100th Spring Festival
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
7 May 2022
The critically acclaimed big band and orchestral conductor has accepted the role of Honorary President of the Yorkshire band.
May 25 • All 11 contests return on the Saddleworth Whit Friday circuit this year
May 25 • The successful six year partnership between Carlton Main Frickley and Ian McElligott has come to an end.
May 25 • A great youth band workshop day and a trip to the Whit Friday contests is fuelling the future plans for Coomber Brass
May 25 • New Zealander Kyle Lawson returns to UK to take on principal cornet role at WFEL Fairey Band.
May 25 • The death has been announced of the respected bandsman Dave Patterson.
May 24 • The stage is set for Grimethorpe aka Grimley Colliery Band to win the National title once more at the Royal Albert Hall...
May 21 • Two ensembles from Brass Band of Battle Creek made sure the local population was left in no doubt who was in town this weekend...
May 21 • The 26th French Open Championships will take place in the wonderful Loire Valley town of Amboise next month.
November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...
November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...
November 9 • The very best youth and elite level bands will be providing the entertainment at Brass in Concert this year.
November 4 • There will be a host of brilliant brass band entertainers on show at Brass on Concert later this month - so why not enjoy the action at Gateshead or at home
May 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a European Championship Festival that in the end amounted to much more than just profit and loss...
May 6 • The 100th anniversary Spring Festival takes place at Blackpool's Winter Gardens this weekend with some great tests of musical character to challenge the bands.
May 5 • Images from the fantastic Gala Concert featuring the twin forces of Cory and Louis Dowdeswell and his band.
May 3 • World of Brass broadcast the European Championships to the banding world on the Wobplay.com platform — with players and personalities interviewed on camera with their views and opinion.
May 15 • Combined Symphonic Brass Ensemble; Lewis Merthyr Band; BTM Band. Conductors: Martin McHale; Craig Roberts; Jeff Hutchinson. Compere: Alex Humphreys. Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. Sunday 8th May
May 14 • 2022 European Championship Gala Concert . Conductor: Philip Harper. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Sunday 1st May
May 13 • 2022 European Championships: Festival Prelude . Conductors: Irene Anda; Capt. Sam Hairsine RM. Soloists: Brett Baker; Musc Richard Ward . Compere: Paul Fisher. Birmingham Town Hall. Thursday 28th April
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|7||Valaisia Brass Band||387.39|
|9||Carlton Main Frickley Colliery||339.40|
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Wednesday 25 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ
Wednesday 25 May • Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London. SW7 2AP SW7 2AP
Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ
Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ
Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ
May 25 • PRINCIPAL EEb TUBA. Derwent Brass (Championship Section, Midlands) are seeking a Principal EEb Tuba - could it be you? We rehearse from our own facilitiy with a fully attended rehearsal just once a week - Thurs 20:00 - 22:00 (increased prior contests).
May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including a friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band, and training band invites interested players to come along and see what we have to offer at your level.
May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band and learners band has vacancies for cornet players (position negotiable) to complete the team for contesting and concerts.
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