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4BR Quiz:

January 8, 2014
A piece of cinematic musical inspiration for this week’s quiz...

Grimethorpe horns

Rushworth leaves Grimethorpe

January 7, 2014
Horn star William Rushworth will be leaving Yorkshire giants.

Silk Torpedo

Rock of Ages...

January 7, 2014
The identity of a brass band featured on a 1974 rock band track is being sought...

Miners statue

Wales set to open contesting season

January 7, 2014
The 17th running of the Welsh Open Entertainment Championship is set to kick start the 2014 contest season in Wales.

Richard Evans

New Dawn for Cornish youth under Evans and Farr

January 7, 2014
Richard Evans and Owen Farr lead a new musical dawn in Cornwall.

Burry Port

Burry Port set for contest day

January 7, 2014
The third annual West Wales Solo & Ensemble Day will take place in Burry Port later this month.

Owen Farr

Farr to lead horn seminar day in Brum

January 7, 2014
Owen Farr will lead over 80 delegates in a celebration of all things tenor and flugel horn in Birmingham later this month.

Damien Wileman

Wileman Unites with Hirst in Sheffield

January 7, 2014
Damian Wileman has been appointed Associate Guest Conductor with the Unite the Union Band.

Denzil Stephens

Stephens keeps bouncing

January 7, 2014
The great Denzil Stephens is still enjoying his banding 60 years after playing his part in producing some iconic film music.

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4BR Weekend Quiz

January 4, 2014
A questionable piece of literary inspiration for our weekend quiz...

Besson Sovereign cornet

Treat yourself to a New Year cornet from John Packer

January 4, 2014
Treat yourself to a New Year cornet with this fantastic display model Besson Sovereign Cornet at a snip at £1,695.

Bob Childs in action

Childs takes principal role at Grimethorpe

January 4, 2014
Dr Robert Childs has been confirmed as the new Principal Conductor and Director of Music at Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Marching past

Morley set for more march and hymns

January 4, 2014
The popular Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest will be held once again this June.

US Falg

US banding grows in the Free State

January 4, 2014
The growing foundation base of North American banding continues to grow with a new band in Kansas.

Beaumont Park

Beaumont Park open for march contest entries

January 4, 2014
Increase in prize pot for popular September march and hymn tune contest.

Martin Hall

New Hall opens at Skelmanthorpe

January 4, 2014
Martin Hall takes the helm as the MD at Skelmanthorpe Band.


Wantage expand to third tier

January 4, 2014
The Wantage Band organisation will be fielding a third band at the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship this year.

Dave Barringer

Winter workshop open for delegates

January 4, 2014
The popular South West BBA Winter workshop is open for eager delegates led by Dave Barringer and musical friends.

Brian Easterbrook

40 years celebration for Woodfalls stalwart

January 4, 2014
Woodfalls stalwart Brian Easterbrook has just celebrated 40 years of dedicated service to the Woodfalls Band.


New Year's Honour for Steve Large

January 3, 2014
Andover Town MD Steve Large has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 17 July • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS

Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ

Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN

Worthing Silver Band

July 17 • Worthing Silver Band are a lively band looking to increase their numbers. We are looking for back row cornets, 2nd horn, 2nd baritone, Eb + Bb bass. We perform a selection of concerts and we are the organisers of Brassbandathon. Look us up for more info.

Witney Town Band

July 17 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet, percussion and second Horn. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. . .

West Somerset Brass Band

July 17 • We have vacancies for a 1st baritone player and front row cornet although we would be delighted to hear from any brass player or those wishing to learn an instrument. We are based in Watchet, West Somerset but players come from a wide radius to us

Ian Porthouse

Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator