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Theatre representatives put £300 million price on keeping doors open

June 3
Leaders from the Royal Opera House and Albert Hall urge the government for financial assistance or they could close for good.

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Brass band stars aid COVID-10 Solidarity Response Fund

June 3 • Some of the finest brass band players from around the globe join forces to help in the worldwide fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.


Young cornet player enjoys duet links with stars

June 3 • 7 year old Archie Pannell has been enjoying playing with some of the biggest brass band stars during lockdown...

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BBE announces on-line 2020 Brass Band Conference

June 3 • Brass Bands England's annual conference will have an on-line theme of Resilience and Sustainability this September.


5 minute masterclass with Glenn Van Looy No: 2

June 3 • The Geneva euphonium artist talks about the benefits of free buzzing and mouthpiece exercises...

Elland take innovative approach to 25th celebrations

June 3 • Elland Youth Band will celebrate their Silver Jubilee with a 21st century approach to entertainment.

Radio: IBB & Friends

June 3 • Richard Marshall will be speaking a little Italian this week with Giovanni Celestino and friends...

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No: 2

June 2 • Another mini-masterclass to enjoy and implement to keep your playing in trim at home...

John Packer to host Denis Wick Q&A evening

June 2 • There is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an evening with the great Denis Wick this week — and question him about his wonderful career.

5 minute masterclass with Glenn Van Looy No: 2

5 minute masterclass with Glenn Van Looy No: 2

June 3 • The Geneva euphonium artist talks about the benefits of free buzzing and mouthpiece exercises...

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No: 2

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne No: 2

June 2 • Besson artist Ross Dunne leads you through another aspect of a good regular practice regime - this time the use of the tongue and wind control...

Interview with Adam Cooke

Interview with Adam Cooke

May 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with the newly appointed Musical Director of the Fairey Band.

5 minute masterclass with Richard Marshall

5 minute masterclass with Richard Marshall

May 25 • The Black Dyke principal cornet and Geneva Performance & Development Artist discusses practice motivation techniques during lockdown...

4BR Hall of Fame:  No.9: Norman Ashcroft

4BR Hall of Fame: No.9: Norman Ashcroft

May 31 • The player's player principal cornet — a wonderful musician whose modesty and unassuming personality ensured he was revered by all who performed with him.

What price brass band democracy?: Can we afford post COVID change in the UK?

May 29 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox wonders what price individuals would be willing to pay to secure a sustainable, democratically robust brass band movement in the UK...

Brass on the Mind: Mental Health in the Bandroom: Part 3

May 25 • Tabby Kerwin looks at the importance of awareness and education on mental health issues within the brass band movement — this time with the emphasis on the adjudicator.

After COVID-19: New norms in a very different reality

May 18 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks towards the light at the end of the long Coronavirus tunnel and wonders what the new destination will be like when we eventually get there...

LP review: Alex Owen 60th Anniversary

May 27 • Besses o' th' Barn Band. Conductors: Alec Evans & Roy Newsome. Soloists: Peter Read, Graham McEvoy, Andrew Snelson . Chandos Recordings: BBR 1009

Product review: BG Trumpet Combo Pack

May 26 • Trumpet Lead Pipe, Valve Casing and Mouthpiece Swabs. Price: £57.99

CD review: The Jungle Book

May 21 • Cory Band. Conductor: Philip Harper. Narration: Frank Renton . World of Sound Recordings: CD WOS156

# Band Points
2Black Dyke810.73
3Brighouse and Rastrick670.48
5Valaisia Brass Band542.45
9Paris Brass Band389.84
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery365.35

Regent Hall Concerts - International Trombone Ensemble

Friday 5 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Foden's Band - Parr Hall, Warrington

Thursday 11 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Minster

Thursday 11 June • The Causeway, Halifax HX1 1QL

Black Dyke Band - Black Dyke Arts Festival

Sunday 21 June • The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD

Foden's Band - Prescot Festival

Friday 26 June • Prescot Church,, Church St, Prescot L34 3LA

Deepcar Brass Band

May 23 • Deepcar Band has a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a 3rd section contesting band, rehearsing Monday & Friday nights.Our bandroom is equal distance to Sheffield, Barnsley & Huddersfield.

Chadderton Band

May 21 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Come along to one of our rehearsals.

Forest of Dean Brass

May 21 • We are currently looking for a Euphonium and Front Row Cornet to join our friendly and ambitious 1st Section Band. We undertake a broad range of activities from supporting community events, charities and Contests, coming 3rd at the West of England Areas.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


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