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Fodens

Foden's Arnold CD release now available

July 18
The much anticipated release from the British Open champion is now available from the Malcolm Arnold Society.


SBBA

Numbers grow for NYBBS

July 18 • Almost 200 talented young performers will enjoy the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland Summer Course experience this year — and one that will celebrate the legacy of the late, great Richard Evans.


Melton

Agnew enjoys testing match at Melton

July 18 • BBC cricket broadcaster Jonathan Agnew has updated listeners around the world of his ongoing joy at returning to brass banding.


Fairlop

Jordan enjoys 40th anniversary celebrations

July 18 • Kevin Jordan has just enjoyed his 40th anniversary celebrations at the helm of Fairlop Brass


Mallinson

Mallinson takes flugel role at National Champion

July 17 • Former City of Bradford and National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain player Phoebe Mallinson takes on the flugel horn role at Black Dyke Band.


Read passing marked by Telegraph obituary

July 17 • The death of David Read MBE has been marked by an obituary in The Daily Telegraph newspaper


Top flight boost for Leyland

July 17 • Leyland Band welcomes the signing of the experienced Andrew Lofthouse as their new soprano cornet.


BrookWright Music: Euryanthe Overture (von Weber arr. Barrie Gott)

July 17 • A classic overture given a fresh overhaul perfect for any concert.


Peebles say goodbye to MD

July 17 • The musical partnership between Peebles Burgh and MD Vaughan Fleischfresser comes to an end.


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


Positives and negatives: The need to make foundation connections in Wales

Positives and negatives: The need to make foundation connections in Wales

July 15 • In the latest of our opinion series, Alun F Williams argues that there is a bright future for grass roots banding in Wales if proactive action is taken.


Nordic links: Manger Musikklag enjoy a mini Euro tour

July 16 • Manger Musikklag recently enjoyed a short tour to France, Netherlands and Belgium to link up with new musical friends.


Images of Champion inspiration: 2024 Black Dyke Band Festival

June 22 • Photographer John Stirzaker was on hand at the recent Black Dyke Brass Band Festival to capture plenty of images of a great day of inclusive music making.


Taking Pride: Why banding needs to both talk about as well as show solidarity

June 23 • In the latest in our opinion series, player Emily Peart argues that the banding movement must talk as well as show solidarity with Pride Month

LP review: Black Diamonds

July 17 • Grimethorpe Colliery Band in 1967 — and a recording snapshot on the cusp of lasting greatness.


CD review: Farbenspiel - A Colourplay through Time and Genres

July 16 • Soloist Anabel Voigt brings a sense of versatile confidence to her ambitious musical explorations for the tenor horn.


Concert: Wantage Band

July 14 • An evening of fine community music making lifts Euro spirits in brass and voice.


# 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

PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Pemberton Old Wigan B Band

Sunday 14 July • Pemberton Old Wigan Brass Bands. Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan WN5 8DZ


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - QUIZ NIGHT

Friday 19 July • Pemberton Old Wigan Band . Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan. WN5 8DZ


Barnsley Brass - Stephen Sykes, Principal Trombone of The Cory Band

Saturday 20 July • St Mary's Church, Kippax, Leeds LS25 7HF


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Skelmanthorpe Band

Sunday 21 July • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 28 July • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Camborne Youth Band

July 16 • Camborne Brass (2nd Section). We are aiming to bolster urgently our cornet section with both front and back row cornets (all positions negotiable). We are also expanding our training section. All ages and abilities are welcome from beginners upwards.


Dobcross Silver Band

July 15 • 2 x Cornet Players required. Positions are negotiable, excluding Principal as players are willing to move around. Experience preferred but all ages considered if ability can be demonstrated. Enjoyable rehearsals/great socials!


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

July 13 • Our welcoming non-contesting band, based near Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, seeks: . Solo Euphonium . 1st Horn . Percussion, kit and tuned: we have a lovely pair of timps! . Solo Cornet to complete the front-row line-up. 2nd Cornet


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


               

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