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Music, food, wine and the sound of a French cockerel?

July 27, 2018
Allan Withington and Simon Dobson have been hard at work in the heart of France — with some wonderful local inspiration to get to brain cells working for the Siddis Entertainment contest...

Ice cream

Forget the beach and head for the brass...

July 27, 2018
Why not cool off this weekend by enjoying some wonderful National Youth Brass Bands in action — in England, Scotland and Wales...

Richard Evans

Youth Brass in Concert Championship announces 2018 judges

July 26, 2018
The legendary Richard Evans and the inspirational Helen Harrelson will make the all important decisions at the inaugural Youth Brass in Concert Championship contest.


Fairlop enjoys 50th anniversary celebrations

July 26, 2018
Fairlop Brass notches up a half century of wonderful music making by looking back as well as forward — from Junior School beginnings to National Champions and beyond...


Three in a box at Cheltenham

July 26, 2018
The Cheltenham National Finals will see three judges in the box in each section following meetings between Kapitol Promotions and the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators


Price tag Legends help brass collection for charities

July 26, 2018
A great evening of entertainment saw over £2000 raised for two fine charities — thanks to the help of a few well priced legends of brass such as Kevin Crockford.

Band Supplies

Band Supplies to help repair the nation

July 25, 2018
Not a post-Brexit call of political rejuvenation, but a fantastic new nationwide repair and refurbishment service. Even Theresa May can just up the phone and leave the rest to the experts to sort out...


Compositions sought for John Golland Award

July 25, 2018
Composers can submit their works for consideration for the 2019 John Golland Award — with the finalists being premiered at the 2019 RNCM Brass Band Festival.


Death of former Rothwell player

July 25, 2018
The death has been announced of the respected tenor horn player Mark Lowe.


New Strata signings ahead of Cheltenham challenge

July 25, 2018
Yorkshire First Section champion Strata Brass has added to its ranks as they look ahead to Cheltenham challenge.


Double player boost for Foden's

July 25, 2018
Foden's fill solo cornet and solo baritone vacancies with experienced new signings.


New quartet boosts Skelmanthorpe

July 25, 2018
Four new signings have given Skelmanthorpe Band a timely boost of player confidence.


Firth cornet continues to sound on national stage

July 23, 2018
The great Edwin Firth's cornet continues to create media interest and a wonderful sound 100 years after its owners tragic death.


180! Scottish Youth Bands get ready for showcase concerts

July 23, 2018
180 talented young players are in Perthshire working hard under tutors and MDs on the annual National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland course.


Hunter takes the helm at Cockerton

July 23, 2018
Andy Hunter has become the new Musical Director of Cockerton Prize Band.


NHS pride for Childs family

July 23, 2018
Dr Robert Childs tells 4BR that the recent 70th anniversary celebrations of the NHS has had a special family connection.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

July 22, 2018
More fine brass band music from Philip Hunt down in the heart of Cornwall


Iconic war painting takes centre stage

July 22, 2018
John Singer Sargent's harrowing painting of soldiers gassed in the First World War — and which inspired Howard Snell to write as a movement in his masterful 'Gallery' composition, is to be displayed in a new exhibition.

Roger Webster

How do you fancy having Roger Webster in your bandroom for free...

July 21, 2018
If you make a successful bid tonight to aid a great pair of causes, then you could be welcoming Roger Webster or David Childs, Simone Rebello, Kevin Crockford or David Thornton to your bandroom...

New Zealand

New Zealand youth reaches 60th birthday with a treat in store

July 21, 2018
The latest generation of National Youth Band of New Zealand players will head to Australia for a 60th anniversary birthday tour in 2019... with a bit of extra help...

St Michael's Brass Band - We are playing in Middleton Town Centre.

Saturday 18 August • Middleton Gardens, Middleton. M244DF

Ibstock Brick Brass - Ibstock Country Fair

Sunday 19 August • Ibstock Showground. Pretoria Road. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE676LN

Black Dyke Band - St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Saturday 1 September • Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY

Contest: 166th British Open

Saturday 8 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Black Dyke Band - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert, Birmingham

Sunday 9 September • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

Crewe Brass

August 17 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.

Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band

August 16 • The Burnham and Highbridge Band has the following vacancies: Principal and 2nd Trombone, 2nd Euphonium and, Back Row Cornets.

The Corsham Band

August 16 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a new MD and a friendly and enthusiastic team.

David Barringer

Conductor and Adjudicator