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Murphy

 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.


Ritter

 Success Rit large for Welsh conductor

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


Buckley

 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

 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

 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

 Morrison tells why

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


Holland

 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.


RAH

 The judges verdict

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


Hope

 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

 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

 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'.


Childs

 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.


Horsfield

 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.




Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 25 February • Town Hall Buildings, 68 Queen St, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9DY


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 25 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall, 4 Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT70LQ


Elland Silver Band - Lofhouse 2000 and Tingley Bands & Oldsilkstone

Saturday 25 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 26 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


GUS Virtuosi Band - The Hawth Brass Series

Sunday 26 February • The Hawth theatre, Crawley RH10 6YZ


Poole Borough Band

February 19 • Poole Borough Band are looking for a horn player and an Eb or Bb bass player to join the band after the area contest. We are a friendly second section band with gigs already in the diary for the summer season.


Stannington Brass Band

February 17 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 2nd Section National Champions, now 1st section from 2017. Ambitious,sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw. Due to changing work & personal circumstances we require: EEb bass or BBb bass. Current players flexible


Elland Silver Band

February 17 • We are looking to recruit a Solo Cornet player to start after the Yorkshire Regional Championships. The position would suit an experienced player or a talented young player looking to move to a Championship section band.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)