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Christmas Countdown — 1 day to go

Done all the Christmas shopping, put the turkey in the oven and peeled the sprouts?

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If you have then well done — it's more than the effort the 4BR Editor has done this year!

1 day to go and all that is left from us is to count the votes for the 4BR Awards (announced tomorrow), make sure we've bought loved ones their presents and paid off the carol singers not to bother us until next year.

To all our readers we wish you all a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year. Hope you have enjoyed what we have tried to bring you this year — mistakes and all.

It's hard old work at times but we enjoy it and as someone once told us — it's better than a proper job.

Many thanks for all your support and encouragement (plus the odd disagreement) and we hope to do it all again, and more in 2008.

From all the lads at 4BR...



Bennett

Spotlight finally falls on reluctant Bennett at Brass in Concert

November 22 • The outstanding service given by David Bennett to the Brass in Concert Championships was finally spotlighted at Sage Gateshead on the weekend.


James Fountain

Stavanger to welcome Fountain work

November 22 • Trumpet star James Fountain will head to Norway this weekend to lead workshops and be a guest soloist with Stavanger Band.


Lancaster

Lancaster University celebrates their starter for 10

November 22 • The first decade of inventive brass banding has been celebrated by the ground breaking members of Lancaster University Brass Band.


Hatfield

Hatfield stars claim their Stans

November 22 • The Hatfield Band has been handing out its awards — serious ones and not so serious ones...


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


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced BBb Bass player to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Hitchin Band

November 21 • Due to a re-shuffle in our cornet section we are now looking for a REPIANO or FRONT ROW cornet player. We are a busy band currently at the top of the 1st section in the London and Southern Counties area. We rehearse Mon + Thurs - 7.45-9.45pm.


Stan Lippeatt

BA, LRSM
Conductor, adjudicator, tutor