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4BR Interview — Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen

March 26, 2009
4BR's Chris Thomas talks to one of the most influential and innovative compositional voices in brass banding - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen.


4BR Interview — Ian Bousfield

February 3, 2009
Black Dyke's Brett Baker has been in conversation for 4BR with Ian Bousfield of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.


4BR Interview — Derek Bourgeois

January 8, 2009
4BR's Chris Thomas talks to the man who brought us one of the most iconic works for brass band and finds out that he is still busy composing, but not for brass - at the moment...


4BR Interview — Judith Bingham

November 6, 2009
4BR talks to one of the UK's leading composers - Judith Bingham. Prague seems a long while ago now, but did the reaction to the piece put her off composing for brass again? Chris Thomas finds out more...


4BR Interview — Oystein Baadsvik

September 6, 2009
4BR's Chris Thomas talks to one of the great tuba players in the brass world - Oystein Baadsvik.


4BR Interview — Simon Dobson

June 25, 2009
4BR's Chris Thomas talks to one of the most exciting compositional talents around - Cornishman Simon Dobson.




Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR


Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP


The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD


York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ


Amington Band

June 20 • Amington band are looking for a Soprano player! We're a friendly, hard working bunch and welcome you to join us as we plough headfirst into a varied schedule of concerts and contests. We rehearse on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8-10pm in our own band room.


Witney Town Band

June 19 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet and Second Horn. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. .


Torbay Brass Band

June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator