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Cooke lead ends at WFEL Fairey

June 27
WFEL Fairey take decision to end musical partnership with Adam Cooke as they announce Swiss lead for British Open.


Report & Result: 2022 Morley March & Hymn Tune

June 27 • Skelmanthorpe make it a clean sweep in Morley to return in style to march and hymn tune honours.


4BR Weekend Quiz: Connect 4

June 26 • An easy one to get you back into quiz mode over the next few weeks on 4BR...


Carry on Camping anyone?

June 26 • Why not enjoy some great fun and music making at the Uni-Brass Band Camp? There's still time to book your place.


Hammonds add musical fabric to summit

June 26 • An ensemble from Hammonds Band adds welcome musical accompaniment to a leading international summit in Halifax.

Brass band talent reaches category finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year

June 25 • Five talented young brass band musicians have reached the Brass and Percussion Category Finals of the flagship BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.

Black Dyke join Pyramid best sellers at Glastonbury

June 25 • Yorkshire champion to take to the famous Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend.

Bold as Brass offers great day out in Wakefield

June 25 • Get along to the National Coal Mining Museum for England to day to enjoy the great brass band music making.

Wychavon looks to build on waiting list

June 25 • Demand exceeds supply in the top flight for Wychavon, but organisers still want to attract more competitors for other sections.

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

June 22 • The Cory talks about the new Adjustable Bottom Caps which he now endorses and outs his name to.

4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

June 19 • Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at some of the new bass trombone mouthpieces from Mercer & Barker

Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...

Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...

Live imitating Art: A new performance approach maintains Brassed Off appeal

Live imitating Art: A new performance approach maintains Brassed Off appeal

June 22 • Helen Varley examines the lasting appeal of the film, as a 'Live' approach to performance maintains the emotional connection to a familiar story.

Risen again: The return of the Whit Friday march contests

June 7 • Despite the challenges, the ineffable spirit of the Whit Friday march contests will hopefully be revived into joyful, supportive life as the greatest free show on earth returns.

Brass Band of Battle Creek: A vision of American success

May 30 • Americans are at their best when thinking big — and enjoy it even more in making their vision a worldwide success.

2022 European Championships retrospective: Cradle credit notes

May 13 • 4BR Editor Iwan Fox looks back at a European Championship Festival that in the end amounted to much more than just profit and loss...

CD review: Kashmiri Song

June 26 • Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Dr David Thornton. Soloists: Mark Walters; Iain Culross; Shaun Crowther. World of Sound Recordings: WOS161

Book review: Brass Bands & Processions in the Forest of Dean

June 24 • A study of the relationship between Nonconformism, Friendly Societies, Politics and Brass Bands in the Forest of Dean, 1880-1914.. Author: Roger Deeks . Publisher: Holborn House Ltd. Price: £10.00. ISBN: 978-1-7397874-0-0

CD review: Dedication

June 19 • Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Band. Conductor: Stig Maersk. Soloists: Natsumi MacDonald; Jilly Atwell; Sam Noden; David Johnson; Toby Marshall. KMJ Recordings: 001

# Band Points
3Valaisia Brass Band803.40
5Black Dyke602.32
6Brighouse and Rastrick460.53
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery315.37
10Paris Brass Band254.52

Boarshurst Silver Band - David Morris World Champion Whistler

Saturday 2 July • Uppermill Civic Hall. Lee Street. Uppermill. Saddleworth OL3 6AE

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - KKL Luzern, Switzerland – Brassed Off Live!

Saturday 2 July • Europapl. 1, 6005 Luzern 6005 Luzern

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass

Sunday 3 July • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Keithley & Worth Valley Railway - Oxenhope Station

Sunday 3 July • Oxenhope Station K&W Railway. Mill Lane. Oxenhope BD22 9LB

Derwent Brass - THIS IS DERWENT 30! Gala Concert

Saturday 9 July • Allestree Woodlands School Theatre, Blenheim Drive, Allestree, Derby DE22 2LW

Linthwaite Band

June 27 • We are a friendly 4th section Band, based in Huddersfield, currently looking for front row cornet players and a percussionist.

Harlow Brass Band

June 27 • HBB are a friendly, non-contesting band who have a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We play at various local events and hold our own concert twice a year. We play to a good standard and are looking for an MD who can take us forward.

Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer


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