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4BR Boxing Day Quiz: The Answers

We reveal the answers to our Boxing Day Quiz — and the person who got them all correct

  See if you can get all 20 questions correct?

Thanks to everyone who entered our Boxing Day quiz — with plenty of you getting the answers right and quite a few others not so lucky (perhaps due to the odd glass of festive wine).


Stefan van der Wilt from Utrecht, and who has just joined Brass Band Rijnmond on euphonium, was the person who tickled his brain cells and got the answers right — and was the first person out of the hat.

A trio of the latest CDs will be on their way to him.


1. What Maori princess helped a band win a National title in 2017?

2. What's the link between a former Black Dyke conductor, a test piece by George Lloyd and a negative football tactic allegedly used by Jose Mourinho?
Parkes/Parks/Parks the bus

3. Which band gave Prof Nicholas Childs his record breaking 31st Championship Area title this year?

4. Which band gave him his first Championship Section Area success back in 1995?

5. What is the link between Cory MD Philip Harper to an Italian renaissance artist and a teenage ninja mutant turtle?

6. Which band won its fourth consecutive Championship Section Area title in 2017?
Virtuosi GUS

7. Which band is next in order of this National prize winning sequence?
RNR Dundee (1973); Newtongrange & Bilston (1980); Bathgate (1989 and 1997); Kirkintilloch Kelvin (2000); ….(2017)
Newmains & District

8. Who was crowned BBC Radio2 Young Brass Winner in 2017?
Isobel Daws

9. What does the musical term affannato mean?
Breathless or agitated

10. When was the last time Brighouse & Rastrick won the British Open?

11. What nationality is tenor horn virtuoso Owen Farr?

12. Which band won the Austrian National Championship in 2017?
Brass Band Froschl Hall

13. The World Championship takes place in which Dutch town every four years?

14. What is the musical link between the following test pieces?
'Resurgam' by Eric Ball, 'Volcano' by Robert Simpson, 'Tallis Variations' by Philip Sparke and 'Destination Moon' by 'Paul Raphael.
They all end quietly

15. Who is Sarunas Vaikus, and why was he in the 4BR news this year?
He is the Mayor of the Municipality of Palanga who was not best pleased when EBBA decided to host the 2019 European Championships in Montreux

16. What two colours come next in Gilbert Vinter's 'Spectrum'?
Red — Orange — Yellow — Green — Blue …Indigo and Purple

17. Which famous band has the motto that translates to 'Act justly and fear nothing'?
Black Dyke

18. What linked Paul Cox, Henry Raeburn, Caitriona Campbell, Henri Matisee and John Knox together this year?
They were the artists whose pictures were featured in Howard Snell's test-piece 'Gallery'

19. How many times has a non British band won the British Open?
Three: Newcastle Steel Works 1924; National Band of New Zealand 1953; Valaisia in 2017

20. Who are the 'Three Figures' in the test piece of the same name by Herbert Howells?
Samuel Cope, John Henry Isles and William Rimmer

National trophies

2018 National Finalists confirmed

March 19 • The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2018 Regional contests on the weekend.

Friary Guildford

Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • Frairy Guildford make it four wins in a row as they retain their top-flight title and are joined at the Albert Hall by Thundersley.


Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Fourth Section

March 18 • Bradwell Silver strikes gold to take Fourth Section title and head to Cheltenham alongside Regent Community Brass and Great Yarmouth Brass.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • NASUWT Riverside makes it a North of England Area double as they head back to the Albert Hall as champions again with Reg Vardy in tow.

Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 18 March • The Hawth, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Knaresborough Silver Band

March 19 • Knaresborough Silver Band are looking for percussion players to join them following their recent success in the Areas 3rd section gaining our 3rd Cheltenham invitation in the last 4 years. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings @ 7.30pm.

East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band

March 19 • The EYMS Band has an immediate vacancy for a first class Solo Euphonium Or Solo Baritone. With The Grand Shield on the horizon and a sensible concert schedule we are looking for a talented individual to join this experienced section.

Chinnor Silver

March 19 • We are sadly loosing one of our award winning bass team soon(best basses award at areas) so we are looking for a Bb BASS . Good book of contests and concerts planned including butlins . We rehearse on Wednesday in our own bandroom

Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor