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4BR Interview — Gavin Higgins (Part 2)

October 19, 2015
In the second part of his extensive interview with 4BR, composer Gavin Higgins talks more about 'Dark Arteries' and his future compositional plans.


4BR Interview — Gavin Higgins (Part 1)

October 19, 2015
With the ground breaking 'Dark Arteries' ballet now on its UK tour, Chris Thomas talks to composer Gavin Higgins about the work and it's inspiration.


4BR Interview — Alison Balsom

September 4, 2015
Before her eagerly anticipated Proms appearance at the Albert Hall this weekend, trumpet star Alison Balsom talks exclusively to 4BR about lust and envy, passions and brass bands...


4BR Spotlight interview — 5 minutes with Christian Overhead

August 11, 2015
4BR catches up with Christian Overhead - an Englishman abroad who is making a name for himself with his inventive compositions.


4BR Interview — Matt Gee

July 14, 2015
In the latest in the series of interviews with leading professional brass players, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Matt Gee, principal trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


4BR interview — Philippe Schartz

April 22, 2015
4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up Philippe Schartz to find out more about one of Europe's top orchestral trumpet players and his brass band background.


4BR interview — Ben Gernon

March 31, 2015
4BR Editor Iwan Fox manages to catch up with Ben Gernon - one of the orchestral world's most sought after young conducting talents and a musician with a proud brass band background.




Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY


The Fairey Band - Pre-British Open concert

Sunday 2 September • Glossop Bandroom. Derby St, Glossop SK13 8LP SK13 8LP


Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


St Pinnock Brass Band - SCRYFA & Minack in "The Third Light"

Monday 10 September • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance,. Cornwall TR19 6JU


Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band

August 20 • Shirebrook Band (1st section) under our new MD Jim Henson are currently seeking a Bb Bass and 2nd Baritone. Join the Shirebrook Team with our successful concerts and rewarding contest appearances.


Blidworth Welfare Band

August 20 • *PERCUSSIONIST* A great opportunity has arisen for a percussion player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will join the band at an exciting time in its development.


Blidworth Welfare Band

August 20 • *2nd/3rd CORNET* A great opportunity has arisen for a back row cornet player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will join the band at an exciting time in its development.


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.
Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger