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bbwALES

Welsh invited to opening of the box...

April 22, 2021
Brass Bands Wales has linked up with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators for an evening workshop looking at all aspects of the judging process.


Mark Wilkinson

4BR Thursday Interview with Mark Wilkinson

April 22, 2021
4BR talks to Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson to find out more about the worldwide response to their forthcoming online Whit Friday contest weekend and their plans to safeguard their musical future and recall their past.


Talents

4BR Wednesday Interview with Patrick Ottiger

April 21, 2021
4BR catches up with the Yamaha professional trumpet star and inspirational conductor of the BML Talents Band in Switzerland to find out more about musical life, Jerusalema dance moves and contesting promotion...


Swiss

Swiss soloists respond in number

April 21, 2021
Over 350 players and 32 quartets entered the online Swiss Solo and Quartet Championships this year — with the finals set to take place in Berne in May.


Bach

4BR Tuesday Interview with Michael Bach

April 20, 2021
4BR talks to the well known conductor about the first steps back to post Covid-19 musical normality in his country and his hopes that Swiss banding can hopefully 'Rejoice' at the National Championships later in the year.


sbba

SBBA launches newsletter

April 20, 2021
The Scottish Brass Band Association has launched a newsletter to get its message direct to bands.


Bradofrd

Brass returns to the playgrounds in Bradford

April 20, 2021
The sound of brass has been heard in the Bradford area once more as Covid-19 relaxations brings back face to face peripatetic teaching.


Fodens

Foden's add publishing arm to musical portfolio

April 20, 2021
Foden's Band Publishing will see the North West Area champion promote and develop their own stable of in-house composers.


Bromley

4BR Monday Interview with Mark Bromley

April 19, 2021
4BR talks to Mark Bromley, the CEO of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain to chat about the past year as well as the exciting future in prospect for the organisation.


bOURNEMOUTH

Go exploring with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

April 18, 2021
4BR talks to Ben Jennings of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as they prepare to host a workshop day exploring the musical secrets of the ensemble in partnership with the University of the West of England and Bristol University.


sCOTLAND

Scotland sees easing of Covid-19 restrictions

April 18, 2021
There is some good news for Scottish banding in the latest announcement from their First Minister — but it all depends on the data for the future.


Eisteffod

Extended deadline for National Eisteddfod of Wales

April 18, 2021
A relaxation of regulations means bands have extra time to provide their online entries for the National Eisteddfod of Wales brass band competitions.


Roberts

Bolsover makes song and dance of new addition

April 18, 2021
There is an exciting new addition to the tutor team for the forthcoming Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School.


Gregson

Minor errata to British Open test-piece

April 18, 2021
Bands will have to take into account a trio of minor errata on Edward Gregson's British Open test piece.


Elland Silver Youth

Procession to the Minster...

April 18, 2021
Members of the Elland Silver Youth Band perform together for the first time since lockdown at Halifax Minster on the weekend.


Phantom

The real Phantom Menace?

April 17, 2021
4BR talks to professional percussionist Matthew Dickinson after it was announced that the return of Phantom of the Opera to the West End will be accompanied by a vastly reduced line-up of musicians in its renowned pit orchestra.


James Morrison

The Wizard of Oz casts a spell on Wobplay

April 17, 2021
There is the chance to relive the amazing talents of James Morrison and guests with Black Dyke Band on the wobplay platform.


Making Music

No six appeal for Making Music

April 17, 2021
The leading leisure time music making organisation has expressed disappointment at the Roadmap progress made by the Government to help get groups back to playing in England.


Eventz

Ev-entz back in action

April 17, 2021
The percussion, stage hire and brass specialists return to regular opening hours.


BBLNI

BBLNI finalists get ready to take their bow

April 17, 2021
The finalists in the Brass Band League of Northern Ireland Solo Competition will be showcasing their talents over the next two weekends.


Riverside Youth

Riverside Youth enjoy competitive drive

April 17, 2021
There were 27 fantastic performances for Les Neish to ponder and enjoy as the talented youngsters of Riverside Youth Band in Scotland showcased their on-line playing skills.


Music Industries Association

New appointment at MIA

April 16, 2021
Tom Bacon has been appointed as the Chair of the Music Industries Association's Young Professionals Network.


Fun Foundation

4BR Friday Interview with Paul Fisher

April 16, 2021
4BR talks to Paul Fisher about Baggy Trousers, Baby Shark, fun and inspiration in getting youngsters playing brass instruments via the Brass Bands England Fun Foundation Day initiative.


Demerisede

Sterling adds Belgian star to artist stable

April 16, 2021
Festival Brass euphonium star Gilles Demeurisse has joined the Sterling Instruments stable of 'Performance Artists'.


Allan Withington

Digital key to unlock Withington secrets

April 16, 2021
You can enjoy an intense weekend of musical inspiration from Allan Withington online this year




bbwALES

Welsh invited to opening of the box...

April 22 • Brass Bands Wales has linked up with the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators for an evening workshop looking at all aspects of the judging process.


Mark Wilkinson

4BR Thursday Interview with Mark Wilkinson

April 22 • 4BR talks to Foden's Band Manager Mark Wilkinson to find out more about the worldwide response to their forthcoming online Whit Friday contest weekend and their plans to safeguard their musical future and recall their past.


Talents

4BR Wednesday Interview with Patrick Ottiger

April 21 • 4BR catches up with the Yamaha professional trumpet star and inspirational conductor of the BML Talents Band in Switzerland to find out more about musical life, Jerusalema dance moves and contesting promotion...


Swiss

Swiss soloists respond in number

April 21 • Over 350 players and 32 quartets entered the online Swiss Solo and Quartet Championships this year — with the finals set to take place in Berne in May.


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Chinnor Silver

April 19 • With rehearsals starting soon in line with government guidelines we are looking to strengthen BACKROW CORNETS &PERCUSSION TEAM concerts and contests planned.we rehearse on wednesdays in our own bandroom check out our lockdown performances and come join us


Chadderton Band

April 17 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


Oxford Cherwell Brass

April 14 • Returning to the band room in May we have vacancies for second and third cornets. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 8-10pm at Edward Feild School, Kidlington. The band has engagements and contests lined up from late summer onwards.


Michael Bennett

BSc, RNCM (Perf)
Performer, Composer, Arranger, Teacher


               

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