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Interview with Nigel Weeks and David Bremner

4BR catches up with the New Zealand National Band after they come off stage on the Sunday in Kerkrade.

Nigel Weeks and David Bremner
  Soloist David Bremner and MD Nigel Weeks certainly gave their all with the New Zealanders


We catch up with the National Band of New Zealand after their Sunday performance.

They have a rich history with this contest — making a number of successful visits over the years, including this trip which sees them compete as well as give concerts in Hollland and Germany after making a concert detour to Hong Kong to get here.



Vegeres

Tradition respected for Vergeres on CD launch

November 24 • The Yamaha cornet star will launch his third CD album at the Swiss National Championships — with tradition at the heart of all that he now loves about his musical life.


Black Friday

Black Friday Euph Extravaganza at Sterling!

November 24 • There are some remarkable second hand deals on at Sterling — and all because more and more players are deciding to perform on the world class instruments.


Helme

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

November 24 • More music from the heart of Yorkshire from Chris Helme


Frank Renton

Radio: Listen to the Band

November 24 • More music to enjoy in the new year from Frank at the BBC...


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


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.


The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator