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Judges announced for Foden's Solo & Ensemble competition

September 21
There is an impressive line-up of judges to be impressed at the 10th anniversary Foden's Solo & Ensemble Competition — so make sure you get your entries in.


Top pro prize image help from Boarshurst principal

September 20 • An image of Boarshurst Band's principal cornet player Ryan Ashley will be seen travellers throughout the region after inspiring an award winning photographer.


Brass BAND radio

Radio: Top Brass

September 20 • John Maines makes a welcome return to the airwaves with his new programme packed with great music.


aWARS

Exceptional contributions recognised with BBE Awards

September 20 • The outstanding work of Paul Hindmarsh, Tabby Kerwin, Glenis Smith, Sam Wyne and Nigel Birch has been recognised with Brass Band England Awards.


Razor

Shaving a few quid for Carlton Main

September 20 • One hirsute supporter is making the ultimate sacrifice to help support Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band ...


BBE welcomes on-line delegates to AGM and Conference

September 19 • The Annual General Meeting and Conference of Brass Bands England is taking place today.


Woolston offers live musical opportunities

September 18 • New Zealand's Woolston Brass is offering the hope of live musical opportunities over the next few months.


Kane duo in Besson Friday focus

September 18 • The father and son duo of Derick and Stephen Kane are tonight's guests on the Besson Fridays at Home programme — so tune in and find out more.


Anna calls it a playing day with Foden's

September 18 • The outstanding cornet player Anna Hughes-Williams has decided to give up her full time playing commitment with Foden's Band.


Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

Classic test-pieces revisited No 5: Connotations

July 16 • Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Gregson's seminal 1977 National test piece.


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...


Take 5: A quintet of great Spectrum recordings

Take 5: A quintet of great Spectrum recordings

August 25 • Five of the very best recordings of Gilbert Vinter's iconic test-piece.


Coronavirus rehearsal return?: No need to be Amber Gamblers

August 18 • The latest guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has not given a realistic green light for a return to rehearsals — even if the option is now there...


COVID-19 latest: Brass Bands England pandemic guidelines

August 15 • Brass Bands England has published in full its sector support advice for bands in England. If you are thinking of making a return to rehearsal, then they ask that you read this in full and understand its implications.


4BR Hall of Fame: No.11: Betty Anderson

August 8 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life of a pioneering musician whose achievements amounted to much more than a historic entry in the contesting record books.

LP review: The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain - Vol IX

September 2 • Conductor: Stanley Boddington. Soloists: Gordon Higginbottom; Colin Aspinall. Virtuosi Recordings: VR 7609 Stereo


Concert: Eikanger Bjorsvik & Manger Musikklag

August 29 • Conductors: Reid Gilje & Martin Winter. Soloists: Jonas Puntervoll (tuba); Vidar Nordli (trombone). Knarvik Kyrkje. Bergen. Saturday 29th August


CD review: Experimental Brass

August 26 • The Amsterdam Brass Quintet. Thomas Piet, Thomas Geerts, Misha Sporck, Rolf Hoogenberg, John William Banther. Featuring: David Thornton, Ilja Reijngoud . CD: ABQ:001


# 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

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Chadderton Band

September 16 • 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. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.


Amesbury Town Band

September 16 • 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!


Bollington Brass Band

September 14 • To complete our band line up once COVID restrictions are lifted we require a Bass Trombone, Percussionist (Kit) and 2nd Baritone player. We practice Mon and Thurs 8-10pm at Bollington Arts Centre. (Nr Macclesfield/Stockport) Currently NW 1st Section.


Neil Samuel


Conductor


               

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