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Shannan doing well

December 31, 2005
Young Shannan Lawrence is reportedly recovering well from her injuries.


Brisbane Brass

Lawrence Family Appeal

December 29, 2005
A press release from Brisbane Brass:


DU Shopping

DU Shopping: More latest releases

December 29, 2005
DU Shopping has just received some more latest release CDs and DVDs.


Tragic Accident

December 28, 2005
4BRDU has just learned of a tragic motor vehicle accident involving the Lawrence family of Brisbane.


Eden to get Radio 3 airing

December 26, 2005
Dr John Pickard's Eden, voted by 4BR readers as the Test Piece of the Year, is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 4th January.


4BR Awards

2005 4BR Awards – The Results

December 25, 2005
All had enough Christmas pud and turkey? Then sit back and relax as we reveal the award winners for 2005... Maestro please.....


Tanunda Town Band

Tanunda receives commission grant

December 24, 2005
Tanunda Town Band (SA) has received a $5,000 grant towards the commissioning of a new major work to celebrate their 150th anniversary.


JJB announce March and Hymn details

December 23, 2005
The JJB Stadium has announced the deatils of it March and Hymn Tune Contest for 2006. Get your entries in quick for the £6000 prize fund!


Martin Armstrong

One small step to Queensbury for Armstrong

December 23, 2005
Martin Armstrong has be confirmed as the new Solo Horn player at Balck Dyke.


Death of former Cory Solo Horn

December 23, 2005
4BR has been informed of the sad news of the death of Wayne Cook, for many years the distinguished solo horn player of the Cory Band.


Advert Feature: All Trombones

December 23, 2005
Get ready for a great New Year Sale — all at All Trombones


Fairey Band

Faireys light up hospital Xmas

December 23, 2005
Players from Faireys lit up the Christmas spirit when they helped staff and patients at Trafford Hospital enjoy their annual carol service.


Central Florida

Christmas in Florida

December 23, 2005
Not a bad way to spend your time in a Christmas Concert — playing to 1600 people in Florida eh?


William Rushworth

Billy and friends take over Dobcross

December 23, 2005
William Rushworth and his friends will be the star attractions at Dobcross Band Club early next year


Towcester announce new MD

December 23, 2005
John Hudson is the new man in the middle after the Sellers years come to an end.


End of the year at Newstead

December 23, 2005
The final end of 2005 concert will take place at Newstead Welfare with a great get together to launch Coal Industry CD.


Audience walk out at Shirland

December 23, 2005
It seems there was a bit of a politcal storm at a recent Shirland Welfare Training Concert — all started by a shellfish salesman!


Willebroek welcome new faces

December 23, 2005
There are new players in the ranks for the Belgian Champions for the 2006 campaign.


Sovereign Brass

New kitman at Sovereign

December 23, 2005
Sovereign Brass has announced a new kitman to join the ranks in the shape of Brendan Rayner.


Judges to return to muted ways?

December 22, 2005
Are the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators going to return to past ways and become muted to the public once more?


Richard Marshall

Marshall delight at Dyke job

December 22, 2005
Richard Marshall has spoken to 4BR at his delight at his new appointment at Black Dyke.


Philip Sparke

Sparke wins major award

December 22, 2005
Composer Philip Sparke has won a major compositional award in the USA, plus the nice little Xmas prezzie of $4000.


Roger Webster

Webster talks of disappointment

December 22, 2005
Roger Webster talks of his disappointment at leaving Dyke but welcomes the appointment of Richard Marshall.


GUS to return in 2006

December 22, 2005
One of the most famous old names in the banding world is set to make an historic return in 2006 as GUS will once again appear on contest programmes.


The Rich List

December 22, 2005
According to Classic FM magazine, these are the top earners of all time in the composers world — and not a single brass band man in sight!!!




Alex Humphreys

Alex Humphreys to host National Youth Championships

January 31 • The BBC Newsround presenter and brass band player Alex Humphreys will host the 2023 National Youth Brass Championships in Stockport.


Matilda Lloyd

New global representation for trumpet star

January 31 • Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass finalist Matilda Lloyd is to be represented by management group HarrisonParrott.


Money

A dangerous and ill thought through proposal

January 31 • Councils in Scotland are reportedly looking at making cuts that could directly affect the teaching of music and free music tuition in schools.


lOST

Trombone troubles...

January 31 • The British Trombone Society is hoping the international parcel carrier DPD will do the right thing to get a valuable instrument back to them.


Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


WFEL Fairey Band -

Sunday 5 February • Glossop Old Bandroom . Derby St.. SK138LP SK138LP


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Chadderton Band

January 31 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band and welcome all players of any age and ability on all sections of the band. Please come along and meet the band you will be very welcomed.


Leicestershire Co-op Band

January 30 • Leicestershire Co-op Band are looking for a PERCUSSIONIST for the 2023 Midlands Regional Championships (and beyond). Do you fancy the challenge of The Pilgrim's Progress under the artistic direction of Keith Leonard?


Newstead Brass

January 30 • Our Red Priest is still looking for an EEb Bass as we prepare for the midland championships with Martin Heartfield. Great chance to work with a great MD on this challenging but fun piece to rehearse.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


               

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