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What on earth is Philip Harper doing?

April 8
You can find out if you join up for the latest Brass Bands England on-line development programme...


Mode for making the difference...

April 8 • Mode for...Publishing has made 100 solos and other music and teaching methods available free of charge during the Coronavirus pandemic.


4BR Midweek Quiz: What's the link?

April 8 • A little brain tickler for a midweek workout to win a brace of great CDs.


Yamaha link up with Kratz

April 8 • Swedish trombone player and conductor Andreas Kratz has joined the stable of Yamaha International artists.


Death of Peter Kitson

April 8 • The death has been announced of the conductor, adjudicator and educator, Peter Kitson.

Grimethorpe dial up new players and CD release

April 7 • Stephanie Wilkins is the latest high profile signing at Grimethorpe as the band keeps busy in the transfer and CD market.

Porthouse Pointers No 3

April 7 • The Porthouse pointers on how to improve your double and triple tonguing techniques

Fulham zoom in on Graham and Tovey

April 7 • Fulham Brass Band will be linking up with Peter Graham and Bramwell Tovey for some extra insight into two of their finest test-pieces...

Test your Nordic musical knowledge to win some great Eikanger prizes

April 7 • Eikanger Bjorsvik have launched their own Easter Quiz — so why not give a go and see if you can win some great band merchandise.

Porthouse Pointers No  3

Porthouse Pointers No 3

April 7 • In the third of the series of daily practice exercises Ian Porthouse leads Harry through the discipline of improving double and triple tonguing.

4BR Interview with David Bremner

4BR Interview with David Bremner

April 6 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with conductor and professional musician David Bremner to find out what musical life is like in New Zealand - and what the banding future holds there.

4BR Interview with Edward Gregson

4BR Interview with Edward Gregson

April 5 • To coincide with the release of the latest CD featuring his works, 4BR talks to composer Edward Gregson.

4BR Interview with Allan Withington

4BR Interview with Allan Withington

April 3 • 4BR catches up with conductor Allan Withington at home in Bergen to find out more about how his professional musical life has be challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic and what he thinks the future holds...

Brass on the Mind: Mental Health in the Bandroom: Part 2

Brass on the Mind: Mental Health in the Bandroom: Part 2

April 4 • Tabby Kerwin looks at the importance of gaining awareness and education about mental health issues within the brass band movement — this time with an emphasis on the role of the conductor.

4BR Hall of Fame: No.6: Arthur Stender

March 31 • The Australian cornet star who rivalled Harry Mortimer for virtuosity on the stage, but who was the most unassuming figure off it.

Learning from the results of history: From Edinburgh 1886 to the Midlands 2020...

March 25 • Mistakes have always been made at brass band contests, but surely the time has come for a 21st century approach that works for everyone...

2020 Regional Championships: North of England - As it happened

March 15 • All the action from the 2020 North of England Regional Championships — as it happened.

Instrument review: pCornet

April 7 • Plastic fantastic: 4BR takes the opportunity in lockdown to have a closer look at the pCornet from Warwick Music Group.

LP review: Pop Goes the Post Horn

April 6 • Elgar Howarth meets the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Elgar Howarth. Grosvenor Records: GRS 1022

CD review: Gregson: Music of the Angels

April 5 • Works for Symphonic Brass and Percussion. London Brass. Conductors: Rumon Gamba & Edward Gregson. CHANDOS Recordings: CD CHAN 20127

# Band Points
2Black Dyke839.37
3Brighouse and Rastrick717.00
5Valaisia Brass Band592.39
8Paris Brass Band423.40
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery368.68

scaba Youth Band - Southern Counties Youth Band Easter Concert

Thursday 9 April • Anniversary Halls,. St Catherine's School,. Bramley, Surrey GU5 0DF

Regent Hall Concerts - Ibex Brass

Friday 10 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street . (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Cory Band - St David's Church, Neath

Saturday 18 April • St David's Church, St David's Street, Neath SA11 3EP

Black Dyke Band - Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Sheffield City Hall

Saturday 18 April • Barker's Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA

Foden's Band - Sandbach Transport Parade

Sunday 19 April • High Street, Sandbach CW11 1AL

Chadderton Band

April 1 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. Euph and percussion . Come along to one of our rehearsals.

Upper Rhondda Brass Band

April 1 • Upper Rhondda NEEDS YOU. Again losing players to further their education, our focus switches on ensuring the Bands stability and continuity. Vacancies now exist throughout the Band. In particular Soprano, Solo Cornets, Solo Euphonium and Tuned Percussion.

Amesbury Town Band

March 28 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially some more solo cornets and Eb horns. Feel free to drop in, even if you just fancy a blow or just want to try another instrument.

Jonathan Pippen

Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician


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