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4BR Quiz: Weekly Quiz

There’s another selection of great CDs on offer with the first of our weekly 4BR quizzes of the New Year.

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There is a great New Year CD selection box prize from 4BR—as long as you can get your thinking caps on?

5 CDs

We have dipped into our New Year’s Sales stocking and come up with a selection box of five releases—including two 4BR CD of the Year nominees in Steven Mead’s, ‘Diamonds’ and Black Dyke’s ‘Pictures’, a little cracker from Jackfield Elcock Reisen called ‘Feeling Good’, a World of Brass double CD selection ‘WOB11’ and a bit of Acid Brass ‘in yer face’ from Fairey.

Quiz Question:

Still on the prize money theme.

In which year did Pontins first pay out a top prize of £1,000 for the winners of the Championship Section Finals in Prestatyn?

A: 1977
B: 1986
C: 1995

Clues

The only clues this time are that it was the year that registration cards were scrapped by the Leicestershire Brass Band Association, there was a coalition government in the UK and a Briton won a Grand Slam tennis title.

Some things don’t change then...

The only clues this time are that it was the year that registration cards were scrapped by the Leicestershire Brass Band Association, there was a coalition government in the UK and a Briton won a Grand Slam tennis title4BR

Closing date:

All answers for this one must be in by midnight on Sunday 6th January.

New Year’s Day winner

We had a great response to our New Year’s Day quiz, with Ray and Shirley Stuttard from Tamworth remembering that 1965 was the year in which the National Championships of Great Britain last paid out the first prize in old fashioned pre-decimal Guineas.

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Mead

Plans set for Bolsover Summer School

February 24 • More exciting plans have been put in place for the sixth Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School led by Steven Mead in July — and you can be a part of it...


Jones

RNCM announces major Philip Jones Brass Ensemble competition

February 24 • A major partnership between the RNCM in Manchester and Ursula Jones will see the hosting of the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition in July 2019.


Centre Stage

Drum rolls please — and keep it deliberately quiet

February 24 • The new MP-Drum from Centre Stage Percussion is being unveiled at the North West Regional Championship.


Spring

2018 Spring Festival details announced

February 24 • The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact


The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer