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Fancy a little something for Xmas?

4BarsRest launches its secure online shopping facility.


As a preview to the major launch of the new 4BarsRest secure online shopping facility we are giving you the chance to buy three pretty good CD’s for the price of a dodgy Chinese takeaway and two pints of lager.

The 4BarsRest shopping area will give you the opportunity to buy all the latest new releases from the top brass producers featuring the best bands, soloists and ensembles direct—and secure in the knowledge that they will be sent to you within 24 hours.

So as an introduction we have a special offer on three CD’s of light entertainment—just the type to give your favourite aunty, grandmother or even mother in law.

“Phenomenon” features the talents of Ian Porthouse and Brett Baker in a release of top quality solos items accompanied by the Flowers Band. Light, bright and breezy and plenty of superb playing –the ideal stocking filler (if your mother in law wears ‘em)

“New Horizons” is the brilliant release from Nick Hudson—a man who made the 4BarsRest list of top 10 trombone players with some ease. Superb playing from the brass band world’s foremost trombone player in a series of new and classic repertoire. Give someone a real treat.

“Brass on Broadway” shows off the talents of Tredegar Band in a bright and brassy showcase of arrangements by some of the brass band world’s finest arrangers. All the top tunes from all the top shows—the ideal prezzy for those of a certain age who think Fred and Ginger are better than Robbie and Gerry.

Each CD can be purchased for the introductory price of £8.00 each (UK postage and package free) or any two for £14.00 or all three for £18.00.

Plenty of great music for a great price. Do a bit a Xmas shopping now and see what we have to offer. This is the first of many great offers to come.

To shop with 4BarsRest — go to shopping from the menu on the left

Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher