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 MBE for Murphy

December 31, 2009
Trumpet star awarded MBE in Queen's New Year's Honours List.

Fountain City

 Fountain get ready for Perth

November 24, 2009
4BR talks to Helen Tyler and Matt Vangjel of Fountain City as they get ready for the Scottish Open in Perth on the weekend.


 Success Rit large for Welsh conductor

November 24, 2009
4BR talks to the 2009 Welsh Conductor of the Year, Gareth Ritter.


 ABBA clarify judging positions

November 22, 2009
4BR has spoken exclusively to ABBA Secretary C. Brian Buckley after the hot topic of adjudicator competency has hit the headlines once again.


 Army Brass ready to help Benevolent Fund

November 21, 2009
The British Army Brass Band is getting ready to do their bit to help injured heroes.

Fountain City

 Fountain ready for Brass in Concert

November 13, 2009
4BR has spoken exclusively to Helen Tyler and Lee Harrelson of Fountain City Brass Band, as they prepare to make the trip over from Kansas to take part in Brass in Concert.


 Dobson delight at Brit Award nomination

November 13, 2009
4BR has spoken exclusively to Simon Dobson following the news that he has been nominated for British Academy of Composers & Songwriters Award.


 Morrison tells why

October 31, 2009
Alan Morrison has spoken to 4BR about his decision to return to Brighosue & Rastrick.


 Who wants to be an adjudicator?

October 31, 2009
4BR talks to Flowers MD Paul Holland, who certainly does...

Mark Ford

 Ford the 'Torchbearer'...

October 26, 2009
4BR talks to Mark Ford, MD of Kew Band Melbourne, winners of the 2009 Australasian Open Championship.

Nigel Weeks

 Nigel's winning 'tickle'

October 26, 2009
4BR talks to Nigel Weeks, MD of the Gunnedah Shire Band, winners of the 2009 Australasian Entertainment Championship.

Matthew van Emmerik

 Smashing time for Matt van Emmerik

October 26, 2009
4BR talks to Matthew van Emmerik following his best soloist prize at the 2009 Australasian Entertainment Championship.


 The judges verdict

October 18, 2009
4BR talks to David Read and Derek Broadbent following the announcement of the National results.


 How and Why for 2010

October 8, 2009
4BR talks to Alan Hope of the Kapitol Music Panel to find out more about the 2010 Regional choices.


 Bach prelude to first victory

October 2, 2009
4BR talks to Michael Bach after he leads Brass Band Bugermusik Luzern to victory at the Swiss Open.


 Harper 'Triumphant'

September 29, 2009
4BR talks to Tongwynlais MD Philip Harper after he led his band to First Section glory on Vinter's 'Triumphant Rhapsody'.


 The Doc's diagnosis

September 29, 2009
Dr Robert Childs tells 4BR just what he and Ray Farr were looking for from Section 2 & 3 bands in Harrogate.


 Right from the Horsfield's mouth

September 29, 2009
Adjudicator David Horsfield tells 4BR just what he and Roy Roe were looking for in Sections 1 & 4 at Harrogate on the weekend.

Paul Richards

 Paul's delight at solo prize

September 27, 2009
4barsrest talks to the soprano cornet player of Brunel Brass, Paul Richards who picked up the soloist prize in their third section National win at Harrogate.

Andy Harrop

 Handy Andy

September 27, 2009
There can’t have been any more delighted a player in Harrogate on the weekend than tenor horn player Andy Harrop of Rivington & Adlington Band, who took the ‘Best Instrumentalist’ award in the Fourth Section.

Elland Silver Band - Special Guest Geneva Soloist Ben Godfrey

Saturday 29 October • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland, Halifax HXN 0NH

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Saturday 29 October • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Contest: Foden's Solo, Duet & Quartet Contest

Saturday 29 October • Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - Central Band of the RAF Symphonic Brass

Friday 4 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street - opp. BHS. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Contest: SWBBA 70th Annual Championships

Saturday 5 November • The Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LZ

Crofton Silver Band

October 24 • Fancy joining the quintuple champions? The Leicester, Butlins, Yorkshire Area, Bolsover and National Champions are on the lookout for committed players to fill the following seats, Solo Cornet, Trombone and Bb Bass.

Olney Brass

October 23 • Olney Brass is an ambitious 3rd section band looking to find an experienced and enthusiastic conductor/musical director. Based in Milton Keynes the band is keen to improve and develop its contesting and concert work.

East London Brass

October 23 • London championship band (1 min from Walthamstow Central tube/train station) are looking for the following player: . - Bass Trombone

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Tutor