facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Marathon support helps kick start world record bid

Support for bringing the world marathon record back to Blighty is gaining ground on those fiendish Germans...

Marathon Hat

 

Support from the brass band movement in the UK is already growing for the forthcoming world record attempt by the Huddersfield Marathon Band.

Snatch

The band is are hoping to snatch back the record from the current German holders by completing the 26 miles 385 yards marathon course under the current mark of 7 hours 22 minutes and 55 seconds — whilst playing music!

British Open champions Tredegar became one of the latest high profile bands to offer their support at their recent Christmas dinner.

Players and supporters donated a pound each to have their picture taken by Goldy Solutions Ian Clowes next to the famous Gold British Open trophy wearing the official orange bobble hat.

4BR Support

Even 4BR Editor Iwan Fox was persuaded to don the fetching head gear (above)!

"It’s a great, if ever so slightly bonkers way to raise money for Sense, the UK Deaf Blind Charity, as well as get that record back from the Germans and an entry into the Guinness Book of Records,” he said.

"Hopefully more and more bands will lend their support and help the band reach their target."

It’s a great, if ever so slightly bonkers way to raise money for Sense, the UK Deaf Blind Charity, as well as get that record back from the Germans4BR Editor Iwan Fox

Find out more

To find out more about the world record effort go to:

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­news/­detail.asp?offset=50&id=17917#.UsXUFPRdUg8



Eikanger-Cheer

Results: 2017 European Championships: Championship Section

April 29 • Eikanger-Bjorsvik Mussiklaag takes the European crown in Oostende in convincing style as they win the set test and own choice contests.


Italian Cheer

Results: 2017 European Championships: Challenge Section

April 29 • It's Challenge Section joy for Italian Brass Band in Kursall Concert Hall, Oostende.


Carlos Alberto Perez

Result: 2017 European Conductors Competition

April 28 • Spain comes out on top of the brass band conducting honours as Carlos Alberto Ramon Perez takes the European title in Oostende


Oostende

Log in to enjoy the European action beamed live from Oostende

April 28 • Brassbanned.com will be live streaming the action from the major contest of the European Championships this weekend — so log in and enjoy it all from the comfort of your own home.


Contest: SCABA Spring March Hymn & Own Choice Contest

Sunday 30 April • The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


East Anglian Brass Band Association - Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Sunday 7 May • St Andrew's Hall, Norwich NR3 1AU


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - GBBA Entertainment Contest

Sunday 7 May • All Saints Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Brassed Off!

Tuesday 9 May • Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band - Pontefract Music Centre Senior Wind Band

Thursday 11 May • The John Godber Theatre. Pontefract New College. Park Lane. Pontefract. West Yorkshire. WF8 4QR WF8 4QR


Amesbury Town Band

April 29 • Players and beginners of any standard are always welcomed. We urgently need a few more solo cornets, Bb bass and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


Uppermill Band

April 29 • We are advertising the following vacancies and invite players on the following instruments to join our friendly team. TUTTI CORNET, BACKROW CORNET HORN & Bb BASS.


Chelmsford Silver Band

April 28 • Chelmsford Silver Band requires a new bandmaster to lead us into the next phase of our development. A non-contesting band, established for over 50 years and enjoy a good reputation performing at local and regional events plus organizing our own concerts.


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA (Cert) PFS
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger, composer and teacher