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Newtongrange honour stalwart

September 27, 2018
The outstanding service of David O'Connor to the Newtongrange Band has been recognised


BrassPass.tv unveils ambitious plans for UK Band of the Year contest

September 27, 2018
An own-choice, 30-minute programme contest for the top 10 UK bands that seeks to have a zero financial burden on competitors thanks to a minimum prize fund of £10,000, generous travel allowances, no entry fees and live-streaming has been announced..


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

September 27, 2018
More great music to enjoy from the banding heartlands of Yorkshire with Chris Helme.


Death of Terry Hext

September 27, 2018
The death has been announced of former GUS Band trombonist and highly respected conductor and music retailer Terry Hext.


Davoren ends musical link with Fairey Band

September 26, 2018
Tom Davoren has told 4BR that he has left his role as Associate Conductor with Fairey Band with immediate effect.


British Bandsman still faces the drop for those who want it..

September 26, 2018
The digital subscription British Bandsman offers to post readers interim office printed copies...


Butlins revives British Open Solo & Quartet Championships of Great Britain

September 26, 2018
Official blessing and a generous prize fund set to attract performers wishing to become British Open champions.


Harper set for wild imaginings on Artistic Development day

September 26, 2018
There has already been a great response to join the first BBE Artistic Development Day led by Philip Harper. And there is still the chance to get along and enjoy it for yourself.

Broadcasting House

Brass back on the national airwaves...?

September 26, 2018
It seems the sound of brass and brass bands is starting to make a return to the national airwaves at the BBC...


Carnoustie youngsters enjoy trip of a lifetime to China

September 26, 2018
The members of Carnoustie High School Band have just returned home after enjoying a truly memorable musical trip to China.


Elland Youth featured in The Thunderer

September 25, 2018
An image of a player getting ready to take part in Elland Youth Band's recent marathon fund raising event has been featured in the pages of The Times newspaper...


Labour and love for Grimethorpe

September 25, 2018
Grimethorpe Colliery Band welcomed delegates to the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool on the weekend.


 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'


Valaisia ready to celebrate a decade of success

September 24, 2018
There will be plenty of success to celebrate in Chermignon this weekend as Valaisia marks its 10th anniversary


Next stop Montreux...

September 24, 2018
Elland Silver Band players get ready to start their 12 hour musical marathon fund raiser outside their bandroom on the weekend...


Result: 2018 Swiss Open

September 23, 2018
Brass Band Berner Oberland claims the Swiss Open title at the KKL Hall in Luzern — their first victory at the event since 2004.


Zugabe! Zugabe! as Unite enhance European connection

September 22, 2018
Unite the Union Band has just returned from a memorable musical trip to Germany with shouts for more and more...


Australia to get a Handel test for 2019

September 22, 2018
Kenneth Downie's 'Handel in the Band' heads a list of new and established works to be used at the 2019 Australian National Championships in Brisbane.

Andrew Craze

New Craze to hit Redruth

September 22, 2018
Andrew Craze has returned home to take over the conducting duties at Redruth Town.


New closing date for Leicestershire BBA Open

September 22, 2018
Bands have a bit more time to get their entries in for the Leicestershire Open contest.

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ

Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ

St Albans City Band - Parmiters School

Saturday 20 October • Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE

Cheshire Constabulary Band

October 15 • We are seeking a couple of cornet players front and back rank. The band is from all walks of life not just the police. Interesting engagements and sensible workload. Take a look at our "Band and Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary" Facebook page!

Thundersley Brass Band

October 15 • Thundersley Brass Band are inviting applicants for: Soprano Cornet, 2nd Tenor Horn, to complete our line-up on a permanent basis from October 2018. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly top level brass band in the London/Essex area

Tongwynlais Temperance Band

October 13 • Tongwynlais Band have an immediate vacancy for a Solo Euphonium player to lead the section for the remainder of the year and into the 2019 contest season. The band have concerts scheduled for 2018 in Cardiff and looking to return to the Welsh Open in Feb.

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor