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Harper to take the lead in Yorkshire

June 13
Cory MD Phiip Harper will spearhead Brass Band England's latest Artistic Development workshop in Barnsley later this month.


Whit Friday reflect

Results: 2019 Whit Friday (Saddleworth & Oldham)

June 15 • The results from the Whit Friday contests in Saddleworth & Oldham on 14th June.


Whit Friday

Results: 2019 Whit Friday (Tameside)

June 15 • Results from the Tameside Whit Friday contests held on 14th June


Whit Friday

Art exhibition to shed dusk light on Whit Friday in Saddleworth

June 11 • A major arts exhibition will be on show over the Whit Friday weekend — adding a different dimension to the competitive music making.


Mark Pougatch

Home draw for Brass in Concert

June 11 • Sports broadcaster Mark Pougatch will make the 2019 Brass in Concert draw later this week.


VAAG Quartet to make UK debut

June 11 • The VAAG Brass Quartet will be hosting a free masterclass and concert at the Geneva Group headquarters in Stockton later this month.


UniBrass to return to Bangor in 2020

June 11 • Bangor University will host the 2020 UniBrass Championships.


New Besson entry at Band Supplies

June 11 • Band Supplies has just taken stock of the latest off the line Besson Prestige cornets and euphoniums.


Butlins entries set to be boosted by youth

June 11 • The 2020 Butlins Mineworkers Festival Championship is looking to attract more youth and unregistered bands — so make sure you get in touch.


Relive the 2019 European Championships

Relive the 2019 European Championships

May 2 • You can still enjoy the action from a memorable 2019 European Brass Band Championships


Interview with Youth Brass 2000

Interview with Youth Brass 2000

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Chris Jeans of the 2019 National Youth Champions of Great Britain, Youth Brass 2000.


Interview with Darren Henley OBE

Interview with Darren Henley OBE

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Darren Henley OBE, CEO of Arts Council England who was a welcome visitor to the 2019 National Youth Championships on the weekend


Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

Interview with Wardle Academy School Band

March 30 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to two of the players from Wardle Academy School Band after they won the Intermediate Section of the 2019 National Youth Championships.


2019 Whit Friday: The times they are a changin'

2019 Whit Friday: The times they are a changin'

June 13 • Malcolm Wood looks forward to what could be the start of a new era in the long history of the famous Whit Friday contests...


2019 British Open Spring Festival: As it happened

May 18 • All the action from the 2019 British Open Spring Festival — as it happened.


2019 British Open Spring Festival: Previews & predictions

May 16 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks ahead but not down on the thrills and spills of the trio of Spring Festival qualification contests at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this weekend.


Take 5: A quintet of debating points from the 2019 European Championships

May 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox picks five points of interest that emerged from the recent European Championships in Montreux.

CD review: Summon the Heroes

June 4 • Cory Band. Conductor: Philip Harper. Doyen Recordings: CD390


Television review: Our Lives - Battle of the Bands

June 3 • BBC1. Monday 27th May. Repeated: Sunday 2nd June. Yeti Media


Concert: Wardle Academy Youth

June 2 • Featuring: Wardle Junior Blast, Fairey, Stavanger,. Conductors: Lee Rigg, Garry Cutt, Adam Cooke. Wardle Academy . Rochdale. Friday 31st May


# Band Points
1Cory2,292.67
2Valaisia Brass Band972.33
3Eikanger-Bjørsvik928.52
4Brighouse and Rastrick816.55
5Paris Brass Band741.40
6Foden's511.26
7Black Dyke388.63
8Brass Band Willebroek372.60
9Tredegar277.49
10Burgermusik Luzern271.35

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 14 June • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Black Dyke Band - Halifax Minster

Saturday 15 June • Causeway, Halifax HX1 1QL


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Concentus - sings

Saturday 15 June • Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford BN25 2EE


Sherborne Town Band - Sherborne Youth Band

Sunday 16 June • Digby Road DT9 3NB


Black Dyke Band - Whitley Bay Playhouse

Sunday 16 June • Marine Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ


Shirley Band

June 15 • Shirley Band require a Tenor Trombone and Bass Trombone to join our friendly and hardworking 1st section band. We rehearse Wednesday and Friday evenings in Hockley Heath, 5 minutes from Junction 4 of the M42, with easy access from across the Midlands.


Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

June 15 • Prospect Brass require a trombone (position negotiable) to join our team. We have a sensible yet exciting schedule of contests & concerts for the year ahead. We rehearse in our very own purpose built bandroom mon/fri 8-9.30pm


Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

June 15 • Prospect Brass have a rare opportunity for a SOLO HORN player to join our team. We have a sensible yet exciting schedule of contests & concerts for the year ahead. We rehearse in our very own purpose built bandroom mon/fri 8-9.30pm.


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger