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4BR — Festive articles

4BR will be busy over the Festive period with plenty for you to enjoy…(hopefully). There are three nice ones to start...

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4BR has been busy making sure you will be able to enjoy plenty in the way of something to read this Christmas.

First up are three articles to tickle your fancy.

Alternative Awards

4BR has been racking its collective brains to come up with our ‘Alternative Awards’ for 2008.

Find out who we thought were worthy of a golden turkey prize for their efforts, with our list of our top 10 gaffes, disasters, turkeys and own goals of the past twelve months.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2008/­art934.asp

A Christmas Carol

Meanwhile, a little something to put you right in the Christmas spirit with something from a bygone age—and with an apology to Charles Dickens.

It’s the 4BR Christmas Carol—with a brass band twist….

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2008/­art933.asp

Association help

Finally, Steve Chislett from the Wessex Brass Band Association makes a plea for help and understanding in 2009—to keep brass band contesting on the road.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2008/­art932.asp


More to come too, with the announcement of the real 4BR Awards on Christmas Day, our Band of the Year, List of Champions, End of Year Reports, Review of 2008, and our off beat predictions for the next 12 months.



radio

Brass bands feature on BBC Radio 4 flagship news programme

November 22 • There was a feature item on the perception of brass bands on the Radio 4 flagship evening news programme PM today...


gbba

Report & Results: 2017 GBBA March & Own Choice contest

November 22 • Forest of Dean Brass lead the way in an encouraging day of contesting in Cheltenham.


Belgian Nationals

Bands prepare for Belgian National Championships

November 22 • 19 bands will line-up for the twin discipline challenges to decide who becomes the various Belgian National champions.


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.


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.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator