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Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe held Spellbound by Bronte

July 5
An exciting new collaboration sees Grimethorpe Colliery Band bring Emily Bronte's 'Spellbound' poem to life...


Yorkshire

Virtual performance to celebrate Yorkshire Day

July 5 • All things Yorkshire will be celebrated in virtual style thanks to a quartet of proud White Rose bands.


Cancelled

Dewsbury contest cancelled

July 5 • The Yorkshire & Humberside BBA contest due to take place in Dewsbury later this year has been cancelled — but will return next year.


Newmiln

Death of Jim Stewart

July 5 • The death has been announced of one of the most popular figures in the Scottish brass band movement.


Meltham

Meltham take to the Moors for music making

July 4 • Members of the Meltham & Meltham Mills Band recently took an inventive approach to keeping their lips in trim.


Archibald abdicates from Regency role

July 4 • Paul Archibald has stepped down from his role as Musical Director of Regent Brass as he takes up new appointment in Bangkok.


Government ministers not helpful as venues face bleak future

July 4 • The CEO of the Royal Albert Hall accuses ministers of not being helpful as arts venues of all sizes face the prospect of laying off staff and closing the doors for good without financial investment.


Brass playing under threat in post COVID English schools

July 3 • It is being reported that the government is recommending that singing, wind and brass playing should not take place in larger groups when schools return in full in England.


Lovatt to lead virtual powerhouse performances in Harrogate

July 2 • Harrogate International Festivals announce major line-up of powerhouse talent — led by Mike Lovatt and global musicians on the world premiere of David Lancaster's 'Eclipse'


Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

Classic test-pieces revisited No 4: On Ratcliff Highway

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


Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

June 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks exclusively to one of the world's great brass players - trombonist Ian Bousfield.


5 minute masterclass with David Childs

5 minute masterclass with David Childs

June 20 • The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...


Classic test-pieces revisited No 3: A Moorside Suite

Classic test-pieces revisited No 3: A Moorside Suite

June 17 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium - 'A Moorside Suite' by Gustav Holst


Follow the science: How brass bands can return to pandemic safety

Follow the science: How brass bands can return to pandemic safety

July 3 • Beware the claims of quack doctors, pseudo-science, divine interventionists, oddballs, confidence tricksters and criminals and trust in proper research — its the only answer to get us back playing safely...


Take 5: A quintet of composers to persuade to write for brass bands

July 2 • With a need to reach out to a wider audience in the post Coronavirus era, can the brass band movement persuade any of these high profile composers and arrangers to write for us?


The Pharaoh's Curse?: The tale of Tutankhamun's trumpets...

June 21 • When Howard Carter found 'wonderful things' in the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, they included two trumpets that seemingly had a curse of their own...


Time to end our self-isolation: Banding's need for greater diversity and social inclusion

June 16 • It may be finances that are the pressing concern at present but it is an investment in greater diversity and social inclusion that holds the key to the future for the banding movement.

Instrument review: Besson BE120 Prodige cornet

June 29 • The student model market place is highly competitive, so has Besson struck the right balance on cost and quality with its revamped and upgraded 'Prodige' cornet?


Book review: James Ord Hume

June 28 • The March King. Dr Timothy Thirst. Price: £15.95 (paperback) (UK)


LP review: Golden Melodies

June 27 • The National Brass Band. Conductor: Geoffrey Brand. Soloists: Jim Shepherd, Gordon Higginbottom, Derek Southcott, Ray Farr, Brian Evans . K-tel Records: ONE 1075


# 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

Black Dyke Band - Cory - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert

Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 26 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse.. GL50 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 27 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. GL50 4SH


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & Hymn tune

Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Newbridge Band

July 5 • Newbridge Celynen Brass Band are a 4th section band based in South Wales who have vacancies for the following seats:. . Front Row Cornets, Horns. Baritone, Euphonium. Bb Bass, Eb Bass. Tuned Percussion


Chadderton Band

July 3 • 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 most welcome.


Amesbury Town Band

June 30 • 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!


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor


               

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