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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

Yamaha Neo

Interview with Yamaha on the new Neo euphonium launch

January 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Jeremy Smith of Yamaha to find out more about the launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium.

Flowers Cheer

Report & Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14 • Flowers regain contest prestige and ambition with Butlins victory under David Childs.


Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness

Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 13 • Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

Derwent Brass

January 17 • Derwent Brass | Championship | Midlands invites applications for PERCUSSION. At Derwent Brass percussion is an important and integral part of the band. We are looking for a talented percussionist, ideally with good tuned ability, to complete the section.

Milnrow Band

January 17 • *PRINCIPAL TROMBONE*. The Milnrow Band has a vacancy for Principal trombone.. Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.

Milnrow Band

January 17 • *Cornet Vacancies* Due to maternity leave and work commitments, The Milnrow Band has immediate vacancies for 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS (positions negotiable). Our own Bandroom is easily accessible by car (J21 M62) or by the Manchester Metrolink.

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator