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Kevin Ronald Moseley

Moseley awarded high honour

December 30, 2008
New Zealand brass band icon Kevin Moseley has been recognised in the New Years Honour list.


Russell

New Principal at Leyland

December 30, 2008
Grand Shield champions announce Paula Russell as new Principal Cornet.


Silk Brass

Credit crunch hits Silk Brass

December 30, 2008
Silk Brass lose sponsorship from AstraZeneca after a decade of support.


Redbridge

High profile for Redbridge

December 30, 2008
London champs have enjoyed displaying their wares in 2008 — from a spot with Reeves & Mortimer to a lock up trip to Dubai.


Neish

10 year link for Neish

December 30, 2008
Tuba star enjoys his latest get together with a musical friend of a decade.


Youthful reflections

December 30, 2008
Chris Jeans and his Youth Brass 2000 have enjoyed a year to remember in 2008.


Lions set for duel premiere

December 30, 2008
The Lions Youth Band are set to perform two new compositions at the National Youth Championships in 2009.


Besson

Advert: Besson Musical Instruments

December 25, 2008
Besson wish all their customers, performers, players — and everyone else in the banding world a very Happy Christmas...


Awards

4BR Awards — The Results

December 25, 2008
Forget 'X Factor' and 'Strictly Come Dancing' — the most important votes of the year have been counted and the winners can be revealed. Drum roll please...


BBC clarify Big Band position

December 23, 2008
BBC Executive Producer has spoken to 4BR about the future of their BBC 'Big Band Special' radio programme and that of shows such as 'Listen to the Band'.


Rainford

Following the Rainford star

December 23, 2008
Three wise women find their way to the Rainford bandroom...


Cobham reflections

December 23, 2008
It has been a busy 12 months for the Cobham Band — starting and ending by finding a new home...


Ashworth

Ashworth off to Aberdeen

December 23, 2008
Conductor David Ashworth will be making regular trips north over the coming months — a long way north too...


Grimethorpe

Shock departures at Grimethorpe

December 23, 2008
Roger Webster and Ian Shires services are 'terminated' at Grimethorpe with immediate effect.


4BR

4BR — Festive articles

December 23, 2008
4BR will be busy over the Festive period with plenty for you to enjoy…(hopefully). There are three nice ones to start...


4BR

4BR in numbers

December 23, 2008
With Christmas fast approaching – here are a few festive numbers – some true – some that could be true, to ponder over as you start your Christmas packing of prezzies…


Black Dyke

Free again for Dyke

December 23, 2008
32 years after their first taste of Bradford freedom, Black Dyke have the honour renewed again.


Soham

New Comrade leader at Soham

December 23, 2008
Soham Comrades have a new leader as Keith Schroeter takes over musical command.


Santa delivers new MD at Denton

December 23, 2008
Denton Brass get a new musical present as Graham Smith takes over the helm.


Renshaw

Top brass at Macclesfield Youth

December 23, 2008
Louise Renshaw and Macclesfield Youth hand out their Christmas gongs.


Tongwynlais

How to freeze you Xmas baubles off

December 23, 2008
Tongwynlais Temperance to lead the Christmas seafarers in Saundersfoot. Sounds just a tad nippy this...


National Band of New Zealand

Thats a take

December 20, 2008
The National Band of New Zealand under Musical Director, Howard Taylor had a rewarding recording session recently.


4BR

Christmas vouchers are a hit!

December 19, 2008
The 4BR Christmas Vouchers are proving to be a great hit — and the perfect gift for a brass band lover on the 25th!


York

Advert: York Musical Instruments

December 19, 2008
The new York 'Prescience' series enthuses dealers and players alike.


BFBB

Changes at Youth Championship

December 19, 2008
Important changes made at National Youth Championships.




Regional

2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

September 16 • Works by Philip Sparke, Tom Davoren, Kit Turnball, Andrew Baker and Christopher Cole will pose the challenges for bands wishing to claim their places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham next year.


Cheltenham

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 15 • South Yorkshire Police and Leigh Baker enjoy the title winning 'Occasion' in Cheltenham


Centaur

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 15 • Uppermill tame the Viking challenge to claim the National title in Cheltenham


Centair

Result: 2019 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 14 • Unison Kinneil completes remarkable rise from the ashes of despair to claim National title.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005


The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ


Foden's Band - St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Saturday 21 September • St Andrews Place, Rowan House, CA11 7XZ


Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW


Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL


Bollington Brass Band

September 17 • Bass Trombone, Front/Back row Cornet and percussionist (kit)required to replace players leaving for University. We will be playing in the North West 1st section next year and have a sensible and varied job programme.


Stannington Brass Band

September 16 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests


Dobcross Silver Band

September 15 • Dobcross Silver Band invite applications for the following competent players. . . . Bb BASS, FRONT ROW CORNET, BASS TROMBONE. . . This is an exciting time for the band. There is a new 'buzz' about the place as we go from strength to strength


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator


               

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