There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.
July 30 • The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has been a huge success this year — with delegates and tutors overcoming Covid and the weather to enjoying their music making.
July 29 • Bands have been reminded by the publishers of the British Open set-work of the performance rights associated with Edward Gregson's composition.
July 29 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has enjoyed the support of one of the UK's leading pharmacy chains to put on its summer residential courses.
July 29 • James Holt is the new Chairperson of the Brass Band Conductors Association following a year of activity and positives under Mareika Gray's drive.
July 29 • There are spaces for Second, Third and Fourth Section bands at the popular Wychavon Festival of Brass.
July 28 • The British Open Championship will now take place in January 2022 after organisers take difficult decision to postpone September event due to Covid concerns.
July 27 • A special re-union band will join Brighouse & Rastrick Band on stage for their 75th massed band concert later this year.
July 27 • Over 100 talented young players will be meeting up face to face this weekend for a fantastic six day residential National Youth Band course.
May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...
May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...
May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition
April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the John Packer JP 133LR student trombone...
August 1 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five performances of Wilfred Heaton's masterpiece to add to your recording library.
July 27 • Tim Mutum looks back on the life and career of a principal cornet who defined his own spotlight of excellence.
July 25 • Sandy Smith argues that a re-evaluation of the importance of classical music arrangements could have a lasting benefit to a post Covid brass band movement.
July 8 • Brass Bands England provide a robust defence of their work, responsibilities and ambitions as they reply to the questions posed by Brighouse & Rastrick Band.
August 1 • Book Music and Lyrics by Michael Brand & Ian Chippendale. Featuring: Original studio cast plus Williams Fairey Band. Conductor: Geoffrey Brand. JAY Records: CDJAZ 1464
July 31 • Tine Thing Helseth. Featuring: Kare Nordstoga (organ). LAWO Classics: LWC1246
July 30 • Cornet Solo . Forton Music . Price: £30.00 (digital download) or £40.00 (printed edition) . Intermediate level
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Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE
Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ
Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE
August 1 • Vacancies exist for a TROMBONE and an Eb BASS to strengthen the team. We are a 3rd section band (West of England), based in the Forest of Dean, Glos. Rehearsal - Friday evenings. Good travel links from Gloucester, South Wales and South Gloucestershire.
July 31 • Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band is looking for Bb bass & cornet players as we work towards a summer of enjoyable gigs and the defence of our Wychavon Festival of Brass 4th section title.
July 31 • Newstead Brass, Championship section, require PRINCIPAL TROMBONE to lead the section at the delayed 2020 national finals , Bolsover Entertainment festival and a range of concerts across the region.
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Composer and conductor