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Snapshot Besses history gains Radio 3 spotlight

January 20
Radio 3 does a little bit of time travelling to give listeners a snapshot of the rich history of Besses o' th' Barn Band


IBBSS

International links lead to Swansea

January 20 • The International Brass Band Summer School continues to attract delegates from all around the musical world


RNCM

RNCM opens doors for new junior talent

January 20 • The Royal Northern College of Music is to hold a Junior RNCM Open Day next month — aimed at the next generation of talented young performers...


Timer

Still time for entries at ODBBA Contest

January 20 • There is still just enough time to get entries in for the Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest.


Signings

Five new Sovereigns...

January 20 • Sovereign Brass has welcomed a quintet of new signings as they look ahead to the Regional Championships in Bedworth.


Take a chair...

January 20 • The Coalburn Band rehearsals will be quite a bit more comfortable at Coalburn, thanks to a bit of financial help for Tesco...


Death of Roy Shaw

January 20 • The death has been announced of the much loved former Formby Band member and supporter Roy Shaw.


Holme Firth contest offers rich pickings for entrants

January 20 • There are plenty of great prizes on offer at the popular Holme Valley Brass Contest in April — so make sure you get your entry in.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

January 20 • Music from Tchaikovsky fills the airwaves this week from Phillip Hunt.


Interview with Bram Gay

Interview with Bram Gay

December 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talking to Bram Gay at the 2016 British Open Championships in Birmingham.


Interview with Arsene Duc of Valaisia Brass Band

Interview with Arsene Duc of Valaisia Brass Band

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Valaisia Brass Band after he led them to a fifth consecutive National title.


Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents Band after they won the First Division Swiss National title in Montreux


2019 Brass in Concert

2019 Brass in Concert

November 22 • You can still enjoy the action from the 2019 Brass in Concert Championships from World of Brass - so don't miss a note...


2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: As it happened

2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: As it happened

January 12 • All the action from the 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship — as it happened.


4BR Hall of Fame: No 4: Bram Gay

January 9 • One of the most influential musical polymaths of the banding movement and a pioneer who helped bring brass band entertainment to the television age.


Beyond the Score: Yamaha inspires through holistic star approach

January 8 • Yamaha stars inspire over 150 brass band players as they look to provide performance foundations on which to build a life long enthusiasm and passion for brass banding.


2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: Preview & Predictions

January 7 • Like New Year resolutions, Butlins is an event that needs to be taken seriously by bands if they wish to really live up to their easily made self-promises..

Concert: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band

January 20 • Conductors: Ian Porthouse & Tom Stoneman. Soloists: Philip Cobb, Peter Moore, Amy Ewen & Bethan Brown . The Bradshaw Hall. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Sunday 19th January


Concert: Stan Lippeatt's 70th Birthday Celebration

January 16 • Conductors: Stan Lippeatt & Frank Renton. Butlins Skyline Resort. Skegness . Sunday 12th January


CD review: Alive

January 10 • Sophie Binet-Budelot. Featuring: Sophie Thevenard, Richard Ferri, Marie Roger, Pierre-Antoine Savoyat, David Maillot, Gaelle Francois, Lucile Bailly, Stephanie Mouchet, Alexandre Roussel. CD: sdrm 001


# Band Points
1Cory2,740.42
2Black Dyke916.80
3Brighouse and Rastrick783.19
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik681.19
5Valaisia Brass Band649.02
6Foden's578.63
7Paris Brass Band462.57
8Flowers416.31
9Tredegar404.16
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery402.60

Camborne Youth Band - New Year Concert

Sunday 19 January • Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth TR15 3AD


The Hepworth Band - A New Year's Viennese Matinee Concert

Sunday 19 January • Christ Church. Sude Hill. New Mill. Holmfirth. West Yorkshire HD9 7BL


Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 24 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester. M13 9RD


Markham and district band - Charity Concert for Hospice of the Valleys

Friday 24 January • The Met Theatre, Mitre Street, Abertillery. NP131AL


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 25 January • 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9 RD


Poulton-le-Fylde Band

January 20 • Poulton-le-Fylde Band (based near Blackpool in North-West), vacancies for Soprano Cornet & Kit player. Our friendly band offers a good mix of contests/concerts. We are also flexible and welcome players of all ages/abilities


Farnworth and Walkden Band

January 20 • WANTED! Principal Cornet, Soprano Cornet and Principal Tenor Trombone required to join an enthusiastic and friendly North West 2nd Section band. We pride ourselves on supporting young talent to progress. Rehearsals Monday and Wednesday 8-9.45pm.


Amesbury Town Band

January 20 • Required:. Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator


               

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