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October 15
Brighouse & Rastrick has linked up with Honley Male Voice Choir to help commemorate the end of the First World War


Report & Results: 2018 New South Wales BBA

October 15 • Warringah Concert Brass retains its New South Wales State title.


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now

October 15 • The latest edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out — and its packed with plenty of things to read and enjoy...


Report & Results: 2018 West Wales BBA Welsh League Contest

October 14 • Llwydcoed lead the way in the second leg of the 2018 Welsh League series — with wins for

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Ashworth tenure to end at Stalybridge

October 14 • The experienced David W Ashworth will be seeking new musical challenges after his last concert appearance with the Stalybridge Band next month.

New website for Clifton & Lightcliffe

October 14 • The Clifton & Lightcliffe Band has updated its website presence.

Musicwearetc enjoys tie up

October 14 • Musicwearetc enjoyed providing a great tie up to the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band

Radio: Sounds of Brass

October 14 • A chance to hear 'Seascapes' alongside plenty of fantastic trombone playing from Brett Baker on another great programme from Philip Hunt.

Marshall and Webster to lead RNCM Cornet Day

October 12 • Two of the banding world's star players will lead a special Cornet Day at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester next month.

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Interview with Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

Interview with Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

October 7 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to 2018 National Championship adjudicators Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

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October 5 • nkoda has 30 million pages already and waiting for you, and now they want to help the brass band world too...

Interview with Matilda Lloyd

Interview with Matilda Lloyd

September 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets up with trumpet star Matilda Lloyd at the Royal Academy in London ahead of the launch of her debut CD, 'Direct Message'

Interview with John Collins

Interview with John Collins

September 17 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to John Collins, the conductor of Oldham (Lees) following their victory in the First Section National Championships.

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section - As it happened

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section - As it happened

October 6 • All the action from the 2018 National Championship of Great Britain Championship Section — As it happened.

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section preview & prediction

October 5 • 20 bands line-up at the Royal Albert Hall all looking to become National Champion — but only one will be able to hold the iconic trophy aloft by its Handel...

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Test piece review: Handel in the Band

October 4 • Kenneth Downie may have shown that he has something in common with Jurgen Klopp when it comes to creating something to test the mettle of the best opponents in the world...

The Wee Professor: The pocket Scottish genius who made his mark on banding posterity

October 3 • Tim Mutum looks back on the career of Walter Hargreaves, almost 50 years to the day after winning the first of his two National titles...

CD review: Regionals 2019

October 12 • Featuring: Desford Colliery Dowty Band; Cory; Virtuosi GUS; Black Dyke; Foden's. Conductors: James Watson; Philip Harper; Adam Cooke; Prof Nicholas Childs; Michael Fowles. Doyen Recordings: DOYCD 387

Concert: Foden's Band

October 12 • Conductor: Russell Gray. Regent Hall . London. Friday 5th October

Concert: Corus Brass and Bolton Youth Band

October 10 • Conductors: Nigel Taylor and Craig Mann. Guest Soloist: Peter Moore. Bolton Parish Church. Saturday 6th October

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band1,309.06
3Brighouse and Rastrick1,058.62
6Black Dyke579.88
8Grimethorpe Colliery366.17

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ

Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ

St Albans City Band - Parmiters School

Saturday 20 October • Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE

Cheshire Constabulary Band

October 15 • We are seeking a couple of cornet players front and back rank. The band is from all walks of life not just the police. Interesting engagements and sensible workload. Take a look at our "Band and Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary" Facebook page!

Thundersley Brass Band

October 15 • Thundersley Brass Band are inviting applicants for: Soprano Cornet, 2nd Tenor Horn, to complete our line-up on a permanent basis from October 2018. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly top level brass band in the London/Essex area

Tongwynlais Temperance Band

October 13 • Tongwynlais Band have an immediate vacancy for a Solo Euphonium player to lead the section for the remainder of the year and into the 2019 contest season. The band have concerts scheduled for 2018 in Cardiff and looking to return to the Welsh Open in Feb.

John Ward

Conductor, Adjudicator