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Richard Marshall

Marshall delight at Dyke job

December 22, 2005
Richard Marshall has spoken to 4BR at his delight at his new appointment at Black Dyke.


Philip Sparke

Sparke wins major award

December 22, 2005
Composer Philip Sparke has won a major compositional award in the USA, plus the nice little Xmas prezzie of $4000.


Roger Webster

Webster talks of disappointment

December 22, 2005
Roger Webster talks of his disappointment at leaving Dyke but welcomes the appointment of Richard Marshall.


GUS to return in 2006

December 22, 2005
One of the most famous old names in the banding world is set to make an historic return in 2006 as GUS will once again appear on contest programmes.


The Rich List

December 22, 2005
According to Classic FM magazine, these are the top earners of all time in the composers world — and not a single brass band man in sight!!!


Fairey Band

Faireys hand out the stardust

December 22, 2005
The Fairey Band has been handing out their annual awards.


Sellers

Sellers' rep gets NCBB place

December 22, 2005
The Sellers Youth Band are delighted to announce to 4BR that their repiano player, Jamie Smith has been offered a place in the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain.


Black Dyke

BBC pays homage to Dyke

December 22, 2005
BBC Radio 2 will pay homage to the Black Dyke Band at the end of its 150th year in a special programme on Tuesday 27th December.


Band to continue Christmas Eve tradition

December 22, 2005
The members of Abraham Darby School in Telford will continue a Christmas Eve tradition when the school is represented at the annual “Carols on the Bridge” on the world famous Ironbridge, which spans the River Severn.


Sellers

Sellers celebrate's successful year

December 22, 2005
The Sellers Youth Band has had a busy festive period as it brings to a close its most successful year to date.


Richard Marshall

Marshall takes over at Dyke

December 21, 2005
Richard Marshall has been confirmed by Black Dyke as their new Principal Cornet player following the departure of Roger Webster.


Cornet legend lights up Vienna

December 21, 2005
Jim Davies, the legendary cornet player who graced Cory & Brighouse has just returned from Vienna fullfilling a lifetime's ambition.


BRIGHOUSE

Composed your Brighouse piece yet?

December 21, 2005
Any budding composers out there who want to write a short piece to honour Brighouse's 125th year in 2006, have until 31st December to get your entries in.


BESSES

Besses to play for Manchester City

December 21, 2005
Don't panic Manchester City fans, Stuart Pearce hasn't recruited the players from Besses o' th' Barn to play against Chelsea, just entertain the crowds before the game on the 28th December.


Death of James Hillis

December 21, 2005
4BR has been informed that the former stalwart of Clydebank Burgh Band and long-serving Treasurer of the Scottish Brass Band Association James Hillis has died.


Mark Ford

Honours band for Victoria

December 21, 2005
Melbourne Honours Brass has been created to provide a platform for Victoria's top youth.


Kew Band Melbourne

Kew gets the horn

December 21, 2005
Kew Band — Melbourne is very pleased to announce the signing of champion horn player Charles Young.


Roger Webster

Dyke and Webster part company

December 20, 2005
Roger Webster and Black Dyke have parted with immediate effect as rumours fly to who will replace him in the hottest cornet seat of all.


Great line-up for RNCM Festival

December 20, 2005
Further details have been announced for the forthcoming RNCM Festival in January with a weekend of fabulous music and masterclasses on offer.


BESSES

Besses say goodbye to the Astons

December 20, 2005
Besses o’ th’ Barn have said goodbye to two stalwarts of their band, the Astons, Dave & Jannine.




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


Torbay Brass Band

June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?


Crewe Brass

June 19 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.


Hade Edge Band

June 19 • An opportunity has arisen at Hade Edge Band for an Eb bass player to join our very friendly First Section Band. We rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Hade Edge Band Room, Greave Road, Hade Edge from 8pm to 10pm


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator