facebook twitter rss vimeo


Bonding process in place for early season success at Burry Port

Christopher Bond will lead Burry Port at the forthcoming Band Cymru and Welsh Area contests.

Christopher Bond
  Christopher Bond will lead Burry Port in their early season contest appearances.

Burry Port Town has announced that Christopher Bond will lead them at both the forthcoming Welsh Open and Welsh Regional Championship contests.

Band Cymru and Area

The televised S4C contest will be recording this Spring, with the RWCM graduate and Composer in Association with Cory also taking the helm as the west Wales band looks to return to the Albert Hall for the first time since 2014.

A spokesperson told 4BR: "Following a brief collaboration last year, we are excited that Christopher will lead us for the first quarter of 2018. We thoroughly look forward to working with him as we seek to develop new and dynamic repertoire."

I'm also looking forward to working with Burry Port once again on upcoming projects, offering focus, consistency and enjoymentChristopher Bond

Looking forward

In response Christopher added: "I'm also looking forward to working with Burry Port once again on upcoming projects, offering focus, consistency and enjoyment.

The band is fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with my friend Tom Davoren whom I'm sure I'll be calling upon for sound advice."

British Open

Amendments made to British Open test-piece

April 20 • Competing bands at the 2018 British Open will have to make some minor amendments to their scores of 'A Brussels Requiem' for the contest.

Coldstream Guards

Personal testimony fuels Coldstream concert

April 20 • Intimate stories of overcoming the damaging effects of combat stress are inspiring The Band of Coldstream Guards as they prepare for their St George's Day Concert at Cadogan Hall.


Flowers prepare for move to new home

April 20 • The Flowers Band will return to the heart of Gloucester as they make final arrangements to move into new rehearsal home.


Youngsters to be encouraged to compete at Music Festival

April 20 • Entries are now open for the 49th Bailey Lane End Music Festival — so why not sign up and have a go!

Foden's Band - BBC Radio 'Young Brass Award Final'

Friday 20 April • RNCM, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Crofton Silver Band - Theatre Royal Wakefield

Friday 20 April • Theatre Royal Wakefield. Drury Lane . Wakefield WF1 2TE

Thundersley Brass Band - TBB Quiz Night

Friday 20 April • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, Essex SS75HA

Black Dyke Band - Conthey - Switzerland

Saturday 21 April • tbc tbc

Gresley Colliery Band - Gresley Colliery Youth and Senior Brass Bands

Saturday 21 April • Gresley Old Hall,. Gresley Wood Road . Swadlincote DE11 9QW

Blidworth Welfare Band

April 20 • Assistant Principal Cornet and Percussionist. Having recently secured 5th place at the Midlands Area Championship Section and a new Principal cornet we are looking for applications for the above positions. The band operate a sensible diary of engagements.

Enderby Band

April 19 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for committed players to fill these key seats. The band are current Wychavon and Shirebrook Champions and National finalists.

West Somerset Brass Band

April 19 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet section, if you are a front or back row player we would be delighted to hear from you, you may even still have a chance of coming along to our French tour later in the year.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.