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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...


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




Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 28 April • Kursall Concert Hall, Kursaal-Westhelling 12, 8400 Ostende, Belgium 84000


The Fairey Band - Dave Haslam (Hacienda DJ)

Friday 28 April • Harris Museum & Gallery. Market Square. Preston PR12PP


Jackfield Band -

Friday 28 April • Memorial Hall, Near Shrewsbury,. Lyth Hill Rd, . Bayston Hill, . Shrewsbury SY3 0DR


Cory Band - European Championships Gala Concert

Saturday 29 April • Kursaal, Ostende, Belgium Westhelling z/n 8400 Oostende, Belgium 8400


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Saturday 29 April • Kursaal-Westhelling 12, 8400 Oostende, Belgium 84000


Haydock Band

April 27 • Haydock Band. North West Second Section are looking to recruit a B flat Bass due to work commitments. We have a very sensible diary of concerts and some exciting projects through the rest of the year. This is the only empty seat we have left


Stannington Brass Band

April 27 • 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


Garforth Brass

April 27 • Garforth Brass are looking for cornets(front and back row)and basses of both types. We have a thriving middle section to the band and now need some players either side to keep them on the straight and narrow! No pressure as we only rehearse once a week.


David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor