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Kerwin to present mental health report on brass band performers

July 16
Tabby Kerwin will unveil the findings of a new report into the mental health wellbeing of players and members of brass bands.


4BR Shop: Geneva Mentor cornet

July 16 • You can be playing on a great Geneva Mentor cornet for an even greater price if you are quick off the mark...


Kidlington thank Wilson for decade of success

July 16 • Kidlington Concert Brass has paid tribute to former MD Duncan Wilson as they look towards the future.

Cleaning kit

4BR Shop: B# Virtuoso Brass Instrument Cleaning Kit

July 16 • Get your instrument in tip top shape after its Summer break...


Smith heads to Hade Edge

July 16 • Cornet star Jamie Smith takes the baton at Hade Edge

4BR Shop: Ain't No Sunshine

July 16 • The perfect piece for when the summer rain comes dropping...

Patterson becomes Yamaha Artist

July 16 • Tredegar solo euphonium joins the international list of Yamaha Performance Artists.

4BR Shop: Ancient Airs and Dances (Ottorino Respighi arr. Phillip Littlemore)

July 16 • A brilliant arrangement of Respighi's fantastic music from Philip Littlemore

Radio: Sounds of Brass

July 16 • Plenty of great music and chat over the next two weeks with Philip Hunt — including Richard Evans and music from the Nordic lands of brass

Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

Interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP

June 19 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Scotland's Minister for Culture at the MEPG Celebration Day event at Glasgow's Concert Hall.

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.

Grimethorpe at the crossroads: An exciting future or a heyday that has passed forever?

Grimethorpe at the crossroads: An exciting future or a heyday that has passed forever?

July 10 • Does the appointment of Dr David Thornton as Musical Director finally signal the realistic ambition of Grimethorpe Colliery Band to secure a relevant future for itself?

2019 BrassPass.tv Band of the Year: As it happened

June 22 • All the action from the 2019 BrassPass.tv Band of the Year — as it happened.

2019 Whit Friday: The times they are a changin'

June 13 • Malcolm Wood looks forward to what could be the start of a new era in the long history of the famous Whit Friday contests...

2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

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

Concert: Foden's, Elland Silver Youth & Superbrass

July 17 • Conductors: Michael Fowles, Samantha Harrison. George Lawton Hall. Mossley. Saturday 13th July

Concert: Former members of the Household Division Bands in Concert

July 17 • Household Division Music Festival 2019. Conductors: Lt Col D Kimberley MBE; Major B T Keeling MBE; Major A R Chatburn; . Lt Col D L Wolfendale. Guards Chapel. London. Sunday 30th June

Concert: Cory Band

July 16 • Cory Band/RWCMD Composition Prize. Conductor: Philip Harper . RWCMD. Cardiff. Sunday 30th June

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band871.25
4Brighouse and Rastrick764.23
5Paris Brass Band664.04
6Black Dyke577.50
9Brass Band Willebroek333.25
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery280.39

Norfolk Wherry Brass - Norfolk Wherry Brass Memorial Concert

Sunday 21 July • Lingwood Village Hall. Station Road. Norwich. Norfolk. NR13 4AZ

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

Wednesday 31 July • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 10 August • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent . DE13 9RN

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Sunday 11 August • Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RN

Foden's Band - Snape Maltings

Saturday 17 August • Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP

Strata Brass

July 16 • PRINCIPAL CORNET/TUTTI CORNET.. MD Jonathan Bates.. Rehearsals currently MON/WED.. Good bandroom atmosphere,challenging music,sensible concert/contest schedule.. Bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland).. Ideal opportunity for young/experienced player.

Stannington Brass Band

July 16 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb tuba player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.

Friezland Brass Band

July 16 • Friezland Band require MD to build on the excellent progress of last 3 years. 23 members of friendly, sociable band, working closely in local community, with emphasis on the fun of making music, in a respectful atmosphere.10 concerts & odd contest p.a.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.