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British Open

Presale British Open tickets available ahead of Friday launch date

May 21
The British Open organisers launch a 'Presale' initiative to enable customers to book tickets 24 hours before general availability.


Enter

Last call for Shirebrook

May 22 • If you want to be part of a great day of entertainment contesting in Shirebrook, then make sure you get your entry in before the closing date...


Classifieds

Put your band on the global banding map

May 20 • The 4BR Classified Service is the most effective way to ensure your band's activities, aims and objectives are shown to the world. Sign up now make sure you get your musical ambitions on line and connected to those you want to be linked up with.


blackpool

Report & Result: 2019 Senior Cup

May 18 • Northop claims the Senior Cup honours in what is proving to be a memorable season as they gain promotion with Wantage Silver, Llwydcoed and Ratby Co-operative to Grand Shield.


Blackpool

Report & Result: 2019 Grand Shield

May 18 • NASUWT Riverside take Grand Shield back to the North East as they look forward to British Open debuts alongside the returning the cooperation Band


Report & Result: 2019 Senior Trophy

May 18 • Vernon Building Society Poynton claims a triumphant victory in the Senior Trophy as they gain promotion to the Senior Cup alongside City of Bradford, Verwood Concert Brass and Shepherd Group.


World Rankings — May update

May 18 • Following the recent European Championships in Montreux, no less than five European bands occupy top 10 ranking spots with Paris Brass Band up to fifth after their heroics in Montreux.


Band Supplies on hand for a bargain break at Blackpool

May 17 • Band Supplies will be ready to save you cash on mouthpieces, gig bags and plenty more besides at the Spring Festival in Blackpool this weekend.


Fisher ends MD role at Thoresby

May 17 • The musical partnership between Thoresby Colliery and Sam Fisher has come to an end.


Relive the 2019 European Championships

Relive the 2019 European Championships

May 2 • You can still enjoy the action from a memorable 2019 European Brass Band Championships


Interview with Youth Brass 2000

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Chris Jeans of the 2019 National Youth Champions of Great Britain, Youth Brass 2000.


Interview with Darren Henley OBE

Interview with Darren Henley OBE

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Darren Henley OBE, CEO of Arts Council England who was a welcome visitor to the 2019 National Youth Championships on the weekend


Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to two of the players from Wardle Academy School Band after they won the Intermediate Section of the 2019 National Youth Championships.


2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

May 18 • All the action from the 2019 British Open Spring Festival — as it happened.


2019 British Open Spring Festival: Previews & predictions

May 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks ahead but not down on the thrills and spills of the trio of Spring Festival qualification contests at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this weekend.


Take 5: A quintet of debating points from the 2019 European Championships

May 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five points of interest that emerged from the recent European Championships in Montreux.


2019 European Championships: Championship Section - As it happened

April 27 • All the action from the 2019 European Championships — Championship Section — as it happened.

CD review: The Music of Bliss & Howells

May 13 • Brighouse & Rastrick Band. Conductor: Dr David Thornton . Doyen Recordings: CD389


CD review: My Journey

May 12 • Soloist: Derick Kane. The International Staff Band. Conductors: Dr. Stephen Cobb, Ray Bowes, Robert Redhead . Featuring: Stephen Kane . SKU: SPS423


CD review: The Music of Michael Bennett - Volume 1

May 11 • Michael Bennett Brass. Conductor: Nigel Boddice MBE. Featuring: Michael Bennett; Craig Anderson. Recording: JM102887


# Band Points
1Cory2,292.67
2Valaisia Brass Band972.33
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik928.52
4Brighouse and Rastrick816.55
5Paris Brass Band741.40
6Foden's511.26
7Black Dyke388.63
8Brass Band Willebroek372.60
9Tredegar277.49
10Burgermusik Luzern271.35

Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ


St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR


Horbury Victoria Band

May 22 • Horbury Victoria Band.. Preparing in good time for section one next year require Solo Euphonium and Front Row Cornet.. A not too busy, friendly and happy band. Rehearsal Wednesday 8pm


Hathersage Band

May 22 • BBb Bass to join in our music making under MD Andy Furmidge. Hathersage Brass Band is a non-contesting band whose friendly members enjoy performing at Village Galas and Fetes as well as several Christmas concerts.


Hathersage Band

May 22 • Back Row Cornet to join in our music making under MD Andy Furmidge. Hathersage Brass Band is a non-contesting band whose friendly members enjoy performing at Village Galas and Fetes as well as several Christmas concerts.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator