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Local Award for 4BR Editor

January 5, 2009
4BR Editor's expertise bears fruit — on the poker table...


Dobson wins conducting award

January 5, 2009
The talented Simon Dobson becomes the first winner of the Denis and Maud Wright Conducting Award.


Evans for Evans sake!

January 5, 2009
David Evans takes over the conducting duties from Richard Evans as Yorkshire Imps make conductor change for Butlins.


McCabe helps explore classic work

January 5, 2009
Composer John McCabe has been throwing light on his classic test piece 'Cloudcatcher Fells' in Durham.


Conductors set for workshop

January 5, 2009
Conductors set for South West workshop help on 3rd & 4th Section test pieces.


Miles better at Stocksbridge

January 5, 2009
Miles Davison has been appointed the new MD at the Stocksbridge Band.

Dobcross Youth

World Premiere — after 400 years!

January 5, 2009
A new world premiere will take place shortly — only 412 years after it was written.


Troms to the fore at RNCM

January 5, 2009
Royal Northern College of Music set for Trombone Focus with star performers such as Chris Houlding and Ben van Dijk.


Brass Festival comes to Open venue

January 5, 2009
A Slow Melody & Quartet Contest is to be held at a former Open outpost, with Malcolm Brownbill at the helm.

Stalwarts honoured

January 5, 2009
Some great stalwarts of the North East Midlands Brass Band Association have been honoured for their long and valuable service.

Maopa Royal King of Tonga brass band

McDonnell in Tonga

January 3, 2009
Riki McDonnell visits the Kingdom of Tonga.

Charley Brighton

Numbers game for Charley

January 3, 2009
Charley Brighton looks back at 2008 and announces 2009 recital programme.


Chuffed Mead

January 3, 2009
Steven Mead has expressed his thanks for yet another 4BR Award.


4BR make Telegraph headlines!

January 3, 2009
It seems the influence of 4BR is spreading to the dizzy heights of the Telegraph newspaper...


Yeovil confirm open line up

January 3, 2009
Yeovil confirms open line up as bands get ready for the start of the 2009 season.

Boobs and Brass

Boobs mean Brass in 2008

January 3, 2009
It's been a great 2008 for the fantastic girls of Boobs & Brass.


Back to the future

January 3, 2009
Tim Oldroyd and North Skelton look back to go forward — and all past members are welcome for the ride.

West Mercia

Cops help great causes

January 3, 2009
West Mercia Constabulary help brace of great causes.


Bowles hat trick at Bilton

January 3, 2009
Tenor horn player Ian Bowles makes it a personal hat trick at Bilton Silver.


Wetherby secure Hallas

January 3, 2009
Garry Hallas takes over the helm at Wetherby Silver.

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

Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Frampton on Severn Silver Band

June 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.

Crewe Brass

June 22 • 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.

Lydbrook Band

June 22 • Lydbrook Band are recruiting a 2nd Trombone to our join our Championship section band . This is a great opportunity to be part of the premier band in the Royal Forest of Dean.

Alan Widdop

Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)