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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.




Fodens

Foden's get ready for contest broadcast

October 29 • There is a great evening of wonderful solo and ensemble playing to savour on Friday as you can sit back and enjoy the finalists taking part in the Foden's online Solo & Ensemble contest.


Hanneford

You can't keep a good band down...not in Canada anyway

October 29 • A 10 piece group from the professional Hannaford Street Silver Band has made sure you can't keep great brass band music making down for long despite the restrictions...


Andrew Snell

Arrivals and departures at Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass

October 29 • New Zealand A Grade contenders welcome the experienced Andrew Snell as their new Musical Director.


nabbc

New look to be announced for Conductors Association

October 29 • Russell Gray will announce the new name and the new objectives of the revamped National Association of Brass Band Conductors on the next BBE webinar presentation.


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 30 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 31 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,


Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator


               

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