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Brighouse

1965 film footage of Brighouse & Rastrick released

December 31, 2015
The British Film Institute has released a rare 1965 film of a year in the life of Brighouse & Rastrick Band.


Granville

4BR Boxing Day Brain Tickler — Answer and winner

December 30, 2015
We had a great response to our Boxing Day quiz — with plenty of people using their musical brains to get to the answer...


Philip Harper

Award winners delight at 4BR gongs

December 30, 2015
The 2015 4BR Award winners have put their acceptance speeches to one side to speak of their delight at claiming their artistic accolades...


Troms

Huge bone bargains at Duchy Brass

December 30, 2015
If you want to make sure you have the best trombone bargain in time for the New Year make sure you get in touch with Duchy Brass.


sbba

Reminder for Scottish solo and ensemble stars

December 30, 2015
Players wishing to take part in the forthcoming Besson Scottish Solo & Ensemble Championships have been given a gentle reminder to get their entries in...


Salford students

University of Salford set for future pathways

December 30, 2015
40 years after its ground breaking brass band course, the University of Salford continues to build new musical pathways...


Brighosue

Brighouse round off year with festive and Euro double

December 30, 2015
Brighouse & Rastrick round off their year with a sold-out double for supporters and news of future Euro exploits...


Eisteddfod

Bands no longer in the pink in Wales

December 30, 2015
Brass bands will no longer be playing in the famous pink pavilion at the Welsh National Eisteddfod.


Gillingham Silver logo

Silver linings for Gillingham in 2015

December 30, 2015
Gillingham Imperial Silver has enjoyed a great year thanks to an influx of new talent...


Noah Davies

Great first year for Rhondda Fach Youth

December 30, 2015
It's been a great first year for the Rhondda Fach Youth Band — with a trio of Gold Awards to prove it!


City of Coventry

Death of Trevor Hargraves

December 30, 2015
4BR has been informed of the death of the well known trombonist Trevor Hargraves.


Rob Richardson

Nordic delights for Richardson

December 30, 2015
Fairey baritone star Rob Richardson has enjoyed a great Christmas in Norway playing with the emerging talents of Viba Bondebrass.


Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury boost to support further development

December 30, 2015
Shrewsbury Brass has received a nice festive boost to fund their future development plans.


Roy Fletcher

Harrogate bring a great Christmas Gift

December 26, 2015
A former member of the Harrogate Band was given a great surprise Christmas treat this year.


Stalham

Mumping tradition still going strong in Stalham

December 26, 2015
The festive tradition of musical mumping is still going strong in Stalham.


Downton Band

Downton celebrate training debut

December 26, 2015
Downton Band round off the season with a celebration of their long term investment plans...


4br

4BR Boxing Day Brain Tickler

December 26, 2015
Something to get the brain working after all that food and drink on Christmas Day. You have to show your workings out though..


Bolsover

Arts Council delighted at addictive Bolsover nomination

December 24, 2015
Arts Council England has told Bolsover Festival of Brass that they are delighted with the results of its internet broadcast initiative and 4BR awards nomination.


4BR

4BR Xmas Eve Brain Teaser

December 24, 2015
There is a nice little selection box of CDs to be won for the person who can work out the musical connection...


David Thornton

University delight at Thornton nominations

December 24, 2015
The University of Salford has offered its congratulations to David Thornton on his recent award winning success — with maybe more to come...




Contest: Welsh Open

Saturday 16 February • The Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, CF36 3YW


Newstead Brass - Contest Countdown

Sunday 17 February • Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7DJ


Foden's Band - Annual Patrons Concert

Tuesday 19 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Freckleton Band

February 15 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Freckleton Band

February 15 • Freckleton Band have a vacancy for a 2nd baritone player. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.


City of Bristol Brass Band

February 15 • City of Bristol Brass Band need an Eb Bass player to complete our team. With a busy year of contest and concert performances lined up, under the baton of Ian Holmes are you the one for us?


Kevin Wadsworth


Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)