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2018 4BR Awards: The Nominations

December 18
The 'long list' of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges have been released.


Four Christmas Cracker mutes from Band Supplies

December 18 • There is a fantastic Christmas selection box of cornet/trumpet mutes from Band Supplies — all at brilliant money saving prices too.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 18 • Plenty of festive music on the menu from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire


Get the Sparke treatment on The Greatest Showman

December 18 • Philip Sparke has produced a fantastic new arrangement of the theme song from 'The Greatest Showman'.


Rosenberg responds to 4BR Article 50 questions

December 17 • EBBA President Ulf Rosenberg has given his response to 4BR's recent Article 50 dilemma feature....

Fontana set for busy year of performance and persuasion

December 16 • The indefatigable Lito Fontana will be on his travels once more in 2019 — hoping to entertain his fans as well as expand grass roots brass banding in new areas of Europe.

Brooks bonds with Easington

December 16 • The musical partnership between Daniel Brooks and Easington Colliery Band will be renewed at the North of England Regional Championships in 2019.

Radio: Sounds of Brass

December 16 • Phillip Hunt rounds off the year with lots of waltzes, polkas and and all those Viennese whirls...

Golding returns to Pemberton

December 16 • Mike Golding has returned to Pemberton Old B Band looking for to repeat the success of his last stint in charge

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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

Interview with Philip McCann

Interview with Philip McCann

November 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Philip McCann at the 2018 Swiss National Championships to reflect on the banding scene in the country and the contest weekend

Presidential viewpoint: EBBA, Brexit, budgets and bureaucracy...

Presidential viewpoint: EBBA, Brexit, budgets and bureaucracy...

December 17 • EBBA President Ulf Rosenberg responds to 4BR's recent article on banding's Article 50 dilemma...

Banding's Article 50 dilemma: Can EBBA stop further Euro Brexit decisions being made?

December 10 • Will Whitburn's decision not to go to Montreux trigger others to vote for an 'opt out' option to Europe's flagship contest, or can EBBA reform pave the way for future European Union?

2018 Swiss Nationals: As it happened

November 25 • All the action from the 2018 Swiss National Championships — As it happened.

2018 Scottish Open: As it happened

November 24 • All the action from the 2018 Scottish Open Championship — As it happened.

Concert: Black Dyke & Huddersfield Choral Society

December 15 • Conductor: Phil Goodwin & Bob Chilcott. Featuring: Huddersfield Choral Society Youth Choirs. Huddersfield Town Hall. Friday 7th December

Concert: Fulham Brass Band

December 7 • Wilfred Heaton Centenary Concert. Conductor: John Ward. Featuring: Thomas Nielsen (cornet). Regent Hall. Friday 23rd November

Concert: Scarlet & Gold

December 2 • The Bands of the Household Division. Featuring: The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra; Katie Holmes (soprano). Cadogan Hall. Thursday 29th November

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band1,379.41
3Brighouse and Rastrick1,076.47
6Black Dyke519.25
8Carlton Main Frickley Colliery346.66
10Grimethorpe Colliery311.24

Enderby Band - Enderby Band Christmas Concert

Monday 17 December • Enderby Church. Corner of Leicester Lane/Blaby Road. Enderby. Leicestershire LE19 4AR

Foden's Band - Little Lever High School

Tuesday 18 December • Little Lever High School ,Church Street, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1BT

The Wigston Band - The Wigston Band Christmas Concert

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 20 December • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street SE10 9BJ

The Wigston Band -

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA

Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

December 18 • Haslingden & Helmshore, North West 1st Section Brass Band. . MD Mr. Simon Cowen (Principal Trombone with RLPO) . Require 2 front row Cornet players & Percussionist to complete the band. . A very sensible mix of engagements with rehearsals every Tuesday 8pm

Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band

December 18 • We have a vacancy for a Soprano and BBb Bass to complete the line up for the areas. Nice Schilke Sop sat waiting for the right person! The band currently competes in the 2nd Section and has a full program of concerts and contests.

The Corsham Band

December 18 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. Second or Third Cornet position available.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer