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Valley passes Christmas test

December 21, 2006
The Test Valley Brass Band held its Annual Christmas Concert last weekend where everybody enjoyed the whole experience and new uniforms!


Tubb load of surprises at Chalford

December 21, 2006
The Chalford Band had a tubb load of surprises at its recent Christmas Concert, most of them inspired by the MD, Steve Tubb.

Ulverstone sells out

December 21, 2006
The Ulverstone Municipal Band played to an appreciative full house in its 24th Annual Christmas concert held at the Ulverstone Civic Centre last Wednesday night.

Midland Brick

On the move

December 21, 2006
Midland Brick Brass players Dave Timlin (Tutti Cornet) & Matthew Walker (Principal Trombone) are on the move.

dobcross silver

Dobcross Slow Melody 2007 details

December 20, 2006
The Dobcross Slow Melody Contest is to be held on Saturday 13th January. If you want to enter, we have the details.

Rode Hall suffer thefts

December 20, 2006
The Rode Hall Silver Band has contacted 4BR having had two sovereign cornets and a folder of music stolen. If anyone comes across the items please contact the Police and the band.


Natural performer shines with Brighouse

December 20, 2006
Peter Moore, the talented ten year old trombonist was the Guest Soloist with Brighouse and Rastrick last weekend, making it a family affair as he father and elder brother play with the West Riding outfit.

denis hadfield

Hadfield says thanks

December 20, 2006
Denis Hadfield the former MD of Dobcross Silver has told 4BR of how much it meant to him conducting his local village band and wishes them well for the future.

Koki brass band

Koki takes first step

December 20, 2006
The salvation army band in Koki, Papua New Guinea has taken its first steps as a brass band thanks to the help and support of the Brisbane City Temple Band.

Brass Bands Association of New Zealand

Call for players

December 20, 2006
The Brass Bands Association of New Zealand is calling for applications for players for the 2007 National Band of New Zealand which will tour New Zealand in late September that year.

Lesley Howie

Howie's Kingdom triumphant

December 19, 2006
Tenor Horn virtuoso Lesley Howie's solo performance at the Christmas Concert promoted by Kingdom Brass last Sunday had the X Factor!


Bid to play with Grimethorpe!

December 19, 2006
If you've not put your bid in yet on ebay to play with Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) in aid of Brass Band Aid you've still got time — the bidding stops at 9pm this Saturday


BFBB attends 2003 Licensing Act discussion

December 19, 2006
Representatives British Federation of Brass Bands (BFBB) met with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport recently to discuss the problems surrounding the 2003 Licensing Act.

Plethora of awards given by St Austell

December 19, 2006
The St Austell Band had a bumper Christmas Concert that saw each of its four bands perform seasonal music and give out plenty of awards for the hard work of 2006.

Tradition lives on in Horbury

December 19, 2006
If you're around the Yorkshire village of Horbury this Christmas, you'll be able to hear their band maintain a tradition by playing Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day.


Brassfeast goes bowling

December 19, 2006
The first Brassfeast event will take place from 1pm, Easter Monday, 9 April 2007 at the AMF Northcote Bowling Centre.


Launch of Brassfeast

December 19, 2006
Ever returned from a brass band competition feeling that you spent the whole time rushing around, and the social side of things was distinctly lacking? Well, a new organisation called “Brassfeast” aims to solve this dilemma.

Greater Gwent set for 2007 course

December 18, 2006
Its all systems go for the Greater Gwent annual course taking place right at the beginning of January in Newport.

leighton rich

Memorial concert set for Rich

December 18, 2006
The Hampshire Youth County Band have announced to 4BR that a Memorial Concert is to be held for Leighton Rich MBE next April.


GUS acknowledge efforts in 2006

December 18, 2006
Chris Millington and Shawn Pagington were rewarded for their performances within the GUS Band during 2006 at a recent concert in Milton Keynes.

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

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.