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Never seen together on stage...

Could these be identical twins separated at banding birth...?

Rya Liotta

 

Carrying on our bit of Christmas Day fun — and after the 4BR Editor teamed up composer Granville Bantock with actor Monty Woolley as two people you would perhaps never see together on the same contest stage.

We have now had Frank Renton and Max Wall, so here's another brace of unlikely 'twins'...

Never seen together

Thanks to the anonymous person who sent in the pairing of European Championship winning conductor Michael Bach and a certain OTT American actor Ray Liotta of Goodfellas fame….

You wouldn’t want to mix up these two over an unpaid loan to the mob would you now…

You wouldn’t want to mix up these two over an unpaid loan to the mob would you now…4BR

Prize

What other brass band personality/lookalike can be spotted in a festive film this Christmas.

There’s a late stocking full of CDs for the best unlikely pairing you can come up with...



Brooke

Brooke's Barmy Army on the march again

May 20 • Make sure you support an inspirational young woman and an equally inspirational cause as they perform on a 10k course through Manchester on a very hot day today!


Spem

Tredegar to give world premiere of Tallis masterpiece

May 19 • Tredegar Band will give the world premiere of a brass band arrangement of 'Spem in Alium' amid the splendour of Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff this evening.


Rath

Keep an eye out for the troms in Windsor today...

May 19 • If you are glued to the set then see if you can pick out the troms of The Band of the Irish Guards — playing on their shiny new Rath Instruments


Flowers

Kapitol sets out the cathedral Flowers

May 19 • Flowers Band will be presenting the first of a series of Cathedral Concerts in Gloucester this evening — with music for all the family (the Royals included).


Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 22 May • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 25 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Black Dyke Band - Huddersfield Town Hall - Massed Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 26 May • Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Foden's Band - Edwin Firth Commemoration Event - Sandbach

Friday 1 June • Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Contest: French Open Championships 2018

Friday 1 June • Amboise 37400


Enderby Band

May 21 • Enderby Band - National Finalists - Midlands 1st section. Are looking to appoint a new Musical Director. We're a hard-working sociable band and are looking for a dynamic & inspiring MD to continue the band's development towards the National Finals & beyond


Knottingley Silver Band

May 21 • Solo or 2nd trombone, a front or back row cornet and a Bb bass (positions negotiable) are needed at Knottingley Silver to complete the lineup. We have a decent calendar without being too heavy going. We also have a great social side away from band.


Witney Town Band

May 19 • Witney Town Band in West Oxfordshire require Tenor horn, Bass and percussion


Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher