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Last call for BBE Conference

September 24
If you want to have your say on Better Banding then make sure you sign up for the BBE Brass Band Conference in Sale this weekend.


Crokston

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 3

September 24 • Ahead of the forthcoming BBE Conference CEO Kenny Crookston talks about what the future holds for the organisation over the next 12 months or more.


Knight

Knight claims tuba title in Germany

September 24 • Ross Knight claims the runner-up spot in the prestigious Aeolus Competition beating 18 other world class tuba players in the process.


Tredegar

Youngsters enjoy a spell of Guard duty...

September 24 • Young players from the Tredegar and Ebbw Valley area have enjoyed some inspirational teaching from stars from the Band of the Welsh Guards...


Varley

Varley wows at the Proms

September 24 • Grimethorpe horn star Helen Varley wows the audience at Shirley Band's recent 'Last Night of the Proms'.


Kirkbymoorside open doors to next 200 years of community music making

September 24 • The doors have finally been opened on the new musical home of Kirkbymoorside Town Band, after an amazing fun raising project.


King pays a visit to a Brighouse Titan...

September 24 • Prof David King recently headed to Merseyside to meet up with Brighouse & Rastrick Titan, the great James Scott.


City of Bristol adopt a composer

September 24 • The City of Bristol Band will be working alongside composer Laura Shipsey after taking up the adoption process.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

September 24 • More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt.


Interview with Peter Graham

Interview with Peter Graham

September 22 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Peter Graham following the news that his work 'The Torchbearer' will be the test-piece for the 2020 Australian National Championship


Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

Interview with Kenny Crookston: Part 2

August 28 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston about what he believes have been some of the organisation's achievements during the past year...


Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

Interview with Kenny Crookston CEO of Brass Bands England

August 23 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out more about the special 2019 Brass Band Conference that has the aim of creating debate and discussion into achieving the aim of 'Better Banding for All'. It will take place on Saturday 28th September at The Life Centre in Manchester is aimed at people with any involvement in banding at all levels and will feature a diverse range of speakers, workshops, performances and award presentations.


Behind the scenes at Battle of the Brass Bands

Behind the scenes at Battle of the Brass Bands

August 16 • 4BR was given exclusive access to find out how the forthcoming Sky Arts documentary series was put together by the production team at Twofour...


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 1 - As it happened

2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 1 - As it happened

September 15 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Section 1 — as it happened.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 2 - As it happened

September 15 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Section 2 — as it happened.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 3 - As it happened

September 15 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Section 3 — as it happened.


2019 National Championship of Great Britain: Section 4 - As it happened

September 15 • All the action from the 2019 National Championship of Great Britain — Section 4 — as it happened.

CD review: Black Dyke Gold Vol VIII

September 13 • Conductor: Prof Nicholas J. Childs. Featuring: Richard Marshall, Siobhan Bates, Brett Baker, Zoe Lovatt-Cooper, Alison Childs, Sammy Latus, Katrina Marzella. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD395


Concert: Brass Band Gala 2019

September 12 • Cory and Black Dyke Bands. Conductors: Philip Harper, Prof Nicholas Childs. Soloist: Siobhan Bates. Symphony Hall . Birmingham. Sunday 8th September


Television review: Battle of the Brass Bands (Episode 2)

September 1 • Sky Arts. Twofour Group . Tuesday 27th August


# Band Points
1Cory2,675.20
2Black Dyke873.51
3Valaisia Brass Band767.50
4Brighouse and Rastrick756.30
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik735.01
6Foden's702.12
7Paris Brass Band581.02
8Tredegar395.02
9Brass Band Willebroek293.68
10Fairey290.02

Shrewsbury Brass Band - Ifton Colliery Band & Of One accord Choir

Saturday 28 September • Shrewsbury Baptist Church,. Crowmere Rd, . Shrewsbury. Shropshire. SY2 5JJ


Jaguar Land Rover Band - Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Saturday 28 September • The Albany Theatre. Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ


Sherborne Town Band - Sherborne Community Choir & Sherborne Youth Band

Saturday 28 September • Digby Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3AA DT93AA


Newstead Brass - Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir

Saturday 28 September • The Albert Hall Conference Centre, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AA


Kettering Citadel S A Band - NeXus Youth Choir (S A West Midlands)

Saturday 28 September • The Salvation Army, . 66, Rockingham Road, . Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8JU


Chinnor Silver

September 23 • FLUGEL PLAYER required by a friendly 2nd section band.. Good book of concerts and contests but realistic to modern banding.. Rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.. OTHER PLAYERS MAY APPLY AS PLAYERS WILLING TO MOVE FOR RIGHT PLAYERS


Cheshire Constabulary Band

September 23 • Front rank cornet and Bass Trombone sought! One rehearsal a week ( Mondays) We complete but only at the Area each year so commitments to rehearsals are less than most comparable bands . Members come from all walks of life and age groups.


Foss Dyke Band

September 22 • We are looking for a horn player, 2nd Euph, 2nd Baritone and a Cornet, and finally a Bass player to complete our line up for the 1st Section next year. Great bandroom feeling, under new MD Ian Scott. Come and give us a try, you will be made most welcome.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

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