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4BR Interview — Liz Lane

November 27, 2014
Chris Thomas talks to composer Liz Lane to find out more about her work, inspiration and future musical plans involving brass bands...


4BR Interview — Gavin Higgins

September 11, 2014
Just days before his new work 'Velocity' opens the Last Night of the Proms', Chris Thomas talks to composer Gavin Higgins.


4BR Interview: Nigel Clarke — Part 3

May 24, 2014
In the final part of our major interview with composer Nigel Clarke, Chris Thomas finds out more about his compositional involvement with brass bands.


4BR Interview: Nigel Clarke — Part 2

April 22, 2014
In the second part of our major interview with composer Nigel Clarke, Chris Thomas finds out more about his compositional processes and the different musical genres he has written for.


4BR Interview: Nigel Clarke — Part 1

April 2, 2014
In the first of a major three part interview, Chris Thomas talks to composer Nigel Clarke about his early life and musical influences




Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL


Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS


Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ


Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN


Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS


Arrow Valley Brass

July 20 • The Band seeks cornet players, front and back row to add to a band steadily improving under Andy Culshaw.. The band is friendly and welcoming and has a good mix of concerts and competitions. . Main rehearsal is on Sunday morning in Inkberrow, Worcs.


Loxley Silver Band

July 19 • Musical Director - We are a friendly, contesting band currently holding a strong position in the fourth section. We have a varied concert/engagement programme in place and we are looking for a Musical Director who can help us to move onwards and upwards.


Bakewell Silver Band

July 19 • Solo Cornet. Bakewell Silver Band are a second section band with a wide ranging contest and concert programme and are seeking a Solo Cornet.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author