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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

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.


Result: 2018 Welsh Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • Cory delivers an emotional Odyssey that takes them to London and to Montreux in Swansea. Tredegar comes runner-up, with Tongwynlais and City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) also booking their places in Kensington.

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

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

St Albans City Band

March 19 • Time for a change after the Areas? Or do you just 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, Eb / Bb Bass and Percussion.

Friary Guildford Brass Band

March 19 • The L&SC Champions are looking for a committed Bb bass player to join our team.. . We have a busy, but sensible schedule of concerts and contests including the Grand Shield and National Finals.

Mark Wilkinson

Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor