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Critical acclaim telegraphs RNCM Festival success

January 27
The 2020 RNCM Brass Band Festival has gained widespread critical acclaim — something Artistic Director Paul Hindmarsh has spoken of with pride.


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4BR Shop: Majestic Concert Glock

January 28 • A Majestic glockenspiel at a majestic price saving from Band Supplies....


Ray Farr

Easington announces new conducting team for contest assaults

January 28 • Daniel Brooks and Ray Farr will spearhead the Area and Spring Festival challenges of Easington Colliery Band


Sheppard

New role for Sheppard at GUS

January 28 • The GUS Band has strengthened its musical connection to composer Mike Sheppard.


Newhall Band

Newhall looks forward to exciting 2020

January 28 • The Newhall Band has come through a difficult period to emerge with renewed confidence for the year ahead.


4BR Shop: 33mm lefreQue harmonic bridge plates (red brass)

January 28 • The Euphonium Store provides the ideal products to keep improving your sound...


Hallas reaches final chord with Emley

January 28 • After 17 years together, Garry Hallas will conduct the Emley Band for the last time on a contest stage at the forthcoming Yorkshire Regional Championships.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

January 28 • Trombones are to the fore this week with Philip Hunt.


Results: 2020 Brass in the Wire and British Open Youth

January 27 • Crofton Silver lead the way in Warrington...


Interview with Bram Gay

Interview with Bram Gay

December 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talking to Bram Gay at the 2016 British Open Championships in Birmingham.


Interview with Arsene Duc of Valaisia Brass Band

Interview with Arsene Duc of Valaisia Brass Band

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Valaisia Brass Band after he led them to a fifth consecutive National title.


Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

Interview with Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Patrick Ottiger of BML Talents Band after they won the First Division Swiss National title in Montreux


2019 Brass in Concert

2019 Brass in Concert

November 22 • You can still enjoy the action from the 2019 Brass in Concert Championships from World of Brass - so don't miss a note...


Brass on the Mind: Mental Health in the Bandroom

Brass on the Mind: Mental Health in the Bandroom

January 21 • Following her presentation to the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators, Tabby Kerwin looks at the importance of gaining awareness and education about mental health issues within the brass band movement.


2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: As it happened

January 12 • All the action from the 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship — as it happened.


4BR Hall of Fame: No 4: Bram Gay

January 9 • One of the most influential musical polymaths of the banding movement and a pioneer who helped bring brass band entertainment to the television age.


Beyond the Score: Yamaha inspires through holistic star approach

January 8 • Yamaha stars inspire over 150 brass band players as they look to provide performance foundations on which to build a life long enthusiasm and passion for brass banding.

Concert: Brighouse & Rastrick Band

January 27 • Conductor: Russell Gray. Soloist: Les Neish. RNCM Brass Band Festival. RNCM Manchester. Saturday 25th January


Concert: Junior RNCM Brass Band

January 27 • Conductors: Les Neish and Jon Malaxetxebarria. RNCM Brass Band Festival. RNCM Manchester. Saturday 25th January


Concert: Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band

January 26 • Conductor: Mark Peacock. RNCM Brass Band Festival. RNCM Manchester. Saturday 25th January


# Band Points
1Cory2,740.42
2Black Dyke916.80
3Brighouse and Rastrick783.19
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik681.19
5Valaisia Brass Band649.02
6Foden's578.63
7Paris Brass Band462.57
8Flowers416.31
9Tredegar404.16
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery402.60

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 26 January • Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road,Birkenhead,. Wirral CH62 4XB


Contest: Brass in the Wire

Sunday 26 January • Pyramid and Parr Hall, Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1BL


Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Festival of Brass

Sunday 26 January • Royal Northern College of Music. 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - Guards Virtuosi

Friday 31 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 31 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street . (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Worsbrough Brass

January 28 • Worsbrough Brass needs YOU!. Our friendly 2nd Section band are looking for new players (Instrument and Positions negotiable).. We have our own band room 2 miles from M1 Jcn36 and practice Thu 7.30pm-9.30pm & Sun 6.30pm-8.30pm. All Welcome!


Roberts Bakery Band

January 27 • Kit Player Required - Roberts Bakery Band (Sandbach). We're looking for a kit player to join us and share the fun that we have supporting our sponsors with prestigious, high profile events and also contesting and generally having a good time.


Redbridge Brass

January 27 • Redbridge Brass have vacancies for first class players: Solo Euphonium and BBb Bass. . The band rehearses on Monday and Thursday evenings (8-10pm). Former Ingrebourne School,. Taunton Road,. Harold Hill, Essex,. RM3 7YT


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist


               

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