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Dutch launch internet brass band coverage on a High Note

October 17
A new subscription internet music channel has been launched in The Netherlands to cater for brass, wind and fanfare band lovers.


Bolsover Festival delight as event reaches all corners of the globe

October 17 • Organisers of the Bolsover Festival of Brass have been delighted by the feedback received from around the banding world to their live streamed event.


Siddis entertainment to be beamed worldwide

October 17 • The performances from this year's SIDDIS Entertainment contest are to be beamed across the banding globe from the Stavanger Konserthaus.


Brass at the Guild opens entry doors

October 16 • The popular early season contest at Preston's Guild Hall will be welcoming bands once again — with a choice of test-pieces, generous prizes funds and that extra qualification incentive to get on the British Open ladder...


BBE enjoys Cheltenham numbers boost

October 16 • Brass Bands England has reported a significant boost to membership numbers following their proactive approach to meeting new and existing bands at the recent Cheltenham National Finals.

Report & Results: 2018 New South Wales BBA

October 15 • Warringah Concert Brass retains its New South Wales State title.

Brighouse to sound Last Post Home

October 15 • Brighouse & Rastrick has linked up with Honley Male Voice Choir to help commemorate the end of the First World War

Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now

October 15 • The latest edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out — and its packed with plenty of things to read and enjoy...

Report & Results: 2018 West Wales BBA Welsh League Contest

October 14 • Llwydcoed lead the way in the second leg of the 2018 Welsh League series — with wins for

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Interview with Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

Interview with Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

October 7 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to 2018 National Championship adjudicators Paul Holland and Luc Vertommen

Looking for music?

Looking for music?

October 5 • nkoda has 30 million pages already and waiting for you, and now they want to help the brass band world too...

Interview with Matilda Lloyd

Interview with Matilda Lloyd

September 24 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets up with trumpet star Matilda Lloyd at the Royal Academy in London ahead of the launch of her debut CD, 'Direct Message'

Interview with John Collins

Interview with John Collins

September 17 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to John Collins, the conductor of Oldham (Lees) following their victory in the First Section National Championships.

Thrupenny heroes: Letters to a young brass band fan...

Thrupenny heroes: Letters to a young brass band fan...

October 17 • A remarkable personal collection of brass banding history shines a spotlight on an era when even the greatest stars connected directly to their fans...

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section - As it happened

October 6 • All the action from the 2018 National Championship of Great Britain Championship Section — As it happened.

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Championship Section preview & prediction

October 5 • 20 bands line-up at the Royal Albert Hall all looking to become National Champion — but only one will be able to hold the iconic trophy aloft by its Handel...

2018 National Championship of Great Britain: Test piece review: Handel in the Band

October 4 • Kenneth Downie may have shown that he has something in common with Jurgen Klopp when it comes to creating something to test the mettle of the best opponents in the world...

CD review: Regionals 2019

October 12 • Featuring: Desford Colliery Dowty Band; Cory; Virtuosi GUS; Black Dyke; Foden's. Conductors: James Watson; Philip Harper; Adam Cooke; Prof Nicholas Childs; Michael Fowles. Doyen Recordings: DOYCD 387

Concert: Foden's Band

October 12 • Conductor: Russell Gray. Regent Hall . London. Friday 5th October

Concert: Corus Brass and Bolton Youth Band

October 10 • Conductors: Nigel Taylor and Craig Mann. Guest Soloist: Peter Moore. Bolton Parish Church. Saturday 6th October

# Band Points
2Valaisia Brass Band1,309.06
3Brighouse and Rastrick1,058.62
6Black Dyke579.88
8Grimethorpe Colliery366.17

Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ

Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ

Silver Spectrum Wind Band

October 16 • Sheffield based adult community wind band in Crookes. We welcomed several new brass players this term but still have vacancies for Trumpets/Cornets, Horns (Tenor or French) and a confident first Trombone. We also have vacancies for some wind instruments.

Crewe Brass

October 16 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.

Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

October 16 • FLUGEL . Under MD Duncan Beckley, Prospect Brass are on the look out for a FLUGEL player. Rehearsals are Mon/Fri 7-9pm in our very own bandroom which is within easy reach of Huddersfield & Wakefield.

Nicholas B. Hudson

Musician | Trombonist | Educator