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Childrens Band

The Brass Show: The National Childrens Band of Great Britain

August 19
The Brass Show headed to Repton School to enjoy the music making from the National Childrens Band of Great Britain under Director of Music Prof Nicholas Childs


Kippax

Tighe takes the helm at Kippax

August 20 • The vastly experienced Stephen Tighe takes on the MD role at Kippax Band.


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

August 20 • More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt


British Open

No change to minor test-piece cuts at British Open

August 19 • The small performance amendments to the British Open test-piece 'A Brussels Requiem' remain — with agreement of the composer.


Fodens

RNCM announces conducting link with Foden's

August 17 • The Royal Northern College of Music has announced an innovative conducting link to North West champion Foden's.


Superb tuba on hand at Band Supplies

August 17 • There is a superb fully refurbished 922 round stamp Boosey & Hawkes BBb tuba ready for a new home at Band Supplies Leeds.


Ager to take helm at City of Norwich

August 17 • The experienced Mark Ager will take over the conducting lead of City of Norwich Band with Cheltenham on the horizon.


Judges announced for Brass Showcase event

August 17 • Four entertaining Scottish bands will have their efforts scrutinised by some fearless judges — and an audience — at Johnstone Town Hall later this month.


Geneva set for showroom opening

August 17 • The final touches are being out in place for the opening of the brand new Geneva Group showroom in Stockton on Tees on the weekend.


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The Brass Show: The National Childrens Band of Great Britain

The Brass Show: The National Childrens Band of Great Britain

August 19 • The Brass Show headed to Repton to enjoy the music making from the National Childrens Band of Great Britain under Director of Music Prof Nicholas Childs


The Brass Show: Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School

The Brass Show: Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School

August 6 • The Brass Show headed to the beautiful Hardwick House to meet up with Steven Mead and the delegates and tutors on the 2018 Bolsover Summer School


A contest draw with a difference...

A contest draw with a difference...

August 3 • Prof Nicholas Childs and four star tutors on the recent IBBSS course make the draw for the 2018 Brass Showcase event in Johnstone


Legends of Brass: Lyndon Baglin

Legends of Brass: Lyndon Baglin

July 17 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets the legendary euphonium player Lyndon Baglin


O Happy Band!: Why mixing brass bands and political satire may never be a success

O Happy Band!: Why mixing brass bands and political satire may never be a success

August 16 • A prime time television series about aviation expansion, big business interests, venal politicians, bureaucracy and a brass band. A recipe for a biting modern day political satire or a terrible 1980s sit-com...?


4BR Time Team: American Presidents and Japanese crepe paper

August 9 • Two concert snapshots from over a century ago shed an intriguing light on musical tastes and future destinies...


Britten and Brass: King Arthur - Scenes from a radio drama

August 8 • Music by one of the 20th century's greatest composers, Benjamin Britten, will be performed as a test-piece for the first time at the First Section National Finals in Cheltenham in September.


The last page: Is the end of the contest day programme nigh?

July 31 • With three major British contests looming on the horizon, Tim Mutum wonders if the days of the treasured contest programme are numbered.

CD review: Storytelling

August 15 • Cory Band. Conductor: Philip Harper. Soloists: Tom Hutchinson, Helen Williams, Glyn Williams, Steve Kane. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD371


CD review: Patrons' Choice X

August 14 • Foden's Band. Conductor: Michael Fowles. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD370


CD review: Debut 2

August 12 • Joseph Cook. Manger Musikklag. Conductor: Allan Withington. Doyen Recordings: DOY CD374


# Band Points
1Cory1,741.22
2Valaisia Brass Band1,119.89
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik894.71
4Brighouse and Rastrick809.33
5Black Dyke462.23
6Tredegar447.60
7Whitburn442.63
8Brass Band Willebroek416.71
9Foden's396.99
10Stavanger366.04

Thundersley Brass Band - Visit the Vulcan - Open Day

Sunday 19 August • London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS26YU


Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN


Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

August 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Trentham Brass Band

August 19 • Trombone players needed! Due to relocation, Trentham Brass Band have vacancies in their trombone section. We are a friendly band based in Stoke-on-Trent, rehearsing on Friday and Sunday evenings in our own band room. Confidentiality guaranteed.


Jubilee brass (Oxford) band

August 19 • Friendly 3rd section band, Jubilee brass oxford are looking to complete their trombone & bass sections. We are a sociable friendly group who practice twice a week. All other instruments welcome, come along and see what we are about, you will be welcome


Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist