2009 English National Championship — All quiet on the Preston Front?

June 30, 2009
Has the English National got a long term future? Malcolm Wood asked for the opinions on the weekend.

2009 English National Championship — Postcard from Preston

June 30, 2009
The English National was well run, compact and enjoyable - but is it still one contest too many?

2009 English National Championship — Retrospective

June 30, 2009
Black Dyke had everything to lose in Preston at the weekend - but old habits die hard...

2009 English National Championship — The adjudicators

June 23, 2009
There are three men to be impressed in the box at Preston, if bands want to get to Austria next year.

2009 English National Championship — Within Blue Empires

June 23, 2009
You've seen the masterclass - now read all about PLC's whale inspired music.

2009 English National Championship — The composer - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

June 23, 2009
All you need to know about the man behind the music at this weekend's contest.

2009 English National Championship — Runners & Riders

June 23, 2009
14 top bands, but only one place up for grabs. 4BR looks at the contenders this year for the trip to Linz in 2010.

2009 English National Championship — Preview and predictions

June 23, 2009
Has banding devolution got a future in England? We will find out this weekend at Preston as 14 bands battle it out for a passport to Austria.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Besses Boys' Band - Besses Boys' Band Summer Concert

Saturday 10 June • St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 1AN

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass Band

Sunday 11 June • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7 EW

The Hepworth Band

June 6 • We would like to invite applications for an EEb bass player and percussionist to join the band.. We enjoy well attended rehearsals, an attractive programme of concerts and are looking forward to competing at the British Open Championships in September

Mereside Brass

June 5 • MERESIDE BRASS (Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player and a PERCUSSIONIST. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Besses Boys' Band

June 5 • Besses Boys' Band (2nd Section NW) are looking for a TUTTI SOLO CORNET to join the band. Rehearsals take place Monday and Friday, 19:30-21:30 in Simister, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB

Alex McGee

Conductor & Composer


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