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State

 State of Play: Episode 1

November 10, 2018
First in a new series talking about some of the most relevant issues facing the banding world...


Adjudication

 Finding out more about the Salford brass band archives

November 9, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Phil Boardman about some of the gems of brass banding history that can found in the archives at the University of Salford.


University of Salford

 Finding out more about student life at Salford

November 9, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tom Davoren and students at the University of Salford to find out more about its pioneering brass band studies course


Legends of Brass

 Legends of Brass — Episode 2: David Read (Part 2)

October 30, 2018
Part 2 of 4BR Editor Iwan Fox's interview with David Read MBE...


David Read

 Legends of Brass — Episode 2: David Read (Part 1)

October 25, 2018
In the first of a two part interview 4BR Editor Iwan Fox taks to David Read MBE about his playing career...


Fodens

 Why Foden's won..

October 7, 2018
The judge's written remarks show that Russell Gray and Foden's ticked all the boxes with their world class performance...


nkoda

 Looking for music? Then look no further than nkoda

October 5, 2018
nkoda, the new sheet music app has 30 million pages already and waiting for you, and now they want to help the brass band world too...


Matilda

 Interview with Matilda Lloyd

September 24, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets up with trumpet star Matilda Lloyd at the Royal Academy in London ahead of the launch of her debut CD, 'Direct Message'


Cheltenham

 Report & Result: 2018 National Championships of Great Britain: First Section

September 16, 2018
Oldham Band (Lees) conquers King Arthur's Scenes from a Radio Drama to take the First Section National title in Cheltenham.


Cheltenham

 Report & Result: 2018 National Championships of Great Britain: Fourth Section

September 15, 2018
Stamford Brass lived up to their favourite's tag by storming to victory in the Fourth Section under Julian Bright.


Cheltenham

 Report & Result: 2018 National Championships of Great Britain: Second Section

September 15, 2018
Middleton and Kevin Gibbs claim the spoils at the Second Section National Final in Cheltenham.


Philip Harper Shield

 Report & Result: 2018 British Open

September 8, 2018
A scintillating contest was won in memorable fashion by a remarkable band at Symphony Hall — as Cory under Philip Harper claimed their seventh British Open title.


Garry Cutt

 British Open memories No 4: Garry Cutt

September 4, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the Marple Maestro Garry Cutt — a winner of the British Open Championship title on four occasions and counting...


rICHARD eVANBS

 British Open memories No 3: Richard Evans

September 3, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Richard Evans to find out more about his own British Open memories...


David King

 British Open memories No 2: Prof David King

September 1, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Prof David King about his memories of the British Open Championship


Bob Childs

 British Open memories...

August 29, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Dr Robert Childs about his personal memories of the British Open Championship


British Open

 The changing face of British Open programmes

August 28, 2018
Iwan Fox looks at the how the famous British Open programme — and some rules — have changed over the past 90 years or so...


Geneva

 The Brass Show No.5: Geneva Group Bandroom

August 22, 2018
The Brass Show headed to Stockton on Tees for the opening of the brand new Geneva Group Bandroom


trophy

 The history and mystery of the British Open Shield...

August 21, 2018
4BR Editor Iwan Fox takes a closer look at the iconic British Open Shield to find out more about its original provenance...


British Open

 Brass band heritage comes alive deep in the Forest of Dean

August 21, 2018
4BR recently visited the Dean Heritage Centre in the historic Forest of Dean to enjoy their brass band heritage weekend.




Thundersley Brass Band - Quiz Night

Friday 16 November • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, Benfleet, Essex SS75HA


Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment

Friday 16 November • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London W1C 2DJ


Mossley Band - in concert - Last Night of the Proms

Friday 16 November • George Lawton Hall, Mossley OL5 0HR


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR


Foden's Band - Brass in Concert Gala Concert with Matt Ford

Saturday 17 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR


Milton Keynes Brass

November 14 • MK Brass need a Bass player to complete the Section. If you are a Bass player with space in your life for Tuesday rehearsals, additional rehearsals in the run up to contests and about 12 concerts a year we'd be pleased to hear from you.


Blackpool Brass

November 14 • Friendly and sociable 2nd Section band requires Solo Euph, front and back row cornet, 2nd Horn and percussion, although anyone is welcome to come for a rehearsal and to meet us. Some movement around the stands possible. Rehearsals Tues/Friday 8 - 9.45 pm


Strata Brass

November 13 • PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM & CORNET (assistant principal or repiano). Rehearsals MON/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland). MD Jonathan Bates. Good bandroom atmosphere,sensible concert/contest schedule.


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist