facebook twitter rss vimeo


Kidlington become Kings of the Castle

Kidlington Concert Brass enjoy a wonderful trip to Scotland, making new musical friends and entertaining the crowds at Edinburgh Castle.

Kidlington in concert


Kidlington Concert Brass recently undertook a very successful concert tour to Edinburgh.

Long trip

The band made the long journey up from just outside Oxford to take part in a wonderful joint concert with Dalkeith & Monktonhall Band, under their conductor Jim Chamberlain, in the beautiful St Mary’s Church in Dalkeith.

This was followed by drinks with the players, where firm friendships were made.

The second day saw Kidlington visiting the Gelnkinchie distillery, where they were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour and complimentary whisky tasting. After lunch, the band played on the distillery’s own bowling green for the enjoyment of staff, visitors and local people.

Castle finale

The tour was rounded off the following day with a trip to play at Edinburgh Castle where they gave a two-hour concert, listened to be hundreds of visitors.

This has been an unforgettable experience. The band has been working so hard on contest preparation that we sometimes need to remember how much enjoyment can come from making musicMD, Duncan Wilson


Kidlington’s MD Duncan Wilson told 4BR: "This has been an unforgettable experience. The band has been working so hard on contest preparation that we sometimes need to remember how much enjoyment can come from making music.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our tour organiser Dave Taylor, who ensured it all went so smoothly."


Stars Signal intent at Cosford Open Day

November 24 • Ian Porthouse, Katrina Marzella, Richard Marshall, Nick Hudson, Simon Gresswell and Helen Varley will be leading an Open Day alongside The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals at RAF Cosford next week — and you can be there!


International flavour to the Scottish Open in Perth

November 24 • There is a cross border, cross ocean feel to the Scottish Open Championship in Perth this weekend.

Swiss flag

Swiss contenders ready to seek Eden in Montreux

November 24 • 67 bands will compete for the various Swiss National titles in Montreux this weekend, with the best seeking a trip to Utrecht by creating their perfect Eden.


A4 look to invigorate quartet writing with new initiative

November 24 • The A4 Brass Quartet is hoping a new composer competition will help reinvigorate the art of brass ensemble writing...

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN

Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ

Harrogate Band

November 24 • Join our team - Harrogate band! We are looking for committed front and back row cornet players who are looking for a new challenge to join our thriving, dynamic, fun and exciting 1st Section band. Our cornet section are a friendly bunch!

Strata Brass

November 24 • Bb BASS. The band are currently preparing for Butlins/Area Contests (1st Section). MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)

Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator