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Elland Cheer

 Report & Results: 2017 European Youth Championships: Development Section

April 30, 2017
There was European joy in Oostende for Elland Silver Youth as they came out on top in a super Development Section competition.


 Report & Results: 2017 European Championships: Championship Section

April 29, 2017
Eikanger Bjorsvik end almost 30 years of waiting as they are once again proclaimed Champions of Europe.

Italian Cheer

 Report & Results: 2017 European Championships: Challenge Section

April 29, 2017
It was a joyous Italian Brass Band who came, saw and conquered the opposition in Oostende.

Carlos Alberto Perez

 Report & Results: 2017 European Conductors Competition

April 28, 2017
Spain comes out on top of the brass band conducting honours as Carlos Alberto Ramon Perez takes the European title in Oostende

Llanrug and Tynes come together

 Interview with Paul Hughes and Yngve Nikolaisen

April 11, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the conductors of Llanrug and Tysnes Musikklag Bands as they recently joined forces for a special concert in North Wales


 Brass band movement aims for victory in Swab for Sykes campaign

February 27, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Holdgate and Lisa Nugent of the Blood Cancer Charity DKMS at the North West Regional Championships.

Paul Hindmarsh

 Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM Brass Band Festival Director, Paul Hindmarsh

Edward Gregson

 Interview with Edward Gregson

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Edward Gregson at the RNCM Brass Band Festival.

Marin Ellerby

 Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Martin Ellerby as he works with Foden's Band and conductor James Gourlay ahead of their RNCM Festival performance.


 Interview feature with Philip Wilby, Dorothy Gates and Tredegar Band

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composers Philip Wilby and Dorothy Gates as well as MD Ian Porthouse of Tredegar Band ahead of their performance at the RNCM Festival

Kevin Stees

 Interview feature with the James University Band

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Stees and members of the James Madison University Brass Band from the USA about their trip to the RNCM Festival.

Lode Violet

 Performance of Lode Violet

February 7, 2017
The opportunity to enjoy the performance of 'From a Sepia Photograph' by Bramwell Tovey performed by Lode Violet and Foden's Band.

Gavin Higgins

 Interview with Gavin Higgins

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Gavin Higgins abut the success of his major ballet work Dark Arteries and his plans for the future.


 Interview with Rex Richardson

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the American trumpet star ahead of his performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival

James Gourlay

 Interview with James Gourlay

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to James Gourlay about his work and career in Pittsburgh in the USA and his plans for 2017 and way, way beyond...

Garry Cutt

 Interview with Garry Cutt

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Fairey MD Garry Cutt to find out more about their programme at the recent RNCM Festival and his hopes and aspirations for his band over the coming twelve months.

Helen Williams

 Interview with Helen Williams

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Cory flugel star Helen Williams about a memorable 2016 and her hopes and aims for the forthcoming contest season.

Ludovic Neurohr

 Interview with Ludovic Neurohr

February 7, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Swiss composer Ludovic Neurohr about his plans for an inclusive music festival to be held in his home country.


 The trophy with a sinister history...

January 18, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox tries to find out more about a brass band trophy presented in the name of one of the 20th century's most infamous politicians...


 The ultimate banding sacrifice

January 18, 2017
4BR Editor Iwan Fox finds out a little more about the bandsmen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in battle...

Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Ripon City band

June 17 • Ripon City Band require EEb Bass, Bb Cornet and Percussion (Kit and/or tuned). We are a welcoming First Section band with a varied programme of engagements and contests. We rehearse in Ripon on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.40.

Glossop Old Band

June 16 • Glossop Old Band is looking to appoint a new Musical Director. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings 8.00-10.00pm at our Band Club at Derby Street, Glossop, SK13 8LP

Bradwell Silver band

June 15 • Bradwell Silver Band invites applicants for a seat in our Solo Cornet section.. Currently L&SC 4th Section Regional Champions and are promoted to 3rd section in 2019, we are a friendly, contesting band with a sensible list of engagements.

Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator