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Semi final line up announced for Conducting Competition

May 23
10 conductors will head to Eccles to battle for a place in the final of the BBCA Conducting Competition.


Amboise

Cross channel battles for French Open titles

May 23 • The Flowers Band will head to Amboise next month to regain the French Open title in the heart of the Loire Valley.


Texas

Texas quartet to provide day of British brass band tradition

May 23 • Four Texan brass bands will provide a day long celebration of the British brass band tradition this weekend.


Canning

Black Dyke open doors to Australian visitors

May 23 • The global appeal of Black Dyke Band sees them welcome Canning City Brass to Queensbury.


Tredegar

Return signings for Tredegar

May 23 • Tredegar Band welcomes back two former players to the ranks ahead of a busy schedule.


Bands open first weekend of Welsh National Eisteddfod

May 23 • The televised brass band contests will feature on the opening weekend in Pontypridd — including a brand new youth event with a European prize.


New survey shows classical music is under appreciated

May 23 • 65% of people believe classical music to be under appreciated — as new survey highlights that orchestras are a vital part of UK cultural life.


Pershore ready to welcome bands

May 23 • Over 30 bands will provide a full day of brass band entertainment in Pershore in July.


Glover enjoys Midwest march

May 23 • Grimethorpe euph star Mark Glover has just enjoyed a guest artist trip to the USA to perform at the Midwest Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conference.


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 Whit Friday: Celebrating a unique tradition

2024 Whit Friday: Celebrating a unique tradition

May 21 • The popular and lucrative Whit Friday contests will hopefully bring the very best out of bands, participants and visitors this year.


Generator AMPS: Katrina Marzella-Wheeler leads inclusive support for conductors

May 16 • Katrina Marzella-Wheeler recently spearheaded a conducting workshop aimed at getting everyone playing together under a baton.


2024 European Brass Band Championships: Test piece review: A Road Less Travelled By

May 1 • Philip Sparke takes on the role of a musical anatomist with his latest major test piece work.


2024 European Brass Band Championships: Own choice works

April 30 • New as well as familiar blockbusters will be on show in both the Championship and Challenge Sections in Palanga.

Concert: Flowers Band

May 22 • West of England champions showcase their polished wide ranging confidence in Newbury


CD review: 140

May 20 • Philip Harper leads the celebrations with a particular homage to a slice of Cory history.


Concert: Women in Brass

May 18 • Vitality and vision underpin a fine concert celebrating the joy of music and friendship.


# 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

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Thurlston Band

Sunday 2 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ


Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a SOLO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a REPIANO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a Eb BASS player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Jonathan Corry

Ph.D, M.Mus, B.Mus (hons)
Conductor, adjudicator, teacher.


               

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