Composer Gavin Higgins has been commissioned for a third time to write a new work for the iconic Proms season.
August 7 • Tabby Kerwin will be reaching out to the widest possible audience on her mission to imporve the mental health of the brass banding movement.
August 7 • If you want to nominate people or organisations for the positive role they have played for the banding movement then you need to do it quickly.
August 6 • £35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.
August 5 • More than 150 youngsters will take part in the on-line grand finale of this year;'s National Youth Band of Scotland course.
August 5 • Despite the Coronavirus restrictions the Band of HM Royal Marines Service Buglers have maintained a proud tradition to their community.
August 5 • Research undertaken by Brass Bands England into the release of respiratory aerosols by brass instruments has been passed to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the World Health Organisation.
August 4 • The brass band career of conductor Albert Chappell has found a place in the newly created Cornish National Music Archive.
August 4 • A quintet performance of Bach's famous 'Toccata' gets a bit of air time on Classic FM...
July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.
July 1 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - Ray Steadman Allen's 1978 work, 'Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway
June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.
June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
August 1 • Can the brass band movement once again persuade leading figures from a different professional musical hinterland to step into the confines of the adjudicator's box?
July 23 • On the centenary of the death of Alexander Owen, 4BR looks at the life and legacy of one of the greatest figures in the history of the brass band movement.
July 21 • 4BR takes a close look at the exams for brass students that are being offered by the London College of Music.
July 19 • Would an independent Brass Band Commission be able to offer a plan for a sustainable long term future for banding in the UK?
August 3 • A combination of Swiss engineering precision and allergy free plastic looks to make an impression on being the name on lips of a growing niche market.
August 2 • Virtuoso Victorian Brass Music. The Wallace Collection. Conductor: Simon Wright. Soloist: John Wallace. Nimbus Recordings: NI 5470
July 26 • Black Dyke Mills Band. Conductors: Major Peter Parkes & Roy Newsome . RCA Red Seal 25078
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Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000
Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY
Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU
Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820
August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!
July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .
July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.