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Midlands Area Championships to return to Bedworth

June 17
The nomadic travels of the Midlands Regional Championships comes to an end as it returns to its former home in 2025.


gEORGE lLOYD

Classic George Lloyd works re-released on new CD recording

June 17 • Lyrita Recordings brings together 1991 Black Dyke and 1984 Equale Brass Quintet for new signature release.


Jiommy Charles

Birthday celebration for Foden's stalwart

June 16 • The remarkable Jimmy Charles of Foden's Band has celebrated his 80th birthday.


Thurlstone

Thurlstone recommend French connection

June 16 • The Thurlstone Band thoroughly enjoyed their recent trip to take part in the French Open Championships in Amboise.


Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe sold out down south

June 16 • A rejuvenated Grimethorpe Band is selling out its latest concert appearances.


Owen off on his travels

June 16 • Stavanger's horn star Arfon Owen will be packing his musical bags this Summer...


Results: 2024 West of England Bandsmens Festival

June 16 • Camborne celebrate with a victorious Bugle call as they head the prize winners at the famous Cornish contest.


Award celebration for Riverside Youth

June 16 • The Riverside Youth Band has been recognised for its musical excellence yet again with its latest Live Music Award.


New colours scheme to boost Birmingham's future

June 16 • A new set of band waistcoats reflects the musical past, present and future of the City of Birmingham Band.


Interview with Dr David Thornton

Interview with Dr David Thornton

February 4 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM International Brass Band Festival Artistic Director Dr David Thornton at the end of the 2024 event in Manchester.


Interview with James Gourlay and Emily Nicolas

Interview with James Gourlay and Emily Nicolas

February 3 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor James Gourlay and presenter Emily Nicolas after the performance of the RNCM Brass Band at the recent RNCM International Brass Band Festival


Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

January 31 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tredegar MD Ian Porthouse and soloist Matthias Hofs at the RNCM International Brass Band Festival


Interview with Simone Rebello

Interview with Simone Rebello

January 31 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Simone Rebello about this weekend's RNCM Day of Percussion


2024 Whit Friday: Images from Delph

2024 Whit Friday: Images from Delph

May 28 • Photographer Aaron Haynes was out and about at Delph on Whit Friday to record the action and entertainment.


In the spirit of a Grand Day out?: Personal thoughts for debate

May 24 • Paul Gomersall wonders if we are only really interested in paying lip service to the true spirit of contest banding...


2024 Whit Friday: Celebrating a unique tradition

May 21 • The popular and lucrative Whit Friday contests will hopefully bring the very best out of bands, participants and visitors this year.


Generator AMPS: Katrina Marzella-Wheeler leads inclusive support for conductors

May 16 • Katrina Marzella-Wheeler recently spearheaded a conducting workshop aimed at getting everyone playing together under a baton.

Concert: Tredegar Band

June 11 • A Road Less Travelled By in more ways than one as Tredegar shine on showcase form in Reading.


Concert: BONE-AFIDE

June 10 • The award winning trombone ensemble deserved much more in return for their showcase of musical excellence in Reading.


Concert: KNDS Fairey Band

June 9 • Mark Heron curates a gallery of musical delights to round off the Perth Festival of Arts


# Band Points
1Fodens1,462.00
2Cory1,228.97
3Black Dyke933.60
4Tredegar704.35
5Eikanger-Bjørsvik698.23
6Brighouse and Rastrick644.75
7Valaisia Brass Band481.71
8Brass Band Treize Etoiles457.15
9Flowers315.02
10Grimethorpe Colliery216.84

Pontardulais Town Band - Annual Concert - The storytellers present.....

Saturday 22 June • Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Road, Pontarddulais. SA4 8PD


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Strata Brass

Sunday 23 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR


West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF


Brass Bands England - Youth Fest 2024

Friday 28 June • Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ


Concert Brass Poynton

June 17 • Required:. Concert Brass, Poynton Stockport, Seek: A Solo Cornet - Bb Bass - Bass Trombone - Tenor Horn. No Contesting Not a learners Band. Rehearsing on Wednesday Evenings between 8.00 to 10.00pm (with a short comfort break and cup of tea at 9.00pm)..


Concert Brass Poynton

June 17 • Concert Brass, Poynton Stockport, Seek: A Solo Cornet - Bb Bass - Bass Trombone - Tenor Horn. . No Contesting Not a learners Band. Rehearsing on Wednesday Evenings between 8.00 to 10.00pm (with a short comfort break and cup of tea at 9.00pm).


Epping Forest Band

June 17 • Required:. We are a friendly 2nd section band in Essex. We are in need of a Tenor Horn (position negotiable) and a Kit player. We have our own band room and full percussion is provided


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


               

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