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Yeovil line up

December 28, 2004
The 12 bands hoping to take the 28th Yeovil Brass at the Octagon title for 2005 have been announced.


David King

Rankings: YBS head 2004 final rankings

December 27, 2004
Professor David King and his YBS not only took awards from our readers, they also finished the year top of the 4BR World Rankings as well.


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Advert: January trom Sales at Normans

December 27, 2004
Plenty of great trombone bargains to be had at Normans if you need some new instruments for the new contest season ahead.


Sellers Seniors close Xmas — at last!

December 27, 2004
The Senior players at Sellers have finally called a halt to their successful 2004.


Christmas Concert is a ‘Sell Out’

December 27, 2004
Verwood Concert Brass sell out their annual concert.


Young Scot off to Romania

December 27, 2004
Perthshire "Drum Up" Support for Romania as Grant Roper heads for the town of Cluj to support charity work.


Sellers Youth kept busy for Xmas

December 27, 2004
The Youth Band of Sellers International have been a busy lot this festive season.


Leighton Rich

Rich award from the Queen

December 24, 2004
The popular conductor receives his MBE off the Queen (Charles anyway).


Eikanger gain financial support

December 24, 2004
Eikanger-Bjørsvik has been granted financial support from the Arts Council of Norway.


2005 Besson Youth Championships

December 24, 2004
Deatails released by the organisers for the 2005 event at the RNCM.


Jacket upstages new euph star

December 24, 2004
Thoresby's new principal euph has been upstaged it seems by his splendid new jacket!


Woodfalls busy, busy, busy

December 24, 2004
SWT Woodfalls have been dashing all around the place like Rudolph and his friends it seems.


Michael Garasi

TubaChristmas — Florida style

December 24, 2004
Michael J Garasi has been headhunted to conduct the high profile event in Florida.


Ray Farr

Sage and Vardy for Xmas

December 24, 2004
Ray Farr and his Reg Vardy (Ever Ready) are the first with the Sage for Christmas.


New faces for Brighouse

December 24, 2004
Santa brings two new players to the ranks of Brighouse and Rastrick.


Rankings: End of year update

December 24, 2004
With another 12 months contesting under the belt, where does your band lie in the top 200 list.


Graham O'Connor

Ransome's Christmas Cracker

December 21, 2004
Graham O'Connor leads Ransome in their annual Chrsitmas bash and hand out theor own awards as well.


YBS Band launch new web site

December 21, 2004
European Champions launch their brand new website.


Jim Cant

New MD at Besses

December 21, 2004
Besses O' th' Barn has announced Jim Cant as their new MD.


Glyn Williams

Wedding Bells for Fodens star

December 21, 2004
Glyn Williams is set to tie the knot for Christmas with Julie Ann Bedder.


Double success for Simon Minshall!

December 21, 2004
Prestigious award for 13 year old trombonist from the National Children's Orchestra.


Richard Evans

All Stars set for Charity Concert

December 21, 2004
Glossop Bandroom will be filled with the sounds of an Richard Evans and his All Star Band raising money for Cancer Charities. Make sure you are there!


Newstead’s Festive Season of Note

December 21, 2004
Newstead Welfare complete their festive season in fine style.


Chris Wormald

Smithills set for BBC

December 21, 2004
Chris Wormald and Smithills join forces with Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra for BBC.


Houlding set to coach

December 21, 2004
Opera North trombone star is set to coach North Cheshire Concert Band.




Ultra

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

February 18 • The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.


Kolk

Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

February 18 • Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.


Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

February 18 • Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.


National

National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

February 17 • Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.


Foden's Band - Patrons Concert: Sandbach School

Tuesday 18 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert

Saturday 22 February • Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9LS. MK10 9LS


The Cobham Band - Brass Music from Around the World

Saturday 22 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. Embercourt Road Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Shipston Town Band

February 18 • We are looking for a Bb Bass and Eb Bass as we prepare for the Midlands Area Section 3 in March . After qualifying for the finals at Cheltenham last September we are looking to make an impression in Section 3 after our subsequent promotion,


Oxfordshire Youth Brass

February 17 • Oxfordshire Youth Brass is looking for horn, baritone, back row cornets and Bb bass players to complete our line-up for our summer tour to Edinburgh in late-August 2020. We will be working with Alan Fernie, playing concerts and visiting the Tattoo.


Chadderton Band

February 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing a various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. EUPH and percussion needed. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author


               

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