Performances linked to the world renowned sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth will provide the centrepiece of a successful grant funding projects by Hepworth Band.
October 21 • A virtual concert by the Cobalt Brass quintet has helped to raise over £1900 for the mental
October 21 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heart of Yorkshire.
October 21 • The popularity of Denis Wick stretchable bell covers is down to a combination of respect, trust and excellence according to one its of its leading retail sellers.
October 21 • Naxos Recordings have told 4BR that the commercial success of Black Dyke's latest CD release shows that brass bands have the ability to appeal to critics and listeners alike.
October 20 • Paul Hindmarsh has written an extended article of appreciation in the leading Musical Opinion publication on the career of composer Edward Gregson.
October 20 • A new work that reflects on the ongoing challenges posed by the Coronavirus has won the inaugural When Tuba Come One composer competition.
October 20 • Brass Bands England issues its guidance on how the three tier alert system in England affects bands.
October 20 • Welsh banding will be able to discuss further proposals for a new national representative body
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...
October 18 • The last thing we need at this moment in time for the brass band movement is to start being envious of the success of others...
October 17 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life of an outstanding musical professional whose life encompassed two very different spheres of battle...
October 16 • There may not have been any National Championship at the Albert Hall this year, but when it does return will it make the same media impression the 1945 event did?
October 15 • MPs from all parties recently had the opportunity to debate arts spending during the Coronavirus — but none managed to mention the challenges faced by any brass bands in their constituencies...
October 19 • Funkaru . Hidenori Arai, Kyohei Ando, Taishi Furumoto, Gideon Juckes. Bell Recordings: R-2050507
October 12 • Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs. Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. Conductor: Darius Battiwalla. Naxos Recordings: 8.574130
October 11 • Conductor: Magnus Brandseth. Korskirken. Bergen. Sunday 11th October
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Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY
Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU
Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY
Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ
October 21 • 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!
October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,
October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.
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Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor