March 26, 2009
Tim Mutum looks back at the 66 year sponsorship of the Fairey Band - the last of its type in a banding world now gone...
February 3, 2009
Tim Mutum looks back at the coverage given by The Daily Herald newspaper, one time owners of the Nationals, to the most famous of all brass band competitions. If only it was like this today...
January 7, 2009
40 years ago a seismic change occurred in the banding world - Spectrum had arrived by the man who changed all our thinking on test pieces for brass bands.
December 8, 2009
Everyone seemed so upbeat as the new Millennium approached. But what actually happened to all those heartfelt wishes over the next ten years?
October 10, 2009
Tim Mutum delves into the history books to recall the short, but spectacular banding lives of Ferodo, Cammell Laird and Crossley Carpet Works Bands.
August 31, 2009
4BR looks back 30 years and Walter Hargreaves leading Fairey to a thrilling Open victory.
July 14, 2009
4BR looks back at the first part of the 2009 season. Lots to enjoy and lots to wonder about too...
June 7, 2009
Tim Mutum relates the story of the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band which this year celebrates its 125th anniversary.
April 27, 2009
The last time the European came to Belgium, it provided some memorable playing - for the right and wrong reasons...