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World Rankings: April update

April 16
After a busy start to the contesting year, the first Band Supplies — 4barsrest World rankings update of the year sees Foden's sitting proudly at the top.


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NASUWT Riverside to bind time in Sunderland

April 17 • A reprise collaboration between a brass band and an innovative pop-art group will be heard loud and clear at one of Sunderland's leading performance venues this weekend.


Buxton contest

Bands ready for Buxton

April 17 • There is a small but competitive field of own-choice performances to enjoy at the Buxton Contest this weekend.


Fowles and Vertommen

New duo to lead Easington challenges

April 16 • The experienced conducting duo of Michael Fowles and Luc Vertommen will lead the newly crowned North of England champion at Blackpool and London.


Andy Duncan

Dalmellington appoint Duncan as new MD

April 16 • Andrew Duncan has been appointed the new Musical Director of top section Scottish band Dalmellington.


New cornet addition welcomed at Tredegar

April 16 • Ahead of their European assault, Tredegar welcomes the signing of cornet player Ollie Cordner.


Bernstein link fitted perfectly at Tyldesley

April 16 • A new business and musical partnership looks to support future progress of the Tyldesley Band.


Tweed Valley arts combine in Innerleithen

April 16 • A collaboration between local artists, photographers and two bands will bring music and imagery together for a special concert next month.


Heartfield to lead Newstead

April 16 • Martin Heartfield has been appointed the new Musical Director of Newstead Brass.


Interview with Dr David Thornton

Interview with Dr David Thornton

February 4 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM International Brass Band Festival Artistic Director Dr David Thornton at the end of the 2024 event in Manchester.


Interview with James Gourlay and Emily Nicolas

Interview with James Gourlay and Emily Nicolas

February 3 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor James Gourlay and presenter Emily Nicolas after the performance of the RNCM Brass Band at the recent RNCM International Brass Band Festival


Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

January 31 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tredegar MD Ian Porthouse and soloist Matthias Hofs at the RNCM International Brass Band Festival


Interview with Simone Rebello

Interview with Simone Rebello

January 31 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Simone Rebello about this weekend's RNCM Day of Percussion


2024 ConsTest Birmingham Open: Live coverage

2024 ConsTest Birmingham Open: Live coverage

April 6 • 4BR is at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to bring you coverage of the second edition of the popular own-choice competition.


2024 NABBA Championships: America decides

April 5 • Tony Granados of the NABBA Board in the Adjudication, Music and Contest committees explains how the judging system will work at the US National Championships in Alabama this weekend.


Picture postcards: Images from the 2024 National Youth Champs

March 28 • There were some great pictures that caught a flavour of a brilliant day of musical making at the National Youth Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham.


Take 5: Opinion points from the Regional Championships

March 27 • Five things open to discussion from the recent series of competitive events around the country.

Concert: Catalyst: National Youth Orchestra & National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

April 17 • Gavin Higgins' music rooted deep into the musical earth feeds the blossoming talents of the UKs leading brass and orchestral ensembles.


CD review: Modus Operandi

April 15 • 3BA Brass overcome too much Vorsprung durch Technik to provide an engaging display of musical variety and stylishness.


LP review: Black Dyke Plays Rossini

April 14 • A 40 year old reminder of Italian musical elan and refinement from the Queensbury band of Peter Parkes and Trevor Walmsley.


# Band Points
1Fodens1,462.00
2Cory1,228.97
3Black Dyke933.60
4Tredegar704.35
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik698.23
6Brighouse and Rastrick644.75
7Valaisia Brass Band481.71
8Brass Band Treize Etoiles457.15
9Flowers315.02
10Grimethorpe Colliery216.84

PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Solo Contest

Saturday 20 April • Pemberton band room. Enfield street. Wigan WN5 8DZ


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Guest soloista Glyn and Helen Williams

Saturday 20 April • Pemberton Old Wigan Band. Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan WN5 8DZ


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert: Pemberton Old Wigan DWB

Sunday 21 April • Boarshurst Band Club Greenbridge Lane Greenfield Saddleworth Ol37EW


Barnsley Brass -

Sunday 21 April • Holiday Inn, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 3JT


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band - Reading Festival of Brass: Open Workshop Rehearsal

Saturday 27 April • St Laurence Church, Reading RG1 3EJ


Thoresby Colliery Band

April 17 • Thoresby Colliery Band are inviting applications for an SOLO Trombone player. . We are at the top of tables for the 1st section Midlands Area, with a sensible calendar of Contest and Contests.. .


Crewe Brass

April 17 • Crewe Brass are looking for FLUGEL player to join our highly motivated 4th section band. We are a very welcoming and sociable band, with a positive outlook and a reasonably busy calendar of engagements. Other enquiries are welcome.


Crewe Brass

April 17 • Crewe Brass are looking for BACKROW CORNET players to join our highly motivated 4th section band. We are a very welcoming and sociable band, with a positive outlook and a reasonably busy calendar of engagements. Other enquiries are welcome.


Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer


               

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