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Learning from the results of history — From Edinburgh 1886 to the Midlands 2020...

March 25, 2020
Mistakes have always been made at brass band contests, but surely the time has come for a 21st century approach that works for everyone...


2020 Regional Championships — North of England - As it happened

March 15, 2020
All the action from the 2020 North of England Regional Championships - as it happened.


2020 Regional Championships — West of England - As it happened

March 15, 2020
All the action from the 2020 West of England Regional Championships - as it happened.


2020 Regional Championships — Yorkshire - As it happened

March 8, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Yorkshire Regional Championships - as it happened.


2020 Regional Championships — Scotland - As it happened

March 8, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Scottish Regional Championships - as it happened.


2020 Regional Championships — Midlands - As it happened

March 8, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Midlands Regional Championships - as it happened.


2020 Regional Championships — Wales - As it happened

March 1, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Welsh Regional Championships - as it happened.


2020 Regional Championships — North West - As it happened

February 23, 2020
All the action from the 2020 North West Regional Championships - as it happened.


2020 Regional test-pieces — Tales of heroes and human spirit

February 20, 2020
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks at the five works that will test the bands in their bid to qualify for the Cheltenham and London National Finals.


2020 Vision — What future direction for the Nationals?

February 19, 2020
4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks at the potential for a change in the future direction of travel for the Regional and National Championships of Great Britain...


4BR Hall of Fame — No.5: Leonard Lamb

February 16, 2020
A conductor whose record stands proudly with the finest conductors of his generation, but is now somewhat largely forgotten...


2020 Norwegian National Championships — As it happened

February 9, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Norwegian National Championships - as it happened.


You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off! — Has sheer volume become boring?

February 11, 2020
Is the shock and awe approach to the top end of the the dynamic spectrum in danger of sucking all the vibrancy and warmth out of what was once brass banding's renowned and richly admired tonality?


A timely reminder of inclusivity and excellence — 2020 RNCM Festival

February 4, 2020
Under the artistic direction of Paul Hindmarsh the RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester once again led the way in the pursuit of an all inclusive approach to the art of brass band music making.


125th anniversary — SBBA set to celebrate landmark throughout 2020

January 29, 2020
The Scottish Brass Band Association reveals busy schedule of celebratory events and initiatives at its annual general meeting.


Brass on the Mind — Mental Health in the Bandroom

January 21, 2020
Following her presentation to the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators, Tabby Kerwin looks at the importance of gaining awareness and education about mental health issues within the brass band movement.


2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship — As it happened

January 12, 2020
All the action from the 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship - as it happened.


4BR Hall of Fame — No 4: Bram Gay

January 9, 2020
One of the most influential musical polymaths of the banding movement and a pioneer who helped bring brass band entertainment to the television age.


Beyond the Score — Yamaha inspires through holistic star approach

January 8, 2020
Yamaha stars inspire over 150 brass band players as they look to provide performance foundations on which to build a life long enthusiasm and passion for brass banding.


2020 Butlins Mineworkers Championship — Preview & Predictions

January 7, 2020
Like New Year resolutions, Butlins is an event that needs to be taken seriously by bands if they wish to really live up to their easily made self-promises..




Contest: National Youth Championships of GB

Saturday 28 March • Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough , Rotgerham 560 1DX


Cory Band - Cory Band in Concert - In Aid of Myton Hospice

Saturday 28 March • The Civic Hall Bedworth, High Street, Bedworth CV12 8NF


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 29 March • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street. Greenwich . London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ


Black Dyke Band - Bury Parish Church

Thursday 2 April • The Rock, Bury, Lancashire. BL9 0AH


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Music Services Jazz Octet

Friday 3 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Amesbury Town Band

March 28 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially some more solo cornets and Eb horns. Feel free to drop in, even if you just fancy a blow or just want to try another instrument.


Foss Dyke Band

March 23 • Recently promoted to the first section. Foss Dyke invites applications for Musical Director to commence on the return of rehearsals post COVID-19. A friendly well attended band. We are looking for a MD who can continue our heritage of quality music making


Golborne Brass

March 23 • Looking for a change after the areas? After placing 1st at Brass at the Wyre and a credible 6th place at the recent North West Areas, Golborne Brass require the services of a confident and committed Principal Euphonium & Eb Bass to join our friendly band!


Gordon Eddison

B Ed (Hons). Member AoBBA.
Conductor and Adjudicator.


               

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