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Interview with a trio of happy Norwegians

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a trio of Norwegians with plenty to celebrate at the IBBSS in Swansea...

IBBSS
  Norwegian banding has had plenty to celebrate of late — as this trio explain...


4BR meets up with a trio of young Norwegians with plenty to celebrate in Swansea this year.

Lars Torsvik and Gerd Karine Lunde play for the recently crowned European champion Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag, whilst Lars' brother Sivert is a member of Krohnengen Band.

All this and two of them have just got engaged....



eDWIN fIRTH

Foden's greatest cornet player to be honoured

May 24 • Exactly 100 years after his death the memory and talent of the great Edwin Firth will be recalled by Foden's Band in a series of special events.


Wardle

Wardle join the Whit Friday exodus

May 24 • The young players of European champion Wardle Academy will be heading to the Whit Friday contests this year...


sURFFAGE

Suffrage celebration looks for women to lead the musical call

May 24 • The 100th anniversary celebration of Women's Suffrage is looking for players to help provide a musical accompaniment to their procession in London next month.


Manchester

Further support for Manchester from Pennine Music and Brass Band Music Shop

May 24 • The first anniversary of the tragic Manchester Arena attack brings continued support from one of the UKs leading brass band music publishers.


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400


Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Saturday 2 June • Amboise 37400


The Corsham Band

May 24 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Littleport Brass Band

May 23 • Littleport Brass are seeking cornets and a baritone (position negotiable).. Littleport Brass is a 2nd section contesting and friendly band from Littleport near Ely in Cambridgeshire. We rehearse once a week on a Wednesday evening.


Littleport Brass Band

May 23 • We are inviting applications for a confident and experienced Musical Director. Littleport Brass is a 2nd section contesting band from Littleport near Ely in Cambridgeshire. We rehearse once a week on a Wednesday evening.


Mark Wilkinson


Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor