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



Richard Marshall

When in Rome...

January 22 • Black Dyke principal cornet Richard Marshall will be heading to the Eternal City next month to work and perform with the Italian Brass Band.


Jim Davies

Newstead opt for experience for their Odyssey adventure

January 22 • Newstead Brass has welcomed experience in front and behind the stands in time for the start of the forthcoming contest season.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

January 22 • More music from the heartland of Yorkshire with Chris Helme.


Denis Wick

4BR Shop: 20% off Denis Wick 4B mouthpieces

January 22 • There is a great offer on at the 4BR Shop on the iconic Denis Wick 4B mouthpiece.


Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Youth & The Cory Band

Saturday 27 January • Halifax Minster HX51 1 QL


Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


East London Brass

January 22 • Champ Section Band are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE PLAYER to complete their line up for some very exciting concerts and major contests in 2018/2019. We are only 5 mins walk from Walthamstow Central tube/train/bus station.


St Albans City Band

January 22 • Want to start 2018 with a change? Fancy another blow each week? We are a friendly community band looking for new players to join our group. All welcome but especially cornet, horn, baritone, Bb Bass and Percussion.


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

January 21 • We are a friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading. We look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, both front and back row, baritones and BBb bass..


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor