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Wingates pioneer mental health workshop

March 21
Wingates Band is linking up with health care professionals and the Coop to run a free mental health workshop linked to the benefits of playing a brass band instrument.


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Webster and Schwartz head to Germany

March 21 • Roger Webster and Philippe Schwartz will be in Germany this weekend to lead three day course at Folkwang University of Arts Essen.


Cory

Cory announce 2019 Composition Prize details

March 21 • The fifth RWCMD & Cory Band Composition Prize competition is now open for 5 minutes of potential lasting fame...


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Death of Gerald Harrison

March 21 • The death has been announced of Gerald Harrison, the man who brought brass bands into the homes of millions of people.


Burry Port

Burry Port welcomes competitors ready to shine

March 21 • Players of all ages and abilities can showcase their talents at the forthcoming West Wales Solo & Ensemble Day in Burry Port — so why not go along and see if you can win...


Regensburg seek inspirational replacement

March 21 • Brass Band Regensburg from Bavaria in Germany will say a fond farewell to their inspirational MD Christine Hartmann — with a new person needed to carry on her great work.


Wessex Summer School to celebrate half century of music making

March 21 • The popular Wessex Band Summer School is celebrating 50 years of music making this year — and is looking to set up a reunion band to help recall great memories.


Coalburn look forward to Cheltenham challenge

March 21 • The Coalburn Band is still celebrating after gaining their qualification trip to the National Finals later this year fuelled by players who have come through the organisation's ranks.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

March 21 • The sound of music conducted by Michael Fowles is the feature this week on the programme hosted by Philip Hunt.


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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


2019 Welsh Regional Championships: As it happened

2019 Welsh Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 Welsh Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 North of England Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 North of England Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 Welsh Regional Championships: Previews & Predictions

March 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the qualification action for London and Cheltenham as Welsh banding heads north to Wrexham.

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
1Cory1,727.83
2Valaisia Brass Band973.38
3Brighouse and Rastrick919.62
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik688.56
5Foden's620.84
6Black Dyke423.40
7Tredegar327.23
8Whitburn309.76
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery306.13
10Grimethorpe Colliery284.94

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 21 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX


The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 22 March • Seal Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 2JT SK7 2JT


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 22 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Woodfalls Band - Risca Male Voice Choir

Saturday 23 March • St Mary's Church Andover SP10 1ER


Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 23 March • Wakefield Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE


The Corsham Band

March 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.


The GUS Band

March 20 • Following the band's 9th qualification for the National Finals in 10 years the GUS Band seeks applications for both a soprano and a solo cornet player. The band rehearses in Northampton on Monday and Thursday evenings.


Amesbury Town Band

March 20 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially solo cornets, horns, trombones and percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist