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BBE ready to move forward from correct platform

February 21
Annual General Meeting sees Brass Bands England confident of being in the position to offer enhanced benefits to increased membership.


Horns

Geneva aid cooperation with Cardinal boost

February 21 • The cooperation band has received another major boost ahead of its Scottish Championship challenge as it benefits immediately from a renewed partnership link to Geneva Instruments.


Farr

Farr helps inspire the Wantage masses

February 21 • The Wantage Band organisation certainly worked Besson star Owen Farr hard on his recent visit!


Huddersfield

Elland to host Yorkshire preview

February 21 • If you want to hear each of the Area test-pieces ahead of the Yorkshire Area then now is your chance...


Big Shiny

Free music every Friday from Big Shiny Brass

February 21 • You can't beat something for nothing every Friday...


Foden's warm up for Blackpool with Patrons' treats

February 21 • National Champion looks ahead to Blackpool and beyond with a big thank you to their Patrons and to their former Composer in Residence Andy Scott.


Young at heart for 25th anniversary GT Group Band Peterlee celebrations

February 21 • North East band to celebrate 25 years of sponsor support with the creation of a new music academy and youth band to inspire the next generation of brass band players in their area.


The eyes have it at Allegro Optical

February 20 • Allegro Optical leads the way in helping musicians overcome problems with their vision — with a special focus on those in brass bands...


Withington looks to bottle musical understanding

February 20 • Allan Withington is set to explore the fragrance of music on his latest Conducting Summer School course.


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David Childs and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

David Childs and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

January 8 • 4BR travels to Manchester to see euphonium virtuoso David Childs recording four concerto works with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra


Interview with Simon Dobson

Interview with Simon Dobson

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox recently met up with composer Simon Dobson in Montreux to talk Glass, GRAMMYs and rock and roll..


2018 Swiss National round up

2018 Swiss National round up

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox rounds up with his final thoughts on what was a memorable 2018 Swiss National Championships in Montreux


Interview with Arsene Duc

Interview with Arsene Duc

November 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Arsene Duc, the conductor of the 2018 Swiss National Champion, Valaisia Brass Band


The joy of sax:  2019 Saxhorn Fest makes a worldwide impression...

The joy of sax: 2019 Saxhorn Fest makes a worldwide impression...

February 6 • Almost half a million people know a bit more about the musical joys of the tenor horn and baritone thanks to the success of the Saxhorn Fest led by Katrina Marzella-Wheeler and Helen Varley.


Trepanning for excellence: Light bulb open mindedness at the RNCM Festival of Brass

January 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the most vital showcase for brass banding excellence in the UK at the RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester this weekend.


2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: As it happened

January 13 • All the action from the 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championship — As it happened.


2019 Butlins Mineworkers Championship: Preview & Predictions

January 10 • The overture to the 2019 contesting year is provided at Skegness this weekend when 70 bands battle for the Butlins accolades and hefty cash prizes...

Concert: Tredegar Band

February 18 • Conductor: Ian Porthouse. UniBrass Championship Gala Concert. Theatr Bryn Terfel. Bangor University. Saturday 2nd February


Concert: Aldbourne Band

February 17 • Conductor: Glyn Williams. Immanuel United Reform Church. Swindon . Saturday 26th January


Concert: Band of the Scots Guards

February 16 • Burns Night Celebration. Conductor: Major Ian Johnson. Guards Chapel. Friday 25th January


# Band Points
1Cory1,947.00
2Valaisia Brass Band1,280.57
3Brighouse and Rastrick990.81
4Foden's672.90
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik650.04
6Black Dyke476.21
7Whitburn323.21
8Carlton Main Frickley Colliery320.03
9Tredegar312.99
10Grimethorpe Colliery286.30

The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert with Church Without Walls

Saturday 23 February • Broughton Fields Primary School. Milton Road. Broughton MK10 9LS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 23 February • Brooksbank School Victoria road Elland H50QG


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 24 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Milton Keynes Brass

February 21 • Player relocating for work so we need to fill our 1st Baritone vacancy. Tuesday evening rehearsals in Loughton, MK just off A5. About 11 engagements per year and 5/6 contest (including Butlins) plus opportunities for small group work.


Nailsworth Silver band

February 21 • Vacancies have arisen for a front row CORNET and EB BASS to complete our line up. Rehearse on Mondays in our own bandroom, friendly well attended rehearsals. It's our centenary year so CD, concert with Tom Hutchinson tour to France, plus contests booked..


The Corsham Band

February 21 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


David Barringer

BMus(Homs)
Conductor and Adjudicator