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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



Clackmannan

Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Sage

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


hands

Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.


Your Logo Here

Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

November 17 • It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team...


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


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


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist