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Black Dyke ready for Japan tour

October 23
Black Dyke Band will fly out to Japan this weekend for their latest high profile tour of the country, with MD Prof Nicholas Childs making his 1000th concert appearance with the band.


Alun Williams

Interim administrator appointed for National Youth Bands

October 23 • The experienced Alun F Williams takes on interim administrative organisational control of the National Youth Band of Great Britain following the death of Philip Biggs.


Crofton

Crofton welcomes new signings ahead of Championship challenge

October 23 • Crofton Silver Band has welcomed a brace of new signings as they look ahead to making their top flight debuts in 2020.


Warriner

New duo take musical lead at Annan

October 23 • Andrew Warriner and Simon Railton take on the conducting leadership at Annan Town.


Grimethorpe

International Stamp of approval at Grimethorpe

October 22 • Grimethorpe Colliery Band makes musical link with leading American composer Dr Jack Stamp.


Hirst to take 50 year repeat bow

October 22 • David Hirst will return to the stage of a concert that he first graced as a player half a century ago...


4BR Shop: With His First Breath (Paul Lovatt Cooper)

October 22 • You can now buy all the latest great releases from the pen of Paul Lovatt Cooper from the 4BR Shop.


New resident at Fishburn

October 22 • John Pearson becomes the new resident conductor at Fishburn Band.


Report & Results: 2019 NWABBA Rochdale Contest

October 22 • Oldham Band (Lees) lead the prize winners at the popular NWABBA Rochdale contest with wins for Diggle, Hade Edge, Whitworth Vale & Healey and Tewit Silver


Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 3

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 3

September 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what the future holds for the organisation


Interview with Peter Graham

Interview with Peter Graham

September 22 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Peter Graham following the news that his work 'The Torchbearer' will be the test-piece for the 2020 Australian National Championship


Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

August 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what he believes have been some of the organisation's achievements during the past year...


Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

August 23 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out more about the special 2019 Brass Band Conference that has the aim of creating debate and discussion into achieving the aim of 'Better Banding for All'. It will take place on Saturday 28th September at The Life Centre in Manchester is aimed at people with any involvement in banding at all levels and will feature a diverse range of speakers, workshops, performances and award presentations.


2020 RNCM Festival of Brass: World class music making in the heart of Manchester

2020 RNCM Festival of Brass: World class music making in the heart of Manchester

October 22 • RNCM Brass Band Festival Artistic Director Paul Hindmarsh previews the attractions to look forward to at the showcase event.


4BR Hall of Fame: No1: Jack Atherton

October 19 • The first person to be inducted into the new 4BR Hall of Fame is a musician whose single major title success was scant reward for his talent.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Podium place adjudications

October 16 • This is what Rob Wiffen, Dr Roberts Childs and Alan Morrison wrote about the performances of the top three bands, Cory, Black Dyke and Whitburn in their adjudications at the Royal Albert Hall.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section - As it happened

October 12 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Championship Section — as it happened.

CD review: The Symphonic Euphonium II

October 21 • David Childs. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon. Leader: Yuri Torchinsky. Chandos Recordings: CHAN: 10997


Concert: Foden's Band

October 18 • Conductor: Russell Gray. Regent Hall . London. Friday 11th October


Concert: Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag

October 9 • Brasswind Festival. Conductor: Reid Gilje. Universitets Aula, Bergen. 28th September 2019


# Band Points
1Cory2,877.40
2Black Dyke1,064.98
3Brighouse and Rastrick821.50
4Valaisia Brass Band719.26
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik686.70
6Foden's680.29
7Paris Brass Band542.98
8Tredegar406.35
9Whitburn364.35
10Flowers331.83

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Brass Band

Friday 25 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ


Haverhill Silver Band - Best of Brass

Saturday 26 October • Thaxted Parish Church,. Thaxted. Dunmow,. CM6 2PL


Regent Hall Concerts - American International School in Kuwait Concert Ba

Saturday 26 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Foden's Band - Victoria Hall, Hanley

Sunday 27 October • Victoria Hall, Bagnall Strett, Stoke on Trent, ST1 3AD


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 1 November • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Llandudno Town Band

October 23 • Ambitious 4th Section band are looking for a principle cornet to play in the North Wales BBA Rally on the 16th November. The position is potentially available longer term.


Forest of Dean Brass

October 23 • We would like to recruit a Euphonium, Bb Bass and back row Cornet player ahead of the upcoming Concert and Contest season.. . Do you want to be part of a fun, social and competitive 1st Section band who will make players feel welcome?


Stannington Brass Band

October 23 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


               

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