100th Spring Festival
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
7 May 2022
A new cantata by composer Gavin Higgins will be featured at the famous Aldeburgh Festival next month.
May 28 • Course Director Michael Fowles will be joined by a host of star performers to inspire the delegates on the forthcoming Wessex Band Summer Course.
May 28 • The Grand Shield winners add strength to their cornet section ahead of the major contests later in the season with singing of the experienced Andy Novell.
May 28 • The death has been announced of the respected player and administrator Barry Aldous.
May 27 • Welsh band heads to London to help light the beacons of celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
May 27 • New MD Will Douglas hopes to lead Welwyn Garden City Band back up the promotion ladder.
May 25 • The Hammonds Band is going to be busy in recording mode in the future as they start a new series of CD releases.
May 27 • The Stockport band will be teaming up with the wonderful duo of Wallace & Gromit for a unique collaboration in July.
May 27 • After 135 years reporting on the banding world, British Bandsman magazine will cease publication.
November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...
November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...
November 9 • The very best youth and elite level bands will be providing the entertainment at Brass in Concert this year.
November 4 • There will be a host of brilliant brass band entertainers on show at Brass on Concert later this month - so why not enjoy the action at Gateshead or at home
May 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a European Championship Festival that in the end amounted to much more than just profit and loss...
May 6 • The 100th anniversary Spring Festival takes place at Blackpool's Winter Gardens this weekend with some great tests of musical character to challenge the bands.
May 5 • Images from the fantastic Gala Concert featuring the twin forces of Cory and Louis Dowdeswell and his band.
May 3 • World of Brass broadcast the European Championships to the banding world on the Wobplay.com platform — with players and personalities interviewed on camera with their views and opinion.
May 27 • Spring Concert. Conductor: Michael J Garasi. Soloist: Wei Luo. W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. Battle Creek, Michigan. Saturday 21st May
May 25 • Conductor: Ian Porthouse. Soloist: Yu-Han Yang. Compere: Paul Hindmarsh. Newbury Spring Festival. Corn Exchange, Newbury. Sunday 15th May
May 24 • 30th anniversary concert. Movies & Musicals. Conductors: Jack Capstaff; Keith Leonard. Derby Theatre. Friday 13th May
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Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ
Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ
Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ
Friday 27 May • St Luke's Church. Goostrey. Cheshire CW4 8PE
Saturday 28 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ
May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks 3rd cornet and 2nd baritone players. Others always welcome!
May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks capable percussionists, both kit and tuned. Other players also welcome!
May 26 • Our friendly non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks a capable 1st Horn player. Other players also welcome!.
Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)