2023 Scottish Open
Perth Concert Hall
Saturday 25 November
You can now book your seats for a weekend of fantastic brass playing at the RNCM in Manchester.
December 4 • You can enjoy a festive concert from Germany beamed into your home later this month.
December 4 • Ray Farr has become a recipient of a prestigious BUMA Blaasmuziek Award.
December 2 • The members of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band gained further inspiration on their latest get-together by having a big silver pot to keep them company.
December 2 • The Royal Northern College of Music has launched its appeal to help support youngsters who wish to perform on endangered instruments.
December 2 • The innovative Sshhmute range will be distributed by Conn Selmer Europe in the UK.
December 2 • Philip Sparke's 'A Road Less Travelled' will be used as the set-work for the Championship Section at the 2024 European Championships in Palanga.
December 2 • A famous old brass banding venue has been reopened in Bristol.
December 2 • There is a full day of trombone playing inspiration on offer to players of all ages and abilities at Wells Cathedral School next month — so book your place not to miss out.
May 7 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Martyn Brabbins.
June 22 • The Cory talks about the new Adjustable Bottom Caps which he now endorses and outs his name to.
June 19 • Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at some of the new bass trombone mouthpieces from Mercer & Barker
November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...
November 15 • There is a world class line up of performers, soloists, commissions, classic works and more as Artistic Director Dr David Thornton leads a new era for the global brass band showcase event.
November 7 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks at the potential for the resolution of issues that continue to vex the banding movement, but hold little interest to the wider musical world.
October 25 • There was plenty to discuss and debate after an intriguing National Championship Final in the heart of London.
October 24 • This is what Dr Robert Childs, Prof Roger Webster and Dr Stephen Cobb thought of the bands that claimed the pre-qualification top four places at the Royal Albert Hall.
December 5 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Soloists: Rex Richardson; David Childs. Naxos Recordings: CD 8.574563
November 23 • The Music of Eric Ball. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. Conductor: Robert Oughton. Soloist: Kevin Bolton. Audiocord Recordings: ACD 210
November 22 • Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Prof Nicholas J. Childs. Soloists: Stephanie Binns, Gavin Saynor, Brett Baker. Organ: Philip Wilby. Piano: Darius Battiwalla. Narrator: Matthew Routley. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD425
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Sunday 3 December • St Eurgain & St Peter, Church Road, Northop CH7 6BQ
Sunday 3 December • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Oldham OL3 7EW
Wednesday 6 December • St James the Great,. Manston,. Crossgates, . Leeds,. LS15 8JB LS15 8JB
Saturday 9 December • Longridge Civic Hall, Calder Avenue, Longridge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire. PR3 3WD
Saturday 9 December • Thornhill Parish Church, Dewsbury WF12 0JZ
December 3 • St Swithuns Band are seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a friendly, non-contesting band playing at various local events throughout the year. We are looking for someone who can take the Band forward as our current MD is retiring after 18+ years.
December 3 • Crewe Brass are looking for a 2ND HORN to join our highly motivated 3rd section band. We are a very welcoming and sociable band, with a positive outlook and a reasonably busy calendar of engagements. Other enquiries are welcome.
December 3 • Crewe Brass are looking for PERCUSSION players TUNED/KIT to join our highly motivated 3rd section band. We are a very welcoming and sociable band, with a positive outlook and a reasonably busy calendar of engagements. Other enquiries are welcome.
Conductor and adjudicator