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Eikanger gains PM endorsement of 70 years of excellence

March 25
The Norwegian Champion Eikanger Bjorsvik has been praised from the very highest level as the Norwegian Prime Minister pays tribute to 70 years of excellence and achievement.


Hardraw Scar

Entries sought for Hardraw Scar contest

March 26 • Now is you chance to perform at one of the banding world's iconic venues...


sOUTH yORKSHIRE pOLICE

South Yorkshire Police enjoy new leads to Cheltenham...

March 26 • The newly crowned Yorkshire Area champion has been enjoying a confident return to form in 2019...


Trophies

Report & Results: 2019 West Midlands Solo, Duet & Quartet

March 26 • There was a fine turn out of playing talent on show at the recent annual West Midlands Solo, Duet & Quartet contest.


Renfrew

Its a knockout for Renfrew...

March 26 • A bunch of bandits from Renfrew Burgh Band will be hoping to produce a knockout punch on rivals this weekend...


Death of Jack Malpass

March 26 • The death has been announced of the inspirational Jack Malpass who founded the Loudoun Youth Band.


Hudson sparks rise of St Pinnock phoenix

March 26 • The arrival of the experienced Colin Hudson as MD has sparked the rejuvenation process at St Pinnock.


Roberts and Unite partnership comes to an end

March 25 • The three year musical partnership between John Roberts and Unite the Union Band has come to an end.


Gresley stars of the future showcase their talents

March 25 • The newly crowned Midlands Second Section champion is ensuring that the next generation of talent is being nurtured and encouraged.


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David Childs and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

David Childs and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

January 8 • 4BR travels to Manchester to see euphonium virtuoso David Childs recording four concerto works with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra


Interview with Simon Dobson

Interview with Simon Dobson

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox recently met up with composer Simon Dobson in Montreux to talk Glass, GRAMMYs and rock and roll..


2018 Swiss National round up

2018 Swiss National round up

November 26 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox rounds up with his final thoughts on what was a memorable 2018 Swiss National Championships in Montreux


Interview with Arsene Duc

Interview with Arsene Duc

November 25 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Arsene Duc, the conductor of the 2018 Swiss National Champion, Valaisia Brass Band


2019 Welsh Regional Championships: As it happened

2019 Welsh Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 Welsh Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 North of England Regional Championships: As it happened

March 17 • All the action from the 2019 North of England Regional Championships — As it happened.


2019 Welsh Regional Championships: Previews & Predictions

March 15 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks forward to the qualification action for London and Cheltenham as Welsh banding heads north to Wrexham.

Concert: Tredegar Band

February 18 • Conductor: Ian Porthouse. UniBrass Championship Gala Concert. Theatr Bryn Terfel. Bangor University. Saturday 2nd February


Concert: Aldbourne Band

February 17 • Conductor: Glyn Williams. Immanuel United Reform Church. Swindon . Saturday 26th January


Concert: Band of the Scots Guards

February 16 • Burns Night Celebration. Conductor: Major Ian Johnson. Guards Chapel. Friday 25th January


# Band Points
1Cory1,727.83
2Valaisia Brass Band973.38
3Brighouse and Rastrick919.62
4Eikanger-Bjørsvik688.56
5Foden's620.84
6Black Dyke423.40
7Tredegar327.23
8Whitburn309.76
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery306.13
10Grimethorpe Colliery284.94

Jackfield Band -

Friday 29 March • Dawley Town Hall, 6 New Street, Dawley TF4 3JR


Black Dyke Band - Boston

Saturday 30 March • Centenary Methodist Church, Boston, PE21 6NY


Contest: National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great B

Saturday 30 March • University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


Black Dyke Band - Bury Parish Church

Thursday 4 April • The Rock, Bury BL9 0AH


Strata Brass -

Friday 5 April • Rockingham Centre. Hoyland Common. Barnsley S74 9DQ


The Corsham Band

March 26 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Shipston Town Band

March 25 • Fresh from winning the 4th Section at the ODBBA Winter Contest and our success at the Midland Area we are looking for a Bb Bass Eb Bass and a back row cornet as we prepare for our Summer Programme and our visit to Cheltenham in September for the finals


chadderton brass band

March 25 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band requiring players of any age and ability to come along to one of our rehearsals and give us a try. We are a friendly band playing at various concerts throughout the year. Conductor required also percussionist.


David Barringer

BMus(Homs)
Conductor and Adjudicator