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Tilbury future in hands of Stokes

November 10, 2018
The Tilbury Band has announced the appointment of the experienced David Stokes as their new MD.

Dutch Open

Dutch invites sought for 2019

November 10, 2018
The 2019 Dutch Open is looking for bands to make the trip to Drachten in June 2019.


Report & Results: 2018 Danish Championship

November 10, 2018
Concord secures hat-trick of National titles in Aarhus to secure European trip to Montreux.


 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...


 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.

Simon Kerwin

Death of Simon Kerwin

November 9, 2018
The brass banding world has been saddened to hear of the death of the popular composer, conductor and tuba artist Simon Kerwin.


EBBA deadline looms for composers

November 9, 2018
The closing date for the 7th European Composers Competition is fast looming — so if you want to enter, get scribbling with your application...


BandSafe initiative showcased at NSPCC

November 9, 2018
The important BandSafe initiative, which now forms a central part of Brass Bands England's core delivery strategy has been showcased to representatives at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.


Youthful principal to lead at Poulton

November 9, 2018
19 year old Robert Lambert has been appointed as the new principal cornet of Poulton-le-Fylde Band and will benfit from the experience of former top-man, Neil Jones next to him.

Tom Davoren

Davoren to lead youth development day in Gloucester

November 9, 2018
Tom Davoren will lead a free training youth development day early next year in Gloucester.

Welsh League

Exciting climax to Welsh League series in Cardiff

November 9, 2018
The third leg of the 2018 Welsh League series will take place in Cardiff later this month.

Jonathan Fenwick

Fenwick takes over the helm at Easington Colliery

November 9, 2018
Easington Colliery Band has announced the appointment of Jonathan Fenwick as their new Musical Director.


More Pain more gain for Besses

November 9, 2018
Two new arrivals — including the experienced Kenny Pain on principal cornet offers a great boost for Besses o' th' Barn Band.


Radio: World of Brass

November 9, 2018
Plenty of fantastic brass band music to enjoy from John Maines

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

Brass in Cocert

Lovatt leads the way as Brass in Concert attracts more audience interaction

November 9, 2018
The incredible Mike Lovatt will be one of the 'must see' attractions at Brass in Concert this year, as organisers enhance their audience interaction theme.


Wales opens doors for Spring Festival qualification

November 8, 2018
The Welsh Open once again offers bands the chance to enjoy a great day of music making in Porthcawl — all with the added bonus of a grand prize fund and an invite to the British Open Spring Festival.

Philip Sparke

International award for Sparke's worldwide contribution

November 8, 2018
Composer Philip Sparke to receive the prestigious International Award at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.

Symphony Hall

Black Dyke and Cory to feature at Symphony Hall and Town Hall

November 7, 2018
The Yorkshire champions and British Open winners have been booked to perform Sunday afternoon concerts at Symphony Hall and Birmingham Town Hall in early 2019


The dangers of under-insurance

November 7, 2018
A quick reminder of the dangers of not having an up to date insurance policy for your band...

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.

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger