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A little light reading for Christmas Eve

There is plenty of things to read about the banding world this festive period on 4BR — so sit back with a mince pie and a glass of sherry and have a browse...

Christmas
  There are plenty of things to ponder over — even before Santa pays a visit....

There are quite few 4BR articles and features to enjoy as you finally put your feet up ready for Christmas Day this year — with more to come over the festive period.

Top 5 reviews:

Take 5: The Best Concert Performances of the Year
4BR picks the five concert performances of 2016 that lived longest in the memory banks.
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­news/­detail.asp?id=28023


Articles:

BLACK DYKE HERITAGE CENTRE

History to come alive in Queensbury

Black Dyke's unique history will soon be on show to the banding world as their innovative Heritage Centre project comes ever closer to completion.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2016/­1590.asp


BANDING IN A FUTURE WONDERLAND?

Brass Bands England National Conference

4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at the recent Brass Bands England National Conference to see an organisation showing encouraging glimpses that sanity is starting to prevail.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2016/­1589.asp


4BR INTERVIEW

Lance Sergeant Johnny Sproule

In the first of a new series meeting professional players in the Corps of Army Music, we find out more about Welsh Guards Band euphonium player Lance Sergeant Johnny Sproule.

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2016/­1588.asp


WHAT UNITES US IN MUSIC

2016 British Composer Awards

Roy Terry reports on the sense of reflective inclusion at the British Composers Awards in London highlighted by Shri Sriram and Hammonds Saltaire winning the the Brass and Wind Band category with their cross-genre collaboration 'Just A Vibration' .

http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2016/­1587.asp


Reviews:

Frank Renton's Brass Machine
Christmas with the Stars
Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday 6th December
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­reviews/­concerts/­con2025.asp

Tredegar Band
Conductor Ian Porthouse
Stroud Subscription Rooms
Stroud
Sunday 4th December
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­reviews/­concerts/­con2024.asp

The Bands of the Household Division
Scarlet and Gold
Cadogan Hall
London
Friday 25th November
http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­reviews/­concerts/­con2023.asp



Donald HNSON

Black Dyke mourn loss of former President

January 20 • Black Dyke has announced the death of Donald Hanson, the man who helped secure the future of the band following the demise of the John Foster & Son textile business.


Black Dyke

Black Dyke to premiere new works in medieval splendour

January 20 • A successful 'Grants for the Arts Programme' award will see Market Rasen Band host Black Dyke and two world premieres at one of the great medieval cathedrals in England.


Medals

Foden's to search for lost treasures of the past

January 20 • Foden's is hoping to locate 376 medals presented to the players who won 16 British Open and National titles between them in the band's golden era of historic success.


rwcmd

Childs to lead workshop glimpse of student life at Royal Welsh College

January 20 • Dr Robert Childs is to lead a Junior Brass Band Workshop at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff next month — so sign up now!


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ


Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX


Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR


The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL


The Fairey Band -

Sunday 21 January • The Hawth Theatre. Hawth Avenue. Crawley. RH10 6YZ RH106YZ


Strata Brass

January 20 • Bb/Eb BASS.Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland).. Yorkshire 1st Section under dynamic MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band).. Sensible concert/contest schedule.


Sandhurst Community Brass

January 20 • We would be delighted to hear from any tenor horn players who are looking to join an enthusiastic, very friendly band. Any other players can apply, we can find a space for you


Ilkeston Brass

January 20 • We are looking for a Tenor and Bass Trombone plus 1st Baritone. All other positions are always welcome.. Under MD Geoff Hawley we have a sensible mix of concerts and a few contests per year. . Rehearsals Thursday and Sunday evenings just off M1 J25/26.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist