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BBE reiterates DCMS guidance following restrictions extension

June 16
Brass Bands England reconfirms its position in regard to English bands in relation to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Covid-19 guidance.


Alan Lawton

Death of Alan Lawton

June 15 • The death has been announced of the hugely respected former Fairey Band player, conductor, adjudicator, administrator and teacher.


4BR Tuesday Interview with Sam Fisher

June 15 • We talk to Sam Fisher of Brass Bands England about the importance of ensuring bands have a robust and comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding policies and procedures.


BBC

International line-up for conducting final

June 15 • Four high class conductors look to add a brass band title to their impressive CVs.


Cloudcatcher Fells

Cloudcatcher centrepiece for Black Dyke at Halifax Festival

June 15 • Two world premieres and works by Arnold, Fletcher and McCabe will provide Black Dyke's contribution to the forthcoming 'Best of Brass Festival' in Halifax next month.


Video short heralds Willebroek initiative

June 15 • A short video taster has been launched to tempt players to join the Willebroek Academy in August.


Scottish entertainment curtailed

June 15 • There is a set back to an early live competition return in Scotland as the popular West of Scotland Entertainment contest is cancelled.


4BR Monday interview with Jim Hayes

June 14 • We manage to catch up with the man behind the secret cornet agent Jonny Midnight following his latest CD release.


New trainees wanted for the judge's bench

June 14 • The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators has more trainee spots available for those wanting to become judges.


Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...


Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...


Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition


4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...


4BR Hall of Fame:  No.17: Jack Mackintosh

4BR Hall of Fame: No.17: Jack Mackintosh

June 9 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of one of the greatest cornet players of any era — and a man always full of comparisons.


4BR Interview: Mathilde Roh - an unconventional cornet star

June 8 • 4BR meets Mathilde Roh — the remarkable young Treize Etoiles cornet player who recently claimed the Swiss National Solo Championship title for the third year in a row.


The cherry on the top: National Youth Band returns for Easter

June 5 • The National Youth Band of Great Britain makes a three day return to live action after the challenges of Covid19.


Are we there yet?: After the Covid journey, have we reached the destination we hoped for?

May 22 • As we approach our return to banding, are we about to reach a destination that offers future hope for prosperity or have we simply failed to grasp the opportunity for change.

CD review: Onyx Brass

June 13 • Festmusik: A Legacy. Conductor: John Wilson. Chandos Recordings: CDCHSA 5284


Concert: The Mountbatten Festival of Music 2021

June 12 • Featuring: The Massed Bands of HM Royal Marines. Conductors: Lt Col Jase Burcham RM; Maj Steve Green RM. Compere: John Suchet. The Royal Albert Hall. Saturday June 5th


Product review: Alliance tenor horn mouthpieces

June 6 • We put the Owen Farr Signature, Prestige and Alliance tenor horn mouthpieces under the 4BR microscope to find out how they measure up...


# Band Points
1Cory2,339.80
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik612.50
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
6Foden's527.75
7Flowers461.22
8Tredegar389.93
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 9 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Cor8 Horn Ensemble

Friday 16 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Quintet Aerata - Brass Quintet

Friday 23 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - j5o brass quintet

Friday 30 July • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Lindley Band

June 16 • SOLO CORNET required by LINDLEY BAND to join our friendly team. Rehearsals in our own bandroom located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24, near Huddersfield, Monday and Wednesday 8 to 10 pm. We enjoy a balanced mix of contests and good engagements


Chadderton Band

June 15 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


Dobcross Silver Band

June 15 • The Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the position of Solo Baritone to join our very competent section! Some exciting things planned for the return from lockdown and this is a great opportunity to join our progressive and friendly band.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


               

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