn, 2nd trombone, a 2nd and a 3rd cornet.


Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM
Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator